Year 2 will spend the next half term revising key skills in preparation for the SATs tests in May.
In Literacy, pupils will write informal letters based on our Power of Reading book ‘The Jolly Postman’. Pupils will write a letter to the Jolly postman from the perspective of one of the characters in the story. Pupils will be using a range of descriptive language, using detail to engage the reader and choosing words for effect. We will be carefully selecting 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 in our writing. We will be practising our editing and evaluation skills to improve our work.
In Numeracy, we will learn about 2D and 3D shapes, focussing on the properties of these and identifying a line of symmetry in a vertical line when exploring 2D shapes. Pupils will use our knowledge of mathematical vocabulary to solve word problems and how to determine remainders using given known facts. Pupils will be recalling and using multiplication and division facts for the 2, 5 and 10 multiplication tables to solve simple problems and learn how to recognise the relationship between addition and subtraction.
In Reading, pupils will continue to develop our comprehension skills through learning how to infer and recall facts from a text. Pupils will be discussing and clarifying the meanings of words, linking new meanings to known vocabulary. During discussions about books pupils 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.
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Key Stage 1 end of key stage assessments.
The Year 2 assessments will be carried out during May 2018. The government has produced a leaflet for parents as well as videos to give information about the assessments. The leaflet can be found below and the videos can be found at https://registration.livegroup.co.uk/sta/ContentTabs/?ctid=1345. Please speak to a member of the Year 2 team if you have any questions.