Welcome to Year 2 LearningKey information for children, parents and carers
Year 2 Spellings Homework
Year 2 Curriculum Overview
Building Learning Power
Homework is given out every Thursday and expected in your class tray on Tuesday. It is often posted on iMontpelier.
Big Talk homework is distributed by your teacher every two weeks.
Spelling words are posted on iMontpelier. They are tested every week.
Your class PE day is Thursday. Please remember your PE kit on this day.
Please read every day at home. Bring your completed reading record into school on Tuesday.
Please write in pencil for maths. When you have a pen licence you may write in black pen only (not biro).
Year 2 Curriculum MapAutumn 1 Topic - TRANSPORT AND TRAVEL
Building Learning Power:
Year 2 will be using lots of learning muscles this term. We will need to show active listening and we will be learning how to collaborate with a new learning partner. In history we will be questioning queen bees so that we find out as much information as possible.
Traction Man is here!
How would the world seem to you if you were only 25cm tall?
In year 2, we will start the year with a unit of work about stories with familiar settings. The aim of this unit is for the children to plan and write a story of their own, describing a setting that they have chosen.
We will explore the sights, sounds, tastes, smells and feelings of settings in other stories focusing on ‘Traction Man is Here’ by Mini Grey to begin with and then will continue our journey by crawling through Anthony Browne’s ’The Tunnel.’
We will practise using expanded noun phrases to describe familiar settings in unfamiliar ways.
At the start of the year we will recap our knowledge of number and place value.
We will be recapping number bonds to 10 and 20, as well as number pairs to 7, 8 and 9. Using number facts, we will solve addition and subtraction problems before moving on to money.
Do you know what each coin is worth? Why not start practising at home? You will be using your knowledge to find total amounts and working out the change you would receive from 20p.
We will act out a shop to role play shopkeepers and customers so that you practise using coins. In addition to this, we will be learning to tell the time to the quarter hour.
Our first exciting science topic is the use of everyday materials.
We will identify and compare the suitability of a variety of everyday materials, including wood, metal, plastic, glass and brick for particular uses.
We will find out how the shapes of solid objects made from some materials can be changed by squashing, bending, twisting and stretching.
At home, try to become familiar with how some materials are used for more than one thing. Think about unusual and creative uses for everyday materials you can find at home.
This term we are photographers. We will review photos online, practise using a digital camera, take photos to fit a given theme and learn how to edit them.
Do you know who invented the aeroplane?
We will look at the lives of significant individuals in the past who have contributed to the development of transport.
Singing voices at the ready!
This term we will be exploring timbre, dynamics and tempo using our voices expressively and creatively by singing songs and speaking chants and rhymes.
Art & Design Technology
Year 2 have the exciting opportunity to design and make their own moving vehicle as part of the transport and travel topic. We will experiment with, construct and join recycled, natural and man-made materials to create and evaluate our designs.
In this unit we will look at special places. We will look at internal and external features of places of worship and understand that there are rules to respect and follow.
Transport around the world can be very different.
We will look at different types of vehicles used in other countries from elephants in Thailand to donkeys, tuk-tuks and dog-sleighs.
In Fit for Sport children will enjoy playing spatial awareness and coordination games that will develop skills needed in many sports.
Indoor P.E. will involve the children becoming more familiar with a range of balances and coordinating their movements.
Bonjour! This term we will recap greetings and numbers to 20.
The children will be asked to collect contributions for Ealing Foodbank later this half term as we support those in our community who are in need.
This term children will be learning what is meant by a healthy lifestyle, maintaining positive wellbeing and ways of keeping emotionally and physically safe.
We will learn about rights and responsibilities and diversity and equality.