Presentation on theme: "Year 2 Curriculum Evening Wednesday 25 th September 2013."— Presentation transcript:
Year 2 Curriculum Evening Wednesday 25 th September 2013
Agenda 1.Welcome 2.Meet the Staff 3. Home School Agreement Attendance, including holidays 4.Voluntary Contributions 5.SATs 6.Numeracy 7.General Overview, including an overview of a typical day 8.Homework 9.E-Safety 10.Questions 11.English Update - Writing in Year 2 (with your childs Literacy teacher)
SATs This stands for Standard Assessment Tests. Children are assessed in: Reading Writing (including Spelling and Handwriting) Mathematics The emphasis is on teacher judgement. The tests are used to contribute to final teacher judgements.
Children are assessed by either their teacher and/or by formal tests. These assessments form a vital part of everyday teaching and learning as they inform the teacher of each childs progress and what the next steps for learning should be. Teachers assess children in relation to the levels described in the National Curriculum. Children in Key Stage 1 are, generally, working within level 1, 2 or 3. Each level judgement is broken down further into sub- levels, which helps monitor childrens progress. What do levels mean?
Low or c means that the pupil is just into the level, but aspects of their knowledge and understanding may not be secure Secure or b means that the pupil is working securely in that level High or a means that the pupil is working at the top of the level and is almost into the next level Children will progress through the sub-levels in the following way: low 1 or 1c secure 1 or 1b high 1 or 1a low 2 or 2c secure 2 or 2b high 2 or 2a The national expectations are that by the end of Year 2, most children are working at a secure 2 (or 2b) What do levels mean?
Year 1 and 2 are taught in three groups. This ensures that the children receive personalised learning that meets their needs. Curriculum Update Routes to Calculation – website Numeracy at Streetsbrook
A day in the life of Year 2… Expectations we have of the children ~ Growing independence Swimming Library Named uniform, including PE kit Water bottles Paint aprons Contact book
A typical day in Year 2… Morning: Register Literacy Letters and Sounds Playtime Numeracy Afternoon: Assembly Topic work Playtime (when children need one) Story/ Singing
2B Timetable – (Afternoon play at teachers discretion) MondayRegist er English Lette rs and Soun ds Playti me Mathematics Luncht ime Regist er Celebr ation Assem bly Topic/ ICT PE Story and Singi ng Tuesday EnglishMathematics Collecti ve Worshi p Art/Swimming Wednesday EnglishMathematics Assem bly Topic Thursday EnglishMathematicsTopic Golden Time (Library) Friday EnglishMathematicsMusic & Spanish/ PE
2A Timetable – (Afternoon play at teachers discretion) MondayRegist er English Lette rs and Soun ds Playti me Mathematics Luncht ime Regist er Celebr ation Assem bly Topic/ ICT PE Story and Singi ng Tuesday EnglishMathematics Collecti ve Worshi p Topic Wednesday EnglishMathematics Assem bly Swimming/ Art Thursday EnglishMathematicsTopic/ ICT Golden Time (Library) Friday EnglishMathematicsMusic & Spanish/ PE
Homework Home reading (books generally changed each Monday) Extension books Comprehension activity issued on a Tuesday and handed in on the following Monday (October-May) Numeracy activity most Fridays to be handed in the following Monday Topic work when required in place of Friday Numeracy Spellings and times tables (on-going)
E-safety With ever expanding new technologies such as blogs (online diaries), social networking spaces, online chat and mobile phones children are using technology in a way never seen before. The increased use of technology at school and home also exposes children to a number of risks and dangers. In its simplest form e-safety is about ensuring children use new technologies in a way which will keep them safe without limiting their opportunities for creation and innovation.
Safe ~ to remain safe by protecting personal information; Meeting ~ never meet somebody you have only been in touch with online without a parent or guardian; Accepting ~ do not accept , files or messages from people you dont know; Reliable ~ not all information on the Internet is true, including the identity of others Tell ~ it is never to late to tell a parent, carer or responsible adult if someone or something makes you feel afraid online. E-safety – Rules