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Welcome to Year Two

International Primary Curriculum

Our IPC topic this half term is ‘Seeing The Light’.  The children will be finding out about what causes day and night, how some materials can reflect light, how shadows are made and about different sources of light in our school and local area.

                                                                                         

Maths

At Great Heath Academy we follow the Primary Advantage Maths Programme.  This programme develops children’s understanding of mathematical concepts using concrete, pictorial and abstract approaches.

Click here for some interactive maths games.

This half term we are learning about place value, measuring length, capacity and mass, fractions and using multiplication, division, addition and subtraction in real stories (word problems).

 

Literacy

We have been doing as much Literacy as we can through our IPC topic. This includes poetry, stories and information writing based on the theme.

In SPaG we have been learning about spelling patterns, punctuation and grammar.  This includes learning about different sentence types – exclamation, statement, command and question – and how to punctuate them.

Have a go at adding -ed to verbs in this game!

Reading

READING IS IMPORTANT!!

In Reading we are using some helpful dogs to answer comprehension questions. These dogs are Rex Retriever who retrieves information, Prediction Pip who predicts what might happen next and Sequencing Suki who puts information in the correct order.

Ask your child about ‘metacognition’ and ‘schema’!

 


Please try and listen to your child read daily or as much as possible. This is such an important part of their learning and they need to be confident to read different texts. By the end of Year 2, children should be able to read and write the 300 high frequency words. When you listen to your child read please write it in their yellow Reading Record so we can keep a check on how well they are doing!

Click here for a list of the 100 and 200 high frequency words that your child should be able to read and spell by the end of Year 2.

 

 

There is an amazing free website that you can register with to read a great selection of e-books. These books link with our reading levels and have activities to do after the children have read the book. The website comes with audio, so if your child finds reading challenging try listening to the story first to build confidence.

Give it a go! After all it’s free!!

http://www.oxfordowl.co.uk

 

                                                                                      

 

P.E. kits need to be in school on a Monday, for the whole week.

Water bottles are very important.

Reading books with yellow reading diaries EVERY DAY!

Appropriate clothing for the weather – sun hats in the hot weather and coats for the cold.

 

Remember our school rules

To show respect for each other.

To respect all property and resources.

To always do your best in your learning.

To always be prepared for school.

To take responsibility for your actions.