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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.

 

Summer Term

 We hope you have all had a relaxing and fun Easter break.

English

During term 5 we will be reading fiction and non-fiction books about the Great Fire of London. We will focus on narrative writing, chronological reports and recounts. During Term 6, to link in with our topic of ‘ The History of Zoos,’ we will be reading non-fiction books about animals and the history of zoos. We will also be researching animal welfare and what has improved in this area. We will move onto reading the ‘Giraffe the Pelly and Me’ and link this into creating adverts for our own window cleaning company. 

Maths

During terms 5 and 6 we will be applying the children’s increasing knowledge of mental and written methods to solve reasoning problems with numbers up to 100. We will also be recapping all of the methods we have learnt this year such as column addition and subtraction; multiplication using arrays; division through sharing into groups and problem solving using different calculations.

We will be teaching time, recapping o’clock, looking at half past, quarter past and quarter to. We will move the children on to tell and write the time to five minutes (past and to), including drawing quarter past/to the hour and on a clock face.
We will be teaching position and direction, describing turns, movement, position and making patterns from shapes.

Science

During term 5 our topic will be Plants. The children will have opportunity to observe and describe how seeds and bulbs grow into plants and be able to label the parts of a plant. They will also find out and describe how plants need water, light and a suitable temperature to grow and stay healthy.
In term 6 we will be studying animals and humans. Within this topic we will be looking at different animal habitats, the life cycles of animals and classifying animal groups such as herbivores, reptiles etc. 

For learning in other curriculum areas this term please refer to our curriculum newsletter below.  

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

Terms 3 and 4 curriculum newsletter

Terms 5 and 6 curriculum newsletter

Creative Home Learning

 A Century of Bad Luck Creative Home Learning

Plant Creative Home Learning

 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!