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Year TWO

Welcome to Seahorse Class!

Our teacher is Miss Moran n.moran@kings-hill.kent.sch.uk Our teaching assistant is Mrs Hatfull

 

Welcome to Turtle Class!

Our teacher is Miss Valentine r.valentine@kings-hill.kent.sch.uk . Our teaching assistant is Miss Stone

 

 

Autumn Term 2020            

Welcome back Year 2! It is great to have you all back at school and we can't wait to start delving into our new learning!

We understand that you have not been back in school for a long time and it is important that you have the time and space to talk about your experiences whilst the school was closed and to re-connect with your friends and teachers.

We are having extra time during the week to focus on your well-being and how you are feeling as well as additional PE activities during the week to have fun and develop our team building skills.  

English

In year 2, we will continue to develop and master all of the literacy skills gained in Year 1 through a variety of rich key texts. We will begin this term by reading ‘Dougal’s Deep Sea Diary’, finding out what happens on his adventures! We will really explore the language and illustrations in this text, using it to revisit nouns and adjectives. We will then learn how to create, and use, expanded noun phrases when describing a character or scene. Once confident, we will begin to use double adjectives, punctuated with a comma, to    develop and enhance our writing. We will also consolidate sentence demarcation, making sure that we always punctuate our sentences correctly. In Guided Reading, we will explore both fiction and non-fiction texts and begin to compare the features of both. We will be introduced to comprehension activities to help us understand how we can answer questions effectively. We will also continue to echo-read to develop our reading fluency and accuracy. In each session, we will thoroughly investigate the meaning of key words whilst exploring the language and structure of a variety of texts.

Maths

In Maths we will be  exploring place value through mathematical manipulatives. We will be making sure that we are able to recognise the place value of each digit in a two digit number, describing these as tens and ones. We will also be looking at how we can compare and order numbers from 0 up to 100, using the symbols <, > and =. Then we shall be moving onto addition and subtraction. We will make sure we are confident recalling and using addition and subtraction facts to 20 fluently, and derive and use related facts up to 100. We will also be consolidating our knowledge and understanding of multiplication with a particular focus on our 2s, 5s, 10s and 3 times tables.

For information about other subjects your child will be learning this term, please see the curriculum newsletter and curriculum map below.  

Click here to see our weekly timetable for Seahorse Class and Turtle Class

Click here to see the reading, writing and maths expectations in Year 2

Curriculum Maps

Term 1 curriculum map

Term 2 curriculum map

 

Curriculum newsletters

Term 1 curriculum newsletter

Term 2 curriculum newsletter

 

 Weekly Learning Letters

English in Year Two

Reading in Year Two

Similar to Year 1, children will be listened to on a weekly basis in a guided reading group. This guided reading session is timetabled to enable the children access a different English based activity everyday e.g. a comprehension activity or a  Spelling, Punctuation and/or Grammar (SPaG) related piece of work.

Continuing from Year 1, the children are taught to read accurately by blending the sounds in words that contain the graphemes taught so far, especially the alternative sounds for graphemes. By the end of Year 2, a child should be able to read books written at an age-appropriate interest level with accuracy. They should also be able to read at a speed that is sufficient for a child to focus on understanding what is read rather than sounding out individual words.

Writing and SPaG in Year Two

Throughout Year 2, children will have the opportunity to learn and develop their key skills of writing. By the end of Year 2 we would like all children to spell words in a phonetically plausible way, even if sometimes it is incorrect. They should be able to write down ideas that have been composed orally and letters should be orientated correctly. They should be able to use age-appropriate vocabulary, grammar and punctuation concepts correctly.

Maths in Year Two

 Our curriculum map outlines our maths learning throughout the year. In regards to number, children will be taught to compare and order numbers from 0 up to 100 and to use place value and number facts to solve problems. 

In measures, children will be encouraged to solve simple problems in a practical context involving addition and subtraction of money including giving change. 

In fractions they will learn how to recognise, find, name and write fractions 1/4, 1/3, 2/4 and 3/4 of a length, shape and set of objects or quantity.

In multiplication and division they will recall and use multiplication and division facts for the 2, 5 and 10 times table including recognising odd and even numbers. They will also solve problems involving multiplication and division.

 

Have a look at what we have been learning in Year Two!