Welcome to Year 2. The teachers responsible for these classes are Mrs Cook and Miss Daly. This is an exciting year in your child’s school journey and forms a transition from Key Stage 1 to Key Stage 2. Consequently, developing independence and maturity are central goals throughout the year. It is pleasing to see how the children develop and grow in this year group.
TEACHERS: Miss Daly and Mrs Cook
ENGLISH – In English, the children will explore a range of fiction. They will develop their knowledge of sentence construction such by joining two or more sentences with ‘and’ and using more challenging punctuation. The children will listen and respond to poems in a range of different ways. They will explore poetic language and identify simple rhythm and rhyme.
We will also be looking at non-fiction text and explore the big question: ‘Could you keep an orang-utan as a pet?’ The children will be finding information and collecting facts. They will write their own instructions and design their own mini non-fiction book.
MATHS – We will be adding and subtracting 1 and 2 digit numbers and we will be learning our 2s, 5s and 10 times tables. We will work on our understanding and recognition of money and solve problems including finding change. The children will learn to measure length to the nearest centimetre and develop their understanding of whole, half and quarter turns, both clockwise and anticlockwise.
SCIENCE – Our Science topic this term is ‘Animals Including Humans’ and the children will be finding out about the basic needs of animals. We will also study the lifecycles of a range of animals. In the second half of the term we will focus on ‘The Uses of Everyday Materials’
COMPUTING – This term in Computing we will continue learning how to code simple algorithms using a program called “Scratch”. We will also return to word processing skills, working on using a variety of tools to create different document types such as a poster. E-Safety shall also be taught as the children will eventually start using Google as a search tool.
PSHE – This term we will be focussing on ‘Being Me in my World’ and explore the topic ‘Celebrating Differences’.
Topic - This term our topic is called Treasure Island. We will explore all things ‘Pirate’, with our History, Geography, Art and Music lessons being linked to this theme.
All children will be provided with the necessary equipment e.g. pencils, rubbers etc… Please do not send your child in with a pencil case.
All children should bring in a water bottle everyday. These should only be filled with water and not juice drinks.
Lunch for Year 2 is between 12pm to 1pm. Children are given half an hour to play outside and then get a half hour to eat in their classrooms.
Children should bring in one healthy snack to have at break time.