Welcome To Year 2

 

Here you will find all the information you need to know and more.  Below you can view our yearly overview so that you are aware of what your children will be learning about this year.

 

Year 2 Yearly Overview 2021-22

 

Term

Autumn 1

Autumn 2

Spring 1

Spring 2

Summer 1

Summer 2

Topic Book

Traction man

Handa’s suprise

Lila and the Secret of Rain

Major Glad, Major Dizzy 

The Life of Florence Nightingale

Wild

English

Instructions

Character descriptions

Newspaper report

Narrative

Recount (real and fictional)

Non- chronological reports

Letters

Narrative

Biography

Recounts

Narrative

Poetry

Mathematics

Number and Place Value

Addition and subtraction

Multiplication and division

Measurement

Geometry

Statistics

Revision and Problem-solving

Science

Materials

Animals including humans – How to grow up to be healthy

Plants

 

 

Habitats

Religious Education

Domestic church- Family

Judaism

Reconciliation

Advent

Multi-faith Week

Christmas

Local Church- Community

Eucharist

Lent

Easter

Baptism

Baptism

Pentecost

The World

Computing

Can you make a platform game?

Can you program an animation?

Can you create an animation?

Can you collect and record data?

Can you sue an online learning space?

Can you use a web search engine?

Geography

 The UK and the Continents.

 

Kenya

 

 

Map

Makers

History

 

 Victorians

 

The Great Fire of London

Florence Nightingale/Mary Seacole

 

Art

 

 

African Weaving Art

William Morris Art – Printing

Colour mixing – Florence in the style of Picasso

 

Design and Technology

Design and create a Superhero Shield

Design and make Fruit Kebabs

 

 

 

Design and create a mini greenhouse

PE

Dance

Games

Gymnastics

Athletics

Dance

Games

Gymnastics

Games

Dance

Games

Gymnastics

Athletics

 

PE

On PE day, we ask that your child attends school in their PE clothes. They will stay in these clothes for the rest of the day and return home in them. We expect children to be wearing a plain white top/t-shirt with black jogging bottoms/leggings/shorts and black trainers or pumps.

 

2M’s PE day is indoor on Mondays and outdoor on Tuesdays.

2L’s PE day is indoor on Mondays and outdoor on Thursdays.

 

Homework

Your child take home their homework on a Friday each week. They will have one piece of Mathematics, one piece of Literacy and their weekly spellings.

 

We kindly ask that your child brings their homework back on the following Wednesday, which then gives staff time to review it as well as organize homework for the following week. Children who bring in their homework on time will be rewarded with Dojos!

 

The spelling test for each class will take place every Friday.

 

Reading books

Your child will be sent home with 3 reading books to read. Your child should be reading at least a couple of pages each night.

 

When your child has read their ‘shared reading book’ they can bring it back on any day of the week so they can choose a new one.

Your child will receive 2 new Read Write Inc. books every Thursday. It is very important that your child brings back their RWI books on Thursday so that staff can change them. This way, the books they read at home will mirror the books they have in school which will help them with their development.

 

Please ensure you that you sign your child’s reading record to confirm they have read the books before handing them back in.

 

Online learning

Technology has become a fantastic resource for education and we encourage the children to use this where they can.

The school have subscriptions to the following websites:

Mathletics: https://login.mathletics.com/  

TT Rockstars: https://play.ttrockstars.com/auth/school/student

 

You will find the log in for these inside your child’s homework book. Alternatively, ask your child’s teacher for more information and they can guide you.