Our English Lessons
Our English lessons are linked to our topic work and we cover a range of genres within each topic. This year, children will learn to write stories, instructions, recounts, information texts and poetry using high quality texts and experiences as a basis for our learning. Children will also be taught to use a variety of punctuation including capital letters, full stops, exclamation marks, commas and apostrophes.
Throught Year 2 children will continue to develop their phonic knowledge. They will be taught to accurately read words with two ore more syllables and words containing common suffixes. Children will continue to work on their ability to comprehend, predict and make links between the texts that they have read.
Every child in year 2 has been placed into a guided reading group. These groups read with an adult weekly. During these session we develop our decoding (word reading) skills as well as our comprehension (understanding) skills. These sessions are recorded in their blue home-school books.
Along with regularly sharing our class book, children also take part in weekly shared reading sessions, in which they are exposed to high quality, aspirational texts in order to further develop their comprehension and prediction skills.
It is very important that children read at home on a regular basis. Questions to support your child’s reading can be found in their blue home-school books.
For further information about what to expect from English in Year 2 follow the link below.