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Welcome to Year 2

 

Our aim in Year 2 is to make the teaching and learning an enjoyable experience. We endeavour to make lessons and activities practical and embedded in context where appropriate.

Skills and knowledge in core subjects are consolidated through lessons which focus on the using and applying of these skills and this is reflected in the planning.

 

 

 

                                          Our Year 2 topics

Term

Topic

Visitors Workshop and Special Events

Educational visit

Autumn 1

The Environment

Making a fruit salad

Oakwell Country Park

Autumn 2

Sound

Eid/Christmas Workshop.

Year 2 Concert

 

Spring 1

Materials

Changing materials

  Traditional Stories

Making a Puppet

Oakwell Hall

Spring 2

Clothes

Fastenings

 

 

Visiting a Mosque

Summer 1

Communication

Katie Morag

Nocturnal Animals

 

 

Summer 2

Artist

Forces

Year 2 Transition events

Yorkshire Sculpture Park

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Here are some of the ways we help your child to become a confident learner.

 

  • We plan activities which are practical, with the emphasis on language development and discussion in Heritage Language if appropriate.
  • We try to give the children first hand experiences as much as possible, with workshops, visits, visitors and walks around the local area.
  • We have very talented support staff. They are used to effectively target children with Special Educational Needs or those children who would benefit from extra support because they are Gifted and Talented or just need an extra boost.
  • Each class identifies the children who need extra help with reading, writing and numeracy. We target these children from the time they enter Year 2, using their Early Years Foundation Scores and end of term levels from Year 1. We also use the transition notes from the previous class teachers
  • For children who require additional support we have an effective early intervention meeting in the term before the children start Year 2, which is attended by the ECC and ECAR teacher, the head teacher, Year group leaders and teachers.
  • Children are then targeted to follow one of the many successful interventions we offer at Manorfield School.
  • We also run a Physical Programme for some children which is carried out three times a week in each class.
  • We also offer nurturing activities to support children’s social and emotional needs in the Rainbow Room.
  • Each class teacher displays the daily timetable on a large whiteboard. This ensures that everyone in the classroom is informed of the routines and learning objectives for each day.
  • The daily timetable is shared with the adults in the classroom before the start of each day and is also shared with the class each day.
  • Every pupil has an individual target booklet on their table and regularly refer to their targets
  • We value the learning within the outdoor environment and children access the outdoor provision in the afternoon
  • We teach small targeted groups with differentiated activities when needed.
  • We also mix the class so the other children can learn from their peers with mixed ability and group activities.
  • We teach daily phonics lessons based on the Letters and Sounds scheme.
  • The children take home a reading book to share with somebody at home on a daily basis.

 

 

 

                                                                   

Interventions

  • Better Reading
  • Reading Friends
  • Fischer Family Trust Reading
  • ECAR- Every Child a Reader
  • ECC- Every Child a Counter
  • Homework packs for differing levels
  • After school Maths Workshops

 

If you would like to find out more about your child’s time in Year 2 please ask any of the Year 2 Team who will be happy to help you.

 

 Mrs Karolia      Year 2 Team Leader.

 

If you would like to view the Year 2 curriculum letters please Click Here

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