St Mary's C.E. Primary School

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Welcome to Year 2

This year we have two straight year 2 classes owing to the larger cohort. The year 2 classes are:

Willow and Apple

You can click on the class names to find out information specific to the class. This web page shows what we are learning, class news and some useful links.

 In Class we are learning...

 

Termly Overview Term 1 Year 2 by Anonymous Xb5EVfWG on Scribd

 

Literacy

In term 1 we will be focusing on reinforcing skills children learnt in Year 1 regarding writing simple sentences with correct punctuation. 

There will be an emphasis on spelling of common exception words this year, with children expected to spell most of the 64 words by Term 5.  We will be teaching children a range of activities that they can do at home to help practise their spellings.

Term 1 will also begin with 2 weeks of cursive (joined) handwriting lessons.  As a school we introduce cursive handwriting in Year 2 and expect many children to be using it by the end of the year.  It is important that children take pride in their presentation and cursive handwriting also helps with learning spellings, as children can learn the handwriting patterns.

Term 1 will also include a text based unit on The Three Billy Goats Gruff, developing children's ability to write sequences of sentences and use description. 

Mathematics

During week 1, we will be practising writing numerals correctly and counting to 100. 

During week 2, We will be learning to count to 100. We will be partitioning 2 digit numbers into tens and ones. We will be partioning numbers in different ways. We will also be ordering and comparing numbers. 

 

Computing

 In term 1, we will be learning to log onto the computers and use basic word processing packages.

 

Theme

In Term 1 our theme is Dr Dolittle.  We will be learning about animals and health through these key questions:

 

Religious Education 

SEAL 

Value -  Friendship

For activities at home, here are some websites you may find useful: 

Here are some websites to practise literacy activities with your child at home.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/ks1/literacy/ - Lots of great activities based on building sentences, connectives, punctuation and more. 

http://www.ictgames.com/literacy.html - Spellings games

http://resources.woodlands-junior.kent.sch.uk/interactive/literacy2.htm - Loads of activities divided into Grammar games (for practicing using a range of words in writing) and Punctuation games (for using a range of punctuation in the correct places).

http://languagearts.k12flash.com/index.html - A selection of games for practically every area of Literacy!

We also have a range of word mats that we use in class, click on the red words to open the mats.  You can use these at home to help develop your childs language.  You could give them an opener, an adjective and/or a connective to put into their own sentence, talk about the meaning of unknown words or challenge them to change their sentences using more interesting words   

Here are some useful websites for practising maths activities with your children at home

http://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/maths/fun-activities/ - Lots of fun activities set for different age groups.http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/laac/numbers/chi.shtml - Good for addition and subtraction.http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/numbertime/ - Good for recognising numbers, ordering, and printables.http://www.mathplayground.com/ - Good timed flashcards for addition/subtraction.http://www.woodlands-junior.kent.sch.uk/maths/ -Lots of activities for different areas of maths.http://www.skillstrainer.co.uk/ - You need to register for this site but it is free. There are good addition, subtraction, multiplication and division.http://www.channel4learning.com/sites/puzzlemaths/games_menu.shtml - Good number problems playing around with addition/subtraction.http://uk.ixl.com/math/years - Good for a huge variety of skills and focused for different year groups.http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/typing/flash/stage7.shtml (Keyboard Typing)  

Reading and spellings 

We have put together some questions which can be used when talking about books with your child at home.  These will help to develop their understanding of the text.  We have grouped these into Questions for developing readers, Questions for reading and Questions for more able readers. click here to see the spellings page. -  If you would like more books to read at home, you can access many different fiction and non-fiction texts by following this link :http://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/Library/Index/?AgeGroup=4.  Please also remember that we do have books which children can take one of at a time, these are found in our class and are levelled by colour.