Year 2
Year 2
Year 2
Year 2

YEAR 2

Welcome to the Year 2 page!

LITERACY

This term we will be focusing on the story 'Zoo' by Antony Browne. We will be creating a range of text types including poster, information leaflets, animal fact files and character descriptions. In grammar we will continue to focus on sentence types i.e. commands, statements, questions and exclamations. As part of this theme we are having a talk from Cats Protection in the second half of the term. 

MATHEMATICS

In mathematics this half term, the main focus is calculations, which will then lead onto fractions, multiplication and division. We will be looking at dividing and multiplying by 2, 5 and 10.  

SCIENCE

In science we are going to be describing how living things are classified into broad groups according to common observable characteristics and based on similarities and differences, including microorganisms, plants and animals. As well as giving reasons for classifying plants and animals based on specific characteristics.

RELIGIOUS EDUCATION

This term we are going to be exploring Holy Week and Easter, with emphasis on how Christians show their beliefs as Jesus; saviour to church worship. In addition, we will be exploring and defining what a parable is and exploring the story of 'The Lost Son'.

Computing

In computing Year 2 have used ICT to create electronic story books with their own pages from the book Oliver's Vegetables, they have illustrated their pages and typed the text.  After using beebots to practice entering their own instructions the children have learnt to enter their own algorithms and moved on to using logo on j2e.com to program patterns.This term we are looking at 'Technology in our Lives' and are exploring the benefits of using technology and finding information online and how to identify what is and isn't real on the internet.

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. 

https://www.j2e.com/j2code/

A site all about coding, it included a number of coding platforms for logo, visual coding and many more.

KS1 SATs presentation 21st February 2018

Year 1 and 2 Team Meeting Sep 2017