Year 2

In Year 2, the children develop their independent learning approaches within a supportive and considerate environment. The Year 2 team work closely together to create an exciting and connected curriculum that inspires children to embrace learning challenges.

Weekly routine

  • Reading books are changed every Tuesday and Thursday. Children need to bring their reading books to school each day.
  • Children will visit the school library every Tuesday.
  • Year 2 PE days are Tuesday morning (outdoor) and Friday (indoor) but as you can appreciate, timetables have to be flexible so the days may change. Please ensure your child has their PE kit in school (clearly labelled) with trainers that they can fasten independently. In the colder months the children will need appropriate clothing for the cold weather.
  • Super-Learner Mission books are due back on Friday.
  • Our weekly spelling quiz is on a Friday morning and the following week’s spellings will be handed out each Monday.

What we are learning this term

Our theme this term is called ‘World Wide Wonders’ and our learning will focus on the continents of the world, Christopher Columbus and the changing nature of travel. As writers this term we will be inspired by animals and mystical creatures from all corners of the world. We will be learning about the features of non-chronological reports, writing stories and character descriptions.  In maths, we will be learning about money, shape and time as well as continuing to develop our calculation skills. (+, -, x, ÷)

You will find our curriculum information further down the page!

Phonics and spelling help

Follow the links for clarification of the pronunciation of pure sounds.

Children should be searching for these sounds when reading, thinking of the sounds when writing and using the corresponding grapheme (letters that make sounds) to support their spelling choices.

For digraphs (two letters one sound) click here. Diagraphs

For spilt diagraphs (long vowel sounds that are the actual letter name for example a_e is pronounced as an A.) click here.Split Diagraphs

For trigraphs (three letters, one sound) click here.Trigraphs

A lot of children need to recap the spelling rules learned this year especially adding a suffix (ed, ing, ful and ness etc). There is a link on the right hand side to a spelling game to help support you with this.

 

Have a lovely half term and look out for our next post...Number lines.

Year 2 Curriculum

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Helping at Home

Ways to help at home

  • Read every day
  • Practise your spellings and common exception words
  • As you read spot the sounds in words, can you find digraphs (two letters that make one sound) and trigraphs (three letters that make one sound)?
  • Count in 2s, 5s and 10s forwards and backwards
  • Learn your number bonds for all numbers to 20 (e.g number bonds to 7 are 1+6, 2+5, 3+4, etc.)
  • Practise telling the time to the hour, quarter past, half past, quarter to and as an extra challenge to 5 minute intervals (five past, ten past etc.)
  • Practise letter formation using the correct pencil grip and develop fine motor skills (peg pressing, picking pasta shells/rice with tweezers)

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