Welcome to Year 2 LearningKey information for children, parents and carers
Year 2 Curriculum Overview
Year 2 Spellings Homework
Building Learning Power
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.
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).
Year 2 Curriculum MapSummer 2 Topic - SPORTS
Building Learning Power:
We will become Questioning Queen Bees when we begin to investigate how the Olympics have changed over time. We will need to be Planning Pandas.
Swoosh, Swoosh, Swoosh! Crunch, Crunch, Crunch! At the beginning of the term, we will be continuing our unit on Poet- ry and writing seasonal poems using onomatopoeia, similes and alliteration.
Hi-Ho! Hi-Ho! It’s off to work we go! During our second topic this term, we will be looking at traditional tales with a twist. We will be exploring ‘Snow White in New York’ through a variety of activities such as drama, sequencing and hot- seating. How exciting that will be!
Can you be a problem solver? We will be developing our reasoning skills by exploring different solutions to mathematical challenges. This half-term we will also investigate how to use the column method to add and subtract. Our final challenge will be to develop our mental maths skills and rapid recall of multiplication facts and the corresponding division facts.
This term we will look at seeds and plants in more detail; observing the cross section of a bulb using a magnifying glass.
The children will have the opportunity to plant a surprise bulb from a lucky dip and see whether they can use their knowledge and prior learning to plant them under the best conditions.
Furthermore, we will be visiting Kew Gardens to consolidate our learning and investigate plants in different environments.
What computer games do you enjoy? This term in computing Year 2 will be using software to create their own game and will learn how to manipulate a sprite character to move and rotate.
On your marks, get set, go! Inspired by Sports Day we will look at the history of the Olympic games, comparing and contrasting past and present events.
Can you feel the rhythm? We will be creating, selecting and combining sounds using interrelated dimensions of music.
Art & Design Technology
It’s a puppet! This term we will enjoy a visit from an experienced puppeteer and use the skills we have learned to assemble and combine materials to make our very own puppets.
Water, water everywhere and not a drop to drink! We will continue to investigate the importance of water in different religions and listen to stories from other cultures.
We will be using mapping skills to locate Rio de Janeiro – the home of the 2016 Olympic and Paralympic games. We will then bring sporting achievements closer to home by looking at significant sports personalities in Ealing.
It’s Sports Day! This half term we will practising athletics, including throwing and jumping skills, in preparation for the big day! Let’s hope for good weather this year…
Can you name any objects in our classroom in French? This half term we will learn classrooms objects as well as investigating the country of France.
In assemblies this term KS1 will hear stories about kindness. They will also learn about being good sportsmen and women in readiness for Sports Day. We have Year 1, Year 2 and Reception class assemblies to enjoy.
This half term the children will learn the PANTS rule. The children will explore some of the differences between males and females and to understand how this is part of the lifecycle.
This term our upcoming events are:
- Kew Gardens
- Art week
- Sports Day
- Enabling Enterprise
- 2CH Class Assembly
We will look at how sports can bring people together across the globe. We will also be learning key enterprise skills and investigating the needs of a society when we design our own city as part of our Enabling Enterprise project.