In Year 2 English is taught through high quality, key texts following both Talk for Writing and Power of Reading programmes. Daily phonics sessions teach children to read and spell, and every week children read individually to an adult.
We follow exciting topics which stimulate the children’s learning in Science, History, Geography, Art and Design technology.
Across the school we follow the White Rose Maths scheme. PSHE and RE lessons are taught discretely, and Music and Computing are taught by specialist teachers.
The classroom environment is designed to be stimulating, as well as supporting children’s learning through phonics prompts, key words, math resources and subject displays. Children’s work is also celebrated through displays that showcase their achievements in different subject areas. In addition to our classroom we are fortunate to have a covered outside area providing all weather outside play and group work space.
The class takes small trips into the local area to support learning, as well as a termly, longer trip to a museum or place of interest. Traditionally, we have an annual seaside trip at the end of the summer term.
Year 2 take part in several festivals and events throughout the year, including Harvest, Easter and May day. They also play a key role in the Christmas celebrations by taking the lead roles in the Infant and Foundation Stage Nativity play!
Once the children are well settled into their new classes we run 'Family English' sessions for parents and carers of children in Year 1 and Year 2. Every fortnight we invite parents and carers to join in with special English lessons with their children. In these sessions we work on phonics and general English activities that parents and carers can join in with and hopefully have fun! We aim to give a clearer insight into how their children are taught English at school and involve them in supporting their progress.
We use the Bloom's Taxonomy approach to homework and tasks are set in order of progression; Remembering, Understanding, Applying, Analysing, Evaluating and Creating. The children are encouraged to select an activity from each column fortnightly and work across the grid throughout the half term. Our aim is for the children to really be inspired by their homework and to achieve their own level, facing challenges where appropriate. There is also the expectation that children read to an adult at home each day for at least for 10 minutes, maybe as a part of a bedtime routine.
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The children use the Bloom's Taxonomy approach to homework, as used in the classroom. It is more stimulating for the children. A half-termly sheet is devised by the class teacher and sent out. Many tasks set are practical. The children select only one activity from each column fortnightly and work across the grid throughout the half term. At the top of the grid are the 'areas of learning': Remembering, Understanding, Applying, Analysing, Evaluating and Creating, which are in order of progression. Our aim is for the children to really be inspired by their homework and to achieve their own level, facing challenges where appropriate. The children also read every night for 10 minutes.
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