Our class teacher is Miss Kent
Our Teaching Assistant is Mrs Kirby
Here is some information about Year Two at Holy Rood Catholic Primary School:
Hard work always pays off
With so much to learn this year, it’s important not to fall behind, so please try to make sure the children are in school each day, on time and with the correct equipment. Regular attendance makes a massive difference to progress and attainment.
We use the Oxford Reading Tree scheme books, that are colour coded into reading bands. Children progress through the colours as they show that they can both read and understand the texts. Each time they move up a band we’ll write it in their Reading Record. Books will be changed weekly on a Tuesday.
English spelling is sometimes tricky. But, good spelling makes a good first impression so many times in adult life, whether you're applying for a job, writing a report or even just emailing. In primary school, good spelling is still an important part of Key Stage 2 SATs. Feeling confident about spelling can also boost children’s writing to a higher level, encouraging them to use more adventurous, exciting vocabulary.
The children take part in daily phonics sessions to support their spelling, reading and writing. Please ensure that they practice their weekly spellings as these will include common exception words, as well as sounds that they have learnt this week.
How you can help your child fast-track to fantastic spelling:
Ensure they learn and practise any spelling homework.
Check out the Year 1 and 2 words that children should know by the end of KS1
In English this term our topic focus is ‘Journeys’. We will be learning a written text from the book ‘The Journey’ by Aaron Becker.
We will be learning to:
Segment spoken words into phonemes and representing these by graphemes, spelling many correctly
To spell common exception words
Distinguish between homophones and near-homophones
Accurately use capital letters and full stops
Use commas for lists
Use Subordination in our writing e.g. because, if
Will be carried out twice a week as a focused lesson. Children are expected to produce clear, neat writing in every piece of work
In Maths this term, we are recovering the curriculum in preparation for the SATs in May.
We will be learning to:
• Count in steps of 2, 3 and 5 from 0 and in tens from any number, forward and backward.
• Recognise the place value of each digit in a two digit number (tens, ones)
• Identify, represent and estimate numbers to 100 using different representations including the number line.
• Compare and order numbers from 0 up to 100; use and = signs.
• Read and write numbers to at least 100 in numerals and words.
• Use place value and number facts to solve problems.
•Using concrete objects and pictorial representations, including those involving numbers, quantities and measures
•Applying their increasing knowledge of mental and written methods
•Recall and use addition and subtraction facts to 20 fluently, and derive and use related facts up to 100
•Add and subtract numbers using concrete objects, pictorial representations, and mentally, including:
a two-digit number and ones
a two-digit number and tens
two two-digit numbers
adding three one-digit numbers•show that addition of two numbers can be done in any order (commutative) and subtraction of one number from another cannot
recognise and use the inverse relationship between addition and subtraction and use this to check calculations and solve missing number problems.