Welcome to our Year 2 Classes
Class Teacher: Lyndsey Smith
Class Teaching Assistant: Claire Byrnes and Danielle Norwood (SEND)
Class Teacher: Hayley Gorman
Class Teaching Assistant: Rebecca Burridge
Year 2 Curriculum Map for 2017-2018
|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
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 letter for more information.
In Year 2 we have been learning all about the amazing landmarks of London. We can’t wait for our trip on the London Eye and our cruise up The River Thames!
Later this half term we will be learning about The Great Fire of London and we will write our own diary entries like Samuel Pepys.
We have all been working very hard in maths to develop our understanding of place value. We have worked with our partners to find different ways to make a range of numbers.
Year 2 are very excited about the whole school times table challenge and we have been trying very hard to learn our 2, 5 and 10 times tables.
In our computing lessons we are learning to be Photographers. We have taken lots of interesting pictures of everyday materials and we are going to create our own comic strips.
This half term we have been learning all about the Hindu religion. We enjoyed taking part in a Diwali assembly. We had great fun retelling the story of Rama and Sita and dressing up as the different characters. Both Garnet and Emerald were lucky enough to get the opportunity to visit a local Hindu temple. During our visits, we observed a traditional ceremony and enjoyed singing and dancing.
Flat Stanley made a guest appearance in Year 2!
He arrived via the post and we enjoyed following his interesting adventures. We used our imaginations to create our own Flat Stanley stories and enjoyed sharing them with our peers.
As part of our Design Technology project, we created our own globes using Papier Mache. This has helped us to learn where the different continents of the world are and we are now all experts! Next, we are going to write a set of instructions to support other children in the school to make their own globes in the future.
This half term our topic is ‘Superheroes’. We are looking forward to lots of exciting activities, particularly our superhero dress up day. As part of our history and geography focus we are learning about ‘Transport Through the Ages’. We have an exciting trip planned to visit the London Transport Museum. Look out for some pictures!
We enjoyed our visit to the London Transport Museum to help us finish off our topic. We had some time to explore the museum and learn lots of new facts about transport. Throughout the day in smaller groups we met a magician whose special skill was time travel! We climbed through a time machine and ended up in the 1900s. The magician gave us a guided tour of transport from the 1900s. We enjoyed some role play, pretending to be ‘posh’ ladies and gentlemen on the tube. Here are some photos!
Year 2 had a surprise workshop today! For part of our literacy topic we are going to be writing a non-chronological report. To ensure the topic got off to an exciting start we invited a range of animals in to visit the children. The children will be writing a non-chronological report based on spiders. One of the animals the children got to meet was a tarantula called Borris! We learnt lots of facts about spiders. Ask your child to tell you a fact that they learnt today, for example, did you know that tarantulas are quite fragile?
We have also been reading ‘Charlotte’s Web’ by E.B.White and have just been introduced to a character called Charlotte (who is a spider). We are excited to continue reading about Wilbur’s adventures.
Have a look at http://www.animalexperience.org/ to learn more about the animals that came to visit us today!
Year 2 were excited that their parents could join them for a delicious lunch. What was your favourite part of the meal? We enjoyed the yummy curry and ice cream for dessert!
We all had a wonderful time celebrating the royal wedding. The sun was shinning brightly for our picnic and we enjoyed eating our lunch outside in the sunshine. Emerald class had a fantastic time celebrating the 'marriage' of our own royal couple Malayeka and Oliver. I'm sure you will all agree that they look lovely in their wedding outfits!
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