Welcome to Year 2!
Your children will be taught this year by Miss Sature (2KS), Miss Faulkner (2EF) and Mrs Kerr/Mrs Goddard (2QG). We also have a range of talented Teaching Assistants supporting the children.
Year 2 is a busy and exciting year, which will provide the children with a range of engaging and stimulating learning opportunities to explore all areas of the curriculum. They will build on skills and learning in Year 1 and be given regular challenges to move their thinking on. Your children will be encouraged to become more independent in their learning and take ownership of it. We continually encourage children to evaluate their own successes and support them with their next steps. We strive to ensure that each child can reach their potential and develop an enjoyment for learning.
We will be teaching a range of exciting topics this half term, which will largely incorporate our History and Geography objectives. The children will also take part in Science, Music, Art, ICT and RE on a weekly basis which will mainly have links with our Topic learning. Physical Education also forms a large part of our curriculum, and children will partake in an Indoor and Outdoor PE session every week. Our PE sessions are as follows: 2KS – Wednesday (Indoor), Tuesday (Outdoor); 2EF- Thursday (Indoor), Tuesday (Outdoor); 2QG – Monday (Indoor), Tuesday (Outdoor). Our educational trips will enhance the children’s learning and bring it to life.
Our English sessions are largely text-based, where children are encouraged to use good examples from real stories and texts and adapt them to create their own. We encourage learning of texts to provide the children with examples of good sentence structures and vocabulary. In writing, we focus largely on good use of spelling, punctuation and grammar, whilst also encouraging extra detail through the use of adjectives and adverbials of time. Handwriting is also extremely important and we do encourage the children to use joined handwriting early on in the year. In Reading, children will consolidate the phonics sounds learnt in Year 1, with a greater emphasis now on developing comprehension skills.
The focus in Maths for Year 2 will be on mental arithmetic and developing problem solving skills and strategies. The children’s learning will be extended and challenged with new methods of calculation and problems to apply them within. We are looking for children to be successful in explaining their reasoning when approaching problems in maths. In Year 2 the children will learn their times tables using games and songs, they are encouraged to know the 2, 3, 5 and 10 times tables by the end of the year.
We highly value the work that you do at home and our home-school partnership is very important to us. We are always happy to discuss any questions or concerns that you may have. We look forward to sharing your child’s successes with you.
Year 2 Photography
During the spring half term Year 2 learnt about photography in their ICT lessons. The theme was ' Nature'. With help from Ms Leach and Mr. Rushton, the children practised taking photographs then visited the wild area to choose their subject and take their own photographs. They then edited their pictures and used pic collage to show their work at its best.
We are so pleased with the results, we wanted to share them with the community and have entered the photographs into a competition being run by Bud Garden Centre in Burnage!
Please enjoy having a look at the children's fabulous work .
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