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Welcome to Year 2

 Miss Howarth & Miss Shuttleworth
Mrs Baker
Mrs Bruce 





 Autumn 1- Muck, Mess and Mixtures
• Autumn 2- Australia
• Spring 1- Magnificent Monarchs
• Spring 2- Turrets & Tiaras
 Summer 1 - Street Detectives
Summer 2 - Land Ahoy!

This term our topic is:
Muck, Mess & Mixtures

What will Year 2 be doing this term?


We will start this term by looking at a book called 'Where Happiness Begins' by Eva Eland. This book talks about feelings/emotions and how we can manage our feelings and help ourselves feel happier. The work we will complete on this book forms part of our recovery curriculum after lockdown. After this, we will read 'The Day The Crayons Quit' and 'The Day The Crayons Came Home' by Drew Daywalt. The children will be writing letters in role and creating their own story based on the book. Our class novel this half term will be 'George's Marvellous Medicine' by Road Dahl and the children will have the opportunity to read and write a range of instructions linked to this book.



 The children will start the half term by looking at place value and addition. 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
  • add numbers using concrete objects, pictorial representations, and mentally, including a two-digit numbers and ones, a two-digit number and tens, two two-digit numbers and adding three one-digit numbers





To start our 'Muck, Mess & Mixtures' topic the children will be creating a range of different artwork inspired by Jackson Pollock. In History, we will be learning about Florence Nightingale and Mary Seacole and their impact on nursing.




In Science this half term, we will be learning all about animals, including humans. The children will complete lessons on animals, growing and changing, healthy eating, exercise and the importance of keeping clean.



Religious Education

 In RE lessons this half term the children will be learning all about celebrations. We will be looking at a range of celebrations from different religions, such as Hanukkah, Diwali and Eid.




In PE this half term the children will be practising ball skills involving rolling, throwing, catching and bouncing. Year 2's PE day is Thursday. Please ensure your child comes to school on Thursdays wearing their PE kit - school PE 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 book bag 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. Thank you for your support with this matter.