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Year 2

In Year 2 we continue to provide children with a broad and balanced curriculum that allows for creative thinking and the development of independent skills. We aim to teach this through a range of fun and exciting activities, which underpin the learning of key skills across the curriculum. Furthermore, this year there will be a strong emphasis on the development of children’s mathematical and English skills, preparing them for challenge of Key Stage 2.

Year Group Information
 

Class 2C

Teacher: Miss Cooper

Teaching Assistant: Mrs Stephenson and Miss Rowat

PE: Tuesday and Friday

Field: N/A this half term

Music: Tuesday afternoon

 

Class 2D

Teacher: Mr Dowd

Teaching Assistant: Mrs Lamb, Mrs Johnson and Miss Barlow

PE: Tuesday and Friday

Field: N/A this half term

Music: Tuesday afternoon

Class 2E

Teachers: Mrs Evans 

Teaching Assistants: Mrs Shrouder

PE: N/A for this half term

Field: Tuesday and Friday

Music: Tuesday afternoon

 

Class 2B

Teacher: Miss Barlow

Teaching Assistants: Mrs McDonald

PE: N/A this half term

Field: Tuesday and Friday

Music: Tuesday afternoon

THemes 

Innovative Inventions (Autumn 1)

Quality Text: ‘Grandpa’s Amazing Inventions’

During this theme the children will discuss a variety of modern day inventions and carry out research into the history of them.  The children lead their own learning, and choose what inventions they would like to research, previous examples have been i-Pads, paper, bicycles and cars.  We will discuss how ideas have been developed over time and who the people were behind the inventions.  The children will also be challenged to become inventors themselves – designing and making an innovative tool that will combat global warming!

Powerful People (Autumn 2)

Quality Text: ‘ Rosa Parks: If a bus could talk’

During this theme, the children will study influential people and discuss how they have impacted the world as we know it today.  Some of the powerful people we will discuss are Rosa Parks, Thomas Barnardo and Florence Nightingale.  The children will enjoy a visit from Florence Nightingale, who will regale them with tales of the Crimean War and how many of her practices still influence hospitals as we know them today.

Amazing Adventures (Spring 1 and 2)

Quality Text:  ‘The Snail and and the Whale’

With a strong Geography focus, this theme has the children travelling far and wide on adventures on Penguin Blu’s kite.  The children will study the wider world, including the five oceans, seven continents and various countries within them.  We will also discuss plants and animals and the habitats in which they live.  This learning will be underpinned with a trip to Martin Mere, where we will take part in two learning sessions.

Sowing and Growing (Summer 1)

Quality Text: ‘Previously’

During this theme we will look at the life-cylces of humans, plants and animals.  We will discuss healthy living and the importance of a balanced diet and exercise.  The children will also get an insight as to where their food comes from.

Southport (Summer 2)

Quality Text: TBC

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Home Tasks 

In Year 2, we expect children to read at home with an adult at least 3 times a week. In addition to this, children are encouraged to read independently. This could also be recorded in the yellow reading diary, as well as any of their own books they read at home.

We aim to provide children with a range of homework activities to prepare for, or consolidate their classroom learning.  Homework will be given out on Thursday to be returned by the following Tuesday unless otherwise instructed. Homework will be related to the English, Maths or Theme work being focused on in school.

Children will receive spellings each Friday, to be learnt at home, and tested the following Friday. The children will also be exposed to these words throughout the week in school.

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