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Welcome to Year 2

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Year 2 Homework 

Homework will be issued on a Friday.

Children will be expected to complete:

  • Spelling Shed activity                                    
  • Times Tables Rockstar activity                     
  • Continue to learn this terms Key Instant Recall Facts
  • Read to an adult at least three times a week.  

 

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Year 2 Key Instant Recall Facts Homework

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Year 2 Curriculum Expectations

Common Exception Words - Children are expected to be able to read and spell these words by the end of KS1.

READING IN YEAR 2

School is an important part of your child’s life.In Year 2 we will encourage your child to retell a story they have heard. This will help your child to put ideas in the right order. Children will also be encouraged to read things around them – cereal packets, notices and signs.We will discuss words. Children will have the opportunity to read each morning and will also have guided reading sessions each day. 

Read with your child – 10 minutes a day can help. We will send home levelled books once a week, but we also strongly encourage children to read books they have chosen. This is really important to help develop their love of reading

 

10 MINUTES A DAY

“Reading aloud is much more than just telling a child a story and if you can spare 10 minutes a day you can make a huge difference to their development,” said Inez Bailey, CEO, National Adult Literacy Agency (NALA).

“Storytelling is not all about teaching your child to read. You learn to talk a long time before you learn to read, and sharing stories and giving your child time to respond is a wonderful way to help your child’s language development”, she said.

“Reading aloud combines the benefits of talking, listening and storytelling within a single activity and helps to build the foundation for language development. From stories your child learns many things such as how to listen and concentrate, new words and understand why things happen. They also learn to put ideas in order, develop their memory skills, notice how spoken words relate to words on the page and learn how to predict,” she said.

“The most important thing is that reading is fun and enjoyable for both of you – just turn off the TV and find a quiet place so there are no distractions. And remember stories are not just found in books, it’s just as good to tell your child short, simple stories you know. The most important thing is that you enjoy it, that way your child will too.

RECOMMENDED READING BOOKS IN YEAR 2

In Year 2, it is important to start to move from sharing picture books into sharing chapter books. These will not only provide a meaty read, but also demand that the children use their imagination. Of course, there are also many Reception and Year 1 children who will sit and enjoy a chapter book and this should form part of their reading experience. Many of the chosen books operate on different levels - from the satisfaction of good stories to the exploration of deeper themes.

Here are a few suggestions:

 

Traction Man is Here

Meerkat Mail

Amazing Grace

Pumpkin Soup

Who's Afraid of the Big Bad Book?

Dr Xargle's Book of Earthlets

Not Now Bernard

Tuesday

The Flower

Gorilla

Emily Brown and the Thing

Frog and Toad Together

The Owl Who Was Afraid of the Dark

The Giraffe, the Pelly and Me

Fantastic Mr Fox

Flat Stanley

Willa and old Miss Annie

Year 2 Long Term Plan

Weekly Timetable