Year 2

Class Teacher: Miss Natalie Heap

Homework

Homework is set every Monday to be returned on Friday.

Websites

Children have access the following websites in Year 2 to help enhance their learning journey. Each child will have their own log-in details and can also access the sites at home. Please click on the picture to be taken to the website. If your child forgets their log-on details you can contact the class teacher via Dojo. 

Further information on these websites and others we use in school are linked here. 
 
 




 
     

Curriculum Overview 2019-2020
 
Area
Autumn 2019
Spring 2020
Summer 2020
Maths
Number – Counting in different ways, comparing and ordering numbers to 100, place value and number facts.
Addition and Subtraction
Fractions of Shapes
Multiplication and Division, including identifying odd and even numbers.
Money – Recognising coins, finding different combinations that equal the same amounts.
Grid References.
Addition and Subtraction.
Multiplication and division.
Money - solving simple problems in a practical context.
2D Shape – Comparing/ sorting/ classifying, lines of symmetry.
Time – o’clock, half past, quarter to and quarter past.
Fractions of amounts.
Statistics – tables, tally charts, bar charts, pictograms.
Number – estimating, place value.
Addition and Subtraction.
Multiplication and Division.
3D Shape.
Position and Direction – order and arrange patterns, describe turns.
Measurement – mass, capacity, temperature, length and height.
Time – Tell and write time to five minutes.
 
Continuous:
Times tables.
Big Maths – Daily.
Literacy
  • Recounts;
  • Great Fire of London focus – including speech writing in character and diary entries;
  • Julia Donaldson – Author study.
  • Poetry.
  • Descriptive writing.
  • Letter writing;
  • Persuasive writing – dilemmas and arguments;
  • Poetry reading/ recital/ performance;
  • Beatrix Potter – Author Study;
  • Beatrix Potter stories focus.
  • Instructions;
  • Story writing;
  • Poetry;
  • Explanation Texts;
  • Non Chronological Reports - Animals;
  • Reading and responding to a range of texts.
Phonics – Daily lessons.
Reading – Continuously developing throughout the year – word reading, discussions, reading comprehension to develop understanding and reading for pleasure.
Punctuation – Capital letters, full stops, exclamation marks, question marks, commas, apostrophes, inverted commas.
Sentence types – Statements, questions, commands and exclamations.
Handwriting – Accurate letter formation, correct orientation, size in relation to one another, using spacing between words.
Spelling – Patterns, common exception words, addition of suffixes.
Science
  1. Uses of everyday materials.
 
  1. Animals, including humans.
  1. Plants.
 
  1. The Environment.
  1. Living things and their habitats.
  2. Scientists and Inventors.
Computing
  • Computer programming – understanding algorithms and how they work, setting instructions.
  • To use technology safely and respectfully.
  • Using and exploring programmes on the computer.
History/ Geography
The Great Fire of London:
What happened and why?
Exploring sources of evidence.
Comparing past with present lives.
Significant people – King Charles II, Samuel Pepys.
Landmarks in London.
Space:
Solar System and the Planets.
Neil Armstrong and the first Moon landing.
Beatrix Potter:
Hills and Valleys;
UK map work.
Carnival of the Animals
Continents and Oceans;
Animals across the World;
Map work – World Maps; country/ continent study;
Locating the North/ South Pole and the Equator.
Art/ DT
  • To use drawing, painting and sculpture to develop and share their ideas, experiences and imagination:
  • Colour mixing and exploring the creations of different shades when painting;
  • Development of techniques in drawing including line, pattern and shape work;
  • Use of different materials and media to create effective designs and products;
  • Using a range of tools including pencils, charcoal, chalk, wax crayons and paints;
  • Exploring the work of different artists such as Claude Monet, Wassily Kandinsky and Antoni Gaudi.
Music
  • Singing expressively.
  • Playing untuned instruments.
  • Listening to, and discussing, a range of musical genres.
  • Introductions to a range of composers and musical artists.
RE
  • All about Me;
  • Identity and belonging.
  • Special occasions.
  • Respecting the views of others.
  • Retell and discuss/ share understanding of a range of stories.
  • The Creation Story;
  • Festivals from different religions.
  • Rules and routines from the viewpoint of different religions.
  • Places of Worship.
  • Identifying features of different ceremonies in different religions;
  • Listening and responding to a range of stories.
PE
  • Swimming.
  • Gymnastics.
  • Yoga – Yo Kids.
  • Knowledge - How to stay healthy.
  • Ball skills.
  • Multi sports.
  • Dance – Limitless Dance.
  • Knowledge - How the body works – why our hearts beat faster and why we get out of breath.
  • Athletics.
  • Tennis.
  • Striking and Fielding Games.
  • Knowledge – Good Sportsmanship.

P.E. OVERVIEW 2019 - 2020
 
 
Autumn
Spring
Summer
1
2
1
2
1
2
Year 2
Swimming
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Yo Kids
Swimming
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Dance
Gymnastics
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Ball Skills
Onside Sports – Multi-Sports
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Team Games
Tennis – Gary Weatherburn
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Athletics
Limitless Dance
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Striking/Fielding

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