We have a fun-filled year ahead of us in Year 2!
In English, we will study some traditional tales which our pupils may already be familiar with, along with some ‘twisted’ versions of the stories such as ‘The Frog Prince Continued’. Additionally, we will be looking at some classic texts such as Dickens’ ‘Oliver Twist’ and Hans Christian Anderson’s ‘The Little Match Girl’. There will of course be some modern texts that we will explore too including ‘Planet Omar’ that was only released this year. In the second half of Year 2, we will make more cross-curricular links with our reading and writing topics when we look at bug-themed books to connect our science study of plants and the Little People, Big Dreams books during our Explorers LUNAR topic.
In mathematics we will be taking part in plenty of practical activities involving number, shape, space, measure, and problem- solving to improve our numeracy skills and relate them to real-life situations. We will continue to follow the Maths Mastery programme, ensuring we plug the gaps from the missed Y1 curriculum.
Our LUNAR Curriculum teaches History, Geography, Design Technology, Art and ICT through focused topics and key questions. This year we will be studying The Great Fire of London and The Victorians for our history-focused units, then for our geography topics we will be carrying out a comparison study of Liverpool and Kampala, the capital of Uganda, finishing by setting out on a trip around the globe in our Explorers topic.
In addition to English, maths and LUNAR, the children will continue to have a rich and varied curriculum through weekly sessions of R.E., Music, Science, Computing and P.E (athletics, dance and gymnastics), as well as half-termly Art and Design Technology topics.
All pupils must bring their reading book into school from home each day and show that they have read 5 times a week to be entered into our 100 books raffle! Weekly homework will be given out on a Thursday and must be returned by the following Tuesday. Homework will include spellings and either a piece of English or maths work each week. Once a term, the children will also receive a longer, project piece of homework linked to one of the current topics to explore in greater depth at home together over several weeks.
We are incredibly excited for this year – we hope you are too!
Miss Parkinson & Mrs Smith