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Welcome to Year 2

 Mrs Dalbock & Miss Shuttleworth
Mrs Baker
Mrs Lavelle





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

This term our topic is:
Movers & Shakers

What will Year 2 be doing this term?


We will start this half term by looking at a book called ''Meerkat Mail' by Emily Gravett. The children will be looking at the features of postcards and then they will write a postcard all about their summer holidays. Our main English unit this half term is 'Traditional & Twisted Tales.' The children will study the features of traditional tales and will read and respond to a range of fairy tales before studying some examples of 'twisted' tales, such as 'Little Red and the Very Hungry Lion.' The children will have the opportunity to retell traditional tales and also create shorter pieces of writing in response to the books, such as diary entries and letters. We will also be focusing on the spelling rules for writing verbs in the past tense this half term.



 This half term in their maths lessons, the children will mainly be looking at place value:
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


The children will also be working on geometry objectives:

  • 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
  • compare and sort common 2D and 3D shapes and everyday objects





Our 'Movers & Shakers' topic teaches children about historically significant people who have had a major impact on the world. We will start off the topic by looking at the Cadbury Brothers as local historically significant individuals. The children will learn about their achievements and their impact on the local area, the UK and the world. They will also be sorting significant individuals into categories and creating timelines of significant people. Later in the topic, the children will be learning about the lives and achievements of significant explorers and activists. 






In Science this half 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 exploring the theme of Celebrations. The children will learn about the Jewish festivals of Hanukkah and Purim, the Islamic festival of Eid and finally the Autumn Festival of Lights - Diwali. 




In PE this half term the children will be receiving weekly PE lessons from a specialist sports coach.

Currently, Year 2's PE day is Friday. Please ensure your child comes to school on Fridays 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.