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 English, 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.
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 Education City, 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. https://ec1.educationcity.com/
Important things to know:
The children will be taking part in dance and gymnastic activities this term. In dance, the children will be practising dances that support their topic work, with their first dance being based around space travel. In gymnastics, the children will practise and perform rolls and balances using equipment.
Pandas Class P.E. days –Wednesday and Thursday
Zebras Class P.E. days – Monday and Wednesday
Creative Curriculum – At least one piece of work to be completed each half term, to be handed in on 6th February 2019 and 3rd April 2019. Work from each class will be celebrated in a ½ termly, homework praise assembly.
Home Tasks / Projects – One project per half term. Home task sheets will be issued with further details. These projects are designed to encourage the children to enjoy and have fun with their creations. These tasks should be handed in on Monday 11th February 2019 and Monday 25th March 2019.