Year 2 

Class Teacher – Mr J Edwards

Learning Support Assistants – Mrs K Wiles

The Curriculum Expectations

Welcome to Year 2.  In Year 2, we love to learn and to explore imaginative ideas.  Through our engaging mini-mission work, we learn how to be historians, scientists, geographers and artists. 

Autumn Term Mini-Missions:

Rainbow Fish         Happy, Healthy Me         The Empty Pot         Discovering RE          Pioneers, New Frontiers

 

 

 

Spring Term Mini-Missions:

Town Mouse, Country Mouse         Through The Keyhole            London's Burning                Discovering RE   

 

 

Marvellous Materials

Summer Term Mini-Missions:

Round The World With The Three Bears      Discovering RE        Neverland        Discovering RE         Enterprise

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Learning Together

 

Reading and Spelling 

Year 2 will take part in reading and spelling for 20 minutes each day. They will be issued with individualised spelling books to practise their spellings at home. We appreciate all the support you will give them to help practise at home in preparation for their fortnightly spelling checks. Reading books and reading diaries are needed in school every day so there is every opportunity to develop your children's reading skills.

 

PE

Year 2 have PE lessons every Wednesday and Thursday.  Sessions may be completed outside so tracksuits and trainers are advised. Earrings must not be worn for PE.  

 

Music 

Music is delivered to Year 2 by 'Rock It' Music. We are currently developing our music skills using steel pans, keyboards and ukuleles.

The End of Year Expectations for Year 2 - An Overview 

Outlined below is an overview of the end of year expectations for a child in year two. All the objectives will be worked on throughout the year and will be the focus of teaching and learning. Any extra support you can provide in helping your children to achieve these is greatly valued.

Reading

  • Secure at phase 6 phonics.

  • Read ahead to help with fluency & expression.

  • Comment on plot, setting & characters in familiar & unfamiliar stories.

  • Recount main themes & events.

  • Comment on structure of the text.

  • Use commas, question marks & exclamation marks to vary expression.

  • Read aloud with expression & intonation.

  • Recognise speech marks and contractions. 

  • Identify past/present tense.

  • Use a contents and an index to locate information.

Writing

  • Write different kinds of sentence: statement, question, exclamation, command.

  • Use expanded noun phrases to add description & specification.

  • Write using subordination (when, if, that, because).

  • Correct & consistent use of present tense & past tense.

  • Correct use of verb tenses.

  • Correct & consistent use of capital letters, full stops question marks, exclamation marks.  

  • Use commas in a list.

  • Use an apostrophe in contractions. 

  • Introduction of speech marks.

  • Write under headings.

  • Evidence of diagonal & horizontal strokes to join handwriting.

Mathematics

  • Compare & order numbers up to 100.

  • Read & write all numbers to 100 in digits & words.

  • Say 10 more/less than any number to 100.

  • Count in multiples of 2, 3 & 5 & 10 from any number up to 100.

  • Recall & use multiplication & division facts for 2, 5 & 10 tables.

  • Recall & use +/- facts to 20.

  • Derive & use related facts to 100.

  • Recognise place value of any 2-digit number.

  • Add and subtract:

    • 2-digit numbers & ones

    • 2-digit numbers & tens

    • two 2-digit numbers

    • three 1-digit numbers

  • Recognise & use inverse (+/-).

  • Calculate & write multiplication & division calculations using multiplication tables.

  • Recognise & use inverse (x/÷).

  • Recognise, find, name & write 1/3; 1/4; 2/4; 3/4.

  • Recognise equivalence of simple fractions.

  • Tell time to five minutes, including quarter past/to.