Welcome to Year 2
We are continuing to have three handwriting sessions per week in order to help children apply our whole school cursive writing format into their everyday writing. We are all getting the hang of cursive in our handwriting books and are now trying hard to use this skill across the curriculum. We use a range of cornerstones, which excites and inspires children in a range of topics, as a build up to our fortnightly big writes.
We continue to do daily Read Write Inc lessons and we are working hard to come off this programme by the end of the autumn term. Following this we will begin reading a class novel much like in Key Stage 2.
In school we read to our reading pets everyday, for at least 15 minutes. Please continue to support your child at home with their reading and spelling practice as this really does make a difference!
There will be a huge focus on problem solving and mental maths this year.Children are encouraged to be independent, thinking of ways to solve problems and apply their math's knowledge in a range of ways. Children complete 10-minute arithmetic challenges daily, which involve the four key areas in maths, addition, subtraction, multiplication and division