Year 2

Writing

Children will continue to compose individual sentences orally and then write them down using accurate punctuation and making phonically plausible attempts to spell words they have not yet learnt. Children will learn to make simple additions, revisions, and corrections to their own writing. We will also be working hard to establish good handwriting habits, forming individual letters correctly and getting the size of letters consistently right. Children will be extending their sentences by applying conjunctions and supporting it with adjectives, nouns, and verbs.

Reading

This term a great selection of narrative, poetry and non-fiction books will support the children’s History topic work. They will learn about the History of the Ocean and the wonders below and above it. They will learn about famous deep-sea explorers and the impact research now has on our planet. The children will discover and analyse fish, mammals and floating/rooted underwater plants and apply this knowledge to support their creative writing and persuasive texts.

In Year 2 we will continue to focus on establishing pupils’ accurate and speedy word reading skills by listening to and discussing a wide range of stories, poems, and information books. The sooner that pupils can read well and do so frequently, the sooner they will be able to increase their vocabulary, comprehension, and their knowledge across the wider curriculum.

Maths

The principal focus of mathematics teaching in key stage 1 is to ensure that pupils develop confidence and mental fluency with whole numbers, counting and place value.

This term, pupils will be carrying on extending their understanding of place value and the language of addition and subtraction which includes sum and difference. Pupils will develop reliable written methods for multiplication and division, starting with calculations of two-digit numbers by one-digit numbers and progressing to the formal written methods of short multiplication and division. They will practise to become fluent in the 2, 5 and 10 multiplication tables and connect them to each other using related division facts to perform written and mental calculations. Pupils develop their skills in counting and recognising coins. They read and say amounts of money and use the symbols £ and p and recording pounds and pence. separately.

Reminders

Forest School – Forest school takes place every Monday and Friday. All children should have a waterproof Forest school kit and wellies.

PE – Every Tuesday and Thursday. All children should have a white t-shirt (plain or school logo), black shorts, black joggers, black sweatshirt and trainers or pumps. Please note, all PE lessons will take place outside this term so all children should have appropriate clothing for all weather.

Please make sure all clothes are named including PE kits, forest school clothes and coat.

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