The engaging topics we study over the year enable the children to develop key knowledge and skills in all subjects through a cross-curricular, imaginative learning approach. Over the course of this term, our topic will be ‘Street Detectives’. In this topic, we are going to explore both the history and the geography of our school and local area. We will be taking a closer look at the shops and services currently on offer before being able to design and create our own! We can’t wait to become detectives and to begin our investigations!
In mathematics, we use the ‘Maths No Problem’ scheme which builds children’s mathematical skills alongside their thinking, reasoning and problem-solving skills. There are many parts to the lesson, allowing time for children to discuss and develop a range of methods to solve questions and achieve a greater depth of mathematical understanding.
A range of stimulating and topic-based texts are used to teach English. Reading and studying various genres, including poetry and non-fiction books, provide a basis for children to develop their writing skills and imagination alongside improving their spelling, grammar and vocabulary. When used together our Year 2 prove themselves to be talented and passionate writers.
Reading is taught through a systematic approach to phonics using the Read Write Inc. scheme where the children will participate in daily lessons during which their phonic knowledge is developed and applied enabling children to read with fluency and expression. Books are carefully matched to the reading ability of the children to allow them to build their fluency as well as their understanding of the texts they have read.