Year 2: Poland
Welcome to Poland Class Webpage 2014-2015!
Welcome to Poland class! I am looking forward to work in partnership with you and your child/children. This year is a very exciting and important year for the children and adults in year 2! The children in year 2 will be sitting for the SAT’s in the month of April or May. They will be assessed on the Maths and English based on the previous National curriculum. We work very hard to strive for excellence.
- Watch our first class assembly of the year by clicking here!
Stories with a familiar setting
- Retell stories focusing on the sequence of events.
- Identify main characters and setting in a story using evidence from the illustrations and text.
- Select a character and describe what they do in the story.
- Re-enactastory, sequencing the main events and using phrases from the text.
- Plan and write a story based on own experience using key features of a story.
- Children can distinguish between a description of a single member of a group and the group in general, for example a fox , and nocturnal animals in general.
- Read texts containing information in a simple report format, for example ‘There are many night time animals. They live in different habitats.’ Assemble information on another subject and use the text as a template for writing a report on it, appropriating the language to present, sequence and categorise ideas.
- Be familiar with the terms ‘biography’ and ‘autobiography’.
- Be able to write an example of both.
- Discuss characters, discuss settings, discuss opinions of the story, image themselves in the positions of the characters.
Writing for a purpose
Be familiar with the format of a letter.
Children to listen to an extended story read aloud and write a longer story of their own.
- Identify key features of written instructions.
- Write simple instruction to be followed by another child with appropriate tense consistently .
- Write a complete story about a familiar character, write in the third person and past tense including description of characters and setting and dialogue.
- Use contents pages/menus and alphabetically ordered texts, for example dictionaries, encyclopaedias, indexes, directories, registers.
- Locate definitions/explanations in dictionaries and glossaries.
- Create an alphabetically ordered dictionary or glossary of special interest words.
- Familiarity with the forms and conventions of poetry.
- Confidence to perform poetry for peers.
- Hear and respond to and write poems with particular patterns.
- Read and write whole numbers to at least 100 in figures and words.
- Know what each digit in a two-digit or three-digit number represents, including 0 as a placeholder and partition two-digit/ three-digit numbers.
- Say the number that is 1 or 10 more or less than any given two-digit number.
- Order whole numbers to at least 100, and position them on a number line and 100 square.
- Recognise all coins;
- Find the total value of two coins;
- Find totals up to 20p (including adding more than two amounts using number facts to help);
- Find change from 20p;
- Find all possibilities by making an ordered list;
- Recognise common 2D shapes, identify from pictures in different positions and orientations; Draw, sort and describe 2D shapes.
- Identify and record the information or calculation needed to solve a puzzle or problem; carry out the steps or calculations and check the solution in the context of the problem.
- Represent repeated addition and arrays as multiplication, and sharing and repeated subtraction (grouping) as division; use practical and informal written methods and related vo- cabulary to support multiplication and division, including calculations with remainders.
- Use the symbols +, –, ×, ÷ and = to record and interpret number sentences involving all four operations; calculate the value of an unknown in a number sequence.
- Find one half, one quarter and three quarters of shapes and sets of objects.
- Derive and recall multiplication facts for the 2, 5 and 10 times-tables and the related division facts; recognise multiples of 2, 5 and 10.
- Visualise common 3D solids, identify from pictures in different positions and orientations.
- Sort, make and describe 3D shapes, referring to their properties.
- Identify reflective symmetry in patterns and draw lines of symmetry; Identify reflective symmetry in 2D shapes and draw lines of symmetry in shapes.
- Animal, including Humans
- All living things and their habitats
- Use of every day materials
- The people of the past
- The story of Guru Nanak
- How do children learn about belonging to a Christian Family
- Ramadan/ Eid-Ul-Fitr
Our class calendar
- PE on Monday
- ICT on Tuesday
- Music on Tuesday
- Class Assembly once a term on a Friday at 10:45
- Parent’s Morning meetings on Tuesdays and Thursdays, 8:30 – 8:45
Homework is normally given out each week on Friday and must be handed in by Wednesday of the following week.
You will receive an invitation with all the details for your appointment. Please come promptly to discuss all your child’s successes. You are welcome to watch how your child is learning in the classroom. I look forward to seeing you in our class.
Class Teacher: Bhavana Rawat
Trainee Teacher: Tanveer Ali
Teaching Assistant: Mrs. Nasima Chariwala