Year 2
Year 2
Year 2
Year 2

YEAR 2

Welcome to the Year 2 page!

LITERACY

The theme for the first half of the Autumn term is 'Food'. We will be exploring a range of text types including instructions, story writing and creating effective posters. Throughout this topic we will explore texts such as 'Oliver's Vegetables' and 'The Little Red Hen' as well as creating a range of yummy treats and healthy meals. The key skills we are focusing on are: noun phrases, extending the use of punctuation to include question marks and exclamation marks as well as introducing word classes such as nouns, adjectives and verbs.

MATHEMATICS

In mathematics this half term, the main focus is place value - within this we will focus on counting in intervals of 2s, 5s, 10s and 3s. This will also include partitioning of a two-digit number into tens and ones; estimating quantities and representing numbers in different forms such as tallies or using a blank number line. 

SCIENCE

This term our topic is 'All Living Things'. This topic will extend and support the children's scientific vocabulary and endorse their understanding surrounding the difference between humans, animals and other living things. During this topic we will be visiting Carymore Environmental Centre, which will also links nicely to Harvest. 

RELIGIOUS EDUCATION

This half term we are going to be focusing on Hinduism. There are lots of exciting activities planned for this topic including celebrating the upcoming festival 'Diwali', in which we will be making a range of arts and crafts, including some traditional meals and treats. Furthermore, we will be focusing on the key features and beliefs that surround the religion Hinduism including the Gods and Goddesses and the story of Rama and Sita.

SPELLINGS/HOMEWORK

Homework and spellings will be set every Friday. Homework will be due in on the following Wednesday. Spelling tests will take place on the following Thursday and will consist of ten words that have followed a sound or spelling pattern taught in the previous week. 

 

Useful websites

www.booksfortopics.com/year-2 

Provides a useful reading list for children that are currently in year 2.

www.phonicsplay.co.uk/Phase6Menu.htm

There are two free interactive games on this website 'Planetary Plurals' and 'Pond Life Plurals' that will relate to spellings rules being taught to your child. 

www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/ks1/ 

A great website, that provides a range of activities covering literacy, numeracy and science. 

 

Year 1 and 2 Team Meeting Sep 2017