Year Two

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Y2 Newsletter – Term 6 (click here to open document)

Year 2 Newsletter


Can you believe that it’s nearly the summer and time for all our Year 2 children to take their own journey to a new school?  They have been incredible this year and the school are so proud of all their achievements.  They will definitely deserve a well-earned break over the summer.

This term we are looking back at our Motcombe memories, going on a journey with a Polar Bear and looking forward to the next part of our own journey in life.

This term we will have Sports Day, Transition Day, our Year 2 Leavers Party and finally our Y2 show.  Tickets will be available soon.

The dates for the show are:

Wednesday 17th July— Swallowtail, Chalk Hill Blue and ½ of Monarch Class families.

Thursday 18th July— Blue Morpho, Saturn and ½ of Monarch families.

English—Writing about Motcombe memories.

Maths— Measurement including mass, capacity and temperature.

Geography—Looking at the similarities and differences between the UK and another non-European country.

History—Timelines looking at events beyond living memory.

Art—Giving opinions on artwork and showing preferences.

D&T—Making bridges and cooking.

Music—Performing songs and chants to an audience.

Computing—Coding, debugging and making computer games.

PE—Performing a dance routine to an audience.

Science—Observational drawings of mini-beasts in their micro habitats.



End of Year Expectations – Y2 (click here to open document)

Year 2

Year 2 Reading Key Objectives

–        Apply phonic knowledge to decode words.
–        Speedily read all 40+ letters/groups of letters for 40+ phonemes.
–        Read high frequency words on sight.
–        Read accurately by blending.
–        Read aloud phonically decodable texts, checking that it makes sense.
–        Listen to and discuss a wide range of poems, stories and non-fiction at a level beyond that at which you can read independently.
–        Become very familiar with key stories, fairy stories and traditional tales, retelling them and considering their particular characteristics.
–        Predict what might happen on the basis of what has been read so far.
–        Participate in discussion about what is read to you, taking turns and listening to what others say.
–        Show you understand what is read to you by asking and answering questions.

If you would like any more information on these expectations, then please speak to your child’s teacher.

Year 2 Writing Key Objectives

–        Break words into phonemes for spelling.
–        Know some spellings which use variations of standard phonemes.
–        Use the possessive apostrophe (singular) e.g. The girl’s book.
–        Spell more words with contracted forms e.g. didn’t, can’t, haven’t.
–        Add suffixes to spell longer words, including -ment, -ness, -full, -less, -ly.
–        Write for different purposes.
–        Read aloud their writing using appropriate intonation.
–        Use noun phrases.
–        Use four main sentence types appropriately: statement, questions, exclamation and command.
–        Use present and past tenses correctly.
–        Use some coordinating (or, and, but) and subordinating (when, if, that, because) conjunctions.
–        Use appropriate punctuation (full stop, exclamation mark, question mark, comma, apostrophe).

If you would like any more information on these expectations, then please speak to your child’s teacher.

Year 2 Maths Key Objectives

–        Count in steps of 2s, 3s and 5s, and steps of 10.
–        Recognise place value in two-digit numbers.
–        Compare and order numbers up to 100 using <, > and =.
–        Recall and use number addition/subtraction facts to 20, and derive related facts.
–        Add and subtract mentally and with objects one and two-digit numbers.
–        Understand and use the inverse relationship between addition and subtraction.
–        Know 2×, 5× and 10× tables, including recognising odd & even numbers.
–        Calculate mathematical statements using x and ÷ symbols.
–        Recognise, find, name and write 1/3, 1/4, 1/2 and 3/4 of size, shape or quantity.
–        Write simple fraction facts, e.g. 1/2 of 6 = 3.
–        Combine amounts of money to make a value, including using £ and p symbols.
–        Tell the time to the nearest 5 minutes, including drawing clocks.
–        Describe properties of 2-D shapes, including number of sides and symmetry.
–        Describe properties of 3-D shapes, including number of edges, vertices and faces.
–        Interpret and construct simple tables, tally charts and pictograms.

If you would like any more information on these expectations, then please speak to your child’s teacher


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