Year 2

2E Class Teacher: Mrs Edge

2G Class Teacher: Mrs Greatwich

Year 2 Learning Support Assistants: Mrs Khan and Mrs Jones

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Our Current Topics

Spring 1 – Curriculum

English – Read to Write
The Night Gardener
Writing outcome: setting narrative (fiction), diary (non-fiction)

Maths – Mathematics Mastery
Unit 7 Time
Unit 8 Fractions
Unit 9 Addition and Subtraction (regrouping & adjusting)

Science
Animals including humans
Georgraphy
What’s exciting about the United Kingdom?
Religious Education
How can we learn from sacred books?
SEAL Jigsaw
Dreams and Goals
Art and Design
Can we use collage to create cityscapes?

P.E.
Gymnastics

Computing
Can we be photographers?

Curriculum Overview

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 and 2G have PE on Mondays and Tuesdays. Please ensure that your child comes into school in full P.E. kit on these days.

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.

Blog

Christmas

Christmas

We enjoyed making some magical Christmas memories and partying with our friends.

Weaving

Weaving

Our DT topic this term was How can we make fabric? We looked carefully at different types of fabrics and identified the warp and the weft. We practised weaving paper patterns before being given our own design brief. We designed our own fabric and used cardboard to...

Multiplication and Division

Multiplication and Division

We've really enjoyed using  concrete apparatus to help us make arrays to represent multiplication and division equations. We played lots of games to help us identify patterns in the 2s, 5s and 10s times tables and practise our recall of facts.  Di

Geography – Our Local Area

Geography – Our Local Area

We have been learning about the area around our school. We spoke about where we live and used Google maps to find our streets. We played some games to practise giving directions and learnt about the features of maps such as symbols and keys. We created our maps of the...

Art – Can we be sculptors?

Art – Can we be sculptors?

We looked at different pieces of artwork by Andy Goldsworthy and Richard Shilling. We practised sketching natural objects, drawn our own designs and  visited Greenbank Park to make our final designs.

Science – Living Things and their Habitats

Science – Living Things and their Habitats

We've really enjoyed learning about living things and their habitats. We learnt what it means to be living and sorted items into the categories living, once lived, never lived. We used different materials to make our own habitats and discussed what may live there. We...

Autumn 1 English

Autumn 1 English

This half term we have been studying the story Grandad's Island by Benji Davies. We made predictions about the story, explored unfamiliar vocabulary and learnt to retell the story, using a model text.  We analysed the model text and identified different features such...

Autumn 1 Maths

Autumn 1 Maths

This half term we have been looking at how we can represent numbers within 100, comparing numbers within 100, partitioning numbers and adding and subtracting two, 2-digit numbers using the smiley strategy.