Year 2 is the last year in Key Stage One, where children develop more independence in their learning. Our varied curriculum, underpinned by the core values, allows every child to achieve and be successful.
Children will be building on their writing skills by starting to write more extended pieces and beginning to think about the impact on their reader. In reading, they will develop fluency and expression and begin to answer inference questions using clues from the text along with their own ideas and thoughts. In Maths they will develop their understanding of place value in two digit numbers and learn their times table facts for the 2, 3, 5 and 10 times tables.
Find out what Year 2 have been up to each term by clicking the links at the bottom of the page!
The Year 2 Team
In 2B there is Ms Bedeau and Ms Birch, in 2Y there is Ms Young and in 2G there is Ms Gosai. 2B is also supported by Ms Jones, 2Y by Mr Spears and 2G by Miss Parker and Miss Cohen. All three classes are supported by Ms Oliver.
What we are learning this term
Our topic in the Spring term is ‘We are Geographers’, where children will be exploring their local area, learning to use maps and studying 4 different climate areas of the world. This will be linked to Article 24, ‘Children have the right to the best possible health. They have the right to good quality health care, clean water, nutritious food and clean environment.’ We will reflect on how we can ensure all children have this right respected around the world and here in the UK.
This will be linked to our English books. In Spring 1 we will read ‘ How to find gold’ by Viviane Schwarz, ‘A walk in London’ by Salvatore Rubbino and '10 things I can do to help my world' by Melanie Walsh. We will be focusing on writing in different genres, including instructions, a non-chronological report and letters.
In Spring 2, we will read ‘Gregory Cool’ and ‘One day on our Blue Planet’, both of which are set in different countries and we will explore the links between different climate areas around the world. During this term, children will continue to develop their stamina in writing, especially narratives.
Throughout this term, handwriting and spelling will continue to be a focus.
In Maths, we will explore measures and money. Children will be taught the 2, 3, 5 and 10 times tables including division facts. We will explore arrays, repeated addition/subtraction on the number line and pictorial representations of multiplication and division. We will be exploring how multiplication, similarly to addition, follows the commutative law.
There are 5 groups of 3. The total is 15.
Take a look at our curriculum map: Here
How you can help at home
Please help your children practise their spelling homework which goes out on a Thursday. For more ideas and activities, please see the Honeycomb Spelling below.
A list of the Key Stage One spelling words can be found here: KS1 Spelling
Timestables and number bonds tests are done in school every week. Please check your child’s answers and go over any mistakes with them each week.
Homework will be set on Mathletics each week and this must be completed by all children.
Read with your child 5 times a week, this can be done on Bug Club. Please record in their reading diary.
Thursday 24th January: Geography trip, cruise on the River Thames.