Year 2

Our Current Topics

Literacy- Read to Write

Text: ‘The River’ (journey tale/circular narrative)

-Focus: adverbials


Maths Mastery


  • to identify parts of a fraction, find halves, thirds and quarters of a shape, identify fractions of a shape with different numerators, find fractions of a quantity and identify equivalent fractions.

-Addition and subtraction of 2-digit numbers (regrouping):

  • to use the make ten strategy to add and subtract ones, regroup when adding and subtracting, solve addition and subtraction word problems, use the round and adjust strategy to add and subtract and add near near doubles.

-Money :

  • to recognise coins and notes, the the pound and pence symbol correctly, add money within the same unit (pounds or pence), combine amounts of money, use a combination of coins to make a specified amount, add and subtract money in either pounds or pence, find how much change would be given and solve problems involving money.



-Biology (Our Living Earth)

  •  to identify and name a variety of common animals including birds, reptiles, amphibians, fish and mammals and compare the structure of such animals.
  • identify and name a variety of animals that are carnivores, herbivores and omnivores
  • notice that animals, including humans, have offspring which turn into adults
  • describe the basic needs of animals, including humans, for survival (water, food and air)
  • understand the importance of exercise, a balance diet and hygiene to humans



-Human & Physical Geography within Liverpool: What would Wally find exciting about our city?

  • to use world maps, atlases and globes to identify the United Kingdom and its countries
  • to use simple compass directions (North, South, East and West) and locational and directional language [for example, near and far; left and right], to describe the location of features and routes on a map
  • use aerial photographs to recognise landmarks and basic human and physical features; devise a simple map; and use and construct basic symbols in a key
  •  use simple fieldwork and observational skills to study the geography of their school and its grounds and the key human and physical features of its surrounding environment



Religious Education

Festivals and Celebrations: Why is food important in religion?

  • to understand why Christians eat pancakes on Shrove Tuesday and the importance of sacrifice during lent
  • to recall the story of Passover (Pesach) and what each of the foods symbolise on the Seder plate
  • to understand the importance of food to Muslims during Eid
  • understand the importance of Easter to Christians and what Easter food symbolises


Design & Technology

– Mouldable Materials: Can we design our own bedroom door signs?





  • P.E. will be on a Tuesday morning this half term for both classes. Please ensure your child comes into school in full P.E. kit on this day.
  • Homework will be given out on a Friday in your child’s homework book. This is due in the following Tuesday . Each week, your child will receive a list of spellings in their homework book that they have practised reading and writing in their daily Sounds Write lessons. We would like your child to practise spelling the words ready for our weekly spelling quiz (every Friday).
  • All children should bring in their book bag, containing their reading book and reading diary every day. Our LSA’s aim to read with your child everyday. However, due to our busy timetable, this may not always be possible so we would encourage you to read with your child every night and record this in their reading diary. 
  • All children have received a Purple Mash login which can be found in the front of their homework book. Purple Mash is a creative, educational website that covers all subjects. We would encourage all children who have access to a computer or iPad to use Purple Mash.
Curriculum Overview

Home Learning Project

to be used in the event of self-isolation and school closure.

Year 2 parents, carers and children,

Each week, your Year 2 team will be uploading tasks and projects to be completed at home to continue your child’s learning, during this unprecedented time. To start, please use the links below to access maths, reading, writing, spelling and wider topic learning for week 1. Stay safe and enjoy the additional time you have with your loved ones. Please keep in touch by Tweeting us @MissMurphy2GB @MsRowlandsGB and @GBGreatwich. We all hope to see each other very soon!

Miss Murphy, Mrs Greatwich and Miss Rowlands

Home Learning Project Parent Information


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