Class 2 Mrs Barker
In class two, we are a team, celebrating our achievements daily and appreciating everyone’s contribution to our class. Additionally, we like to create a colourful, stimulating and challenging environment in which all children feel safe and can develop the confidence and independence to become lifelong learners and most of all have fun whilst they are doing it!
During the year, we cover the following topics which support our work in science; season changes, living things and their habitats, plants, animals including humans, changing materials, healthy humans. In history and geography, we cover; explorers, Scotland, The Great Fire of London, knowledge of the world including continents and oceans, Australia plus seaside holidays in the past.
In literacy, the children learn how to create their own information texts, non-chronological reports, explanations, instructions, letters and diaries, as well as stories and poems by using high quality texts and visual stimulus. There’s a lot of grammar to discover including classifying words, using a range of sentences and exploring more sophisticated punctuation like inverted commas.
Books and reading are the golden thread in everything that we do in Y2, we have fun exploring a wide range of specially selected books through art, talking, writing and role play. We incorporate “Read Write Inc.” phonics, spelling and literacy activities into our learning each week.
In maths, we use a range of activities to include problem solving and investigations with lots of opportunity for practical, hands-on work. We also incorporate reasoning activities to allow children to gain a deeper understanding and greater knowledge of the different areas. Every day, the children complete ‘5 questions’ – mental maths which revisit all areas of maths so that concepts really ‘stick’!
We arrange visits and have exciting themed days to support our work in the new curriculum. On Friday the children take part in a creative afternoon, which includes small group work working with an adult. We cover everything from art and design, food technology, French, maths games and free choice – which encourages good manners, sharing and quality play.
Year 2 is a fabulous year for working hard, having fun and achieving great things!
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