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Class 2's targets

At the end of year 2, the children will be assessed to see if they are working at the expected standard as decided by the government. 

The children will have SATs in May but they are assessed throughout the year by Mrs Quinn and evidence is collected to support the assessment.  

There are clear guidelines about what the children need to be able to do to acheve the expected standard therefore, our class targets reflect these statements.

Targets for writing.

The children need to be able to use capital letters and full stops correctly in most of their sentences.  There should be some use of question marks and exclamation marks also.

The chidlren need to show that they are able to use sentences with different forms in their writing (statements, questions, exclamations and commands).

Adjectives are important in class 2 because  we need to be using some expanded noun phrases to describe.

 Children need to be using present and past tense mostly correctly and consistently.

Conjunctions also feature in the requirements for expected standard, so words such as or, and, but, when, if, that and because need to be used.

 Most words that are written need to be spelt correctly to achieve expected standard and also show that they are able to spell some words with contracted forms.

Writing at the expected standard also needs to demonstarte that the children can add suffixes to spell some words correctly in their writing e.g. –ment, –ness, –ful, –less, –ly.

As you are aware, handwriting is very important in year 2, we need to be using the diagonal and horizontal strokes needed to join letters in some of our writing.  Children need to be writing capital letters and digits of the correct size, orientation and relationship to one another and to lower case letters  as well as using spacing between words that reflects the size of the letters. 

Targets for reading

In order to achieve the expected standard in reading children need to be able to read accurately most words of two or more syllables and read most words containing common suffixes.

Children need to show that they can read most common exception words.

 Children need to be reading age-appropriate books,  accurately and fluently without overt sounding and blending. 

Comprehension skills are very important and we are woring hard to improve them to make sure that we are able to decide if what we have read makes sense to us.  

All children need to be able to answer questions and make some inferences on the basis of what is being said and done.

Targets for maths.

Children need to show that they  can partition two-digit numbers into different combinations of tens and ones.

Addition and subtraction are very important in class 2 becuase the children are expeted to be able to add 2 two-digit numbers within 100 (e.g. 48 + 35),  use estimation to check that their answers to a calculation are reasonable (e.g. knowing that 48 + 35 will be less than 100) and  subtract a two-digit number from another two-digit number when there is no regrouping required (e.g. 74 − 33).

Children need to show that they recognise the inverse relationships between addition and subtraction and use this to check calculations and work out missing number problems (e.g. ∆ − 14 = 28).

Times tables are important also because they need to recall and use multiplication and division facts for the 2, 5 and 10 multiplication tables to solve simple problems.

Children need to demonstrate an understanding of fractions, especially being able to recognise 1/2, 1/4, 1/3, 2/4 and 3/4.

Children need to be able to use different coins to make the same amount (e.g. pupil uses coins to make 50p in different ways.

Children need to demonstrate that they can read the time on the clock to the nearest 15 minutes and describe properties of 2-D and 3-D shapes.

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