Wonder, Believe, Shine & Achieve - Welcome to Year 2!
During the Autumn Term 1, Year 2 will be working on the Topic of London. This will include reading a new story every week, which will inspire the children to write their own stories, newspaper reports, recounts and poetry. As part of the Topic, the children will do a study of the River Thames and map work on the City of London. In Autumn Term 2, the children’s Topic will focus on The Great Fire of London in which the children will travel back in time using ‘Mantle of the Expert’ to discover the effects the fire had in 1666 and the impact on modern day life including the development of the Fire Service.
In Maths, the children will be looking at place value (2 digit numbers), counting and comparing numbers 1-100 and counting up in 2s, 3s, 5s and 10s. The children will also look at adding and subtracting two 2-digit numbers.
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 Friday and expected to be returned by Wednesday morning.