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1 1 Our Mission Information for Parents Curriculum 2015/2016 Our mission is to: provide an excellent education, within a loving, caring community, based on the life and teachings of Christ and traditions of the Church; ensure that each individual, as a reflection of Christ, is enabled to reach his or her full potential; help children to look to Our Lord for guidance and direction in their lives; ensure that the Christian Gospel message supports and sustains everything that happens in the school; ensure that the Catholic Christian faith, which is taught explicitly in the classroom, can take root in the hearts and minds of all our children. Our aims: School Council We aim to grow a school environment that is richly stimulating, where we feel safe and respected. We aim to put in place the building blocks that allow all pupils to reach their full potential. We value differences, where everyone's opinion counts and life-long learners are made. We are hard workers and try our best to learn the ways of the Lord. Also, we aim to extend the solid partnerships that exist between the school, the parents/carers, the community, and others. We always put children s needs first. The Golden Rules Try to follow in Jesus s footsteps, respecting God s creation. Treat your neighbour as you would like to be treated; and always try your hardest. Always be kind to other people and respect them. Everything you say and everything you do matters: always seek to see the good in yourself and everyone else. Let your choices be inspired by kindness and thoughtfulness. Inspiring Success Year 2

2 2 The school has a full range of written policies regarding, for example, curriculum and homework behaviour; anti-bullying; equal opportunities; special educational needs and disabilities; child protection. Please ask at the school office if you would like to see any of these. Please help your child to learn their high frequency reading words. Members of the Year 2 team would be happy to support you further. Please do not hesitate to ask. Science CLJ Autumn 1 st Term Healthy Me Materials Monster Food Africa Autumn 2 nd Term Move it Fairy Tales Kings and Queens Year 2 Subjects Spring 1 st Term Zoo Maps Spring 2 nd Term Little masterchefs Ourselves Local community British Values Summer 1 st Term Mini worlds Habitats Place knowledge Summer 2 nd Term Young gardeners Pirates Christopher Columbus R.E. Old Testament: Stories and Prayers Advent Christmas Parables/Miracles Special Celebrations Lent Holy Week Easter Pentecost Our Church and mass Sharing in the life of Jesus P.E. Multi-skills Dance Multi skills Gymnastics Invasion games Dance Tennis Gymnastics Hockey Games Soccer Outdoor athletics P.S.H.E. New beginnings Getting and falling out Going for goals Good to be me Relationships Changes Weekly Homework Learn to read and spell high frequency words. Reading to an adult 5 times every week from their school book (10 minute sessions). Timetables (2x, 5x and 10x). Quick recall maths sheet. Brain Builders (weekly) Talk homework (weekly) Assessment Assessment of all pupils takes place on a continual basis to enable teachers to plan and set work which is appropriate to the needs of the child. Throughout the year, pupils are assessed in the following ways: On-going: regular monitoring and assessment, following the school s marking policy. Every half term: official assessments in Mathematics, English and Science. Every term: past papers, tests or other assessment results are shared with the Local Authority. May 2014: Year 2 national SATS tests (all Year 2 pupils). In the week commencing 16 th June 2014: Year 2 national Phonics tests (re-takes only). Special attention is paid to children s performance and development in Literacy and Numeracy (Reading, Writing, Spelling, Punctuation, Grammar, Handwriting; and Mathematics).

3 3 Year 2 English Genres and topics to be covered Various texts will be studied, incorporating phonics, spelling rules and strategies, grammatical awareness, punctuation rules, development of comprehension, reading and writing, and speaking and listening skills. RML needs to be updated Term 1 Term 2 Term 3 RML - Yellow / Orange/Green RML - Yellow/ Blue/Green RML - Grey/Blue/ Purple RML - Blue/ Purple RML Grey/Pink RML Grey/Pink Term 1 Term 2 Term 3 Food Oliver s Vegetables Zoo-Zoo by Anthony Browne Habitats-Katie Morag and the Two Grandmothers Write captions and lists Re-write Zoo from an Compare habitats Design packaging animal s viewpoint Write a snowy poem Create a poster Write a recount Role play and write Compare two poems Write fact cards recounts Retell a story Plan a zoo Write character Recite poems biographies Write a story Fairy Tales-Hansel and Gretel, Rapunzel, Sleeping Ourselves-Funny Bones by Janet and Allan Ahlberg Pirates- Pirate Adventure Stories Beauty, Three Wishes Write descriptive Compare fictional and real Develop characters and sentences characters settings Write newspaper reports Write pirate poems Write a fairy tale Label diagrams Write a pirate adventure Write instructions Write non-fiction reports story Complete a diary entry Write poems Writing a ship s log Write a nursery rhyme

4 4 High frequency words (spellings) about can't her many over then who after could here may people there will again did him more push these with an do his much pull three would another don't home must put time your as dig house name ran too back door how new saw took ball down if next school tree be first jump night seen two because from just not should us bed girl last now sister very been good laugh off so want boy got little old some water brother had live(d) once take way but half love one than were by has made or that what call(ed) have make our their when came help man out them where

5 5 Writing/ Sentence composition Reading Targets Numeracy Targets Targets for Year 2 Children: could write 2 or 3 sentences to describe the setting or a character s feelings in a story; should use interesting words and phrases found in our class reading to write a story; must begin to use simple verbs correctly in their writing. Children: could explain to a friend which part of the story or poem you think is the funniest/saddest etc and why; use expression when reading a story. should be able to pick out interesting words and tell a friend why it makes you laugh/feel sad etc ; read with understanding. must look out for interesting words in stories and poems (e.g. funny words). Children will know their number bonds up to 20 and above. Children can record both addition and subtraction calculations and solve them. Children will be able to add/subtract two 2-digit numbers without crossing the 10s boundary. Children will be able to multiply a single or a 2-digit number by 1, 10 or 100 and explain the effect. They will know division facts from the 2, 5 and 10- times tables. Children will begin to use a calendar and understand relationships between units of time (eg days, weeks, months, years). Maths Covered in Year 2 Problem-solving Children will learn to solve problems involving addition, subtraction, multiplication or division in contexts of numbers, measures or pounds and pence. Aysha has a 5 note. She spends Draw a ring around each coin she gets in her change.

6 6 Addition Mentally, children will add or subtract a single-digit number or a multiple of 10 to, or from, any two-digit number; and use practical and informal written methods to add and subtract two-digit numbers. Write in the answer for: = Write in the answer: = Subtraction Children will understand that subtraction is the inverse (the opposite) of addition and vice versa; use this to derive and record related addition and subtraction number sentences. Write numbers in the boxes to make this correct = 18 Put a number in the box to make this correct. 38 = 11 Place Value Children will be able to read and write two-digit and three-digit numbers in figures and words; describe and extend number sequences; and recognise odd and even numbers. Write an odd number between 32 and 42. Shape Children will visualise common 2-D shapes and 3-D solids; identify shapes from pictures of them in different positions and orientations. Find a shape which is called a pentagon. Put a tick in it. An example of the written strategies taught in class can be found here.

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