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Welcome to Year 2!
Mrs Gohil and Miss Tomlinson welcome you to Year Two.
Below is an outline of the topics covered in each subject through out the year.
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. Please encourage your children to use these to support their learning of the spellings. Homework will be sent home either in a red homework folder. Homework is set every Friday and due in the following Thursday.
The children will explore a range of topics during their science lessons. Including plants, animals and their habitats and everyday materials.
The children will be learning about a range of topics during history including key events such as The Great Fire of London and Remembrance Day. They will also explore transport through the ages and consider its impact on their local and wider community.
During our geography topics the children will be developing their understanding of people and places. Including researching climate in different countries and locating the nations and capital cities of the United Kingdom.
During our art topics the children will be exploring a range of artists and styles including David Hockney and Monet. They will xperimeent with a range of mediums and develop their drawing skills.
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!
During our computing topics the children will be exploring and developing a range of skills including taking photographs and programming.
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.