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Year 2

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Class Information Year 2

Staff:

Class Teacher – Mrs Bradley

Mrs Sullivan (Part-time Higher Level Teaching Assistant) and Mrs Houghton (Part-time Higher Level Teaching Assistant).

Topics:

Autumn 1: Magnificent Maya

Autumn 2: Eco-warriors

Spring Term: Traders and Raiders

Summer 1: Britain at war

Summer 2: On our doorstep 

Maths:

·       Pupils are encouraged to use the full range of calculation strategies they have been taught in previous classes with a focus on pictorial representations.

·       Mathematical reasoning and fluency is taught by giving the children access to a range of activities in differing contexts.

·       Problem solving forms a regular part of our weekly maths lessons.

·       Pupils are encouraged to extend and solidify their learning by answering challenges and targets throughout the week.

·       2, 5 and 10 times tables facts should be recalled quickly and accurately. Times tables knowledge is important in underpinning all aspects of mathematical knowledge needed in this class.

  • After 2, 5 and 10 times tables are secure children will move onto 3, 4 and 8 times tables.

English:

·       We follow the Literary Curriculum in our English lessons.

·       We base all work, reading and writing, around one or two books and we focus on those books for around 3-4 weeks.

·       Short phonics lessons are taught every day, following the Songs of Sounds scheme, which follows on from their learning in Year 1.

·       Pupils are given reading days; this is when they will be listened to by an adult. 

Spelling:

·        Spellings are given out on a Friday and the pupils are tested the following Friday. Not only are they tested on the spelling, but also the meaning of the word in context.

·        Spellings are put on spelling shed each week for children to practise at home.

Homework:

·       Homework is only set if children need extra help with a particular area of their learning, it will be given out on a Friday and is due back the following Wednesday.

·       Pupils are expected to read every day at least 3 times a week for 20 minutes. Parents are encouraged to listen to children read as often as possible and sign their reading record with comment on how the child has read. Pupils are encouraged to read a wide variety of books as well as their school reading book.

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