Welcome to Year 2 and the end of Key Stage One. English and Maths are taught every morning in our class along with spelling and grammar activities. The children follow the Read Write Inc programme up until Christmas to aid their reading and writing skills. Reciprocal reading will begin in the Spring Term. Spelling is a big focus in the Year 2 English Curriculum so the children will be practicing this three times a week through the Read, Write Inc spelling programme. Foundation subjects are taught through Learning Challenges.
In Year 2 we follow the school’s traffic light system. ‘Green behaviours’ are rewarded with stickers and weekly certificates given in ‘Celebration assembly’. Table points are given to individuals or groups for working well as a team, working independently and for following class rules.
The children are encouraged to develop independence and problem solving skills through using ‘Gem Power’. This encourages the children to;
- notice a problem and think of ways to solve it
- keep focused and avoid distractions
- bounce back from mistakes and disappointment
- work well as a part of a team.
These powers allow the children to approach challenges with increasing confidence and determination, making them a ‘Purple Learner’.
Mrs Robinson, Mrs Turner & Mrs Hopper