Leigh Road, Hildenborough
Tonbridge, Kent, TN11 9AE
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Year 4 Assembly Thursday 29th June 9:00

Class 2 - Curriculum Yearly Overview

 

Year 2 Curriculum Newsletter 2016

 Mrs Rowley and Mrs Hodgson

Your child in Year 2 will be expected to be much more independent in terms of personal organisation and work tasks this year as they will notice a change in the level of adult support in the classroom. Mrs Hissey will be in class on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday mornings and Mrs Norman on Friday morning. In practical terms, this means that teaching assistants will no longer be checking through book-bags and contact books on a daily basis, and that children will need to develop greater independence in organising themselves for the day ahead and ensuring that they have everything they need at home-time.

Book Bags:

Book bags and Home Contact Books need to be brought to school every day. Please write the title of the book and date in the contact book each time your child brings a new book home. This helps us keep track of how regularly the children are changing their books. A brief comment on their reading experience is useful but is not always necessary and we would be pleased to see children writing these comments themselves. Please encourage your child to share a book with you every day to ensure they progress well. Where confident readers are enjoying reading children’s novels independently, it is not necessary to ask them to read aloud on a daily basis. However, it is still important to spend time discussing their reading, to develop their comprehension skills, and exploring the meaning of more complex vocabulary.

Home contact books will be checked by both of us on a Monday afternoon.  As the children are older and more independent, we are training them to bring their contact books to us if they have an urgent note during the week. They will not be checked every day as they were in Year 1. If you have a concern or a more detailed query, it is preferable to speak to one of us in person after school or at another mutually convenient time.

Show and tell:

There is a ‘Show and tell’ session on Monday afternoon. As we usually have time for no more than six children, our table groups take it in turns to participate. We will send a note home with the dates for different groups each term. Please encourage children to bring items related to our class themes. Birthday gifts will be shown at the Birthday Assembly on the Monday following a child’s birthday and achievement certificates can be brought in on a Friday to be shown in Celebration Assembly.

In addition we may well ask children to bring in relevant books or to find out facts on an ad hoc basis. This is not necessarily communicated to parents but helps to foster independence in the children and may be rewarded with team points.

Physical Education:

Please ensure that your children have their PE kits with them every day (and that their names are in each item of clothing). If your child cannot participate in PE for any reason please send in a written note to us on the day. Please ensure that children with long hair have a hair band. Finally, for health and safety reasons, earrings and other jewellery should be left at home on PE days – which are Monday and Tuesday in Term 1.

Dates and events

Year 2 will have their end of Key Stage assessments during term 5. We will have a meeting later in the year to discuss this format.

There will be a trip to the Museum of London and St Paul’s Cathedral in November and another one to the Horton Kirby Outdoor Education Centre in Term 6.

Homework:

We will send a spelling pattern home for the children to investigate on a Monday and will give them a dictation on a Friday to assess their learning.

 All other homework will be displayed on the website. Your child will generally receive one piece of topic related homework, Maths and English each week. Homework will be set on a Wednesday and it will generally be required in for the following week (Monday).Homework is set for the child to complete independently and it is helpful if you can indicate where support and guidance has been given. Please encourage your child to complete their homework by the deadlines. In addition to this, your child will have a reading book with the expectation that they read for at least 10 minutes per night.   

 Groups

Children are in mixed table groups, such as Asia and Africa, for registration and for cross curricular work. They are in ability groups for Reading, Writing and Maths – these groups are pretty flexible and will change regularly. Children will get used to this and enjoy working with different children.

 Learning and behaviour expectations:

We set high standards for children in the learning environment. It is important for your child to remember that they are now the oldest children in Key Stage One, therefore setting an example to the younger children. Good behaviour and learning are rewarded with house points, extra Golden Time, stickers, and Gold Star awards. Sanctions will be used if children repeatedly misbehave, or do not listen to adults/follow instructions. Such consequences will include losing a proportion of Golden Time or missing minutes from their playtime. Children always have the opportunity to gain time back for Golden Time when they are behaving in a positive way.

 Offers of help:

Help is always appreciated and makes a real impact on achievement. This may be through escorting children on school visits, reading with children, or helping out at clubs.

 Reminders:

  • If your child is absent, please send in a written note on the day of return, even if you have already spoken to the school office.
  • If your child needs medication, you must fill in a form at the reception.
  • Pupils will have the opportunity to borrow a book from the school Library. Our Library day is Thursday.

 Snacks and lunches

As per the healthy eating policy, please ensure that your child's snacks and lunchboxes do not contain any nuts, as there are children who are allergic to them. Please try to ensure your child always has a filled water bottle in school and that all snacks brought in must be fruit.

 Thank you for your support. We are very much looking forward to working with you and your child this year.

 Mrs Rowley and Mrs Hodgson        

 

Curriculum 2016/7                    

Class –   2                             Core Subjects

English

 

Term 1

Term 2

Term 3

Term 4

Term 5

Term 6

SPAG

Cursive  handwriting

 

Key Year 2 words

 

Spelling patterns

 

Alphabetical order , nouns, adjectives, adverb, verb

Cursive handwriting

 

Key Year 2 words

 

Spelling patterns

 

Statement/question/

command/exclamation

 

Conjunctions/commas

 

Cursive handwriting

 

Key Year 2 words

 

Spelling patterns

 

Past /present tense

 

Homophones

 

Cursive handwriting

 

Key Year 2 words

 

Spelling patterns

 

Suffixes/contractions

/apostrophes

 

Compound words

Cursive handwriting

 

Key Year 2 words

 

Spelling patterns

 

Noun phrases/plurals

 

 

Cursive handwriting

 

Key Year 2 words

 

Spelling patterns

 

Speech marks

Texts

Talk for writing

 

Poetry/

Recounts/

Story writing

 

Talk for writing

 

Commands/ book review/

Poetry performance

Talk for writing

 

Letters/poetry/non –fiction texts

Talk for writing

 

Commands/poetry/non-fiction texts

Talk for writing

 

Character description/poetry

Talk for writing

 

Recounts/story writing/Poetry performance

Reading

Guided reading

 

Individual reading

 

Reading comprehension/

book reviews

Guided reading

 

Individual reading

 

Reading comprehension/book reviews

Guided reading

 

Individual reading

 

Reading comprehension/book reviews

Guided reading

 

Individual reading

 

Reading comprehension/book reviews

Guided reading

 

Individual reading

 

Reading comprehension/book reviews

Guided reading

 

Individual reading

 

Reading comprehension/book reviews

Maths

 

Term 1

Term 2

Term 3

Term 4

Term 5

Term 6

Mental arithmetic

 

Rapid recall of number facts to 10 and knowledge of numbers to 100 

 

Use knowledge of number bonds to round numbers up and down to the nearest multiple of 10

 

 

Recall and use addition and subtraction facts to 20 fluently, develop recall of multiplication facts

 

Develop knowledge of numbers to 1000 and use of place value

 

 

 

Derive and use related addition and subtraction facts up to 100

 

Develop recall of addition and subtraction pairs to 100 using number knowledge and place value 

General themes

Number and Place Value - Number patterns, addition and subtraction, odd and even numbers  

Geometry – Time - days of week , months of year, seasons, o clock, half past, quarter to and quarter past.

Number, Addition and Subtraction - Place value, learn different methods of addition and subtraction.

Geometry –  Properties of shape  Describe and compare properties of 2d and 3d shapes

Identify lines of symmetry.

Number, Fractions and Multiplication - Represent numbers using number lines, fractions, use multiplication tables.

Measurement – Use, compare and order a range of standard measures – length, weight capacity.  

Number and Place Value - Compare and order numbers to 100 and beyond, read and write numbers to 100 in numerals and words 

Measurement –  Focus on money, use correct symbols, look at value of coins and solve practical problems.

Number, Additon and Subtraction - Problem solving using number facts and place value, apply knowledge of mental and written methods. 

Statistics – Interpret and construct pictograms, block and tally charts. Answer questions about these charts.

Number, Multiplication and Division - Complex two step problems solving involving all four operations.  

Geometry – Position and direction. Use terms to describe position direction and rotation.

Science

 

Term 1

Term 2

Term 3

Term 4

Term 5

Term 6

 Topics

Plants

Animals including humans

Living things and their habitats

Living things and their habitats

Uses of everyday materials

Uses of everyday materials

 

Class - 2                    Foundation Subjects 2016/17

 

 

Term 1

Term 2

Term 3

Term 4

Term 5

Term 6

Art & Design

 

Observational drawing

 

 

Sculpture

 

Painting

Henri Rousseau

 

Printing

 

Digital Art

Mondrian

 

Observational drawing

Computing

We are astronauts

 

We are games testers

We are researchers

We are detectives

We are photographers

We are zoologists

Design & Technology

 

Food

 

 

Clay candleholders

 

 

Textiles

 

Food

 

Wheels and axles

 

Food

Geography

 

Continents

 

 

 

Rainforest

 

 

 

 

 

History

 

Great Fire of London -

Samuel Pepys

 

 

 

 

 

 

Florence Nightingale -

Mary Seacole

 

Music

 

Music express 

The long and short of it

 

 

Xmas production

 

Taking off

Exploring pitch

 

What’s the score

Exploring instruments

 

Rain rain go away !! 

Exploring tempo

 

Sounds interesting

Exploring sounds

PE

 

Multi skills games

 

Invasion skills

 

 

Invasion skills

 

 

Multi skills circuits

 

 

Dance

 

 

Gymnastics

 

Target

 

 

Ball skills

 

Multi skills athletics

 

Striking and fielding skills

 

Striking and fielding skills

 

Sports day practice

PSHE

 

 

New beginnings

Keeping safe

Taking care of the environment

 

Getting on and falling out

Healthy lifestyles

Growing and changing

 

Good to be me

Rights and responsibilities

Going for goals

Money matters

Relationships

Feelings and emotions

Changes

Valuing difference

RE

 

Christian rites of passage

 

 

Christmas Celebrations

 

What did Jesus teach us ?

 

Leaders and teachers

 

Judaism – focus on place of worship

 

 

Investigate churches – St Johns visit