In Year 2 we follow the national curriculum. This comprises of eleven subjects: English, Mathematics, Information and Communication Technology, History, Geography, Art and Design, Music, Design and Technology, P.E. and Personal, Social, Health and Citizenship Education.
During Year 2 the children will be encouraged to become more independent which will include sorting out their belongings in the morning and at the end of the day. At the end of the day we also encourage the children to look for the adult picking them up rather than relying on an adult to direct them to the adult.
Your child will be given a reading log and told which colour band to choose book from. These books are stored in the classroom and the children quickly get into a routine of changing their books when they come into class in the morning. We recommend that you read with your child a minimum of 5 times a week and record this in their reading log. We have a reading challenge where by the children gain 3 credits for 5 reads during the week recorded in their reading log.
Each week your child will have a beat that challenge whereby they complete as many of the 30 questions they can in 3 minutes. This is individualised depending on your child’s knowledge of number bonds and times tables. When your child has gained a score of 25 or above three times in a row they will move up to the next times table. The beat that sheets will come home so that you and your child can see what they need to work on next.
Your child will be given a set of words on a Thursday to learn for the following Thursday. Please practice them at home with your child. Some children will need daily practice and others less frequent sessions. It is also useful to review spellings from previous weeks to consolidate the learning and to ensure these have formed part of your child’s stock of learnt vocabulary.
Most weeks your child will have either a piece of english or maths to complete. This will be handed out on a Friday and due back in on Wednesday.
Miss L Siggins – Class Teacher
Mrs H Foster – Class Teacher