Year 2

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Miss Davis
Class 5 Teacher
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Miss Chubb
Class 6 Teacher

Welcome to the Year 2 page!

Mathematics

This term we will be learning about addition and subtraction. We will be following a concrete, pictorial and abstract approach. We will be learning:

Add and Subtract:

  • Number bond to 20
  • Number bonds to 100
  • Add and Subtract ones
  • 10 more and 10 less
  • Adding two 2-digit numbers (with and without regrouping)
  • Subtracting two 2-digit numbers (with and without regrouping)
  • Adding three 1-digit numbers
  • Solving problems using addition and subtraction skills. 

English

In writing this term, we will be writing a narrative using subordinating and co-ordinating conjunctions. This will be based on the book 'Journey' by Aaron Becker. We will look at the images throughout the book to help us learn the skills needed. At the end of the unit, we will independently write a narrative of the story 'Journey' in our own words. 

Grammar is taught weekly. In these lessons, we will be directly focusing on Year 2 writing skills such as; commas, past and present tense, progressive tense and noun phrases.

In Year 2, Guided Reading is taught as a whole class approach. This half term we have learned how to use dictionaries to find definitions of words we are unsure of. We willl read the text 'Where does your lunch come from?' and 'Elmer' to answer both fact retrieval and inferential questions. 

Topic – Georgraphy, Science and DT

Our first topic unit will be ‘World Explorers'. We will learn about the capital cities and countries of the UK, continents and oceans, compass directions and finally, we will create our own map using a key. 

In the second half of the Spring term, we will be moving onto our Science unit of 'Materials'. We will identify everyday materials, learn about the properties of different materials and compare the suitabiltiy of materials. 

We will then use our knowledge of Materials to help us with a DT project. We will design a bridge using everyday materials and discuss which materials would be good to use and why. We will then make our bridge and finally, evaluate our bridge and discuss if using other materials would have been better. 

Religious Education

Our first unit is ‘God’, in which we will explore how Christians feel about God. 

Our second unit of this term is ‘Salvation' in which we will explore why Easter matters to Christians. 

Spellings/Homework

Homework and spellings will be set every Friday. Homework will be due in on the following Wednesday. Spelling tests will take place on Wednesdays and will consist of ten words that have followed a sound or spelling pattern taught in the previous week.

Useful websites

www.play.ttrockstars.com/

Times tables Rockstars - this is a resource that can be used at home. All children have been given a username and password to use this resource which is stuck on the last page of their homework book. 

www.mymaths.co.uk/

Every week, additional homework is set on this website for Year 2. The activities are based on concepts that we have learned in class. Please note that this homework is optional and not compulsory. 

www.booksfortopics.com/year-2 

Provides a useful reading list for children that are currently in year 2.

www.phonicsplay.co.uk/Phase6Menu.htm

An interactive website that helps children with their phonics. We are currently working on Phase 6 however there is sections on other phases that may be useful. 

www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/ks1/ 

A great website that provides a range of activities covering literacy, numeracy and science. 

https://www.j2e.com/j2code/

A site all about coding, it included a number of coding platforms for logo, visual coding and many more.

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