Year 2

Welcome to the Year 2 page!

Below you will be able to discover all about Year 2's latest activities.

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This Week

Welcome back to all Year 2 children and parents!  

We hope that you will be able to attend our year group meeting for parents this Thursday, 11th September at 9.00 am when you can meet the Year 2 teaching team and find out more about the work your child will be doing in school this term, as well as class routines and timetables, homework, reading and how you can support your child at home.  We hope to welcome you in person then!

Our Literacy work this week will be focusing on reading and writing clear instructions and in Numeracy we will be looking at reading, comparing, ordering and sequencing numbers and using 'greater than' (>) and 'less than' (<) in number sentences.


Please read with your child every night and help them to understand their reading by discussing their book together. Listening to your child read at home will provide invaluable support to their progress in reading and writing over this important year in their schooling and we would be grateful if you could sign your child's reading record book every night too. Many thanks!

Homework will be given out weekly on Thursday or Friday and will consist of one piece of literacy and/or one piece of numeracy linked to the work we have been doing in class.  The children will also be given a list of spellings to learn for the week.

Completed homework should be returned by the following Friday to Hummingbird Class, or the following Monday to Lion Class.  We are very grateful for the support parents give in helping the children to complete their homework each week. 

Spellings should be practised two or three times over the week, ready for the spelling test in class at the end of each week. 


Autumn Term Topic - How has London Changed?

Over this term our topic focuses on London and how it has developed and changed over hundreds of years.  The children work towards carefully planned learning objectives across a range of subjects so they build on their skills, knowledge and understanding and apply these in a range of contexts.  Alongside this topic theme the children will continue to build on their Literacy and Numeracy skills through daily lessons in these important core subjects.

Other subjects covered as part of our London topic theme include:

History - Learning about the Great Fire of London in 1666 and finding out about Guy Fawkes and the Gunpowder Plot.

Geography - Finding out about London today and its famous buildings and attractions.  Learning how to read simple maps and locating and naming the four countries and capital cities of the UK and the seas around it.

Science - Finding out about the basic needs of humans for survival (water, food and air) and describing the importance for humans of excercise, a balanced diet and hygiene.

Art - Exploring different techniques and media for printing and looking at print making in the environment (eg. wallpapers and fabrics).

DT - Preparing food safely and hygenically and describing the properties of food ingredients such as taste, smell, texture and consistency.

ICT - Collecting and organising data using the computer and developing simple word-processing skills.