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Year 2


 Miss Howarth & Miss Shuttleworth
Mrs Baker
Miss Erasmus



 Autumn - Movers & Shakers
• Spring - Coastline
 Summer - Magnificent Monarchs

This term our topic is:
Movers & Shakers

What will Year 2 be doing this term?




In English this term, we will start off by looking at traditional tales. We will look at the features of traditional tales and read some such as 'Little Red Riding Hood' and 'The Princess and the Pea.' We will then look at 'twisted' or alternative versions of these traditional tales. The children will have the opportunity to retell some traditional tales and then write their own versions.


We will then move on to Roald Dahl's George's Marvellous Medicine and the children will have the opportunity to write a set of instructions for creating their own potion.


During Autumn 2 we will read Greta and the Giants, which is a book based on the the environmentalist Greta Thonberg. 


Non fiction work during the term will include a recount of our trip to Cadbury World.



 During maths lessons, the children will be focusing on place value, addition and subtraction and shape.
They will cover the following National Curriculum objectives:
  • count in steps of 2, 3 and 5 from 0, and in tens from any number, forward and backward
  • recognise the place value of each digit in a two-digit number (tens, ones)
  • identify, represent and estimate numbers using different representations, including the number line
  • compare and order numbers from 0 up to 100; use <, > and = signs
  • read and write numbers to at least 100 in numerals and in words
  • use place value and number facts to solve problems
  • identify and describe the properties of 2D shapes, including the number of sides and line symmetry in a vertical line
  • identify and describe the properties of 3D shapes, including the number of edges, vertices and faces
  • identify 2D shapes on the surface of 3D shapes (for example, a circle on a cylinder and a triangle on a pyramid)
  • compare and sort common 2D and 3D shapes and everyday objects





Our 'Movers & Shakers' topic will teach children about significant people who have had a major impact on the world, using historical models and a range of historical source materials to explore their significance. We will start off by looking at significant historical people in our local area, such as the Cadbury brothers and then move on to looking at significant explorers and activists from around the world.





In Science this term, we will be learning all about animals, including humans. The children will be taught to:

  • notice that animals, including humans, have offspring which grow into adults
  • find out about and describe the basic needs of animals, including humans, for survival (water, food and air)
  • describe the importance for humans of exercise, eating the right amounts of different types of food, and hygiene



Religious Education


 In RE lessons this half term we will be learning all about Celebrations. We will look at different celebrations from different religions, such as Diwali, Eid, Christmas and Easter.





In PE this half term the children will develop their sending and receiving skills including throwing and catching, rolling, kicking, tracking and stopping a ball. They will also use equipment to send and receive a ball. Children will be given opportunities to work with a range of different sized balls. They will apply their skills individually, in pairs and in small groups and begin to organise and self-manage their own activities. They will build on their knowledge of sending and receiving by applying their skills in different situations.


During Autumn 2 we will complete a unit on dance and develop our movement to a range of music.


Year 2's PE days are Tuesdays and Thursdays. Please ensure your child comes to school on these days wearing their PE kit - school PE t-shirt (or plain white t-shirt), school jumper/cardigan, black shorts/jogging bottoms/leggings and a pair of trainers.

Important reminders

Please make sure that your child brings their water bottle, reading book and reading diary into school every day. Your child may not necessarily read on the same day each week so it is really important that they come prepared every day. We cannot issue the next book until the previous book has been returned. Any lost or damaged books will incur a cost of £5. Thank you for your support with this matter.