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Gilmour Infant School

Learning Together, Growing Together

Year 2

Welcome to Year 2

Mrs Moore, Mrs Maddocks, Mrs Holmes, Miss Agacy, Mrs Wilson, Mr Crawford and Mrs Simon would like to welcome you all to our new Year 2 web page.



Year 2 Autumn Term - September 2019


The children are happily settling into Year 2. This is an overview of some of the exciting work we will be enjoying in our first term. As always the ‘learning together’ sheet will be sent home every week, beginning next Friday.


 This term the focus is on three areas:

  • Instructions. (First half term) 
  • Poetry (First half Term)
  • Information text (Second half term)


The children will continue with their reading books and we will send spellings home on a Monday for your children to practice. Don’t forget to login to our ‘Bug’ Club online.



This term the focus will be:

  • Number work including addition, subtraction, division & multiplication. 
  • Solving Problems and reasoning


Each week on our ‘learning together’ sheet we will provide details of the math work undertaken in class

and set weekly homework using ‘My Maths’ our on line Maths resource.


If you require any support with Bug Club or My Maths please speak to your child’s class teacher.



In science our Focus will be ‘Plants’, how they grow and their basic needs.

We will look at a variety of plants, seeds and bulbs and identify different types.  We will use

scientific vocabulary to describe our investigations.


Geography & History

In Geography (first half term) we will be describing and comparing different places in the U.K.

We will look at capital cities, familiar landmarks and the seas that surround the U.K. In History (second half term) we are finding out about a famous historical event the  ‘Great Fire of London’. We will also learn about Samuel Pepys and his part in history.



Computing is taught throughout each subject as children use a variety of resources (iPad, 

computers, cameras, and internet) to find and produce information. This term we focus on 

writing computer code.

Online Safety runs through all of our lessons, focusing on what we do if we see something we don't like when using a range of technologies and who we can talk to about it. Each half term there is a focused Online Safety lesson.


Art & Design Technology

This term we use the chalk and pastels to create pictures. We also Design and make

Christmas cards and hats.



This term we will be using percussion instrument to accompany music and learning about beat

and tempo. A variety of songs are taught in preparation for Christmas concerts.



Children will enjoy a range of outdoor and indoor sports activities, with a professional sports

coach, alongside movement and dance.



Throughout the curriculum t
here is a strong focus on PHSE (Personal Health, Social and Emotional)

learning. This term our topic is ‘Being Me In My World’.




We cover all the main world religions, this term we are looking Christianity, Hinduism, and Judaism. 




Throughout the year we will keep you up to date with all of our learning and share any news and wonderful achievements with you.


If you wish to discuss any aspect of the curriculum please speak to your child’s class teacher. 



Things to bring to school

  • Gilmour School book bag
  • A water-proof raincoat
  • Water bottle (no screw tops please)
  • Gilmour School P.E. Kit in a school P.E. bag, including black pumps and outdoor trainers 
  • Wellington Boots



Things to practise at home


  • Formation of letters/numbers and handwriting
  • Weekly comprehension homework
  • MyMaths homework and Times Table Rockstars
  • Understanding of reading (school reader/library book/reading for pleasure)
  • Question children about specific vocabulary pointed out on the 'Learning Together' sheet
  • Tying shoelaces independently

Our Classroom doors are always open if you need any help, guidance or support.

Mrs Moore, Miss Agacy, Mr Crawford and the Year 2 Team