Year 2

Welcome back to a brand new school year. The children look so smart and are settling well into year 2. We have lots of exciting lessons planned across the curriculum for the next seven weeks. The children are excited to start working hard again.

Teacher: Miss. Green
Teaching assistant: Mrs. Westwood

Come and see

In our Come and See our first topic is all about Beginnings. The children will be reflecting on new beginnings in their lives and how the world began. We will also be learning about signs and symbols and the sacrament of Baptism.

Maths

In maths we will be learning about place value, addition and subtraction and the children will have lots of opportunities to reason and solve problems. We will also be working really hard to practise our 2, 5 and 10 times tables.

English

This half term our core text is ‘Robot and the bluebird’ by David Lucas, which is about a robot whose broken heart is healed by the companionship of a little bluebird. The children will be exploring character descriptions, non-chronological report writing and retelling the story from a different perspective. So far the children have really enjoyed the text.

Science

In science we are learning about Uses of everyday materials. We will be learning about the properties of various materials and why these are suitable for certain objects. The children will be taking part in investigations and lots of practical activities.

Geography

In geography the children will be learning about Continents and Oceans of the world. They will learn about climate zones, human and physical features and will produce an information poster for a travel brochure about one of the continents.

Useful information

  • Snack is 50p per week
  • Reading books are changed on a daily basis. Please ensure you read with your child as often as possible. Year 2 is an important year and their ability to read and understand texts is crucial.
  • Homework- spellings and times table homework will be given out every Thursday to be returned for the following Friday. Please ensure green homework books are returned regularly so new homework can be put into their books ready to go home the following week.
  • Every child has a mathletics password and a table rockstars password, which can be accessed at home. User names and passwords have been given to each child in year 2. Please come and see me if you need this information resending.
  • PE- PE days are Tuesdays. Please ensure children come into school in their PE kits in on these days.

Curriculum Overviews

Mathematics Overview of Learning

Year 2 Gallery