We have a fun-filled year ahead of us in Year 2!
Below you will find a class handbook relating to life 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 ‘Lila and the Secret of Rain’. 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 Geography topic.
In mathematics we will continue to follow the Maths Mastery programme, ensuring we use plenty of practical activities to support our learning of number, shape, space, measure, and problem- solving to improve our numeracy skills and relate them to real-life situations.
We have some brilliant topics for Geography and History this year. We will study 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.
Additionally, the children will continue to have a rich and varied curriculum through weekly sessions of Religious Education, Music, Science, Computing, PSHE and PE (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. Twice a year, 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!
If you require any further information, please contact Miss Parkinson
Below you will find links to the topics we will cover during the term, along with our class timetable:
Please find below Parent help books for Maths & Grammar: