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West Lynn Primary School

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Year 2

Please click on the tabs below to view what we will be focusing on this year and the exciting topics we will be learning about.

Curriculum Newsletters

Look out for our Curriculum Newsletters, which we will  publish every half term, so you can find out more about your child's next topic and the skills that they will be focussing on.

Please click on the links below to view the current Curriculum Newsletter:

Homework Challenges

Homework Challenges are set for each  half term and are linked with the topics being taught in class. 

At the end of each term an assembly is held to showcase the work produced.

If you have any questions and queries about the challenges then do not hesitate to come and see the class teacher.

Please click on the links below to view the current Homework Challenge:

Year 2 Curriculum Plans and Cycles

Below are the curriculum plans and cycles that we will be following. Please click on the tab to view:

Curriculum Cycle 2018 - 2019



Curriculum Cycle 2017-2018


Curriculum Cycle 2016-2017

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In Reception, children will have a daily 20 minute teaching session and learn a new sound each day.

We begin phonics in Reception using Phase 1 of the letters and sounds program to develop children’s listening and oral blending skills. Once children are secure in this aspect of phonics, we teach Phase 2-4 using the Phonics Bug program throughout the year. The Phonics Bug program follows a simple structure; revise, teach, practise and apply. This allows us to revisit phonemes the children already know to embed their phonic knowledge, teach a new sound, practise writing the sound using various multi sensory approaches, spell simple words using that sound and apply that knowledge to read and write captions/sentences.

We assess the children’s sound recognition and segmenting/blending skills each half term and plan phonics sessions based on this. This allows teachers and teaching assistants to work in more focused groups throughout the year to support and challenge children as necessary.