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Rockmount Primary School

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Year 2

Welcome to Year 2!

Welcome to our Year 2 Classes


Jade Class

Class Teacher: Donna Rankine

Class Teaching Assistant: Rebecca Burridge


Diamond Class

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

RE: Hinduism

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

Science: Movement

Computing: We are Superheroes

RE: Islam

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

Science: Animals

Computing: We are Detectives

RE: Islam

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

RE: Christianity

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 

Science: Plants

Computing: We are Researchers

RE: Inspirational Writing

If you have any queries, please contact the Class Teacher or the Learning and Teaching Leader for this phase: Donna Rankine.
Please read our termly curriculum letters for more information.
Homework Menu
Autumn Term

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!