Our Current Topics
Summer Term 1 – Curriculum
English – Read to Write
Writing outcome: Return narrative
Non-fiction: Information – Jungle Animals
Unit 7: Time
Biology – Plants
Why were Amelia Earhart and Rosa Parks very brave people?
Why is food important in religion?
Festivals & Celebrations
SEAL/Philosophy for Children
Going for Goals
How can we make fabric?
Games net and wall
Some of this information may differ from our ‘Curriculum Overview’ as a response to the Coronavirus pandemic and remote learning.
Below you will find information relating to Year 2 life…
In English this year, we will be reading a range of exciting books and developing our reading and writing skills. We will be engaging with each book through reading, drama, poetry, discussing our likes, dislikes and predictions as well as relating it to other stories we have heard before. Each book will have a fiction and non-fiction writing outcome. We hope to foster a love of books and reading through individual, guided and shared reading activities. Each child will receive a reading folder containing an individual reading book, reading record book and useful information. Children should bring their reading folder to school daily. When reading at home, please write the date and book title in your child’s yellow reading record with a short comment to communicate with us in school that you have read with your child.
We will be teaching Mathematics using our Maths Mastery programme, taking part in lots of practical activities involving number, shape, space, measure, and problem- solving. We work alone, in partners, in small groups and as a class to improve our Numeracy skills and relate them to real-life situations.
Our afternoons include Science, History, Geography, Design & Technology, Art and Computing and these subjects are taught through topics and key questions. The children also have weekly sessions of R.E., Music and P.E. as well as P.S.H.E. and Philosophy4Children. More information on these can be found by clicking our Curriculum Overview button above or head to out school curriculum pages here.
2E have P.E. on Thursdays and 2M have P.E. on Fridays. Please ensure that your child comes into school in full P.E. kit on this day.
Homework will be set on Fridays via the Seesaw app. Children may respond on Seesaw or in the Home School Link Book which was provided at the beginning of the school year. If you misplace your child’s Seesaw details please contact a member of the Year 2 team we will be happy to help with this.
If you have any questions about Year 2, please speak to a member of our staff on the gate at home-time or contact us via Seesaw or leave a message with the school office.
We had lots of fun taking part in lots of Easter themed activities such as card making, hat parades, egg hunts and egg races.
In English we have been looking at instructions. We explored the meaning of some unfamiliar vocabulary and followed the instructions to create our own Bog Baby habitats.
In maths we have been learning all about shapes, position and direction. We explored the features of 2D and 3D shapes and learnt that shapes that have 4 sides and 4 vertices are called quadrilaterals. We learnt that some shapes have right angles and used right angle...
In English we have been looking at the story The Bog Baby by Jeanne Willis. We created story maps and learnt to retell the story before creating our own creatures and writing our own finding stories.
In maths we have been learning all about multiplication and division.
We looked at how fashion has changed since the 1960s and designed our own outfits!
We labelled parts of our body and investigated the effect exercise has on heart rate.
We enjoyed exploring clues from our new text and making predictions. We practised spotting and using conjunctions in sentences. We enjoyed playing a game identifying nouns, verbs and adjectives. We looked at other books that contained gardens and magpied some ideas...
We began our new maths unit on length. We measured objects using non standard measures and identified things that were longer than, shorter than or around the same length as, a metre.
During our geography lesson we practised giving our friends directions.