Learning Support Assistants:
Welcome to Year 2!
Thank you for visiting our page. Here you will find information on timetables, homework, general expectations and details of your child’s learning. If you have any questions, you can arrange an appointment by contacting the office.
Now we have come to the end of Phonics, we will begin daily spellings lessons and a spelling test every Monday Please see the link at the bottom of the page to see the spellings for this half term which was also sent home with children. Instead of rote learning words by memory, we will be looking at spelling rules/patterns. There is still the same expectation for your child to practise these rules as part of their weekly homework.
Your child should read at least 3 times a week for 15-20 minutes. Learning to read and understand what we read is paramount and, for children and adults alike, it opens up doors to endless opportunities. Read, Write Inc is our Phonics programme that focuses on developing children’s reading, fluency and understanding. With its repetitive nature it quickly develops the children’s ability to decode unfamiliar words as well support them through any writing process. With this in mind, it is essential that the children read as much as possible at home and ensure that they bring their reading book and record into school on a daily basis. This enables us to change their books regularly and give them access to a wider range of genres whilst developing their love of reading.
Your child should access Numbots regularly throughout week. This gives them the opportunity to develop their skills within number. This will be part of the weekly homework and it will be checked regularly.
English: Our book focus for this half term is “The Dragon Machine”. Our writing outcome is to write an adventure story based on the text with a beginning, middle and end containing different characters and a different machine. We will continue to work on our handwriting as we move towards cursive joins to connect letters together. We will explore new punctuation, such as commas and apostrophes and introduce new co-ordinating conjunctions (and, but, because, when). We will continue to develop the use of expanded noun phrases to describe and specify.
Maths: We will be starting with our topic on Multiplication and Division where we will be introduced to the new symbols. Following on from this, we will be focusing on Statistics, such as pictograms, tally charts and simple tables.
Year 2 will also be taking part in daily arithmetic where they will focus on gaining fluency.
Key Links for Home Learning
PE will be taught every Monday so children are required to wear their full PE kits to school on this day or they will not be allowed to participate in the lesson. If there are reasons why your child cannot take part in any PE lessons, a written note must detail the reasons why.
Our science topic this half-term is ‘Everyday Materials’. We will be learning about how to describe and compare the properties of materials using scientific vocabulary. We will continue to develop our scientific inquiry skills through investigations with different types of materials.
We will be learning all about Europe! We will be using an atlas to identify different European countries and collect facts about specific countries. We will be holding a ‘Welcome to Europe’ exhibition about our facts – stay tuned for more information!!
We will be learning about Hindu Dharma focused around how Hindus show devotion to the forms of Brahman through worship. We will make links to our own spirituality and how to can show devotion in our own lives.