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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 Spring Term - January 2020

 

This is an overview of some of the exciting work Year 2 children will be enjoying in our second term. As always the ‘learning together’ sheet will be sent home every week beginning next Friday.


Literacy                                                                                                       

 This term the focus is on four areas:

 

  • Stories in a familiar setting
  • Information Texts
  • Different stories by the same author 
  • Explanations

 

 

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.

 

Mathematics                                                                                                  

This term the focus will be:

  • Money
  • Fractions
  • Measure
  • Time

 

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.

 

Science                                                                                                 

In science our Focus will be ‘Animals including Humans.’

We will look at a variety of animals from families across the animal kingdom. We will discover what different animals need to survive as well as their life cycles and habitats with a focus on kangaroos. 

 

We will use scientific enquiry and vocabulary to describe our investigations into features of humans.

                                                                                                                                                                                             

Geography & History                                                                                            

In Geography (first half term) we will compare and contrast an area of Liverpool with an area in

a non-European country. We will use key geographical vocabulary to effectively distinguish the

features of the two locations. 

 

In History (second half term) we will be learning about the life of Edith Cavell. A nurse from World War I who saved the lives of many soldiers. 

 

Computing

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 our topics are: 

 

  • We are programmers (iPads) - Using programming apps such as Scratch.
  • We are presenters (laptops) - Using Microsoft PowerPoint to present information.

 

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 look at sculpture and making our own models using a variety of materials.

 

Music

We are learning a variety of songs and playing percussion instruments.                  

We also use our tuned Glockenspiels within lessons. 

 

PE

Children will enjoy a range of outdoor and indoor sports activities, with a professional sports coach, alongside movement and dance.

 

PHSE 
Throughout the curriculum t
here is a strong focus on PHSE (Personal Health, Social and Emotional)cthrough our Jigsaw programme. This term our topic is ‘Dreams and Goals’.

 

 

RE

We cover all the main world religions, this term we are looking at special books from a range of different faiths. 

 

 

 

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. 

 

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.


Literacy

 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.

 

Mathematics

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.

 

Science

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

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.

 

Music

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.

 

PE

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

coach, alongside movement and dance.

 

 

PHSE 
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’.

 

 

RE

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

*ALL CLOTHING AND BELONGINGS MUST BE CLEARLY LABELLED 


 

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 

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