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Year 2

 

Guided Reading

Children will continue to follow a guided reading scheme in Year 2. They will read a guided book together in small groups once a week to the class teacher and in addition to this they will read in a group twice a week to an adult in school. The guided reading will be delivered as a lesson and we will teach new skills for reading and comprehension during these sessions. The book read during guided reading will be the level above what your child is currently at in order to challenge them and raise attainment.

Independent Home Reading

As well as a group book your child will also be allocated a home reader which is chosen by us to suit their current ability (this will be reviewed regularly). This book is part of our school scheme and will be monitored closely as to how the children are progressing. We choose this book for them. We would ask that you listen to your child read this book a little every night and comment/sign in their Reading Diary please.

Homework:

  • Children will receive a spellings list and a small piece of homework every Monday. This will be due in on the Friday of the same week. Please ensure you practise the spellings on the list as they will receive a spellings test on the Friday.
  • Your child's homework will be put in their own folder for them, please ensure they look after this folder and return their finished homework in this folder on Fridays. (If they wish to hand it in earlier then great!)
  • Children will also begin to receive some Numeracy homework to consolidate their learning in class. This will also be set on a Monday and due in on a Friday. (This homework won’t necessarily be set every week).

Welcome back.

We hope you have all a lovely half term and the children have enjoyed a well-deserved rest and family time.

This term in Year 2 will be as follows;

 

Literacy:

We will continue to use short stories to stimulate our writing this half term. We will be focussing on:

Goldilocks and just the one bear.

Traction Man

Children will spend a few weeks learning and writing different forms of poetry.

The children will use the stories to write in a variety of different forms.

In our GPS lessons we will be revising different sentence punctuation, possessive apostrophes and adding suffixes to words.

 

 

Numeracy:

 

Count back in 10s and 1s to solve subtraction (not crossing 10s) and check subtraction using addition, beginning to understand that addition undoes subtraction and vice versa; add three or more small numbers using number facts; record amounts of money using £·p notation including amounts with no 10s or 1s; find more than one way to solve a money problem

Count in 3s, recognising numbers in the 3 times-table; write multiplications to go with arrays and use arrays to solve multiplication problems; understand that multiplication is commutative and that division and multiplication are inverse operations; solve divisions as multiplications with a missing number; count in 2s, 3s, 5s and 10s to solve divisions and solve division problems in contexts

Measure and estimate lengths in centimetres; tell the time involving multiples of 5 minutes past the hour and 5 minutes to the hour; tell time to 5 minutes; begin to say the time 10 minutes later

 

Partition to add two 2-digit numbers; find the difference between two 2-digit numbers; multiply two numbers using counting in steps of 2, 3, 5 and 10; solve division problems by counting in steps of 2, 3, 5 and 10

Compare two 2-digit numbers and find bonds to 100 using thermometers; revise place value in 2-digit numbers, numbers between 100 and 200, and 3-digit numbers (including zeros in the 10s and 1s places)

Religion:

Our Church: The children will develop and understanding of what it means to belong to God’s family. We will focus on the role of the parish and the people with special responsibilities. The children will hear about the origins of the church through the lives of the Apostles.

 

The Mass: The children will develop their understanding of the structure of the Mass and what is taking place. The focus will be on seeing Christ present when we gather, in the word and in the Eucharist.

 

History

Events beyond living memory: The Great Exhibition

The children will find out more about Queen Victoria and Prince Albert and Albert’s role in inaugurating the exhibition.

 

PE

We will be preparing for Sport’s Day by learning a variety of filed and track activities. 

 

Art

We will focus on different sketching techniques.

 

Computing

This half term is all about control! Children will use the BeeBots.

Kind regards,

The Year Two Team- Mrs Bennett and Mrs Lockett.

Any queries please send me an email at:

sbennett@st-christophers.staffs.sch.uk