Welcome to the Year Two class page. Miss Blissitt and Mrs Devonald are our class teachers and Mrs Carlin is our class teaching assistant. Here you can find lots of information about Year Two as well as keep up to date with all of the exciting things that we do and learn throughout the school year. Enjoy!
In Year 2 the children will learn, increase their knowledge and develop a wide variety of skills by investigating interesting and engaging topics throughout the year. Covering English, Science, History, Geography, Art, Design Technology and Music, the nine topics for Year 2 are:
1. It's a Wonderful Life
2. Through the Keyhole
3. Flying High
4. Weather Watch
5. The Town and Country Mouse
6. Sowing & Growing
7. By Royal Appointment
8. Trading Places
9. Wish you were Here!
Phonics, Mathematics, Computing, Religious Education, PSHE and PE are all taught as discrete subjects and details of their annual frameworks, along with additional information on the topics above can be found in the Y2 Curriculum Framework document located in the downloads area below.
Our first topic of the Summer Term is 'By Royal Appointment'. In this Topic the children will look at the lives of two very important British queens, Victoria and Elizabeth II. They will learn about important traditions associated with the monarchy and, looking at the different countries that the queen rules over, consider how these have changed over the years. In Art the children will look at famous portraits of the two queens and create their own portrait of Queen Elizabeth II using collage. The unit concludes with a ‘garden party’ to celebrate the upcoming royal wedding.
In the second topic of this term, 'Trading Places', the children will investigate Brazil. They will learn where it is located, find out how big it is compared to the UK as well as explore the Brazilian’s great love of sport. In Art the children will draw and decorate street dancers to create a carnival scene for our classroom display and will try to copy these ‘dancers’ in music when they will also be listening to samba music. In DT they will be designing and making flags and t-shirts.
The final topic of the Summer term is 'Wish you were here!' and we will be investigating holidays. The children will compare holidays in England with holidays in other countries. In Geography they will investigate how to get to these different places and what features are found there, both human and physical. The children will use maps and globes to identify where these places are located in the world and how different the climates are. In Art they will create pictures, models and sculptures of these holiday destinations to depict what tourists would see on their holiday. In Music the children will listen to Kenyan music and copy rhythms and beats with their voices.
Miss Blissitt teaches the class on Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesday mornings with Mrs Devonald taking over on Wednesday afternoons, Thursdays and Fridays.
In Year Two, homework is given out on a Tuesday and should be handed in the following Monday. It will normally consist of one piece of either English, Maths or Topic work, taking 15-30 minutes to complete at home as independently as possible. Details of homework tasks for this term can be found in the downloads area below.
A list of 5 High Frequency words will be given to the children on a Tuesday for them to learn to be able to read and spell ready for a short test the following Monday. Times table tests also take place on Monday mornings.
The children really enjoy reading at home as well as at school but it's great to bring their reading books into school each day as the children regularly read to staff and volunteers. Books are also exchanged for new ones as soon as they are finished.
PE takes place on Wednesdays and Fridays and it is expected that your child will have the appropriate named PE kit in school on these days. Year 2's Wednesday PE lesson will remain a swimming session, which the children are loving, at the Mere's Leisure Centre until the May half term holiday!
As you may be aware, we have recently had a brand new all-weather running track installed on the field. From now on, the children will benefit from 10 minutes of daily running, jogging or walking as we all try to be fitter and healthier this year and beyond ... go Year 2!
downloads & homework
|Y2 Curriculum Framework||103KB||Download|
|Y2 Class & Curriculum Overview Autumn||3MB||Download|
|Y2 Class & Curriculum Overview Spring||1MB||Download|
|Y2 Class & Curriculum Overview Summer||581KB||Download|
|Y2 Homework Autumn||2MB||Download|
|Y2 Homework Spring||2MB||Download|
|Y2 Homework Summer||5MB||Download|
|Y2 National Curriculum Test Information 2018||979KB||Download|
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