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Year 2: Ruby and Scarlet

Year 2


Year 2 will be spending the next half term revising key skills in preparation for the SATs tests in May.


In Literacy, we will be writing informal letters based on our Power of Reading book ‘The Jolly Postman’. We will write a letter to the Jolly Postman from the perspective of one of the characters in the story. We will be using a range of descriptive language, using detail to engage the reader and choosing words for effect. We will carefully select appropriate vocabulary and using thesauruses to broaden our descriptive language. We will also be learning how to distinguish between homophones and near homophones and apply this to our writing. We will practise our editing and evaluation skills to improve our work.


In Numeracy, Year 2 will be learning about 2D and 3D shapes, focussing on the properties of these and identifying a line of symmetry in a vertical plane when exploring 2D shapes.  We will use our knowledge of mathematical vocabulary to solve word problems and how to determine remainders using given known facts. We will recall and use multiplication and division facts from the 2, 5 and 10 multiplication tables to solve simple problems and learn how to recognise the relationship between addition and subtraction.


In Reading, we will continue to develop our comprehension skills through learning how to infer and recall facts from a text. We will discuss and clarify the meanings of words, linking new meanings to known vocabulary. During discussions about books we will become more familiar with a wider range of stories, fairy stories and traditional tales.


Year 2 will continue to have PE on Thursdays; therefore, all pupils are expected to bring in their PE kits with names clearly labelled.