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  1. Our Children
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Year 2


Teacher : Mrs Moynihan
TA: Mrs Fleetwood

 

News from Year Two

 

Welcome to a new term in Year 2. Please have a read of the information below; this should give you a brief overview of the topics that we will be covering this term. 

 

Reading

Guided reading will continue in the same way as it did last term where I read with a group each day. I will also teach reading through our daily English lessons and phonic sessions.  In addition, an adult will hear each child in the class read at least once a week.  Please continue to read with your child and note this down in their reading record. 

 

Homework

As in the autumn term, homework will continue to be given out on a Friday and will be due back in on a Wednesday. It will be related to work covered in class and is meant as a chance for the children to consolidate their learning.  Most weeks the work will be English and maths based, but on some occasions I may set work from other curriculum areas, such as topic or science.  If homework is not completed I will work with those children during their break time to help them complete the task set.  This work is in addition to the regular reading at home.

 

PE

PE sessions will be on a Monday and Wednesday this term. Please make sure that your child has their PE kit (named) in school.  There may be occasions when the children take part in PE outside so please make sure that your child has trainers, jogging bottoms and a sweatshirt in school for when it is cold outside . 

 

Science

Our science topic for this term is living things and their habitats.

 

Topic/Art/D.T

This term we will be learning about Kenya and comparing life there to life in England. We will also learn about Rosa Parks and Nelson Mandela, how they helped to make the world a better place and contributed to national and international achievements.  Our art/DT we will be learning about African Art.

 

RE/PSHE

Our RE topics this term are special places and Easter, and in PSHE we will start the term with a focus on going for goals.

 

Computing

The children will be learning how to code using our coding programme and also how to create images on screen.

 

If you have any questions please do not hesitate to pop in to school to see me, it is ever so important that we work together to provide your child with the very best experience at school.

 

Thank you

 

Natasha Moynihan

In Year 2 we learn to:

 

 

Reading

 

  • Secure the year group phonic expectations.
  • Recognise simple recurring literary language.
  • Read ahead to help with fluency and expression.
  • Comment on plot, setting & characters in familiar & unfamiliar stories.
  • Recount main themes and events.
  • Comment on structure of the text.
  • Use commas, question marks and exclamation marks to vary expression.
  • Read aloud with expression and intonation.
  • Recognise:

o   commas in lists

o   apostrophe of omission and possession (singular noun)

  • Identify past/present tense and why the writer has used a tense.
  • Use content and index to locate information 

Our phonic scheme is Letters and Sounds

Our reading scheme is Phonics Bug and Bug club from Pearson

 

Writing

 

  • Write different kinds of sentence: statement, question, exclamation, command.
  • Use expanded noun phrases to add description and specification.
  • Write using subordination (when, if, that, because) and co-ordination (or, and, but).
  • Correct and consistent use of present tense & past tense.
  • Correct use of verb tenses.
  • Write with correct and consistent use of:

o capital letters

o full stops

o question marks

o exclamation marks

  • Use commas in a list.
  • Use apostrophe to mark omission and singular possession in nouns.
  • Write under headings.
  • Write lower case letters correct size relative to one another.
  • Show evidence of diagonal and horizontal strokes to join handwriting.

 

Maths

 

  • Compare and order numbers up to 100 and use < > =.
  • Read and write all numbers to 100 in digits & words.
  • Say 10 more/less than any number to 100.
  • Count in steps of 2, 3 & 5 from zero and in 10s from any number (forwards and backwards).
  • Recall and use multiplication & division facts for 2, 5 & 10 tables.
  • Recall and use +/- facts to 20.
  • Derive and use related facts to 100.
  • Recognise place value of any 2-digit number.
  • Add & subtract:

o   2-digit nos & ones

o   2-digit nos & tens

o   Two 2-digit nos

o   Three 1-digit nos

  • Recognise and use inverse (+/-).
  • Calculate and write multiplication & division calculations using multiplication tables.
  • Recognise, find, name and write 1/3; 1/4; 2/4; 3/4.
  • Write and recognise equivalence of simple fractions.
  • Tell time to five minutes, incluing quarter past/to.