Welcome to Year 2 at Tweseldown Infant School
The time at infant school really does fly by and soon enough the children are aged between 6 and 7 years old and are in Year 2! As the eldest children in the school, they are encouraged to be more independent and to be good role models to their younger peers. The classes in Year 2 are named after locally found birds; Robin, Owl, Kingfisher and Woodpecker.
We start the year with our topic ‘Fire! Fire!’ which is all about The Great Fire of London of 1666. The children are very enthusiastic about our own ‘Great Fire’ at school where we burn houses that we have made to see how the fire spread back in 1666. The Spring Term starts with a trip to Marwell Zoo, where the children enjoy learning all about animals and their suitability for different habitats from a zoo keeper. The Year 2 children love watching the penguins, giraffes and snow leopard amongst many other animals!
In Year 2, the children are becoming more independent readers. They continue to apply their phonic knowledge and skills to read words and are more accurate and fluent with their reading. They listen to, discuss and express views about a wide range of texts.
Over the course of the year, the children explore a range of texts which enthuse them and inspire their writing. They write for different purposes and audiences using cursive handwriting and spell using their understanding of phonics. Their writing becomes more descriptive and they have a broader understanding of punctuation, word and sentences types. They are taught to edit and improve their writing.
The children cover a range of maths topics in Year 2. By the end of Year 2, pupils should know the number bonds to 20 and be precise in using and understanding place value of 1- and 2-digit numbers.
By the end of Year 2, the children take part in transition activities to ensure that they are ready to ‘fly the nest’ and they look forward to the Leavers’ Assembly at the end of term and their Leavers’ treat which the PTFA kindly organise.