Year 2 is a very important final year in Key Stage 1 and the children continue to develop their independent skills in preparation for Key Stage 2.
This term, our topic is called Turrets and Tales. We will be exploring the magic of fairy tales and castles. We will be taking a step back in time to explore the history of castles and will use this as a base for the rest of our learning until Christmas. Find more detail on the topic overview sheet.
Reading in Year 2
As always, hearing your child read is so important as this helps them to access the curriculum. When your child has read at home, please ensure that it is recorded in their reading record. Please write comments in their reading records that we can use as evidence, such as when your child makes predictions, inferences and links to other books they have read. It is brilliant reading evidence for us to have! Now that the children are older, please also encourage them to fill in the reading record themselves. J We will check and comment in the reading records at least once a week. On top of this, we will be doing lots of reading tasks throughout the week. We will ensure that reading, whether shared or independent, happens every day.
If you want to read other books at home and are stuck for ideas, feel free to see the Year 2 book lists on the following websites:
Other ways to help your child at home:
*Please continue to practise the times tables with your child (2,5,10). There is also a speed test on Purple Mash which the children love and the children also have access to the Times Tables Rockstars app.
*Support your child wherever possible with their handwriting – joined if possible.
*Help your child to learn their spellings.