Welcome to Year 2
P.E. days are Monday and Friday.
Please make sure your child has their kit in school.
Please ensure your child reads each day at home and that you sign this in their reading record too so we can praise them for this. They will bring home a reading book each day and be listened to at school as much as possible too. Please encourage them to use ‘special friends, Fred talk, read the word’ when reading words!
In Year 2, we are looking forward to making lots of progress and learning and discovering new things!
The topics and subjects we have covered so far are:
Maths- Place Value
English-Read Write Inc and independent writing
Times Tables- 2 times tables, 5 times tables and 10 times tables
PE- Ball control, throwing and catching
Science- Living Things and Their Habitats
Music- Pulse, Rhythm and Pitch
As we start these new topics they will be added to our list so you can see the enjoyable things we have been learning about.
In maths we follow ‘Maths No Problem!’ We work on our maths each lesson in a structured way to help us learn. Our lessons look like this:
- Exploration –this allows children to explore a problem themselves first and discuss the steps to reach the answer and not solely focus on the answer
- Structured discussion – we then have a discussion to share the steps and explain what we would do to reach the specific strategy to help with our lesson and address any misconceptions
- Questions to challenge thinking – we question each other frequently throughout the lesson; this helps us to be independent learners and deepens our understanding. A variety of questions are used, such as: How do you know? Can you prove it? Are you sure? Is that right? What’s the same/different about? Can you explain that? What does your partner think? Can you imagine?
- Discussion and feedback– we have opportunities to talk to our partners and explain/clarify our thinking throughout the lesson.
Celebrating Our Achievements!
Every week we love to celebrate all the incredible things we have done. We look for people in our class who have shown our school values, had a fantastic attitude towards their learning and shown a super effort throughout the week.
We can’t wait to share all of our achievements with you too!