Year 2 is a key year for the children because they are preparing to move into Key Stage 2, therefore there is a much greater emphasis placed on acquiring more formal academic skills. In literacy, all children are becoming more confident, independent writers, and should be able to write in sentences without adult support. In maths, children are able to use lots of different ways to add and subtract. They are also beginning to multiply and divide, and should know their 2, 5 and 10 times tables as a minimum. Children continue to be taught letter sounds and spelling patterns (phonics) on a daily basis.
The children have the opportunity to study many exciting topics, designed to capture their interest and make learning exciting and relevant. Our topic for the Spring Term is ‘Stars and Stripes’.
At the end of year 2, children are formally assessed by their teachers and their National Curriculum levels are reported to parents. Children who did not achieve the required standard in the Year 1 Phonic Screening Check will take the check again in June. You can support your child’s learning by ensuring that they complete their weekly home learning tasks, practice their spellings at home, read regularly and complete any projects set around our topic.
All Year 2 children now have a log-in and password for mathletics, which can be used at home and school. Please encourage your child to use this site. It is a fun way for children to learn and consolidate maths concepts. www.mathletics.co.uk
Year 2 Teachers: Miss Caddick (Pandas) and Mrs Jones (Zebras)
Teaching Assistants: Mrs Coxon (Pandas) and Mrs Cartwright (Zebras)