Welcome to Class 2's Learning Page!
On this page, you will find useful information and links to help to support your child with their learning at home and to also give you information as to what we will be learning throughout the year.
Click here to be taken to the Class Dojo website.
Class Dojo is online positive behaviour programme we use daily. Your child can receive Dojos for anything from working hard to helping others.
Please make sure that you sign up to Class Dojo to see how many Dojos your child receives. I also send out information through the Dojo messaging app. To sign, you need to use a passcode. I can also add you through email so please email me if you have not signed up yet.
During Year 2, the children move on to more formal methods of calculations as well as developing their problem solving skills. We still work very practically in maths, using objects and resources to help to support our learning but a bigger emphasis is given to recording what we find out. The children are given plenty of opportunities to master different of aspects of their learning and to talk about and explain their thinking to deepen their understanding.
We will be working towards the SATs in May where the children will take two maths papers. The reasoning paper includes problems where more than one step may be needed to solve a problem and the other, arithmetic, which involves the children using number facts and mental methods to work out their answers. We study a broad range of units including place value, calculation, shape, measure, fractions and data handling – each one having an element of problem solving.
Click HERE for more information on KS1 SATs as well as examples of past papers.
Please click on the image above to access our curriculum maps for the academic year 2016/2017.
*This gives an outline as to what topics we will be learning over the year for each subject as well as dates for whole school events such as Anti-Bullying week and e-safety week.
Click on the image link above to access the Snappy Maths website to help support your child with their Maths learning at home.
Click on the image link above to access the Top Marks website to help support your child with their Maths learning at home.
The children enjoy watching ‘Percy Parker’ videos and singing along to help them to learn their times tables (2, 3, 5 and 10.)
Click on the Planet Sherston image link on the left to access.
In May, the children will also take SATs papers in reading and spelling, punctuation and grammar.
You can find links to past papers and information below:
- http://www.topmarks.co.uk/english-games/5-7-years/letters-and-sounds (you can also click on tabs for punctuation and reading)
Living things and their habitats
Including: exploring and comparing things that are living, dead and things that have never been alive; identifying that most living things live in habitats; describing the basic needs of different kinds of living things; identifying and naming a variety of different animals and plants and describing how animals get their food.
Including: describing how seeds and bulbs grow into mature plants and how plants need water, light and suitable temperature to survive
Animals including humans
Including: noticing how animals have offspring which grow into adults; finding out about and describing the basic needs of animals and describing the importance of exercise and healthy eating.
Uses of everyday materials
Including: identifying and comparing the suitability of everyday materials and finding out how the shape of solid objects made from different materials can be changed.
Alongside these units, the children will be developing their skills to work scientifically. These include: asking simple questions and realising that there can be more than one answer; observing closely using different equipment; performing simple tests; identifying and classifying; using observations to suggest answers to questions and gathering and recording data.