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Summer Term 2023
Welcome to Year 2. We hope you had a lovely break and we are looking forward to a hard-working and fun term with you all.
Below is an outline of the learning that will take place this term.
English Key Text: The Great Fire of London
Reading: To decode quickly and accurately and read a range of common exception words. To show an understanding of texts read.
Writing: To write a recount; describe an event and to write a chronological report.
Spelling, punctuation and grammar: To write a range of sentences which are grammatically accurate. To use a range of sentence types within my writing including: questions, exclamations, statements and commands and identify word classes: noun, adjective, verb and adverb.
Mathematics: To measure in cm and m and be able to compare length and height. To measure mass in grams and kilograms and be able to compare mass. To compare volume and capacity, measuring in millilitres and litres.
Science: Plants. To know that seeds and bulbs need to be buried underground in soil and that they will grow into adult plants under the right conditions. To know that plants that are deprived of light, food or air will not grow and will die. To know that plants, like animals, produce offspring that grow into adult plants.
Geography: To place India on a world map and to describe the location and climate and be able to describe the differences of places within India. To identify what life is like in Mumbai—housing, transport, farming and food and compare Mumbai and Kings Hill.
Music: To know that music has a steady pulse and that we can create rhythms from words. to know rhythms are different from the steady pulse and know we add high and low sounds, pitch, when we sing and play our instruments. To know that a performance is sharing music with an audience.
Art: To know what textiles are and begin to understand how the colour wheel works and become aware that pattern can be added to fabric. To sort and arrange textiles by colour and apply colour by printing, dipping fabrics to textiles. To apply a basic running stitch and change and modify threads and fabric. To apply decoration using beads, buttons, threads and pens.
- To talk about le goûter.
- To give simple opinions about snacks.
- To say whether snacks are healthy or not.
- To know where in the world French is spoken.
Computing: Programming Robots. To describe a series of instructions as a sequence and explain what happens when we change the order of instructions. To use logical reasoning to predict the outcome of a program (series of commands) and explain that programming projects can have code and artwork. To design an algorithm and create and debug a program that I have written.
PSHE/RSHE: To know that there are lots of forms of physical contact within a family and how to say stop if someone is hurting them. To know there are good secrets and worry secrets and why it is important to share worry secrets and understand what trust is. To know that everyone’s family is different and they function well when there is trust, respect, care, love and co-operation. To know some reasons why friends have conflicts and that friendships have ups and downs and sometimes change with time.
RE: How should we care for others and the world, and why does it matter? Tok now what Christians and Jews believe about caring for others. To know the stories that Christians and Jews tell about the beginning of the world and how to treat the world.
PE: To create and link combinations of 2then 3 actions and remember them in sequence. Copy and remember a partner’s sequence accurately and adapt sequences to include apparatus or a partner. Run at fast, medium and slow speeds, changing speed and direction; link running and jumping activities with some control and consistency. PE days will be on a Tuesday and Friday. Please ensure your child comes into school dressed in their PE kit and they are not wearing earrings.
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For more information on the learning taking place this term, please see the Year 2 curriculum map below.
As well as accessing our broad curriculum, our pupil offer outlines the additional opportunities your child will have whilst in Year 2
Homework in Year 2
We encourage all children to read at home daily and a note to be written in their reading record book. If the school book has been completed then please read and share any other books or comics that you have at home. These can also be record in the reading record and count towards the number of daily reads. School books will be changed on Monday and Thursday.
We encourage all children to read at home daily and a note to be written in their reading journal. If the school book has been completed then please read and share any other books/comics you have at home. These can also be recorded in the reading journal and can count towards the number of daily reads.
Spelling will be sent home on a Tuesday and will tested the following Monday.
We suggest working on TT Rockstars for 15 minutes a week; however you can do more should you wish. Specific timestables will be set for your child and this programme aims to increase the fluency of these. This is an online maths game that can be accessed on tablet, ipads and desktops.
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.