Year 2 is a very important year, where children consolidate the skills learnt in Year 1, as well as learn new skills needed to take them into Key Stage 2. At the end of Year 2, the children will take part in end of Key Stage 1 assessments. Our main focuses during the year will be, to build stamina in their writing and develop their rapid recall of number facts to help them to be Year 3 ready.
Supporting your child
Children are introduced to new grammar and spelling rules. They begin to use a larger range of punctuation. Children begin to apply these spelling, punctuation and grammar (SPAG) skills in their own reading and writing. They have opportunities to explore range of text genres, including poems, recounts, and non-chronological reports.
To support your child's reading development, they will have regular opportunities to read to an adult in school. We will provide reading books to take home, which are matched to your child's reading level. It is expected that children spend at least 10 minutes each day reading to an adult at home. Children can also access a range of ebooks using our online reading platform Myon.
Topmarks provides fun, interactive games to allow children to learn and consolidate skills in a variety of key subjects.
Children are introduced to multiplication and division facts for the 1x, 2x, 5x and 10x tables. They are expected to have a rapid recall of these facts so they are ready to move onto the green stage of Tackling Tables (an online programme we use for the teaching of tables) by the end of Year 2.
History - Cycle A
History - Cycle B
Geography- Cycle A
Geography- Cycle B
During Year 2, children gain deeper knowledge and understanding of the commitment Christians and Jews have towards God. Using their understanding of Christianity and Judaism, they begin to gain knowledge of Islam.
Children begin to understand how everyday religious practices, such as prayer, may impact on daily routines. This helps children to grow their Equality and Fairness Antler.