Welcome to our class page. We are a Year 2 class eager to share our learning and achievements, so please make sure to come back and check out our page to explore and celebrate these with us throughout our school year.
This term our topic ‘journeys’ continues, as we venture further afield, exploring the wider world around us. We spent some time focusing on key geographical language to support our understanding in our Geography learning. Words such as: continent, country, county, state and city. Once we had defined these key words we felt much more confident when applying these to our work.
We began naming and locating the 7 continents and 5 oceans in the world. We spotted which continent we live in, discussing how small the UK is in comparison to other countries around the world. We spent some time focusing on the UK, identifying the four countries and their capital cities. We discussed that each country is divided up into counties, as we located Kent.
Next we will be learning about the USA, as we identified that our main character from ‘The Wizard of Oz’ is from America.
In English this term we have been using our learning about grammar and punctuation to support our writing. We have been learning how to write an effective character description. We begun the term with a ‘cold’ writing task, no initial support to guide us through what an effective description entails. We were able to reflect on these when we came to the end of our unit of work. The quality of writing progressed a great deal, upon identifying the use of various literary techniques. Features such as paragraphs to sequence our writing, adjectives, adverbs, conjunctions, similes… the list goes on and on! The learning that’s taken place is astounding, the vocabulary that’s been used is incredible! Massive well done Owls!
Take a look for yourself…
Each day we have dedicated time to develop skills within our curriculum, from taught to applied sessions. These include guided reading and comprehension tasks, Maths Mastery and spelling activities. These sessions allow us to deepen our knowledge and understanding of key skills, ready to apply these to our wider curriculum.
As a school we have various subscriptions to some incredibly resourceful websites, aiming to support and engage children in their learning. In school we use DB Primary, as an online classroom. We have access to TT Rockstars – a website used to promote fluency in times tables. We also have access to Spelling Shed – a website used to promote fluency in spelling.
These websites are used within school, as all children have their own accounts with their own unique logins. If you wish to access these sites at home, that would be EXCELLENT! The sites have gameplay modes, making learning fun and accessible for all.
You will find your child’s login for each site in the back of their reading record. If you have any issues accessing any website, or any issues with logins then please don’t hesitate to inform us so we can sort this as soon as possible.
Year 2 – End of Key Stage 1
Year 2 is a pivotal year in Primary School, an end of Key Stage 1 whilst ensuring we are prepared for Key Stage 2. This therefore means Key Stage 1 SATs. This year we are lucky to have a dedicated Year 2 class, which allows us to readily prepare for such events. We do not want the Key Stage 1 SATs to be a means of ‘stress’ and a time of worry. We approach these as ‘special quizzes’ for the children, a time for them to showcase and celebrate what they have learnt and what they know. Please see the attached document to explore the end of Key Stage 1 targets. These targets are what the children are assessed against throughout the year.