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Learning in Year 2

Our Curriculum

In Year 2, we build on the learning completed in Reception and Year 1. We believe that it is important to make learning meaningful, challenging and memorable for children.  The teaching units are carefully planned to enable our pupils to make connections and build on their knowledge and understanding within a context.  

Read the Knowledge Organisers for our History, Geography and Science topics to find out the key facts and information the children will be learning about this year.


Maths

At Leesons we follow Maths Mastery. As part of this, all aspects of maths will be taught first using concrete materials, then progressing onto pictorials and finally using abstract methods. This allows the children to build a solid and secure mathematical understanding. Once this understanding is secure, children learn how to problem solve and reason.

Over the year your children will learn:

  • Addition
  • Subtraction
  • Multiplication
  • Division
  • 2D & 3D Shapes
  • Time
  • Measurement
  • Place Value

By the end of Year 2, children are expected to be fluent in their 2s, 5s and 10s times tables!


English

In English at Leesons we learn about many different genres of writing, including; letters, newspaper reports and description. All the work across the year is linked to either the class story (a high quality text selected from the Power of Reading book list) or a shared class experience.

We teach your children how to use a range of features within their writing including:

  • Capital letters
  • Finger spaces
  • Full stops
  • Adverbs
  • Expanded noun phrases
  • Similes
  • Commas
  • Conjunctions
  • Adverbials of time
  • Prefixes and suffixes
  • Apostrophes
  • Joined handwriting

The best way to support your child with their writing is to encourage them to complete their home reading.


Reading

In Year 2 reading is taught daily. Some children read with the class teacher during guided reading sessions and other children remain in Read Write Inc groups to help them with their segmenting and blending of words. 

Each child is issued with a home reading journal and book, which should be read, signed off, and returned to school daily. Home reading is a hugely beneficial way of supporting your child's learning across the curriculum. Reading is known to improve vocabulary, provide stronger analytical thinking skills, improve memory, increase knowledge and allows you to become a better writer. Therefore, we ask that your child reads with you daily. 


Foundation

In Year 2 at Leesons, we are currently using the Core knowledge curriculum for foundation subjects such as: 

  • Science
  • Art
  • Design Technology
  • PE
  • History
  • RE
  • PHSE
  • Geography
  • Music