Year 2 - Miss L Hofmann
Year 2 Curriculum
Welcome back LHY2. We hope you’ve all had a brilliant Christmas and New Year and are ready for a new year of learning.
Spellings and Homework
Spellings and homework will be given out on Fridays. These have to be returned by Wednesday of the next week, when we also have our spelling test. All the children who have completed their homework will also go into a weekly prize draw.
Your child’s reading book will be changed 3 times a week (Monday, Wednesday and Friday). Please make sure that you write a comment in their reading record to show how they are getting on with the book they have been given. This way, we can make sure that your child is reading the books they can understand and enjoy. You do not always have to read the entire book every night. Focus on 2 pages and talk about the characters, setting and plot in a lot of detail. You might want to take it in turns to read so your child can hear how you read. Please make sure that reading books are in school every day, as your child will read it to an adult at some time throughout the week.
PE is on a Monday and Thursday this term. Please make sure that your child has their kit in school on those days. They should wear a white or blue t-shirt, black shorts or jogging bottoms and a pair of trainers or pumps for outdoor sessions.
Spring 1 Topic – ‘Transport’
During the first part of our Spring term we will be learning about transport and the ways in which travel and transport has changed throughout history. We will learn more about the inventions of cars, trains and aeroplanes and the significant people involved in the development of different types of transport. We hope to visit a railway to investigate how trains were powered in the past compared to today to help us understand how things have changed. In Design Technology we will be exploring simple mechanisms and we will create a vehicle that can move. In Science we will continue to explore the uses of everyday materials and set up a simple investigation to test the suitability of different materials.
In English we will be reading the story ‘Mrs Armitage on Wheels’ by Quentin Blake. We will create our own transport stories inspired by Mrs Armitage’s adventures and use expanded noun phrases, adverbs, co-ordination and sub-ordination to make our stories more interesting. It is important that children are able to construct coherent, well punctuated sentences and that all their letters are formed correctly and sit neatly on the line. We will move on to writing recounts and non-chronological reports later in the term.
In Reading we will be continuing to work in groups to share different types of book. We discuss the things we have read and give our thoughts and feelings about each book. We also try hard to answer questions about stories, thinking about how characters are feeling and why things have happened. The children will continue practising their phonics into year 2 and the high frequency and common exception words. Most of the children will now move on to learn about spelling rules and develop their knowledge of different prefixes and suffixes that we might add to change a word’s meaning.
In Maths we will continue to work on multiplication and division. Looking at arrays to help us understand our times tables and sharing and grouping to help us divide. Next we will move on to studying statistics, looking at charts, pictograms and diagrams. We will finish the term by looking at Geometry and the properties of shape which we will continue into Spring 2.
Please come and see me if you any questions.