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1 Paul Jordan, November 2007 Welcome and Introduction Helping your Child in Year 2

2 Welcome The Levels Teacher Assessments and Tests Maths The Writing Tasks: A Report A description about a Character Handwriting Reading On-Line Resources Other things you can do…

3 National Curriculum Levels Level 3 Level 2a Level 2b Level 2c Level 1 Working Towards Level 1

4 Teacher Assessments take place continually in school: Regular termly ‘tests’ for Reading, Writing, Maths and Science. Teachers’ knowledge of children and their performance in relation to NC levels. Teachers’ knowledge of the NC Level taught when planning. Teachers’ knowledge of individual children. Children’s work. Additional planned, focused lesson observations. Teachers’ understanding of the rate which individual children learn.

5 Teacher Assessments take place continually in school: Regular termly ‘tests’ for Reading, Writing, Maths and Science. Teachers’ knowledge of children and their performance in relation to NC levels. Teachers’ knowledge of the NC Level taught when planning. Teachers’ knowledge of individual children. Children’s work. Additional planned, focused lesson observations. Teachers’ understanding of the rate which individual children learn. In May and June teachers report the results of these Teacher Assessments: Speaking & Listening Reading Writing Maths Science

6 Teacher Assessments are supported by ‘Tests & Tasks’ Reading: Read an unseen book to a teacher and/or Complete a Reading Comprehension (Level 3) Writing: A Welcome Letter (45 mins) and A Postcard linked to a Story (30 mins) Spelling: Complete a Spelling Test Handwriting: Copy their writing in their neatest handwriting. Mathematics: A Maths Task (Level 1) or A Maths Test (Level 2) or A Maths Test (Level 3)

7 Maths Tests: Assess children’s maths knowledge in different aspects of Maths: Number Work 'Mental Maths' Money Handling Data Measuring Shape and Space Time There’s an example on our website:

8 An welcome letter (an example from previous years):

9 A Postcard based on a Story (an example from previous years):

10 Paul Jordan, November 2007 Time Connectives (words for ‘then’) Later that morning, we went to the recycling bins. Other examples: Later that day, Finally, Next, Then…

11 Paul Jordan, November 2007 Describing words (adjectives) Later that morning, we went to the green, big recycling bins. Other examples: Smelly, dirty, large, plastic…

12 Paul Jordan, November 2007 Adverbs (‘__ly’ words) We went quickly to the recycling bins. Other examples: Slowly, nicely, sensibly, politely…

13 Paul Jordan, November 2007 Alternatives for ‘went’ We walked to the recycling bins. Other examples: Jumped, jogged, ran, whizzed, skidded…

14 Paul Jordan, November 2007 Alternatives for ‘said’ Mr Jordan whispered “line up”. Other examples: Shouted, asked, cried,…

15 Paul Jordan, November 2007 Positional Vocabulary We walked to the recycling bins on the street corner. Other examples: By the, across the, next to, against the…

16 Paul Jordan, November 2007 Connectives We walked to the recycling bins, because we wanted to recycle our rubbish. As it was a nice day, we walked slowly to the busy shops. Other examples: Since, as, whilst, instead, for, so, but

17 Paul Jordan, November 2007 that/which sub-clauses The green bins, that were now over-flowing with rubbish, had started to smell. The golden sun, which was making us hot and sticky, went behind a cloud.

18 Paul Jordan, November 2007 Paragraphs – a collection of related sentences All of these sentences are related, somehow, to an event, topic or part of a story. (miss a line) More sentences related to another event, topic or different part of a story. (miss a line) More sentences related to another event, topic or different part of a story. Other examples: Text might start with a brief introduction and end with a conclusion.

19 Paul Jordan, November 2007 Persuasive Phrases Oh, please say you’ll come! Other examples: If you come, you’ll have a nice time!

20 Paul Jordan, November 2007 Magical Phrases As quick as a flash. There was a chill in the air. Other examples: What a big mistake! A multi-coloured rainbow soared into the sky.

21 Paul Jordan, November 2007 Specific Vocabulary Dear XXXXXX, What to wear: How to get there: Time: Date: From, Other examples: Flyover, plastic, recycle, materials… etc etc…

22 Handwriting

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26 Lots of talking: to your child - read with them every night - Talk about the book. Your child should take home a new book each night. Explore ideas about the text and choices of words used. to our teachers – we will show you how we teach children to work out unknown words when reading. We can show you how we teach maths. We can provide extra homework. We can give you advice and support. On-line Resources: For advice on all aspects of reading: Homework for Year 2: Specially-made Support Materials for Literacy & Maths Tests and Tasks: Practise joining handwriting – ask your child’s teacher for a handwriting book. Do not worry! What can you do at home?


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