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Learning in Year 2

Please see below to find out more about our Maths, English and Reading in Year 2.


Maths

At Leesons we follow maths mastery. As part of this all aspects of maths will first be taught using concrete materials, then progressing onto pictorials and finally using abstract methods. This has been shown to be a fantastic method of building 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
  • Expanded noun phrases
  • Similes
  • Adverbs
  • 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, in which children are taught comprehension skills. 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.


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