Welcome to Year 2
In Year 2 we provide an exciting curriculum which aims to inspire all of our pupils to rise to the challenges that will enable them to develop their skills and the personal qualities they need, in order to embrace the future with confidence.
In English we will study a variety of different texts including Fiction, Non-Fiction and Poetry. Throughout the year, the children will develop their written skills by taking part in letters and sounds activities, G.P.S (Grammar, Punctuation and Spelling) and daily English lessons. Through daily reading at home and frequently at school either independently, one-to-one, in small groups or whole class, children will develop their sight vocabulary, comprehension and inference skills.
Children will work in smaller groups for Maths which will be led by Mr Richardson, Miss Stead and Mrs Evans. All areas of Maths will be covered during the year, including Number, Geometry, Measurement and Statistics. During Maths lessons, children will begin to learn to solve mathematical problems, reason mathematically and become fluent in mathematical concepts. They will learn to use simple written methods for addition, subtraction, multiplication and division as well as develop mental strategies to solve problems.
Through hands-on, practical lessons including investigations, children will have the opportunity to learn about different topics. They will develop their use of scientific reasoning and begin to draw conclusions from what they have observed.
Topics being covered this term are ‘Fire’ and ‘Famous for more than five minutes’. All our topic work throughout the year incorporates the subjects Art and Design, Design Technology, History and Geography. Science this will taught as a stand-alone subject.
Religious Education is taught in accordance with the Norfolk Agreed Syllabus and reflects the Statement of Entitlement, which can be viewed in school on request. The primary aim of Religious Education is to promote religious literacy through a balanced approach of Philosophy, Theology and Human Science.
In P.E, children will learn key basic skills in different sports including the importance of sportsmanship and working as a team. They will also consider how to use their body to move and balance to create individual and group routines in Dance and Gymnastics. A full P.E. kit is required for every lesson. This includes a light blue polo shirt, black shorts and trainers with optional black tracksuit, jogging bottoms or sweatshirt for the winter months.
In computing lessons, children will learn about topics such as e-safety, digital media, presenting data and word processing. They will also learn about programming and coding using different software on our top of the range iPads and laptops.
The children will visit the school library each week. This year, they will visit the school Library each Wednesday. Please make sure children bring in their library books on our library day each week so that they can be changed. Unfortunately, we are unable to issue a new library book without your child returning their last one.
Spellings will be sent out each Friday to be tested on the following Friday. All homework is now topic related so children will receive a homework leaflet each half term. We do expect each child to complete some of the activities in the homework leaflet and hand them in when they have finished a piece of work. Homework will be displayed in each classroom.