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Phoenix Infant Academy

year 2

Vision and Aims

The purpose of Year Two at Phoenix Infant Academy is to equip our children with the academic and personal skills necessary to flourish in Key Stage Two.  We tailor our curriculum to the interests of the children and aim to support them to develop inquisitive minds and a love of lifelong learning.

By the end of Year Two, our aim is that all pupils will:

  • Read fluently, using inference and deduction to demonstrate understanding
  • Write a variety of text types independently
  • Ask and answer questions using a wide and technical vocabulary
  • Secure a command of the four operations in mathematics, using concrete, pictorial and abstract representations
  • Develop resilience and persist with tasks that they find challenging
  • Show independence in social settings, building positive relationships with friends

Curriculum

In all areas of the curriculum, we build on skills that are developed in Reception, as well as learning new ones.  Please click on the links to the left for more information on each subject area.  

Creative Topic

With a number of curriculum areas being taught in isolation with some links where naturally possible to the rest of the curriculum, the Creative topic subjects however are taught in an interwoven manner that is encompassed within a topic theme across KS1. The creative topic is always underpinned by high quality literature (taught through our Talk 4 Writing approach,) as our curriculum intent recognises that reading and vocabulary development is the gateway to success across the curriculum and a prosperous future.

The following subject areas are taught within the creative topics:‚Äč

  • History
  • Geography
  • Design and Technology
  • Art and Design
  • Music

Please click on the links in the table below for more information about each topic, including curriculum overviews and learning logs (home learning):

Term

Topic Name

Curriculum Maps Learning Logs

Autumn 1

The Victorians

History / Design and Technology

    

Autumn 2

The Victorians

 Geography / Art and Design

 

    

Spring 1

Africa

 

    

Spring 2

Africa

 

    

Summer 1

Explorers

 

    

Summer 2

Explorers

 

    

 

Home Learning

We know that a child’s parents are their first and most important teachers, and we want to work in partnership with you to ensure your child is successful.  We endeavour to provide home learning opportunities for the children that are engaging, giving parents the chance to be an integral part in their child's education. Please click on the links above to view the current half term's 'Home Learning Log.' If you have any questions regarding this please contact your child's class teacher who will be more than happy to help.

In addition to this, Year Two children are issued with 2 reading books to take home each week. We expect every child to read for 5/10 minutes each day alongside an adult and for a comment/signature to be recorded daily in their yellow reading records.  

The children also take home spellings every Monday. They are assessed in class on the Friday of that week. The spellings consolidate sounds learnt as part of their Read Write Inc phonics, as well as common exception words.

 

End of Year Expectations

All of our learning builds up to the end of year assessments. We use a mixture of the, currently compulsory, test papers provided by the Department of Education and the ongoing teachers' assessment using the interim 'Age-Related Expectations' to secure our judgements. We work collaboratively with other schools to ensure that our judgements are robust and accurate. 

 

 

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