The Year Two team are made up of:
Edison class is located at the front of the school. In the morning, children can come in through the black gate by the Reception classrooms and turn immediately left. It will be the furthest classroom to the left. At the end of the day, parents can collect the children from outside the classroom and gain access to the school through the same gate.
Attenborough class is located at the back of the school near the rear entrance to the school office. In the morning, children can come in through the main gate by the bike racks. They will need to travel round the back of Hubble and Archimedes classrooms and then it is the fourth classroom along. At the end of the day, parents can collect the children from outside the classroom and gain access to the school through the same gate.
Bell class is located at the back of the school near the rear entrance to the school office. In the morning, children can come in through the main gate by the bike racks. They will need to travel round the back of Hubble and Archimedes classrooms and then it is the third classroom along. At the end of the day, parents can collect the children from outside the classroom and gain access to the school through the same gate.
If you have any questions please do not hesitate to come and speak to one of us.
Our topics for the year are as follows:
Term 1 - Marvellous Me
English: key text - Paddington Bear. We will use this to inspire the children to write their own stories and sets of instructions.
Mathematics: We will be looking at place value as well as different methods for addition and subtraction
Term 2 & 3 - Time Travel
English: key text - Plague and The Great Fire by The National Archives. We will use this to inspire the children to write imaginative recounts through the eyes of people from this time. They will also write short descriptive accounts and stories based on this time in history.
Mathematics: We will be looking at money, multiplication, division and time as well as revisiting addition and subtraction. There will be an increased focus on problem solving and reasoning this term.
Terms 4 and 5 - Intrepid Explorers
English: key text - 'Where the Forest Meets the Sea' by Jeannie Baker. This is a wonderful picture book based on a boy's adventure on an island. It makes him consider the past of and possible future for the island. The text is used to inspire the children to write in the present and past tense as well as use noun phrases for description. We will also be using 'The Tunnel' by Anthony Browne to start off our journey into 'Intrepid Explorers'.
Mathematics: We will be looking at fractions, 2D and 3D shapes, reading scales as well as revisiting the four operations.
Term 6 - Mini-beasts
English: During English this term, Year 2 will be using a text called 'Mad about mini-beats' to inspire riddle writing. The classes will also be reading the text 'Superworm' to inspire discussion about measuring. This will link nicely to our maths topic of measuring. The children will also be studying the text 'The Very Busy Spider' which will also inspire writing, discussion and a D&T project. They will continue to look at writing short narratives as well as writing about personal experiences.
Mathematics: The children will be looking at measuring different real life amounts and distances. The children will be creating catapults in D&T and use the distances travelled to measure accurately in centimetres. They will also go on mini-beast hunts around the school and use this to create tables and bar graphs. The children will also look at how to give accurate change when spending money.
If you would like to find out any more about the curriculum for any year group, please contact Miss Baker (Curriculum Leader and Deputy Headteacher) on firstname.lastname@example.org
Throughout Key Stage 1, the children will be asked to read every night for their homework. The school has a book scheme that is grouped into different stages. These books are from a number of different publishers and school book schemes to enable the children to develop a love of reading a wide range of texts. The children are encouraged to read every night for their homework. Once they complete the book scheme, they will become a 'Free Reader' and will be able to select books from the classroom to read at home, under the guidance of the class teacher or teaching assistant.
In Year 2, the children continue to develop their use of phonics into spelling and we follow the spelling program 'No Nonsense Spelling'. The children will look at a variety of spelling rules for different phonemes as well as working on spelling the common exception words for Year 2.
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In Year Two, please remember to bring in the following items labelled with your child's name:
In Year Two, we will endeavour to look at the children's school reading books every day, therefore, please ensure your child brings in their reading book and record. As far as possible, books will be changed every day but please be aware that there will be times when this is not possible. We are aware that sometimes only a page or chapter is read. This is absolutely fine but please still bring in the reading record as we like to look at what reading has taken place.
We will continue to give maths homework in the form of Big Maths. We will hand out practise sheets as and when the children request them, we do not need the practise sheets to be handed back to us. Each week the children will be timed to see how many questions they can complete, their achievements will be celebrated and their sheet sent home so you can see their progress.
On this page there is a list of the Year 2 Common Exception Words. These are the words the children are expected to be able to read and spell correctly by the end of Year 2. Please spend time practising these words, reading and spelling them. We won't be testing the children on them but we will expect to see them being spelt correctly in their learning.
If you have any spare time (half an hour or an hour) and you would like to help in class by listening to children read, filing work or preparing displays, please speak to your child's class teacher as we would really LOVE to have as many helpers as possible.