Friday, 11 September 2020

Year 2 Curriculum Letter

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Headteacher: Mrs L Nicholls


Dear Parents and Carers,

Year Two - Curriculum Newsletter


Welcome back to the new academic year! We are enjoying spending time with the children and returning to school life. We have planned lots of exciting topics and stories to engage the children and we have explained the curriculum we will be following for the first half term below. If you would like any further information please email year12@broadford.havering.sch.uk


Homework:

Our expectation at Broadford is that every child should do the following every night:

·         15 minutes reading to an adult and note in the reading record

·         15 minutes practicing spellings

·         Rehearsing times tables facts (including multiplication and division)


Spellings:

The children will receive spellings each Monday in a spelling book. These words will usually be either ‘red words’ (words that cannot be sounded out) or ‘high frequency words’ (words that they will use in the writing frequently). Please practise these spellings with your child each night. 

Please ensure that your child brings their red spelling book to school every Friday. They will complete their test in the book as this allows you to see their results. We will then send new spellings home in the book each Monday.

You may find that some words come up in the tests more than once. 


Trips and important dates

Unfortunately, because of Covid, we are unable to book our autumn term trips. We are instead looking to bring in workshops where possible and set up ‘experience days’ for the children.


Curriculum Information

We have included a summary of the topics which the children will be covering this half term. If you would like to make any suggestions of what you or your child would like to learn in relation to the topics taught, please get in touch through our Year Two email . We welcome any suggestions you may have.



Yours Sincerely,

 

    Miss Tynan               Miss Hamilton                    Miss Davis 

     Mulberry  Class Teacher Rowan  Class Teacher                     Pine  Class Teacher

     Year Two Lead 






Curriculum Area 

Focus 

Reading 

Phonics‌ ‌

Children‌ ‌will‌ ‌be‌ ‌assessed‌ ‌and‌ ‌grouped‌ ‌across‌ ‌the‌ ‌year‌ ‌group‌ ‌according‌ ‌to‌ ‌their‌ ‌needs for the teaching of Read, Write, Inc our phonics scheme.‌ ‌It‌ ‌is‌ ‌really‌ ‌important‌ ‌children‌ ‌have‌ ‌a‌ ‌good‌ ‌phonic‌ ‌knowledge‌ ‌ and‌ ‌learn‌ ‌to‌ ‌be‌ ‌fluent‌ ‌readers‌ ‌this‌ ‌half‌ ‌term.‌ ‌We‌ ‌ will‌ ‌revise‌ ‌Set‌ ‌2‌ ‌sounds‌ ‌and‌ ‌Set‌ ‌3‌ ‌in‌ ‌class.‌ ‌More‌ ‌information‌ ‌on‌ ‌reading t‌will‌ ‌be‌ ‌posted‌ ‌separately‌ ‌so‌ ‌you‌ ‌understand‌ ‌which‌ ‌sounds‌ ‌to‌ ‌practice. ‌Please‌ ‌practice‌ ‌reading‌ ‌regularly‌ ‌with‌ ‌your‌ ‌child,‌ ‌this‌ ‌will‌ ‌help‌ ‌them‌ ‌to‌ ‌access‌ ‌the‌ ‌whole‌ ‌curriculum.‌ 

 

https://www.phonicsplay.co.uk/resources

This is a good website with a variety of games to practice phonics skills. If you want more information on the best level to start with your child.

Writing 

Children will be using the focus texts; Egg Box Dragon and Tell me a Dragon to develop important writing skills.

Some skills we will focus on this half term will be:

Using phonic knowledge to identify the sounds in unfamiliar words and using syllables to divide longer words.

Begin to use a variety of punctuation correctly including capital letters, exclamation marks, question marks and full stops. 

Plan and discuss the content of their writing and write down ideas. 

 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/games/embed/small-town-superheroes?exitGameUrl=https%3A%2F%2Fbbc.co.uk%2Fbitesize%2Farticles%2Fzncgvk7

This link has some useful games for punctuation. 

Numeracy 

Number & Place Value

Addition & Subtraction

https://login.mathletics.com/

https://ttrockstars.com/ (This is a great way to practice times tables)

You will have a login from Year 1. We will also stick these in the front of spelling books as a reminder. 

Science

We are looking at Materials and the uses of every day materials. 

Children will be taught how to identify and compare the suitability of a variety of everyday materials, including wood, metal, plastic, glass, brick, rock, paper and cardboard for different uses. 

They will find out how the shape of solid objects made from some materials can be changed by squashing, bending, twisting and stretching. 

ICT 

Whilst being taught to use the technology available in class we will be focusing on E-Safety this half term. Children will:

  • Describe the rules for staying safe online

  • Use the rules to discuss a story

  • Describe positive behaviour on the internet

 

RE

We will start to look at Christianity and learn about what Christians believe. 

PE

PE days will be on a Wednesday for all 3 Year 2 classes.

Please ensure your child comes to school wearing their PE kit. They will then stay in their kit for the full day. 

Their kit should consist of the following:

  • Navy jogging bottoms

  • White t-shirt

  • School jumper

  • Trainers

Music

We will start with the unit Hands, Feet, Heart  which is inspired by music from South Africa. 

History 

We will start to look at ‘The Great Fire of London’. In the first half term the children will be focusing on these history skills:

  •  Using phrases and words like:  ‘before’, ‘after’, ‘past’, ‘present’, ‘then’ and ‘now’; in their historical  learning? 

  • Using  the words ‘past’ and ‘present’ accurately?

  • Using a  range of appropriate words and phrases to describe the past?

 


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