What we will be learning…with top learning tips
Maths….Money involving addition and subtraction; fractions; reading times to the nearest quarter of an hour; reading scales and recognising number sequences; statistics and data handling. Times tables will continue to be a home learning focus.
Learning Top Tip – Use your maths tool kits to support your learning and help you become a more independent learner.
Reading…Develop fluency and expression when reading aloud. Develop comprehension skills and be able to ask and answer questions about the books and texts we have read.
Learning Top Tip – Re-read texts to help develop a sense of fluency and to be able to add expression. Read questions carefully and look for clues within the text when developing comprehension skills.
Writing…Using TFW to imitate and innovate non- chronological reports and recounts using the present and past tense consistently. Recall and use accurately Year 2 common exception words within a variety of sentences, with a range of punctuation.
GRAMMAR – Recognise word classes and understand Year 2 grammar terminology. Children need to know and be able to apply this understanding in their writing and reading:
Y1: letter, capital letter, word, singular, plural, sentence, punctuation, full stop, question mark and exclamation mark.
Y2: noun, noun phrase, statement, question, exclamation, command, compound, suffix, adjective, adverb, verb, tense (past, present), apostrophe and comma.
Learning Top Tip – Use the displays in the classroom to help you remember the meaning of these words. Always ask if you are unsure.
Science – Through our science days this half term we will look at animals and humans, focusing on how animals have offspring that grow into adults, life cycles and what animals need to survive. We will also look at the importance of eating a balanced diet & taking regular exercise.
DT-Cooking and food preparation.
Geography – Knowledge of countries and capital cities and their location in the United Kingdom, developing geographical language, skills and fieldwork.
PSHCE/ Jigsaw – Healthy Me.
Art- Continuing to explore and experiment with colour and shape by looking at the work of Russian artist Kandinsky as inspiration.
PE- Team games and ball skills outside every Wednesday and traditional dance in the hall on a Thursday. PE KIT should be in school all the time. We continue to encourage children to wear tracksuits, joggers or leggings for outdoor PE, and trainers are best.
To find out all about what we will be learning about this half term, and all about school life, please open our current Year 2 learning letter.
Please make sure that all school uniform and PE kit is clearly labelled. We advise kits to be in school throughout the week as classes have PE on different days throughout the week. Please include joggers and a sweatshirt for outdoor PE.
We do PE on: Wednesday and Friday.
Please let the school and the teacher know if your child has any allergies (that we do not already know about) or needs to take any medication.
Please remind your child to bring a coat every day in the winter months.
Click here to view an information video aimed at parents outlining the new National Curriculum tests for KS1.
Please click on the useful links below for extra information about Year 2: