Welcome to our page for Year 2 children!
Our teachers are: Mrs. Culyer and Miss. Reid
Our curriculum this year is: Year 2 Curriculum Map
Summer 1 2022
This term in Year 2, we will be focusing on traditional tales and non-fiction texts in English which link to our Castles theme. In Maths, we will learn about length and height as well as position and direction. In Science, we will learn about plants and what they need to grow. In History, we will learn about castles with a focus on Belvior Castle. Art lessons will see us develop our observation and sketching skills resulting in an observational drawing of a castle. Whilst in RE, we will learn about Sikhism. In PSHE, we will learn about how we have grown and changed.
In PE, we will take part in athletics and prepare for sports day; P.E will take place on a Wednesday this term. In music, we will sing friendship songs based within the pop genre.
Spring 2 2022
This term in Year 2, we will be focusing on adventure stories written by Julia Donaldson in English. In Maths, we will learn about 2D/3D shapes and fractions. In Science, we will continue to learn about living things and habitats focusing on adaptation and food chains. Linked to this, in Geography we will learn about UK coasts, holidays and weather with a focus on our experiences of Hunstanton.
We will design, create and evaluate 3D sea creature clay sculptures in Art lessons and in RE, we will learn about the Christian festival of Easter. In PSHE, we will learn about drug education. Our P.E. sessions this term will focus on playing a range of invasion games as well as learning dry water safety games. In music, we will learn about Reggae music with a focus on animals.
Spring 1 2022
This half-term we will be learning about division in Maths. In English, we will focus on persuasive writing and story sequels through the text ‘Traction Man’. We will be learning about explorers in History answering the question, 'who is the most inspirational explorer?'
In Science, we will be learning about living things and habitats answering the question, 'How do you know if something is alive?' Whilst in PSHE lessons, we will learn about rights, rules and responsibilities, answering the question 'What am I responsible for and how can I demonstrate responsibility?’ During R.E. lessons this half-term, we will be learning about the features of a church.
In Music, we will be learning about the genre of rock music and in D.T. we will design and make our own puppets, investigating how to join two materials together successfully. In P.E., we will focus on invasion games and gymnastics. We will enrich our learning through a visit to the church, the Sealife Centre in Hunstanton and a virtual parliament workshop.
Autumn 2 2021
Here is our Christmas Nativity:
On Wednesday 17th November 2021, Year Two enjoyed their virtual farm trip to Yew Tree Farm. Emily, the farmer, showed them around the farm and they got to meet all the animals. They talked about their growth since the spring time and their lifecycles. Names for male and female animals were learnt as well as the animals given names. The children proudly asked their questions and Emily was able to answer them. It was a brilliant session!
In English, the children will explore Roald Dahl’s ‘The Twits’ followed by ‘The Polar Express’ later on in the term. Guided reading will see the children focus on our class texts as well as other favourite stories. They will continue to learn and practise their phonemes with Floppy Phonics.
In Maths, the children will learn about addition and subtraction before moving onto money and then multiplication. In Science, the children will be learning about animals including humans. This will include a virtual farm tour and a Wood Green workshop.
In Geography, they will learn about Chatteris. D.T. will see the children learn about local produce and create a Fenland packed lunch. Music will be linked to the Christmas story and R.E. will focus on the importance of Christmas to Christians.
In Computing, the children will learn about digital photography and how to manipulate digital content. PSHE sees the children thinking about what makes their community as well as some time learning about bullying, linked to anti-bullying week. Children will take part in trails whilst developing trust and teamwork skill during PE lessons. They will also develop attacking and defending skills.
Autumn 1 2021
This term, our core theme is our school. We will be answering the question, 'How has our school changed?' We will learn about the original site of the King Edward School through a visit to the community centre where the school was previously situated. We will also learn how our school has changed in more recent years when Burnsfield Infant School amalgamated with King Edward School, creating our current primary school. To further investigate the history of our school site, we will have a guided walk around our school from a former pupil of both Burnsfield Infants and King Edward School. Additionally, we will also explore many photographs and artefacts relating to school loaned to us from Chatteris Museum.
In English, we will enter a world of folk tales, studying 'The Necklace of Raindrops' which includes several short folk tales. The children will focus on retelling stories, creating story maps, using expanded noun Week ending: 10.09.21 Kingsfield Chronicle Ready, Respectful, Safe phrases, adjectives and adverbials. They will also learn how to write instructions as we share 'The Gigantic Turnip'. Each Friday, we will focus on grammar, punctuation and spellings skills. In Guided Reading, we will be reading a range of texts by well-known authors. Handwriting will be taught daily. In Phonics, the children will work at their own stage as well as the stage expected for their year group. Spellings, which will be linked to phonics, will be sent home on a Friday for testing the next Thursday.
In Maths, we will review our learning from Year One before focusing on place value followed by addition and subtraction. Our daily maths meetings will ensure we revisit learning and think about areas of maths such as time, money and shape. In PSHE, we will learn about different types of families and friendship. In RE, we will study Christianity, thinking about Jesus' life and teachings. Science will help us learn all about materials and their properties. In P.E, we will learn circus skills as well as team games using a range of equipment. In Art, we will learn about the local artist Fred Ingrams and create our own Fenland landscape masterpieces after a walk to study the local landscape. Computing will see us learn to use basic coding to create games. In Music, we will enjoy singing together and using body percussion.