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Year TWO

Welcome to Gorilla Class!

Our teacher is Mrs West l.west@kings-hill.kents.ch.uk  and our teaching assistants are Mrs Wood and Mrs English

Welcome to Jaguar Class!

Our teacher is Mr Baker d.baker@kings-hill.kent.sch.uk and our teaching assistants are is Mrs Hudson and Mrs Fitchett

 

 Welcome to Panda Class!

Our teacher is Miss Moore h.moore@kings-hill.kent.sch.uk and our teaching assistant is Mrs Parry.

 

Summer Term

What an exciting summer we have planned! Our focus for Term 5 in English is looking at all the skills we have learnt during the year and applying them to a range of different genres. We will use the wonderful story ‘Burglar Bill’ by Allan Ahlberg to guide us into character descriptions and narrative writing. This is a text that is sure to ignite the children’s learning with Bill’s catchy line  ‘I’ll ave that!’ We will also take the children outside into the woods for some magical inspiration. The children will have the opportunity to make their own fairy/elf house using a range of found and given resources. Then while they are waiting for magic to begin the children will be writing instructions about each step they took. We hope these will be packed full of bossy verbs, time connectives, contractions and maybe an explanatory sentence starting with a ‘what’ or a ‘how’.

In Maths this summer we will be exploring measures. Thinking about how we can apply our understanding of mass, capacity, length and time to a variety of problems and really deepening our knowledge of this skill. We know that the children will have worked very hard up to this point in the term and we will keep activities very practical and use the outside as much as possible.

Our topic in term 5 is a ‘Century of Bad Luck’, where the children will be learning about The Great Fire of London, The Gun Powder plot and the Plague. The children will be making a timeline of events, carrying out drama activities to empathise with characters from the past and carry out DT and art activities involving the Gun Powder Plot and the Great Fire of London.

 For Science, 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.

 Term 6

Our Writing for Term 6 will follow our topic theme of ‘The Zoo’. The children will be given the opportunity to research an endangered animal and then present their findings to the class. They will then learn to present their findings in the form of a factual report. We will end the year with the Roald Dahl text ‘The Giraffe and the Pelly and Me’. We will look at persuasive language, writing for a purpose and how punctuation can change the pattern of a text for a reader.

As part our History focus we will learn about the history of London Zoo, George Wombwell, and how zoos protect many endangered species from extinction.

In Geography we will be learning about continents and oceans and in DT we will be making moving vehicles based on travelling zoos of old.

In Science our focus will be healthy lifestyles. We will be studying how to become healthier through improving our lifestyle choices looking at healthy food and creating a healthy lunchbox. We then will study the positive effects of exercise on our bodies and how staying clean and germ free.

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Curriculum newsletters

Terms 1 and 2 curriculum newsletter

Terms 3 and 4 curriculum newsletter

Terms 5 and 6 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!