2What do we do in Year 2? Numeracy Literacy Counting Place Value 2D and 3D ShapesHandling DataMeasuresAddition, Subtraction, Multiplication and Division.MoneyUsing and applyingLiteracyInstructionsLetter WritingRecountsRiddlesStory writingPoetry
3Science History/ Geography Art Health and Growth.Grouping and changing materials.Forces.Plants and animals in the local environment.Variation.Electricity.History/ GeographyGreat Fire of London.Florence Nightingale.The Seaside in the Past.Katie Morag – The Isle of Struay.The Seaside.Bhola Island.ArtPainting, collage, model making, DT – moving vehicles and frames.
4Using instruments- specialist teaching from Miss White Here I AmHomes and FamiliesSigns and SymbolsVisitorsCelebrationsThanksgivingSelf- GivingHolidays/HolydaysBuilding BridgesDifferenceJudaismFrenchContinuing from Year 1Simple conversations, songs and counting.MusicSongsUsing instruments- specialist teaching from Miss WhiteGamesThrowing and catching, kicking and aiming. Team games, Gymnastics and Dance.
5Blocked CurriculumTopic work has now been blocked to help the children maintain enthusiasm and interest as well as linking other subjects to the topic.For example –History –Great Fire of London weeksArt – Making Tudor Houses weekICT – Newspaper Report on the Great Fire weekBig Write – Writing on the Great Fire On going
6Expectations.In Year 2 we build upon the foundations that have been laid down in Reception and Year 1.Some of us have acquired the basic skills of Literacy and Numeracy and can use these skills to work independently.Some of us are still developing these skills and need our teachers to support us in our learning journey.Please remember that each child follows their own learning journey and we support them as they mature and develop.
7By the end of Year 2 we want our children to be? HAPPY ENTHUSIASTIC INQUISTIVE LEARNERS!!!!Be able to work independently.Stay on task (30/40 minutes).Communicate and express themselves confidently within class.Develop an awareness of the needs of others in class, school and the wider world.Show empathy and willingness to help others.
8How do we achieve this? Through the Year 2 Team :- Mrs Baker/ Mrs O’Rourke, Mrs Nawrocki and Mrs HennessyMrs Mc Gain and Mrs McQueenMrs Rogers.As a Year group we strive to create a positive atmosphere and can do approach by a system of rewards.Individual star charts.Group table awardsStar of the weekStickers to reinforce teacher expectations.Well Done!
9Within the curriculum we may use many different strategies to develop the children’s learning. We work in groups.where we develop turn-takinglisten to and respond to otherscollaboration.We work in pairs.develop skills and ideascommunicate them confidentlyWe work independently.
10We work as a class.Sharing ideasDepending on the lesson purpose children will be grouped accordingly – which can be mixed ability and work is differentiated.
11Frequently asked questions. Do I correct every word when my child is writing? No. The children should be able to write high frequency words and harder words should be phonetically plausible.What can I do when my child can’t blend a word?Certain words such as – because, said, what cannot be blended therefore the children need to develop sight vocabulary and memorise whole words.How do I best support my child with reading?Talk about the story.Ask the 5 W’s – Who, What, Where, When, Why?Decode – break words into sounds.Guess- from the meaning of the sentence what the words is.
12What do I do if my child reverses letters and numbers? Simply practise b d p qNumbers practise correct orientationDo you do SATS?Yes we do. The children complete a writing, reading maths and spelling test.The children complete the tests in summer term in small groups during lessons so that they are unaware.Where should my child be at the end of Year 2?The average child should be at level 2 by the end of the summer.So in Maths a level 2 child would be able to –Count and record up to 100 and round numbers to nearest 10Understand place value to 3 places.Add, Subtract, (understand more and less) Multiply and Divide in number, money and measures.Recognise 2D and 3D shapes.
13Handle Data.Read scales.Measure in cm and m.Understand position and direction and use terms – ¼ turn clockwise.Tell time – O’clock, quarter past and half past.In Literacy a level 2 child would be able to –Recognise Year 2 high frequency words and use their phonic skills to decode unfamiliar words.In writing a level 2 child would be able to –Write a sentence containing a noun, verb, adjective and connective.Write a page of A4 either as a story, recount or letter with a clear beginning middle and end and punctuated with capital letters, full stops, question marks and exclamation marks.
14We look forward to a HAPPY YEAR together. Partnership.None of this would be possible without the support of you, the parents. Our aim is to work as a team in partnership with you to do the very best for the children in our care!We look forward to a HAPPY YEAR together.Thank you from all of us.