Year 2 is all about having a go, practising and learning through our mistakes. We will be working on the qualities of resilience and perseverance to develop a 'I can't do it...yet' approach to learning where everyone can achieve success.
As the children get older and mature, we will be expecting them to become more independent in their learning and take more responsibility for organising their belongings. For example, asking a peer before putting their hand up for adult support, changing their own reading books.
Over the year, we focus on six exciting topics: Fantastic Beasts and Wonderlust (Autumn term), Marvellous Materials and Super Heroes (Spring term) and Astonishing Adventures and Let's Celebrate (Summer term). All subjects are taught through these themes, using a cross-curricular approach to immerse and engage the children in their learning. See Curriculum maps below. We welcome children bringing in anything from home that would enrich our topic. There are a number of enrichment days across the year that cover a wide variety of subjects (e.g. African cafe, Local area walks, African drumming workshop). Details will be sent out nearer these dates.
English and Maths activities will be sent home on Fridays. This home learning will consolidate what the children have been learning in class during the week. Please return the home learning on Wednesdays so new activities can be distributed. Regular reading and mental maths practise will also support your child's progress.
Finally, if you would like to offer to help / support in the classroom (e.g. hearing readers, supporting in Numeracy please talk to your child's class teacher. We are always extremely grateful for any offers.
Year 2 team