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Grade Two

End of Year Examination Revision Guide May 2011
English, Maths, Science, Social Studies, Islamic Studies (in English) and I.T.

Grade Two End of Year Revision Guide – May 2011

16th May 2011 Dear parents, The End of Year examination week will begin on Saturday the 11th June 2011. Information on the exact dates for specific subjects will follow shortly in a letter from the school. This examination week is testing a selection of the material that we’ve covered since the midyear point of the academic year. There will be a revision week prior to the examination week. The revision week will start 4th June 2011. Subject teachers will give students additional revision worksheets to complete during those revision lessons. The following provides a summary of what topics can be revised at home. Information on Arabic and other subjects should follow from the teachers of those subjects. This booklet includes information on: English, Maths, Science, Social Studies, Islamic Studies (in English) and I.T. Thank you.

(Grade Two Teachers)

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English will be spread over two exam papers and will focus on six areas, three per exam paper. English Paper 1 – Comprehension, High Frequency Words and Spelling Comprehension This subject tests the children’s understanding of texts and stories; including concepts such as fact and opinion, compare and contrast, draw conclusions, cause and effect, and character and setting. An explanation of some of these skills can be found in Practice Book 2.2 on pages 104, 114, 124, 134, 144, and 154. Spelling Please revise the spelling of the following words. We will select two words from each column and ask for them to be spelt (i.e. written) correctly, making it a total of 10 words in the test. contractions we’re don’t can’t they’re he’d I’ve +ed and +ing planned planning liked crying skipped tried -tion and -ture picture nation future action caution nature -ness and -less goodness careless darkness fearless thankless weakness mis- and midmidair misplace midweek misbehave mistake midyear

High Frequency Words Please revise the usage (not spelling) of the following words in the green covered Practice Book 2.2, pages 106, 116 126, 136, and 146. flag aunt railroad borrow cheers stars collects galloped clattering field freedom present trails drum threw

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English Paper 2 – Grammar, Creative Writing and Handwriting Grammar Please revise the following topics and skills that have been covered in “The Grammar and Writing Book”. Topic adjectives and our senses adjectives for number, size, and shape adjectives that compare adverbs that tell when and where adverbs that tell how pronouns pronouns for one and more using I and me different kinds of pronouns contractions using capital letters quotation marks using commas commas in compound sentences the paragraph Creative Writing The children will be asked to write two facts and two opinions about something. This is a skill that we have already practiced in class. Handwriting The children are to be assessed on their ability to write with cursive writing. We are only looking at lower-case letters. Take care to use the correct strokes and loops. Make sure that tall, short and descending letters are written in the correct places.
Grammar and Writing Book Page

140 146 152 158 164 170 176 182 188 194 200 206 212 218 224

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Please revise the following selection of topics covered in units 3 and 4 of the science books. Please note that we’re testing the children’s oral comprehension of the key words and concepts, not their reading abilities. The format will be that we will read aloud a question to the children and they will then have to select an answer from a choice which will also be read aloud to them. To revise, I suggest that you check your child understands: 1) The meaning of the words that you find highlighted in yellow in the colour textbook lessons; 2) The meaning of the words found in boxes in the workbook exercises. 3) He should also be able to answer the questions found in the “lesson checkpoints” located at the end (and sometimes in the middle) of each lesson in the textbook. Chapter/Lesson Lesson 1 What is matter? Lesson 2 What are the states of matter? Lesson 3 How can matter be changed? Lesson 1 What is energy? Lesson 2 How do living things use energy? Lesson 4 How does light move? Lesson 5 What are other kinds of energy? Lesson 1 How do objects move? Lesson 2 What is work? Lesson 3 How can you change the way things move? Lesson 5 What are magnets? Lesson 1 What is sound? Lesson 2 What is pitch? Lesson 4 What can you see in the night sky? Lesson 5 Why does the Moon seem to change? Lesson 6 What is the solar system? Lesson 1 What is technology? Lesson 2 How does technology help us? Lesson 3 How do we use technology to communicate? Lesson 4 What are some other ways we use technology? page 4 Textbook 237 239 242 271 274 282 286 303 308 310 318 335 338 376 380 382 398 402 404 406

Chapter 8 Chapter 9

Chapter 10

Chapter 11 Chapter 12

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Grade Two End of Year Revision Guide – May 2011

Please revise the following topics that we have covered. There will be at least one question on the exam paper for each of the following topics. Please refer to the exercises in the yellow covered Practice Masters / Workbook. Corresponding page in Practice Masters / Workbook 92 93,94 103,104,105,106 117 120 123 130 133 134 135 139,140,141,146 143 151 152,153 154 156 157

Topic Telling time to five minutes Telling time after& before the hour Pictograph, Bar graph, Line plots, Coordinate Graphs Understanding Volume Grams & Kilograms Using Probability Comparing numbers Before, After, Between Ordering Numbers Look for a pattern Adding with models, Adding & Subtracting Three Digits Numbers Ways to find missing parts Addition & Multiplication Building Arrays, Multiplying in any Order Vertical Forms Making Equal Groups Writing Division Sentences

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Social Studies
Please revise the following selection of topics covered in the two social studies texts: the Health & Fitness books and the For A Better World books. For Health & Fitness the textbook, rather than the activity book, contains the key information to be revised. To revise, please check that your child understands and can orally explain the meaning of the words that you find highlighted in yellow in the colour textbook and that he can orally answer the questions that you find in the “review” box at the end of each lesson. In addition you can find keywords from each chapter defined in short sentences in the glossary in pages 263-271 which may also help. In the For A Better World books again it is the colour text book that is of more use. Some of the key terms are highlighted within the chapters. You can find keywords from the selected chapters defined in short sentences in the glossary in pages 109 – 115. Some questions will have multiple choice answers. Some questions will be matching terms to definitions. Some require the student to complete the missing word from sentences and some questions will be free response where the student is expected to write his own answers to questions. Topic Preventing Illness Illnesses That Do Not Spread Drugs Caffeine Managing Your Feelings Being Responsible Showing Respect Getting Along With Family Members Getting Rid of Trash Keeping Air and Water Clean Textbook Pages 152 - 155 Pages 156 - 159 Pages 172 - 173 Pages 174 - 175 Pages 194 - 197 Pages 200 - 201 Pages 202 - 203 Pages 214 - 217 Pages 236 - 237 Pages 240 - 243

For A Better World Topic Learn about maps • Symbols • How to Draw a Map • Which way to go.

Textbook Pages 3 - 10

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(Knowing what symbols are; being able to decode a message using symbols; reading a map using a map key; knowing the meaning of the key words: map, map key, atlas, border.)

The Arab Countries • The Arab Countries in Asia • The Arab Countries in Africa
(Knowing whether the following countries are in Asia or Africa and what is the name of their capital city: Saudi Arabia, Iraq, Jordan, Syria, Yemen, Egypt, Algeria & Sudan. How many Arab countries there are in Africa and Asia.)

17 - 22

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Islamic Studies ( in English) )
Please refer to the Islamic Studies Grade 2 book by Maulvi AbdulAziz when revising this subject. The presentation of this exam will be similar in format to that of the Social Studies and Science exams. Topic Dhikr and Dua’a Prophet Muhammad parts (1,2,3) Said the Prophet Telling Lies Truthfulness (Importance of Truthfulness) Stealing (Punishment of stealing in Islam) Etiquette of talking Etiquette of Going out and walking Zakah :the purifying Dues (Importance of this
pillar of Islam)

Page number 74 88,93,98 104 107 111 115 119 123 127 130 134 137

Fasting in the Month of Ramadan The Pilgrimage The Islamic Calendar (Student should know by heart the names of Islamic Months)

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Part of the I.T. exam will be theory based (i.e. answering questions) and part will be practical (i.e. students will have to demonstrate that they are able to perform certain tasks on the computer) I.T. Exam Dates The I.T. exam (theory and practical) is held during the revision week (i.e. the week 4th Jun to 8th Jun). It will take place during the students’ normal I.T. periods of that week. Please refer to any recent weekly planner to see which days your son normally has I.T. The first period of the week will be the theory and the second the practical. Those students who are timetabled to have two I.T. lessons in the same day will do the exam parts together. Here are a summary of the core skills that the students should have grasped. The I.T. teachers will hand out some revision worksheets during the week starting 28th May targeting some of these skills. Chapter: 6 (Theory and Practical) Lesson: 1-2-3-4-5-6 (the theory you can cover it from the worksheet) He should know: What is multimedia? How to open the Microsoft PowerPoint program Adding Text to a slide Adding clip art to a slide Viewing the presentation Chapter: 7 (Theory and Practical) Lesson: 1-2-3-4-5-6-7 (you can cover it from the worksheets) He should know: How to open the Microsoft Excel program What is a spreadsheet? Moving around a spreadsheet Understanding and finding the cell address Enter data into a spreadsheet Extend the cell page 9

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Changing the color of text Changing the cell background Viewing a column, pie and line chart Chapter: 4 (Theory and Practical) Lesson: 1-2-3 (Cover it from the book) He should know: What are the internet and the web How to open any web address Searching on internet Safety on the internet Chapter: 5 (Practical) Lesson: 1-2-3-4-5 (Cover it from the book / page 163 To 181) He should know: How to open the paint program Drawing lines and shapes Using colors Using the fill tool Adding text Saving and Printing a drawing

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