In Literacy this term, Year 2 will be writing play scripts based around the book ‘Lila and the Secret of Rain’ by David Conway. Pupils will be learning how to add suffixes to spell longer words including: –ment, –ness, –ful, –less, –ly. They will also learn how to use brackets to show how an actor is speaking and what the actor is doing on stage. Pupils will use a range of descriptive language, adding detail to engage the reader and choosing words for effect. They will also learn how to distinguish between homophones and near homophones and apply this in their writing.
In Numeracy, pupils will be revising our knowledge of 2D and 3D shapes, focussing on the properties of these and identifying a line of symmetry in a vertical line when exploring 2D shapes. They will use their knowledge of mathematical vocabulary to solve word problems that have more than one step and learn how to determine remainders using given known facts. Pupils will recall and use 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 their comprehension skills, through learning how to infer and recall facts from a text. They will also 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.
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