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Welcome to Year 2!
Mrs, Gohil and Miss Tomlinson welcome you to Year Two.
Below are more details of each subject and the topics for this term. There is also a link to the knowledge organisers for this term.
This term we will be practising reading comprehension, ensuring they are understanding what they are reading. The children have been practising different aspects of comprehension using VIPERS.
V is Vocabulary (using knowledge of words to understand the text)
I is Inference (make inferences, using your knowledge of the text to explain ideas)
P is Predict (predict what you think will happen next)
E is Explain (explaining your thoughts and ideas)
R is Reasoning (using your knowledge of the text to reason)
S is Sequencing (ordering the events of the text)
As well as keeping up with our phonics practise, we will also be focusing on grammar including different sentence types, word types (nouns, adjectives, verbs, adverbs), possessive apostrophe and past and present tense.
During this term we will be developing our number skills, exploring the 2 operations - addition and subtraction. We will be consolidating our place value knowledge using different representations such as part-whole models, bar models and different types of equipment.
Below are examples of the different methods we use for the our operations.
We will be focusing on the 2, 5 and 10 time tables in Year 2 and learning about what multiplication means using lots of different language such as 'lots of, groups of, repeated addition and sequence.
TT Rockstars is still there to help. You can find a copy of your username and password in the back of your reading diary.
Homework and Spellings
Spellings will be set every Friday in the yellow books and tested the following week in the same yellow book. We are currently teaching the children a variety of strategies to learn these independently at home such as - Look, Say, Cover, Write, Check Pyramids, Quickwrite. Please encourage your children to use these to support their learning of the spellings. Homework will be sent home either in a red folder or set on Seesaw. Homework is set every Friday and due in the following Thursday.
In Science we will be learning about 'Everyday Materials' This will include exploring different materials and learning about their properties. We will also be doing lots of fun experiments linked to materials.
This term in Geography we will be exploring the Coast and what we see when the land meets the sea. We will also be comparing different seaside towns and also looking at what the seaside was like in the olden days. The children will have an opportunity to take part in a History workshop looking at old artefacts from the seaside.
This term in Art we will be exploring coastal artwork, thinking about colours and textures. What kind of features do you find at the coast? What could you include in coastal artwork?
Follow the link to find a selection of French songs that the children will be singing along to over the year. Why not ask your child to sing the song to you or to teach you it so that you can sing along together!
This term we are leaving about what Muslims believe.
Look forward to: an art challenge, a whispering game, tile creating and much more.
Our religious symbol challenge continues too!
This term is Computing we will be researching. We will using different search engines to gather information and learning how to search for different topics.
During computing we will also be exploring programming. We will be learning what an algorithm is, creating our own simple algorithm and using the Beebots.
Our Relationship and Health Education topics this term will focus on Myself and My Relationships. This will entail learning about friendship, belonging, building new relationships and coping with new situations. The children take part in R-Time and Circle Time activities learning to be good listeners, using food manners and working co-operatively in a team.