Year 2 is an exciting year for our children as they grow in confidence putting their developing reading, writing and calculation skills into practice through stimulating, purposeful, real life learning experiences.
During Literacy our students encounter a wide variety of texts including stories from familiar settings, traditional tales, information books and poetry. They are immersed in texts through Talk for Writing, an initiative developed by Pie Corbett.
Establishing secure calculation strategies is the focus of Mathematics during Year 2. Towards the end of Term 4 students are given the opportunity to put all their mathematical skills to work during Enterprise Week.
Our science lessons look at the importance of keeping our bodies healthy; identifying, sorting and grouping materials and investigating electricity. Through Humanities, students explore the significance of the sea to Kuwait’s illustrious history. Students also enjoy traveling back in time to study an important event in British history, the Great Fire of London.
An important step that students take in their learning during Year 2 is establishing their ability to self-assess their own progress. Through effective questioning and modelling students can review their work, they identify where they have been successful and areas that they would like to develop further. Together with the teacher, students develop success criteria for the unit of work that they are covering and set targets to enable them to take the next necessary steps in their learning with confidence and purpose.