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Kings Hill School Primary & Nursery

Inspired to believe, Inspired to achieve

Year Two

Welcome to Seahorse Class!

Our teacher is Mrs Ratcliffe r.ratcliffe@kings-hill.kent.sch.uk. Our teaching assistants are Mrs Austin and Mrs English.

 

 

 Welcome to Turtle Class!

Our teacher is Miss Valentine r.valentine@kings-hill.kent.sch.uk . Our teaching assistants are Mrs Hatful and Mrs Gunn.

 

 

Spring Term 2024      

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: Tell Me a Dragon and the Great Fire of London 

Reading:  

  •  To decode quickly and accurately.
  •  To read a range of common exception words.
  •  To show an understanding of texts read by answering questions

Writing: 

  • To write a recount.
  • To write a character description
  • To describe an event.
  • To write a chronological report.

Spelling, punctuation and grammar: To write  a range of sentences which are grammatically accurate and use a range of sentence types within my writing including: questions, exclamations, statements and commands. To identify word classes: noun, adjective, verb and adverb. 

Mathematics:  

  • To recognise 2-D and 3-D shapes.
  • To count the sides and vertices on 2-D shapes.
  • To count the faces, edges and vertices on 3-D shapes.
  • To recognise, find, name and write fractions 1/2, 1/4, 2/4 and 1/3 of a shape.
  • To recognise, find, name and write fractions 1/2, 1/4, 2/4 and 1/3 of an amount.
  • To recognise the equivalence of 1/2 and 2/4
  • Write simple fractions e.g. 1/2 of 6 = 3

 

Science: 

What do we know about everyday materials?

• Which material is best?

  • How well do different materials bounce?

• Can solid objects change shape?

• Which fabric is stretchiest?

 

History: The Great Fire of London 

  • To know what London of 1666 was like versus the London of today.
  • To understand how the fire started.
  • To know that the five days that the fire spread and the damage it caused
  • To know how London has improved.

  

Music:    

  • To know that music has a steady pulse
  • To know that we can create rhythms from words
  • Know rhythms are different from the steady pulse.
  • Know we add high and low sounds, pitch, when we sing and play our instruments.
  • Know that a performance is sharing music with an audience.   

 

D.T.:

  • Explore and evaluate a range of products with wheels and axles 
  • Explore the use of wheels, axels and axle holders
  • Distinguish between fixed and freely moving axles
  • Use a range of materials and components suitable for a moving vehicle
  • Develop and communicate our ideas through drawings and mock ups
  • Use tools for cutting. joining and allowing movement

 

Computing: Making Music

  • To know how music can make us feel
  • To know that there are patterns in music
  • To know how to experiment with sound using a computer
  • To know a computer can create a musical pattern
  • To know music can create a purpose
  • To know how to review and refine our computer work

 

French: 

  • To know hoe to greet each other
  • to ask and answer 'how are you?'
  • To know numbers up to 10
  • to count objects

 

 PSHE/RSHE:

  • To know what our bodies need to stay healthy.
  • To know what relaxed means.
  • To know why healthy snacks are good for their bodies.
  • To know which foods are give our bodies energies. 
  • To know that its important to use medicine safety.
  •  To know how medicines work in our bodies

  

RE

• To know how Hindu’s worship.

• To know some stories that Hindu’s tell about their Gods and Goddesses.

• To know that Hindus celebrate the festival of Diwali.

  

PE:

•Move eyes and hands in tennis activities

•To improve hand eye coordination in tennis activities

•To improve how I send a ball along the ground.

•To hit a bouncing ball with a tennis racket (forehand shot)

•To return a ball before it bounces using a tennis racket - learn a volley shot (no bounce) •To improve ways of stopping a ball

•To improve my ability to throw and catch underarm

•To improve my ability to strike a ball with a bat/racket

•To develop overarm throwing technique

•To take park in small sided striking and fielding games. 

PE days will be on a Mondays and Tuesdays. Could children please come dressed in their PE kits and earrings to be taken out on these days. 

 

 For more information on our remote learning offer for those of you learning from home, please click here

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

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

Curriculum Maps

Term 1 Curriculum Map 

Term 2 Curriculum Map 

Term 3 Curriculum Map

Term 4 Curriculum Map

Term 5 Curriculum Map 

Term 6 Curriculum Map 

Class Timetables 

Turtle Class Timetable

Seahorse Class Timetable

Homework in Year 2

Daily Reading

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

Daily Reading

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. 

Spellings

Spelling will be sent home on a Tuesday and will tested the following Monday. 

TT Rockstars

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.

 

 

 

 

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