Windrush Valley Preparatory School Oxfordshire – Year 2

Miss Shirley

BTec (National Certificate in Childhood Studies)

School to Home

Maths homework will continue to focus on the learning and recall of Multiplication tables followed by a weekly test. Maths and English homework will be reinforcement activities based on the week’s lesson. Spelling homework will support the sound or spelling rule taught in class during the week and the written homework will focus on either, a grammar, punctuation or comprehension activity. Individual reading should be done at home on a nightly basis and is best achieved reading little and often. The children will follow individualised reading programs based on their ability to decode and comprehend and will experience a range of genre. If there are any concerns with homework then please do not hesitate to contact Miss Shirley to discuss. Homework will be set every Friday to be returned the following Thursday.

Academic Studies

This term Year 2 will be sitting their SATS tests. The tests will commence in early May and will take place in the children’s familiar environment of the classroom.

The Maths curriculum will continue to develop the children’s understanding of the 4 basic operations of addition, subtraction, multiplication and division. They will continue to develop their range of written and mental strategies and where required, use apparatus to support their learning.

Year 2 will focus on a range of fiction and non-fiction texts as they develop their comprehension, inference and questioning skills. They will be encouraged to apply the range of punctuation they have been learning, in their independent writing and continue to learn the many spelling patterns and rules. Children will be working towards individualised targets which are reviewed on a regular basis.

Performing Arts

The year includes preparations for the Harvest Festival, Nativity play and May Dancing.  The children will continue to perform individual class assemblies where they share stories based on a wide range of cultures, traditions, morals and tales.  Throughout the year, they will learn songs from Sing Out songbooks.  The culmination of all our achievements will take place at Prize Giving where we will showcase, celebrate and reward all the wonderful activities and progress made throughout the year.

Sport – Games/PE/Swimming

This will be a busy year for sport, the children will be developing the skills of hitting, throwing and catching and most importantly, learning how to work as a team.  The games sessions will focus on Tag Rugby, Football, Indoor Hockey, Netball, Cross Country running, Athletics and Rounders.  In Athletics, we will be developing skills in both field and track events and working towards achieving and English’s schools Athletics award.

Our World

Year 1 and Year 2 will work together during these lesson on a 2 year plan.

We will be exploring habitats and animals found in the local area and in contrasting localities in the wider world.  We will be exploring and building a range of habitats, learning how to protect them, discovering food chains in our immediate environment and in oceans and rainforests.  We will be exploring the wide range of pond life found and exploring microhabitats.

OUR WORLD – Windrush Valley Preparatory School Oxfordshire

Cycle 1 2019/2020Cycle 2 2018/2019
AutumnHarvestOur Environment
SummerIdentifying animals and my bodyGrowth and Survival

Cycle 1 2019/2020 / Autumn

Cycle 1 2019/2020 / Spring

Cycle 1 2019/2020 / Summer
Identifying animals and my body

Cycle 2 2018/2019 / Autumn
Our Environment

Cycle 2 2018/2019 / Spring

Cycle 2 2018/2019 / Summer
Growth and Survival