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Year 2 Cohort Page

Here you will find our termly updates so you know what we are doing in school.  There is also useful information such as our termly knowledge mats and creative homework challenges.

Please see our class pages to see information relating to your child's team.

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Spring 1.

 

Our famous person this term is - James Starley. 

Our key question is - How Have Inventions Changed Over Time? 

Our concepts are - Change, Resilience and Health.

 

In English will be using the text - George's Marvellous Medicine. From this we will develop our writing skills for narrative writing.  Later in the term we will look at poetry and use our creative writing skills to compose our own poems.  We will continue to use Power Maths as our Maths scheme in school, this term we will focus on our skills for multiplication and division before moving on to statistics and measures.  In Science we will be looking at animals including humans. We will learn about offspring, life cycles and ways to keep healthy.  RE is all about Judaism; we will learn how Jewish people show what they believe and how they show they belong. This will include learning about the story of Creation, important places and special days.  Our Computing unit will be covered during Internet Safety Week; this will allow us to consolidate our learning about keeping safe online from the autumn term.   History this term will take us back through Victorian times to the present day.  We will specifically look at transport and how the invention of the bike impacted on our world.  In DT this term, we will be learning about the use of wheels and axles.  Our end goal is to make a wheeled toy.  In PSHRE, our Talking Points books / discussions will help us learn about keeping healthy and safe around medicines. 

 

Authour of the Month.

Every month we pick a different author. By the end of Year 2 the children would have listened to stories or poems by 10 different authors. They would have experienced 10 authors in F2, and Year 1. This opens our children's eyes to different authors and genres.

January - Roald Dahl

February - Tom Fletcher

Spring 1 2022 - Knowledge Mat and Creative Homework Challenges

Autumn 2.

 

Our famous person this term is - Pocahontas. 

Our key question is - What Makes a Good Role Model? 

Our concepts are - Friendship, Influence and Responsibility.

 

In English will be using the text - Young Pocahontas an Indian Princess. From this we will develop our writing skills for non fiction texts of biographies and non-chronological reports.  Later in the term we will look at poetry and use our creative writing skills to compose Christmas poems.  We will continue to use Power Maths as our Maths scheme in school, this term we will continue to focus on our skills for addition and subtraction as well as multiplication, division and money.  In Science we will be looking at habitats, we will learn about the suitability of a habitat for an animal and begin to understand food chains.  RE is all about Christianity; we will learn how Christians show what they believe and how they show they belong. This will include learning about the story of Creation, the use of prayer and the belief of Christmas.  Our Computing unit is all about staying safe online and recognising what we should do if we feel uncomfortable.  In Art this term, we will be learning about totem poles from Native America.  We will find out about the symbolism of the totem and make our own totem poles.  The History topic will mainly be taught cross-curricular through English as we learn about Pocahontas and the Native Americans of the past.  Our Geography learning will link to Native Americans too, as we will find out about the weather in the area that Pocahontas lived and how rivers were important to the Native American way of life.  We will then make comparisons with our weather here in the UK and the uses of rivers.  

 

Author of the Month.

Every month we pick a different author. By the end of Year 2 the children would have listened to stories or poems by 10 different authors. They would have experienced 10 authors in F2, and Year 1. This opens our children's eyes to different authors and genres.

November - Francesca Simon

December - Valerie Thomas

Autumn 2 Knowledge Mat and Creative Homework Challenges.

Autumn 1.

 

Our famous person this term is the author and illustrator Oliver Jeffers. 

Our key question is - What Can I Learn From A Story? 

Our concepts are - Choices, Creativity and Inspiration.

 

We will be using 2 of Oliver Jeffer's books as our key texts this term - Stuck & What We'll Build.  From these we will develop our writing skills for narrative and poetry.   We will continue to use Power Maths as our Maths scheme in school, this term we will focus on numbers to 100 and our skills for addition and subtraction.  In Science we will be looking at materials and specifically the suitability of materials for a purpose.  RE is all about inspirational people; we will learn what it means to be inspirational and about some of the inspirational people in the Bible.  The Computing unit is all about the uses of technology, where we will be thinking about how we use IT beyond school in our every day life.  In Art this term, we will be learning about Oliver Jeffers as an illustrator and learning how to copy his style.  We will also compare the way he draws people to the style of another illustrator.  The Music topic is pitch and we will learn to recognise high and low sounds and compare these to loud and quiet.

 

Author of the Month.

Every month we pick a different author. By the end of Year 2 the children would have listened to stories or poems by 10 different authors. They would have experienced 10 authors in F2 and Year 1.  This opens our children's eyes to different authors and genres.

September - Oliver Jeffers

October - Anthony Browne

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