Welcome to the year 2 page. This year the teachers are Mrs Cooke (2C) and Mrs Sawyers (2S). Our teaching assistants are Mrs McFerran and Mrs Mcleod. We have lots of exciting topics planned for this year, with exciting school trips and unusual visitors coming into school to enable the children to have amazing learning experiences. We very much look forward to a successful year with all of the children in Year 2.
For English and Maths we will be following the national curriculum for Year 2.
Our Topics for the year are listed below:
Autumn 1 – Land Ahoy
During our Land Ahoy topic, we will be getting our sea legs on! We will navigate, investigate and explore the world – just like pirates did! We will make a ship, sink a ship and fly a pirate flag.
Autumn 2 – Street Detectives
As Street Detectives we will discover how houses and homes have changed over time. We will investigate our local area and listen to stories from the past.
Spring 1 – Muck, Mess and Mixtures
Let’s get messy! Dive in and get your hands and feet all sticky and covered in paint! We will write recipes and instructions. We will create a new gallery space.
Spring 2 – Towers, Tunnels and Turrets
In the topic Towers, Tunnels and Turrets we will visit a real castle, walk along the ramparts and learn about the lives of the people who lived there.
Summer 1 – Wriggle and crawl
Wriggle and Crawl will provide us with the opportunity to observe the bugs around us. We will look for bugs in the outdoor environment and investigate mini-beast habitats.
Summer 2 – Beachcombers
During our final topic, Beachcombers, we will look at how people have enjoyed the seaside over time. We will discover some of the creatures that live sin and near the sea
In English we will learn how to write for a range of purposes including: stories, reports, instructions and poems. We will start to use a wider range of punctuation and begin to join our handwriting.
We will read every day and talk about our favourite books and authors with our friends. Each term there will be a focus author e.g. Roald Dahl.
Our phonics sessions (Read, Write, Inc.) will also take place daily and help us to read new words and gain higher comprehension skills. Children will take a levelled reading book and a ‘Read Write Inc’ book home each week.
In Maths we are following our new ‘White Rose’ scheme - this will give us the opportunity to work with concrete apparatus; solve problems more frequently and investigate maths in the real world. By the end of the year we will expect every child to know their 2, 3, 5 and 10 times tables.
Every child in year 2 will have the opportunity to take part in our Christmas production and class assemblies.