Welcome to Year 2. We are Stickmen and

Welcome to Year 2. We are Stickmen and Smartest Giants Year 2 Team Miss Myers Class Teacher- Stickman Mrs McElhinney Class Teacher Smartest Giants Miss Shacklady Learning Support Officer Mrs Hewitt 1-1 support YEAR 2 EXPECTATIONS AS A LEARNER Self Managers *Know how to make an idea even better.*Prepared to listen to points made by others.*Show empathy. *Listen to and following instructions independently. *Try out new ideas even if feeling nervous. Effective Participators

*Know how to make an idea even better. *Prepared to listen to points made by others. *Show empathy. *Listen to and following instructions independently. *Try out new ideas even if feeling nervous Resourceful Thinkers *Have a go at something that may not work. *Use imagination to improvise. *Think of different ideas and possibilities when solving problems. *Improve learning by imitating others Reflective Learners *Understand the factors that stop them from learning effectively. *Say who or what helps them learn and how and why they know. *Gauge when a task has been completed to the best of their ability. *Take time to consider experiences and what needs to be done next. *Check and edit own work Independent Enquirers

*Understand basics of cause and effect. *Devise sensible questions to ask different people. *Suggest a question which can be investigated. *Show thinking in different ways, e.g. mind map. *Plan and finish a task within a given time frame. *See the relationship between things and use to explain ideas to others. Team Workers *Work harmoniously and constructively with others in joint activity. *Make sure that everyone takes a turn when speaking. *Give feedback to others in group on their performance. *Work readily in different teams. *Listen to and follow instructions independently LEARNING CHALLENGE CURRICULUM Topic based learning: English Learning about our Year Group Author- Mini Grey Writing our own Traction Man adventure. Poetry- Patterns on a Page

Science Properties of Everyday Materials. Sorting materials according to their properties. Carry out investigations. Art Use a variety of media to create ocean scenes. Could Nemo live in the River Mersey? Geography To name and locate the 5 oceans and 7 continents. To understand and use geographical vocabulary. Dance

Create a rainbow fish dance. ENGLISH IN YEAR 2 Areas of learning this term Recounts, Stories with familiar settings Spellings Revisit Year 1 word list, dge/ge (badge/cage) , g/j (giant, gem, adjust, jacket) Expectations of presentation children should be working towards joined handwriting. Please refer to Handwriting Policy on the school website. Writing for a purpose we endeavour to make links to our Learning Challenge Curriculum to enable writing have purpose Key text Traction Man and the Beach Odyssey Guided Reading Children read a book banded book each week, which is matched to their reading level and explore comprehension linked to the book. END OF YEAR EXPECTATIONS

Reading: Decoding/ Phonics Read words automatically if they are very familiar. Decode words quickly and silently because their sounding and blending routine is now well established. Prediction, inference & deduction Reads ahead to help with fluency & expression. Comments on plot, setting & characters in familiar & unfamiliar stories. Recounts main themes & events. Comments on structure of the text. Intonation and Expression Use commas, question marks & exclamation marks to vary

expression. Read aloud with expression & intonation Grammatical Features Recognise: - speech marks - contractions Identify past/present tense. Research Use contents page and index to locate information. END OF YEAR EXPECTATIONS Writing: Sentence & text structure

Punctuation Paragraphing Handwriting Demarcate most sentence with capital letters and full stops and use question marks correctly. Use expanded noun phrases to add description & specification. Write using co-ordination ( or, and, but ) and some subordination (when, if, that, because). Correct & consistent use of present tense & past tense. Correct use of verb tenses. Correct & consistent use of: Capital letters. Full stops. Question marks. Exclamation marks. Commas in a list.

Apostrophe (omission). Write under headings [as introduction to paragraphs]. Evidence of diagonal & horizontal strokes to join MATHS We use Maths No Problem which uses Singapore Maths methodology. http://www.mathsnoproblem.co.uk/parent-videos Areas of learning this term - Place Value: Numbers to 100, Number Bonds and Number Patterns Addition and Subtraction: Number bond diagrams, introduce the standard column method Multiplication of 2,5,10: Multiplication as equal groups, 2, 5, 10 times tables. Presentation of work Children are expected to take care of their workbooks and present their work neatly, numbers orientated correctly.

END OF YEAR EXPECTATIONS Maths: Counting & ordering Compare & order numbers up to 100. Numbers & more/less Read & write all numbers to 100 in digits & words. Say 10 more/less than any number to 100. Tables & multiples Count in multiples of 2, 3 & 5 & 10 from any number up to 100. Recall & use multiplication & division facts for 2, 5 & 10 tables.

Bonds & Facts Recall & use +/- facts to 20. Derive & use related facts to 100. Place value & rounding Recognise place value of any 2-digit number. Calculations +/- Add & subtract: o 2-digit numbers & ones o 2-digit numbers & tens o Two 2-digit numbers o Three 1-digit numbers Recognise & use inverse.

Calculations x/ Calculate & write multiplication & division calculations. Recognise & use inverse. Fractions & percentages Recognise, find, name & write 1/3; 1/4; 2/4; 3/4. Recognise equivalence of simple fractions. Measures Read the time on a clock to the nearest 15 minutes. Use different coins to make the same amount. Shape

Name and describe properties of 2D and 3D shapes, including side, vertices, edges, faces and lines of symmetry. HOMEWORK Bug Club computer based reading My Maths computer based maths tasks Learning Logs Link to class work, supports learning. Children share their Learning Logs with classmates. This homework can be presented as writing, drawings, photographs or diagrams. Choose the best way for your child to learn. PHYSICAL EDUCATION Wednesday and Thursday remember to come to school wearing your P.E. kit and trainers on these days. HEALTHY MINDS Water bottles children have access all day. Morning snack provided free at playtime

Milk Time Children can choose to have milk. There is a payment, please speak to office staff. Healthy School Meals provided free for all infant children. Healthy lunchboxes if your child has a packed lunch please ensure they have a healthy and balance selection. Our Class Charter Our Learning Charter We promise to always use classroom voices. 100% kindness pigs of happiness. to always sit properly. to always show respect to everybody. to have smiles every day. To do our best. Our teachers promise

to make our learning fun. 100% kindness. to show respect to everybody. to have smiles everyday. BEHAVIOUR AND DISCIPLINE Positive discipline marbles in jar, Dojo points Star of the week, Work of the week Green, red and yellow cards Phase leader Mr Long THANK YOU We look forward to getting to know you all!

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