In the Year 2, we work hard and we have lots of fun with our learning. We are a team and we take collective responsibility for our learning behaviour and respect for our resources and belongings; therefore, as well as the individual learning point system, we have a class marble jar which is reward for great learning and impeccable behaviour from the whole class. When this is full the class earn a prize from our class prize draw. Y2 also take pride in their work and for amazing presentation skills children will earn ‘learning points’ which the children can use towards the weekly class raffle.
In year 2 we refer to our VCOP superheroes to help us with our writing, as we look for children to begin to write varied and interesting sentences. Children will have the opportunity to write different genres and practice their handwriting, spellings and Vocabulary.
We follow the whole school White Rose Maths programme, with the focus on the instant recall of basic number facts. Children will be focusing on Place Value and number recall as Knowing these will allow children to understand more complex problems using bigger numbers as they move through school.
Our first topic in Y2 is ‘What a Wonderful World’ This topic covers the science geography, history, art, music, and DT areas of the curriculum and will last up until Christmas. After Christmas you will be updated on our new learning topic. It is going to be kept as a secret until then
Spelling and maths homework is given out weekly, with some evidence of having completed it due back by the following Thursday. Spellings will be tested weekly and used to identify gaps in children’s phonetic knowledge and spelling patterns. Reading books will be sent home on a Monday and are due back on a Thursday.