Welcome to Year 2
We also have our own Learning Wall - see link below. We use the resources on the Wall to research out topics and curriculum work in school. Please use these resources at home to further develop your child's learning.
For Your Information
In addition to the above information about homework we now have 'Homework Books'. Each child has a reading comprehension book and a maths book. These come home every Wednesday and need returning to school, when they have been completed, the following Monday or Tuesday so that they are ready for us to mark in class on the Wednesday before they come home again. Please check Class Dojo for which pages need to be completed each week.
Year 2 Maths Overview
Year 2 PSHE Overview
Year 2 SATs Information
Structure of the Tests
Information for Parents
The government has now cancelled Year 2 SATs for this academic year. However, we will still continue to assess the children during our whole school assessment weeks.
Year 2 Curriculum Overview
During this term our topic in Year 2 is all about different stories by the same author. For this we will be looking at the 'Katie Morag' story books by Mairi Hedderwick. We will be reading, performing and writing our own stories. We will also use the setting of these stories to look at how life on a small Scottish island is different to where we live and we will be looking at some of the geographical features of islands. As Lockdown prevented us from doing some of our Science and Art in the previous term we will also be looking at and growing our own plants and we will be exploring what animals need to survive. We will also be using all of this half term's learning as inspiration for lots of creative artwork.
Our Class Novel
This half term we will be reading 'Fearless Fairy Tales'. This book is filled with lots of well known fairy tales, but they all have a twist. As a class we will spend time retelling the original versions of the stories before we enjoy and share our opinions on the versions in this text.
Our Chosen Reading Scheme
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Our Chosen Phonics Scheme
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