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Literacy

This year we will be working hard to improve our literacy skills in speaking and listening, reading, writing and spelling. Some of the things we will be focusing on in Year Two are; 

Reading

§  read most words quickly and accurately, without overt sounding and blending, when they have been frequently encountered

§  re-read books, sounding out unfamiliar words accurately, to build up fluency and confidence in word reading

§  develop pleasure in reading, motivation to read, vocabulary and understanding by listening to, discussing and expressing views about a wide range of contemporary and classic poetry, stories and non-fiction at a level beyond that at which he/she can read independently

§  develop pleasure in reading, motivation to read, vocabulary and understanding by discussing the sequence of events in books and how items of information are related

§  develop pleasure in reading, motivation to read, vocabulary and understanding by becoming increasingly familiar with and retelling a wider range of stories, fairy stories and traditional tales

§  understand both the books that he/she can already read accurately and fluently and those that he/she listens to by checking that the text makes sense to him/her as he/she reads and corrects inaccurate reading

§  understand both the books that he/she can already read accurately and fluently and those that he/she listens to by answering and asking questions

§  explain and discuss his/her understanding of books, poems and other material, both those that he/she listens to and those that he/she reads for himself/herself

Writing

§  write for different purposes to develop positive attitudes and stamina for writing

  • make simple additions, revisions and corrections to his/her own writing by proof-reading to check it makes sense and for errors in spelling, grammar and punctuation
  • use subordination (using when, if, that, because) and co-ordination (using or, and, but)
  • use expanded noun phrases for description and specification
  • make the correct choice and make consistent use of present tense and past tense throughout writing
  • use capital letters, full stops, question marks and exclamation marks to demarcate sentences consistently in his/her writing
  • use commas to separate items in a list
  • use apostrophes to mark where letters are missing in spelling and to mark singular possession in nouns =

§  understand the following terminology: Noun, noun phrase. Statement, question, exclamation, command. Compound, suffix. Adjective, adverb, verb. Tense (past, present). Apostrophe, comma

  • spell by segmenting spoken words into phonemes and representing these by graphemes, spelling many correctly
  • spell by learning new ways of spelling phonemes for which one or more spellings are already known, and learn some words with each spelling, including a few common homophones
  • form lower-case letters of the correct size relative to one another
  • write capital letters and digits of the correct size, orientation and relationship to one another and to lower case letters

 

MATHS

 

We will be working hard in all areas of Maths and will be learning lots of new things in a variety of ways, using computers, working in pairs or groups.  We will be focusing on;

 

Number:

Number and Place Value

Addition and Subtraction

Multiplication and Division Fractions

§  count in steps of 2, 3, and 5 from 0, and in tens from any number, forward and backward

§  recognise the place value of each digit in a two-digit number (tens, ones)

§  compare and order numbers from 0 up to 100; use <, > and = signs

§  read and write numbers to at least 100 in numerals and in words

§  use place value and number facts to solve problems

§  solve problems with addition and subtraction using concrete objects and pictorial representations, including those involving numbers, quantities and measures

§  solve problems with addition and subtraction applying his/her increasing knowledge of mental and written methods

§  recall and use addition and subtraction facts to 20 fluently, and derive and use related facts up to 100

§  show that addition of two numbers can be done in any order (commutative) and subtraction of one number from another cannot

§  recognise and use the inverse relationship between addition and subtraction and use this to check calculations and solve missing number problems

§  recall and use multiplication and division facts for the 2, 5 and 10 multiplication tables, including recognising odd and even numbers

§  solve problems involving multiplication and division, using materials, arrays, repeated addition, mental methods, and multiplication and division facts, including problems in contexts

§  recognise, find, name and write fractions 1/3, 1/4, 2/4 and 3/4 of a length, shape, set of objects or quantity

Measurement

§  choose and use appropriate standard units to estimate and measure length/height in any direction (m/cm); mass (kg/g); temperature (°C); capacity (litres/ml) to the nearest appropriate unit, using rulers, scales, thermometers and measuring vessels

§  solve simple problems in a practical context involving addition and subtraction of money of the same unit, including giving change

§  tell and write the time to five minutes, including quarter past/to the hour and draw the hands on a clock face to show these times

Geometry

§  compare and sort common 2-D and 3-D shapes and everyday objects

§  use mathematical vocabulary to describe position, direction and movement, including movement in a straight line and distinguishing between rotation as a turn and in terms of right angles for quarter, half and three-quarter turns (clockwise and anti-clockwise)

Statistics

§  interpret and construct simple pictograms, tally charts, block diagrams and simple tables

§  ask and answer questions about totalling and comparing categorical data

 

 

Click on the link below to view the year 2 Curriculum Overview and Framework.
Click on the link below to view the End of KS1 Assessment Information.

Useful Information

PE

PE days are TUESDAY and THURSDAY but we may do sports activities at other times too!

It is a good idea to keep your PE kit in school and take it home at the end of each half term to be washed, that way you will never miss a PE lesson, club or special sports activity.

 

HOMEWORK

 

Spellings

Given and tested every Wednesday

Please take time to learn these at home and make sure your child has their spelling book in school every Wednesday.

Reading

Ongoing – this should be happening every night. Please make sure you write in your Reading Record every time you read. Reading books should be in school everyday.

Other Homework

Given on Friday to be handed in on Wednesday.

Helping your child to read link 
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