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Year TWO

Welcome to Gorilla Class!

Our teachers are Mrs Clayton a.clayton@kings-hill.kent.sch.uk and Mrs Williams g.williams@kings-hill.kent.sch.uk.  Our teaching assistants are Mrs Vidgen and Mrs Austin.

 

 

Welcome to Panda Class!

Our teacher is Miss Moore h.moore@kings-hill.kent.sch.uk  and our teaching assistants are Mrs Hudson and Mrs Winterbottom.

 

Autumn Term

 We hope you have all had a relaxing and fun holiday. We’re really looking forward to getting to know our new classes!

This term’s topic is ‘Dinosaurs’, within this we will be learning about the fossil hunter Mary Anning, finding out how she contributed to national and international achievements. This will also link with our English lessons where we will be reading Stone Girl Bone Girl; a story of Mary Anning.

In Maths this term we will be exploring place value, making sure we are able to recognise the place value of each digit in a two digit number, describing these as tens and ones. We will also be looking at how we can compare and order numbers from 0 up to 100, using the symbols <, > and =. Then we shall be moving onto addition and subtraction. We will make sure we are confident recalling and using addition and subtraction facts to 20 fluently, and derive and use related facts up to 100.

Our Science topic this term will be Animals including humans, with a focus on healthy bodies. We will be learning about the importance of exercise and eating the right amounts of different types of food. We will also be finding out and describing the basic needs of animals and humans for survival.  

This term for outdoor P.E. we will be focusing on dribbling, kicking and hitting. We will be developing new skills relevant to specific games and learning about basic tactics and strategies for games. For indoor P.E. we will be covering gymnastics, with a focus on traveling and balancing confidently, using apparatus and performing a planned sequence.

Click here to see our weekly timetable for Gorilla Class and Panda Class

Click here to see our curriculum map 

Click here to see the reading, writing and maths expectations in Year 2

Curriculum newsletters

Terms 1 and 2 curriculum newsletter

 

Weekly Learning Letters

English in Year Two

Reading in Year Two

Similar to Year 1, children will be listened to on a weekly basis in a guided reading group. This guided reading session is timetabled to enable the children access a different English based activity everyday e.g. a comprehension activity or a  Spelling, Punctuation and/or Grammar (SPaG) related piece of work.

Continuing from Year 1, the children are taught to read accurately by blending the sounds in words that contain the graphemes taught so far, especially the alternative sounds for graphemes. By the end of Year 2, a child should be able to read books written at an age-appropriate interest level with accuracy. They should also be able to read at a speed that is sufficient for a child to focus on understanding what is read rather than sounding out individual words.

Writing and SPaG in Year Two

Throughout Year 2, children will have the opportunity to learn and develop their key skills of writing. By the end of Year 2 we would like all children to spell words in a phonetically plausible way, even if sometimes it is incorrect. They should be able to write down ideas that have been composed orally and letters should be orientated correctly. They should be able to use age-appropriate vocabulary, grammar and punctuation concepts correctly.

Maths in Year Two

 Our curriculum map outlines our maths learning throughout the year. In regards to number, children will be taught to compare and order numbers from 0 up to 100 and to use place value and number facts to solve problems. 

In measures, children will be encouraged to solve simple problems in a practical context involving addition and subtraction of money including giving change. 

In fractions they will learn how to recognise, find, name and write fractions 1/4, 1/3, 2/4 and 3/4 of a length, shape and set of objects or quantity.

In multiplication and division they will recall and use multiplication and division facts for the 2, 5 and 10 times table including recognising odd and even numbers. They will also solve problems involving multiplication and division.

 

Have a look at what we have been learning in Year Two!