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Year 2 is the final year of Key Stage One, which means the children are in their last year of the infants. We prepare children for the bigger challenges of Key Stage Two and work towards a more independent and reflective approach to learning.

Every term we have a new theme, around which most of the learning is planned, and we focus on reading particular authors during the end of the day story. Literacy is always linked to the theme and is taught using quality texts, lots of partner talk, and many opportunities for shared as well as independent writing.

Children continue on the Read Write Inc programme, which they started in Reception. Many of them complete this during Year 2 and we extend their literacy skills during this first hour of the day through structured spelling and writing practice as well as exploring longer chapter books in small groups to improve their comprehension.

Numeracy  is taught with a high focus on Number and Calculation with lots of discussion and opportunities for children to extend their learning and prove it!

Most of all, learning is fun! Independent thinking skills, evaluation of their own progress and working collaboratively are all highly valued in Year 2,  to enable children to move on confidently to the Juniors.

12th October

This week we have been adapting our own Pokemon reports. Here is the class version… Miss Ward has been challenging us to improve our vocabulary choices. We have been inspirational and have been starting to choosing more ambitious words in our writing. In Maths clinic we have been playing our dice games to improve our…

5th October

On Monday morning, we set off to Sainbury’s bakery. We enjoyed learning about how bread and cakes are made. Katie explained how the machines have special attachments in case of a fire. Here we are back at school making ‘Great Fire of London’ cakes… This week, we have started our new English unit on Pokemon.…

Year 2 – 28th September

We have been working extremely hard planning, writing and publishing our adapted stories this week. We used the model text Little Red Riding Hood and created a class version called Little Ginger Cat. We chose this title because there has been a little ginger cat wandering around our school grounds. Our own titles include: Little Blue…

The last hurdle…

What a busy couple of weeks it has been! In English, we have been planning our adapted story based on Pie Corbett’s ‘Gussie goes bonkers.’ Next week we will be writing our versions. In Maths, we have been revisiting fractions. In Music, we have been learning and rehearsing our Graduation songs. In Science, we have been thinking…