Welcome to Year 2!
Children in Year 2 have PE every Tuesday and must have a PE kit including trainers or plimsoles.
Please ensure your child brings in their book bags every day.
Please ensure your child has breakfast before coming to school as it can affect their focus and concentration. If you want further information for breakfast club, please speak to a member of the office staff.
Children are allowed to bring in water bottles with water. Fruit juices and squash are not allowed. Water bottles also need to be made from plastic and not glass.
Children in Year 2 will be learning in:
- Retelling traditional tales
- Writing a recount
- Writing instructions
- Non-chronological report
- Place value
- Geometry: Properties of shapes
- Measures: Money
- Addition & Subtraction in the context of money
- Measures: Time
- Review countries and capitals of UK and surrounding seas.
- Name cultural and physical landmarks within the UK.
- Classify and sort landmarks by region or compass points
- Name and locate the world’s 7 continents and 5 oceans.
- Use maps, atlases and globes to identify landmarks, countries, continents and oceans.
- Draw and use a simple map and devise a key
- Locate hot and cold areas of the world in relation to the equator (including North and South Poles)
- Investigate the effect of hot and cold weather on living things
- Compare and contrast a day in the life of a child in extreme weathers, eg eskimo, cattle rancher / monsoon season vs deserts
Topic: Living things and their habitats
- Explore and compare the differences between things that are living, dead, and things that have never been alive.
- Identify that most living things live in habitats to which they are suited
- Describe how different habitats provide for the basic needs of a different of animals and plants, and how they depend upon each other.
- Identify and name a variety of plants and animals in their habitats, including micro-habitats.
- Describe how animals obtain their food from plants and animals, using the idea of a simple food chain, and identify and name different sources of food.
- To observe closely using simple equipment
- To identify and classify materials (litter)
- To use observations to answer questions
- Gather and record data to help answer questions
Our curriculum overviews gives you an idea of which topic your child will be studying at which point during the school year.