Welcome to Year 2!
Welcome to our Year 2 Classes
Class Teacher: Donna Rankine
Class Teaching Assistant: Rebecca Burridge
Class Teacher: Hayley Gorman
Class Teaching Assistant: Lucy Davis
Year 2 Curriculum Map for 2018-2019
|Half Term||Topic||Curriculum Area|
|Autumn 1st Half||London...Ablaze!||
English: Story writing; Diary Writing; Recount
Maths: Number: Place Value and Addition and Subtraction
History/Geography: Great Fire of London/London Landmarks
Science: Everyday Materials
Computing: We Are Photographers
RE: Why are some things special?
|Autumn 2nd Half||Pole to Pole||
English: Poetry; Non-chronological Report; Instructions
Maths: Addition and Subtraction; Measurement: Money and Multiplication and Division
History/Geography: Comparing the UK with India and Antarctica
Computing: We Are Researchers
ART/DT: Mixing materials to create a variety of textures
|Spring 1st Half||Superheroes||
English: Story writing; Newspaper reports
Maths: Multiplication and Division; Statistics and Geometry: Properties of Shape
History/Geography: Transport through the ages
Computing: We are Superheroes
|Spring 2nd Half||Watch Me Grow||
English: Non-Chronological Report; Books by a Significant Author
Maths: Fractions and Measurement: Length and Height
History/Geography: Our own timeline - Baby to Adult
Computing: We are Detectives
|Summer 1st Half||Journeys||
English: Recounts; Poetry; Instructions
Maths: Position and Direction and Problem Solving
History/Geography: Local History
Science: Living Thing and Their Habitats (microhabitats)
Computing: We are Zoologists
|Summer 2nd Half||Oh I do Like to be Beside the Seaside||English: Poetry and Information text
Maths: Measurement: Time and Mass, Capacity and Temperature
Computing: We are Researchers
RE: Inspirational Writing
We have had an exciting start to Year 2. We have listened to the story ‘Bedtime for Monsters’ by Ed Vere as part of our literacy topic. We have created our own backdrops and monsters, which we will use to write our very own monster books! We have been working with numbers in maths to develop our understanding of place value. We have been doing lots of partner work and playing different games to help our understanding.
We have a busy first topic with lots to look forward to! We will be learning about The Great Fire of London, which will also include a visit from the local fire brigade. We are also looking forward to our first Year 2 trip to the London Eye and a cruise on the River Thames where we will get to see lots of famous London landmarks.
Keep checking back for updates of what we have been up to!
We have enjoyed using the iPads as part of our topic and computing learning. We started off by learning how to use ‘Safe Search Kids’ which is the equivalent of a child friendly Google. We learnt how to search for and save images of different London landmarks. It was tricky at first to navigate around the images but we got the hang of it! In a second lesson we learnt how to use an app called ‘Comic Life’ which allows you to make a comic using your own images. With our partner we learnt how to pick a template for our comic and then how to insert the images we had saved from Safe Search Kids. Finally, we learnt how to change the text on the captions. We had lots of fun!