Welcome to Year 2 LearningKey information for children, parents and carers
Year 2 Curriculum Overview
Year 2 Spellings Homework
Building Learning Power
Your class PE day is Thursday. Please remember your full 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).
Homework is given out every Thursday and expected in your class tray on Tuesday.
Big Talk homework is distributed by your teacher every two weeks.
Spelling words are posted on this page each week for all groups. They are tested every week.
Year 2 Curriculum MapSpring 2 Topic - ENVIRONMENTS
Building Learning Power:
Year 2 will be using lots of learning muscles this term. We will need to be Questioning Queen Bees in science so that we can find out about animals and their environments.
At the start of the next half term we will be writing our final reports about the amazing dinosaurs. Year 2 will be following in the footsteps of Carol Ann Duffy, Seamus Heaney and Tennyson and writing some poetry!
Our poetry unit will focus on birds and being Noticing Newts to write really detailed poems. After this, we will be investigating the different habitats around the world such as the desert and the ocean.
We will be writing about what these places look like, how they are different from each other and what sort of creatures live there. Finally, we’re returning to some of our favourite stories as we put a twist on some classic traditional tales such as Jack and the Beanstalk and The Three Wishes.
This half term we will be using our knowledge of the four operations (addition, subtraction, division and multiplication) to solve mental arithmetic and reasoning calculations.
We will be investigating how to decide the most appropriate method to solve calculations and show our working out to prove our findings.
We will also continue to deepen our understanding of number by knowing the inverse operations and solving some multiplication and division calculations mentally.
What do living things need to survive? Is it the same for all animals?
In this unit we will be looking at the basic needs for survival for all animals and what happens if these things are taken away. We will be learning about a range of habitats and exploring how animals adapt to their surroundings.
As well as this we’ll be hunting for real minibeasts around the school grounds and creating our very own micro-habitat.
This half term the children will be zoologists and will hunt for creepy crawlies. We’ll record our findings in graphs and interpret the data.
Have you heard about large storms or hurricanes that have affected our country or other countries around the world? We will be looking at historical effects of weather and how these events in our history have shaped how and where people live.
‘Do re mi fa sol la ti do!’
We will be exploring pitch and experimenting with tuned and untuned instruments.
Art & Design Technology
Let’s design! Ever wondered where bugs go on holiday?
This term’s unit is all about habitats, we will be designing a ‘Bug Hotel’ and making a home for the Montpelier’s minibeasts.
The children will continue to learn from stories. We will learn that there are different faith traditions and that the various faith traditions give believers guidance for living. Can you think of a story from a religion that has a moral?
Do you prefer the hot tropics of the Caribbean or the cold mountains of Alaska? Do you know where to look for the Equator?
In this unit we are going to be looking at weather and how it differs between climates around the world.
Are you a budding gymnast? This half-term we will remember, repeat and link combinations of gymnastic actions, body shapes and balances with control and precision.
J’aime les fruits! This half term we will learn the names of fruits in French.
There are lots of events in our school calendar this term. Book Week and Science & Maths Week will take the focus of assemblies as will the theme of forgiveness.
Living in the wider world.
This term we will be looking at how to keep ourselves safe, whether that be online or in the home.
2RR will be performing a wonderful class assembly about the skills we use in science.
Year 2 will also enjoy taking part in Book Week and the many activities that have been arranged.
We will be developing our understanding of the relationship between people and the environment.