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In Year 2 we cover some fun and exciting topics. These include:

In the topic ‘Castles’  we will visit a real castle, walk along the ramparts and learn about the lives of the people who lived there.

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.

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.

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.

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.

In Beachcombers we will look at how people have enjoyed the seaside over time. We will discover some of the creatures that live in 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 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.

Homework Activities



Below are the homework activities for this week.

Year 2 Home Learning Pack

Year 2 Practical Ideas

Ben Gets Lost

Diary of a Vet

Florence Nightingale Fact File

People Who Help Us Poem

Weekly Activities are also set on Purple Mash and daily writing tasks are available on Pobble.

Homework Activities



Fiction Reading Revision

Garden Food Chain Home  Learning Task

Life of christopher columbus activity

Multiplication and division home learning activity booklet

Non-Fiction Reading Revision

Spellings ed ing

Spot Mr Whoops Mistakes Y1 Y2 Common Exception Words

Year 2 Science Plants Learning from Home Activity Booklet

Year 2 Science Uses of Everyday Materials Learning from Home Activity Booklet

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