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Year TWO

Welcome to Seahorse Class!

Our teacher is Mrs Andrews l.andrews@kings-hill.kent.sch.uk Our teaching assistants are Mrs Hatful, Mrs Gasson and Mrs Denby-Jones.

  

Welcome to Turtle Class!

Our teacher is Miss Valentine r.valentine@kings-hill.kent.sch.uk Our teaching assistants are Miss Stone and Mrs Crowe

 

Autumn Term 2019

 Welcome to Year 2! We hope you have all had a relaxing Summer break and are ready to start the new school year.

As an introduction to Year 2 we will be reading Dougal’s Deep Sea Diary in English,   investigating our class animals and finding out information about life under the sea. We will continue to develop and master all of the skills gained in Year 1 through a variety of rich key texts, exploring different types of story and genre. We will be investigating both fiction and non-fiction texts to help develop our spelling, punctuation and grammar. We will develop our writing fluency throughout the term, thinking about the use of expanded noun phrases to make our writing both descriptive and exciting. Throughout the term, we will be learning about different sentence types including; statements, questions and commands and applying this when writing. This term in Guided Reading we will be introducing comprehension activities to help children understand how we can answer questions effectively. We will continue to echo-read with the children to develop fluency, whilst investigating the language and structure of a variety of texts.

In Maths we will be exploring place value through mathematical manipulatives. We will be making sure that 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. We will also be consolidating our knowledge and understanding of multiplication with a particular focus on our 2s, 5s, 10s and 3 times tables.

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

Click here to see our weekly timetable for Seahorse Class and Turtle Class 

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

Curriculum Maps

Term 1 curriculum map

 

Curriculum newsletters

Term 1 curriculum newsletter

 

Creative Home Learning

Term 1 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!