Welcome to Year 2!
Class Teacher: Connor Chughtai-Skillen
Class Teaching Assistant: Anna Strappelli
Class Teacher: Lauren Fuller
Class Teaching Assistant: Lynne Grundstoks
Year 2 Curriculum Overview for 2021-2022
|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?
PSHE: What makes a good friend?
|Autumn 2nd Half||India|
English: Poetry; Non-fiction – fact files; Instructions writing ; Fiction - Story writing
Maths: Addition and Subtraction; Measurement: Money and Multiplication and Division
History/Geography: Comparing the UK with India
Computing: We Are Researchers
ART/DT: Mixing materials to create a variety of textures.
PSHE: What is bullying?
|Spring 1st Half||Pole to Pole|
English: Non-chronological report – Artic Animals ; Book review ;Recount - Diary writing; Poetry – Northern Lights; Persuasive letter writing – adopt a penguin
Maths: Multiplication and Division; Statistics and Geometry: Properties of Shape
History/Geography: Captain Scott; Comparing Poles.
Computing: We are Superheroes
Art: Arctic scene painting
PSHE: What jobs do people do?
|Spring 2nd Half||Transport|
English: Poetry ; Fiction – journey ; Biography – Amelia Earhart
Maths: Fractions and Measurement: Length and Height
History/Geography: Transport through the ages
Computing: We are Detectives
PSHE: What helps us to stay safe
|Summer 1st Half||Our World|
English: Non-fiction – fact files; Persuasive letter writing; Instruction writing – how to grow ; Plant diary
Maths: Position and Direction and Problem Solving
History/Geography: Local History
Science: Living Things and Their Habitats (microhabitats)
Computing: We are Zoologists
PSHE: What helps us grow and stay healthy?
|Summer 2nd Half||Oh I do Like to be Beside the Seaside|
English: Postcard writing; Letter writing
Maths: Measurement: Time and Mass, Capacity and Temperature
History/Geography: Seaside holidays through time
Computing: We are Researchers
PSHE: How do we recognise our feelings?
If you have any queries, please contact the Class Teacher or the Learning and Teaching Leader for this phase: Connor Chughtai-Skillen
Please read our half termly curriculum letters for more information.
Year 2 are learning all about London this half term and they have been reading a story called Katie in London by James Mayhew. This is an excellent book which introduces the children to some of the famous landmarks in our city. In the story, Katie visits Trafalgar Square with her Granny and accidentally awakens one of the four lions that sit under Nelson’s Column. The lion takes Katie on a sight-seeing adventure across London. They visit many places including The Tower of London, Buckingham Palace, Tower Bridge and The London Eye. Year 2 have been enjoying writing their own versions of the story and have painted their own lions too.
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 trying very hard to learn our 2, 5 and 10 times tables.