Year 2 Teacher
Welcome to Year 2
Welcome to Year 2 at Holy Family with Miss Holme and Mrs Lynch.
We hope that during the year you will enjoy finding out about all the wonderful things we will be learning about in our lessons.
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This half term we will be covering:
Our topic this half term will be ‘Fire Fire!’. During this topic in History we will be finding out about what happened in the lead up to the Great Fire of London in 1666 and the role of key people such as Samuel Pepys and King Charles II. We will also be looking into why the fire spread the way it did and how it influenced the way our houses are built today.
This half term we will be looking at diary entries through reading the text, ‘Toby and the Great Fire of London’. From this we will write our own diaries and newspaper reports.
In our writing we will focus on writing in the past tense using correct punctuation, as well as using adjectives, time connectives (First, next, after that, etc).
We will also learn how to use conjunctions and pronouns to extend and link our sentences.
Children will be encouraged in their writing to use co-ordination (and, or, but) to write compound sentences.
They will also attempt to use sub-ordination (when, if, that, because) to write complex sentences.
We have daily phonic lessons which are carried out through Read Write Inc. We also have daily Guided Reading sessions to look at fluency, comprehension and inference skills.
This half term we will be looking at Place Value, addition and subtraction.
Throughout this year we will be revisiting the year 1 objectives to reinforce previous learning. This will be covered through games and basic skills lessons. We will also do lots of counting in steps of 2, 3, and 5 from 0, and in tens from any number, forward or backward.
This term we will be recognising the place value of each digit in a two-digit number (tens, ones) and will compare and order numbers from 0 up to 100 using < > and =.
We will identify, represent and estimate numbers using different representations, including the number line, read and write numbers to at least 100 in numerals and in words and use place value and number facts to solve problems.
We will then move onto addition and subtraction. Throughout our lessons we will recall and use addition and subtraction facts to 20 fluently, and relate these facts up to 100.
We use the inverse relationship between addition and subtraction and use this to check calculations and solve missing number problems.
We will learn to add and subtract numbers mentally and will use what we have learnt to solve addition and subtraction problems.
Come and See
Our Come and See topics are ‘Beginnings’ where we will explore the many beginnings each day offers.
Our next topic will be ‘Signs and Symbols.’ We will explore our experiences of signs and symbols and will look at signs and symbols used in Baptism.
This is given out every Thursday and is due back the following week. There will be a Maths or an English focus.
Children also have access to Spelling Shed and Times Tables Rockstars, which they need to go onto weekly.
Our P.E. this term will be on Tuesdays
On this day children must come to school dressed in their P.E. kits or tracksuit.
We look forward to working with your children this year!
Miss Holme and Mrs Lynch