Welcome to our class!
The Year 2 Team
Our class teacher is Mrs Wood and our teaching assistant is Mrs Saywell. We are always here to ensure pupils are safe and happy at school. A smooth transition from Year 1 to Year 2 (our classrooms are next door to each other!) has been made so that all children feel supported and have the learning they need.
In Maths, we use the White Rose Maths Scheme to develop our knowledge and understanding of place value, addition and subtraction, money, multiplication and division (2, 3, 5, 10 times tables), statistics, properties of shape, fractions, length and height, position and direction, problem solving and efficient methods, time, mass, capacity and temperature. Problem Solving and Reasoning is a big part of each Maths lesson in Y2.
Children read a variety of texts, use dictionaries and access our class library. Our class library time is on a Thursday afternoon. Throughout the week small group Guided Reading activities are carried out. Children learn how to join up their handwriting. We have spellings to learn each week as well as Common Exception Words and we learn specific spelling patterns and rules. Phonics still plays a key part in the Year 2 curriculum- revision and use of Phase 2 to 5, beginning Phase 6 following the Letters and Sounds programme and using Monster Phonics as a visual and engaging resource to help us learn our sounds. In writing, we focus on using capital letters correctly, full stops, commands, past tense, expanded noun phrases, suffixes –ing and –ed, conjunctions (and, but, or, because, that, when, if, so). Our writing skills are developed through our amazing curriculum projects.
For our project learning, we follow the Cornerstones Curriculum which covers expectations and objectives for foundation subjects in addition to Literacy and Science. Our projects for this academic year are:
Autumn Term 1: Wriggle and Crawl
Autumn Term 2: Movers and Shakers
Spring Term 1: Beat, Band, Boogie
Spring Term 2: The Scented Garden
Summer Term 1: Magnificent Monarchs
Summer Term 2: Coastline
This is a creative and thematic approach to learning and is delivered through Imaginative Learning Projects (ILPs) which provide a rich menu of exciting and motivating activities that make creative links between all aspects of our children’s learning. It provides lots of challenges throughout the academic year that require children to solve problems, apply themselves creatively and express their knowledge and understanding effectively across the curriculum. Core concepts and key vocabulary are taught and referred to regularly throughout each Project.
Click below to see the exciting learning we have planned for this half term: