Welcome to Year 2 with Miss Douglas and Miss Siekkeris
Here is a little bit about what we will be learning in the Autumn Term and the ways that you can support us!
|Subject Area||Learning||How you can help at home||Useful Websites|
|Writing||We will do most of our writing through our topic work. Our Autumn topics ‘Wriggle and Crawl’ and ‘Land Ahoy!’, will lend themselves to a range of different writing such as instructions, narratives, recounts, factfiles, letters and poetry.As well as our cross-curriculum topic writing, the children will also participate in daily spelling, grammar and handwriting lessons in which they will learn the technical skills needed within their writing.||
|Reading||The children will have guided reading sessions every week. Within reading sessions we will aim to work on the children’s phonic knowledge, building upon the bank of sounds that they recognise, as well as developing their comprehension skills.They will also have additional reading sessions with a teaching assistant where possible and will also engage in a certain amount of independent reading daily. We encourage all children to interact with the reading zone within our classrooms that promote a wide range of texts.||
|Maths||We will begin the Autumn term by focusing on the place value of 2 digit numbers.Later in the term we will move onto focusing on understanding and using the operations of addition and subtraction.We will also concentrate on our first area of measurement; money.
And end the term by introducing the operations multiplication and division.
|Creative Curriculum||Our Autumn 1 topic this year will be a science-based topic called ‘Wriggle and Crawl’, which is focused on learning all about living things and their habitats||
|RE||Our first RE topic for the year is ‘Special Places’.The children will learn that we all have or own special places and the will begin to understand that religious people have special places in the home and in the community where they can worship.|| .
There are lots of good books about special places in the Religion section of your local library that are very child friendly at an age-appropriate level.
|Computing||To begin the year, the importance of online safety will be taught through our first computing lessons. The children will firstly learn how to log on and off a computer safely and they will then learn about the importance of how to stay safe online when using a computer independently.The children will also be introduced to word processing, drawing and presentation packages such as; Word, Comic Life, Kidpix and PicCollage.||
Encourage your child to use child friendly search engines like ‘kiddle’ which filters their search request for inappropriate content
|PE||Year 2 will have their PE lessons on a Friday afternoon.||Please make sure your child’s PE kit is clearly labeled (permanently), with inside all items of clothing and shoes. You child’s PE should include; PE t.shirt, PE shorts, navy tracksuit bottoms, navy tracksuit top, socks and plimsolsEncourage your child to practise their PE skills at home – throwing, catching, kicking, jumping, climbing, dancingGet moving each and every day with 10 minute shake ups! See website||https://www.nhs.uk/10-minute-shake-up/shake-ups#McmzGOZpuzwOlirQ.97|
As well as reading independently for at least 15 minutes every day, as per our homework policy, children in year 2 will also be expected to spend at least 10 – 15 minutes on a piece of maths or literacy homework and an additional 5 – 10 minutes on a handwriting and spelling based task as well. Please note at this point that the homework set is differentiated to a level that your child can complete independently to a high quality standard. It will be an additional piece of work to support what has been covered previously in the week or in preparation for learning in the upcoming week. If your child finds the task difficult, please ensure to let us know, so we can support your child with the task that has been set.
Homework will continue to be set every Friday and should be returned on Wednesday.(Please also note that guided reading books should also be returned every Wednesday along with homework.)