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Year 2

It’s the last year in Key Stage 1, and hopefully a thrilling and fulfilling one! Year 2 brings about a deeper knowledge, more responsibility for those ready to fill big shoes, and a ton of valuable and memorable learning experiences that will make school life enjoyable and meaningful. I’m sure you will be as excited as I am to learn new times tables, find out about our countries Kings and Queens, and plant and grow this year.

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. 

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.

 

What the teacher says:

It’s an exciting time for Year 2 as they begin a busy year with wide-ranging topics which will see them build on prior learning and become more independent as they prepare to transition into KS2. I am delighted to be teaching in this wonderful year group.
Mr Robson

The Spring term 

In this new term, Year 2 children will become avid historians as they explore the English and British monarchy from AD 871 to the present day. Using timelines, information about royal palaces, portraits and other historical sources, they will build up an understanding of the monarchs and then research six of the most significant sovereigns. 

What the children say:

I am so excited for me and my friends to be in Year 2 now because we get to learn about even more things (Maisey). I can’t wait to do lots of fun things in maths and P.E. (Riley)

Find full curriculum information and knowledge organisers here.