Welcome To Year 2

 

Here you will find all the information you need to know and more.  Below you can view our yearly overview so that you are aware of what your children will be learning about this year.

 

Year 2 Yearly Overview 2021-22

 

 

Term

Autumn 1

Autumn 2

Spring 1

Spring 2

Summer 1

Summer 2

Topic Book

Traction man

Major Glad, Major Dizzy

Lila and the Secret of Rain

Handa’s Suprize

The Life of Florence Nightingale

Wild

English

Instructions

Character descriptions

Letters

Narrative

Recount (real and fictional)

Non- chronological reports

Newspaper Reports

Narrative

Biography

Recounts

Narrative

Poetry

Mathematics

Number and Place Value

Addition and subtraction

Multiplication and division

Measurement

Geometry

Statistics

Revision and Problem-solving

Science

Materials

Animals including humans – How to grow up to be healthy

Plants

 

 

Habitats

Religious Education

Domestic church- Family

Judaism

Reconciliation

Advent

Multi-faith Week

Christmas

Local Church- Community

Eucharist

Lent

Easter

Baptism

Baptism

Pentecost

The World

Computing

Can you make a platform game?

Can you program an animation?

Can you create an animation?

Can you collect and record data?

Can you sue an online learning space?

Can you use a web search engine?

Geography

 The UK and the Continents.

 

Life in Zambia

 

 

Map

Makers

History

 

 Victorians

 

The Great Fire of London

Florence Nightingale/Mary Seacole

 

Art

 

William Morris Art – Printing 

African Weaving Art

 

Colour mixing – Florence in the style of Picasso

 

Design and Technology

Design and create a Superhero Shield

   

 Design and make Fruit Kebabs 

 

Design and create a mini greenhouse

PE

Dance

Games

Gymnastics

Athletics

Dance

Games

Gymnastics

Games

Dance

Games

Gymnastics

Athletics

 

 

PE

On PE day, we ask that your child attends school in their PE clothes. They will stay in these clothes for the rest of the day and return home in them. We expect children to be wearing a plain white top/t-shirt with black jogging bottoms/leggings/shorts and black trainers or pumps.

 

2M’s PE day is outdoor on Mondays and indoor on Tuesdays.

2L’s PE day is indoor on Mondays and outdoor on Thursdays.

 

Homework

Your child will take home their homework on a Friday each week. They will have one piece of Mathematics, one piece of Literacy and their weekly spellings.

 

We kindly ask that your child brings their homework back on the following Wednesday, which then gives staff time to review it as well as organize homework for the following week. Children who bring in their homework on time will be rewarded with Dojos!

 

The spelling test for each class will take place every Friday.

 

Reading books

Your child will be sent home with 3 reading books to read. Your child should be reading at least a couple of pages each night.

 

When your child has read their ‘shared reading book’ they can bring it back on any day of the week so they can choose a new one.

Your child will receive 2 new Read Write Inc. books every Thursday. It is very important that your child brings back their RWI books on Thursday so that staff can change them. This way, the books they read at home will mirror the books they have in school which will help them with their development.

 

Please ensure you that you sign your child’s reading record to confirm they have read the books before handing them back in.

 

Online learning

Technology has become a fantastic resource for education and we encourage the children to use this where they can.

The school have subscriptions to the following websites:

Mathletics: https://login.mathletics.com/  

TT Rockstars: https://play.ttrockstars.com/auth/school/student

 

You will find the log in for these inside your child’s homework book. Alternatively, ask your child’s teacher for more information and they can guide you.

 

SAT’s Information

In the summer term, your child will be completing the End of Key stage 1 SAT’s tests. This is a mandatory assessment that takes place as requested by the Government. The results of these tests, along with evidence within your child’s school work, will be used to make a judgement in relation to your child’s academic level.

 

More information on what your child is expected to know by the end of KS1 can be found here:

KS1 Teaching Assessment Framework

 

What can you do to help?

Reading is a crucial skill that your child needs to master by the time they leave Key Stage One. Being able to read fluently will help your child access the rest of the curriculum, as they progress throughout the Junior Year groups.

Some easy ways to help them do this are:

  • Read with your child at least once a night
  • Practice reading the Phonic sounds with your child (these can be found in their paper RWI books)
  • Discuss unknown vocabulary whilst reading and in general conversation
  • Encourage them to ask and answer questions about the texts they read.

 

Spelling is also integral to your child’s ability to read and write fluently. It is important that your child is able to read and write High Frequency Words as well as common exception words. These are listed below:

Year 2 Spellings

At the end of Year 2, children should have a basic understanding of the underlying foundations in mathematics. This includes arithmetic and being fluent in 2-digit addition and subtraction. They should also know how to multiply and divide using the 2, 5 and 10 times table. They should be able to find simple fractions of shapes and amounts.

Use these free maths websites to help your child become more confident and fluent in Mathematics:

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/interactive.aspx?cat=15

https://www.mathsisfun.com/

https://www.education.com/games/math/

https://uk.splashlearn.com/maths-games-for-year-2