Welcome to our Year 2 page. On this page you will find lots of information about our exciting projects this year and photographs of our achievements.
Year 2 Team
Please click on the link below to access learning resources and activities.
In year 2, children are required to complete their SAT’s in May. In order to prepare pupils for these we work hard in class at encouraging children to become independent thinkers and to build up their stamina to read and write longer pieces of work.
The children will be expected to write in full sentences and we are focussing greatly upon presentation and spelling of key words. In order to help your child develop these skills, we would like you to draw attention to their handwriting and their spelling of keywords when they are completing written tasks at home.
We will be completing daily guided reading sessions, where we will focus on a different text each week. We will be looking at a variety of fiction and nonfiction texts, as well as using our inference skills to investigate illustrations. Our guided read sessions help us build on our fluency, understanding of what we are reading in addition to being able to make predictions, sequence and retrieve information from the text.
In Maths we will be focussing on number including place value, counting and addition and subtraction. We will be focusing upon counting to and back from 100 and beyond from different starting points. We also need to learn to read and write the numbers to 100 in numerals and words. We will be partitioning numbers in to tens and units. In calculating we will be focussing upon adding and subtracting up to 20 and the number bonds to 10 and 20. We will be having a strong focus upon counting in groups to support the learning of the 2, 5, and 10 times tables.
In Science we will be looking at the needs of animals, including humans, for survival as well as the importance of exercise, eating healthily and keeping clean. We will continue to practice our scientific skills through asking and answering questions and develop our understanding that there could be different possible answers. We will use our observations and ideas to suggest answers to questions about animals and humans.
Please ensure all children bring their book bags into class every day, regardless of whether they have read the night before. Reading books will be changed on a Monday and Thursday. We ask children to re-read books to develop fluency. In year 2 we also encourage the children to write and draw about their favourite books they are reading at home using their reading record. There is a prize each Friday for the child who has tried their best with this activity. We also encourage adults at home to ask children questions about this reading books not just listen to them read. This help with their comprehension skills.
Every Friday children will receive a list of year 2 words, these are either common exception words or words that contain ‘sounds’ we are learning that week in class. These need to be practised at home each evening in readiness for testing on Friday.
Handwriting is very important in year 2 and we are going to be focussing on improving our cursive writing over the next half term. We will send out handwriting homework each Friday along with spellings. We are asking that parents/carers take some time to sit with their child and encourage them to correctly form each letter using the given examples.
Halloween Arts and Crafts
Year 2 enjoyed a spooky afternoon creating colourful masks for Halloween. We enjoyed painting our masks and added 3D features including feathers and pom poms.
Year 2 have enjoyed learning about the creative work of Max Ernst. We have explored texture, rubbings, printing and frottage (rubbings from an uneven surface). We created colourful prints using shapes and pattern in our sketchbooks.
Year 2 have been reading Beegu (Power of Reading book) about a yellow alien that crash landed on Earth. We have created a detailed working wall for our English display that illustrates our investigations and discoveries.
Year 2 have been learning about fact families and related calculations. We also had lots of fun completing Halloween related word problems.
Year 2 completed timelines including one relating to Neil Armstrong. We also wrote a newspaper report on the first moon walk.
Year 2 discussed the concept of kindness even when it is difficult. We used storyboards to retell bible stories including The Good Samaritan.
Please click on the links below to access a range of games and activities to enhance learning.
Fun Learning Songs
Times Table Rockstars
Art and Design