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 you are safe and happy at school. A smooth transition from Year 1 to Year 2 has been made to ensure all children are supported and have the learning they need.
In Maths, we will identify and describe the properties of 2D shapes, including the number of sides and line symmetry in a vertical line. Children will also be following the White Rose Maths scheme and looking at Place Value (partitioning 2 digit numbers showing understanding of Tens and Ones, ordering, reading and writing numbers, numerals and words), Addition and Subtraction, Money and Multiplication and Division (2, 5, 10 times tables). Problem Solving and Reasoning will be a big part of each Maths lesson. There is a weekly Mental Arithmetic test.
Children will 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 will be carried out. Children will learn how to join up their handwriting. Weekly spellings will be tested on a Friday, Common Exception Words and the teaching of 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, our main focuses are capital letters, full stops, commands, past tense, expanded noun phrases, suffixes –ing and –ed, conjunctions (and, but, or, because, that, when, if, so). These are developed through our amazing curriculum projects.
We follow Cornerstones Curriculum and our project this term is called ‘Wriggle and Crawl’. Get ready because...Grab your coat and pooter, we’re going out on a minibeast hunt! Sweep your nets in puddles and ponds and lift up logs to see who is home. During this project we will be setting up your own minibeast laboratory and we will be observing their every move. We will be adding notes and labels and asking our own research questions – just like a real entomologist! We shall be learning about bees and worms and butterflies too. Can you make a food chain to show you eats who? Lots of investigations will be carried out to find out more, like how far a snail travels in a day or how a spider catches its prey? So on your belly, legs at the ready, it’s time to wriggle and crawl!
Click below to see the exciting learning we have planned for this half term: