Welcome to Year 2!
During the Summer Term 1, Year 2 will be preparing for their end of key stage assessments. We will be looking at a range of texts including books by the author ‘Anthony Browne’. The children will also be applying the skills they have developed all year round within mathematics in order to problem solve and reason.
During Summer 2 we will be carrying out research about LS Lowry. This will include fun and exciting work based on our local area of Salford. As part of the topic, the children will be encouraged to research this topic using books and ICT. They will learn about differences and similarities between where they live now and how Salford has developed over time. We will carry out art projects and apply our knowledge of Lowry and Salford to some creative writing.
The children are expected to read for approximately 10-15 minutes every night with an entry in the reading record.
Each week the children are given homework for literacy and numeracy in a separate homework book. The literacy may include simple sentence work, poetry writing, story writing or character description. The numeracy work may include simple number work, a shape or money activity or some problem solving. Where possible, homework is linked to the learning at this time either to recap on teaching, practise skills or link to topic work.
It is expected that the child should be able to access their homework with limited support from parents.
In addition to this, the children also receive weekly spellings to learn. They are encouraged to use them in sentences in order to develop understanding.
Homework and spellings are given out on a Monday and expected to be returned by Friday morning.
In addition a list of websites has been recommended for the children to use at home for further study of any subjects covered in class.