Year 2 2020 - 2021
Welcome to Year 2
Mrs Dunn (Monday - Wednesday) and Mrs Willis (Thursday and Friday) class share the class and work very closely together with Miss Morse.
Overview Of Year 2
In Year 2, we strive to help children reach their full potential and let their let shine! Children in Year 2 work incredibly hard and enjoy learning. We use a range of teaching styles so that all learning styles are catered for.
Where possible, we make links between different areas of the curriculum in order to make our learning more fun and purposeful. This half term we are looking at Africa and linking this to Art, Geography, RE, Music and English!
Children build on and extend their knowledge and skills from Year 1 and prepare for transition into Year 3.
In Year 2, we place importance on independence and organisation skills, in order to prepare children for transition into Key Stage 2 next year.
Children are encouraged to:
- Be responsible for their own belongings: cardigans, jumpers, water bottles, book bags, etc.
- Be organised each morning by putting their book bag and bottles away
- Spend time reading and learning spellings at home.
- Tie their own shoe laces.
- Go to the toilet and get drinks at appropriate times.
- Enjoy their learning. 😊
Due to the current situation, water bottles need to be filled before the children come to school, as we are trying to minimise movement around school.
Welcome to Year 2! Watch us shine!
We will update SeeSaw regularly with photographs, information and homework each week for you as well as whole class emails to parents.
Please check out the files below to see what the age related expectations are for Year 2
(End of Key Stage 1)
Our Autumn Newsletter is also below (emailed out to parents too)
If you have any questions or concerns, please speak to one of the teachers or contact school for an appointment.
We love to read! Mrs Dunn and Mrs Willis are both bookworms and we aim to help children develop into fluent readers with good comprehension skills. In our classroom, we have a reading corner where children can enjoy a book. We expect children to read at home each night. We also love it when children bring in good reads to share with the class. We aim to promote a love of reading, so please encourage your child to read as many different books at home and develop their skills as a reader.
Year 2 phonics is based around spelling rules and patterns. By the end of Year 2 we aim for children to spell many of the words within their writing correctly. We have lots of resources available in our classroom to support children when they are writing such as working walls and spelling mats. In Year 2 children become independent writers.
Year 2 maths builds on knowledge and skills from Year 1. We become more fluent with our basic number facts such as bonds to 10, 20 and 100, doubles and halves and 2, 3, 5 and 10 times tables. We build fluency through completing maths skills daily. Children also develop their problem solving and reasoning skills as well as becoming more independent learners. We always start new concepts using concrete apparatus in order to develop conceptual understanding, we then progress to pictorial representations and then more abstract methods and recordings. As much practise at home with counting, simple sums and times table practise will really help.
Here is an example. This is how Year 2 learn to solve 2 digit + 2 digit addition.
Useful website links for parents to help with home learning and homework:
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