Year 2

A very warm welcome from Miss Emily Davey

Welcome to Year 2! The children are now the oldest in the ‘Infants’ and this year they will develop their leadership skills and learn to be role models for the younger children in our school. They will continue to learn through exploration and discovery, taking more ownership of their learning and depth of challenge.

I look forward to working with parents to help the children to achieve their full potential in all areas.

Year 2 Meet the Teacher 2020-2021

Curriculum Overview 2020-2021

Subject Autumn 2020
Autumn 1 Autumn 2
RE

Year of the Word

 

Beginning

Understand the Sacraments of Initiation.

Describe the main rites and symbols of Baptism and Confirmation.

Know the main aspects of the Eucharistic Celebration and prayers used at the Eucharist.

Examine celebrations of the Jewish faith.

 

From Advent to Christmas

Understand and describe some of the practices of advent

Know and retell the Christmas story according to Mark’s gospel.

Explain Christmas traditions around the world.

Understand Lectio Divina prayer

 

Maths

 

 

Place Value – Making Tens and Some More

Place Value and Regrouping Two-Digit Numbers

Counting On and Back in Ones and Tens from any Number

Representing, Ordering and Comparing Numbers to 100 and Quantities for Measures

Estimation and Magnitude

Add and Subtract Numbers Mentally Using 1- and 2-Digit Numbers

Finding Part or Whole Unknown

Money – Making Combinations and Finding Change

Comparison (difference, more, less, fewer)

Measures – Estimation and Measure Using Different Scales

English

 

 

 

Writing: Poetry, Narrative and Recount, Traditional Stories

Non-Chronological report: ‘Take one Book’

SPAG: Verbs, Nouns, Adjectives, Expanded noun phrases, contractions, suffixes, conjunctions.

Reading: Comprehension

 

Science

Animals Including Humans

Name animals and offspring

Understand the stages of growth

Know the Life Cycles of some animals

Living Things & Their Habitats

Explore differences between living, dead and things that never lived.

Identify habitats and animal suitability

Examine the needs of animals and plants

 

 

Computing

Getting Creative

Build understanding of digital texts.

Use varied devices and software with increased precision to create digital content.

Revisit differences between input and output and hardware and software.

Develop understanding of networks related to computers at home and school, logging on to their areas.

Build understanding of algorithms using unplugged approaches.

Develop eSafety practice.

 

History

 

 

Communication

Develop an understanding of the chronology of how communication has changed over the past 100 years.

Examine items of communication from previous eras, such as old letters, telegrams, old telephones and old computers

Understand how methods of communication have changed and how we communicate with each other now.

 
Geography

 

 

 

 

Geographical skills and Fieldwork

Use simple compass directions and locational and directional language to describe the location of features and routes on a map.

Use plan perspectives to recognise landmarks and basic human and physical features.

Devise a simple map & construct basic symbols in a key.

Use simple fieldwork and observational skills to study the geography of their school and its ground

Art Painting

Mix a range of colours (e.g. secondary).

Mix colours to represent objects.

Begin to explore the relationship between colour and moods / feelings – red – angry -fire, blue calm – seaside

Work in different consistencies.

Colour matching, replicating patterns and textures around them.

Use the brush to create a wide range of marks that are being used in their work.

Work in different ways and on a variety of different coloured, shaped paper.

Use appropriate subject specific language.

 

Design and Technology Food: Cooking and Nutrition

Know that food has to be farmed, grown elsewhere (e.g. home) or caught.                                                    Understand how to name and sort foods into the five groups in ‘The Eat well plate.’                                                   Begin to use techniques such as cutting, peeling and grating.                                                                                  Create and evaluate and suggest changes to finished product – E.g. Fruit salad, Cakes, Bread

Music Listening to and appreciating music

Identify the pulse in different pieces of music;

Accompany a chant or song by clapping the pulse or rhythm and join in getting faster and slower together: Animal Rhymes

Identify and name a selection of musical instruments.

Song Singing

Christmas Nativity

P.E. Ball handling

Throwing/Catching – chest pass, bounce pass, overhead pass

Throwing at a target

Develop awareness and understanding of the use of space.

Simple ball games.

Kicking, dribbling, passing, trapping.

Develop and practise carrying and striking skills

Racket grip, striking the ball with the hand and the racket/bat

Striking to a target.

Athletics

Walk, jog and run over distance

Walk/jog in a non-competitive setting for extended periods

Develop an awareness of pace.

Sprinting: shuttle sprints.

Relays: · participate in pair relay with a beanbag developing simple technique, practise passing with the right and receiving with the left hand using the down sweep technique.

Hurdling: run over evenly spaced low hurdles, identify the lead leg.

P.S.H.E. Wellbeing

Welcome Back, Appreciation, Our Natural World, Hope, Don’t Worry, One World Week – Let’s make it better- acts of kindness.

Anti-bullying Week

Understand what bullying is.

Learn about online bullying

Know how to stay safe online.

Religion

 Year 2020 – 2021

Religious Education Learning

Year Of Hope

Mathematics

There are eight areas of study: number and place value, addition and subtraction, multiplication and division, fractions, measurement, properties of shapes, position and direction, and statistics.

Children in Year 2 need to be confident with number bonds to 10 and 20, and to recognise the position of the first 100 numbers on a hundred square. They should also be able to visualise the 100 square in their heads. Children will be encouraged to reason and articulate how they arrived at an answer or solved a problem. Mental maths should be practised daily.

English

Reading

Every child will have a Home Reading Record Book. They will be heard read at least once a week on a specified day in a guided reading group. They will take one reading book home to support their learning as well as free-choice of library books for you to share and read to them. Please remember to sign the Reading Record Book and add any comments.

Spelling

Children will be given weekly spellings to learn.

Handwriting

Children will continue to use the lead in stroke and develop their cursive writing.

Recommended Reading List

P.E.

2020-2021

Year 2 P.E. days

Wednesday and Thursday

Home Learning

Home learning consists of daily reading to an adult, reading comprehension, spelling, punctuation and grammar practice ( SPAG) and practising number skills using Mathletics.

Throughout the year all classes may be set cross-curricular learning tasks. RE learning projects will be set twice termly linking RE to other curriculum areas. Eg Easter Gardens, Bread of Life Art, Pentecost Prayer.

Spellings 2020-2021

Autumn 2

Week 1

The /aɪ/ sound spelt – y at the end of words

Week 2

Adding –es to nouns and verbs ending in –y

Week 3

Adding –ed, –ing, –er and –est to a root word ending in –y with a consonant before it 

cry

fly

dry

my

reply

July

supply

by

why

cries

denies

fries

lies

replies

supplies

tries

carries

tidies

worries

flying

fried

cried

crying

trying

tried

replied

replying

Week 4

Adding –ing, –ed, –er, –est and –y to words of one syllable ending in a single consonant letter after a single vowel letter 

Week 5

The /i:/ sound spelt –ey

Week 6

Words ending in –tion

humming

hummed

drumming

drummed

drummer

stopping

stopped

stopper

sitting

donkey

donkeys

monkey

monkeys

chimney

valley

trolley

key

keys

station

motion

fiction

national

section

infection

emotion

action

education

celebration

Autumn 1

Week 1

The /s/ sound spelt c before e, i and y

Week 2

The /n/ sound spelt kn and (less often) gn at the beginning of words

Week 3

The /r/ sound spelt wr at the beginning of words

race

face

space

ice

slice

dice

price

cell

city

fancy

knee

know

knock

gnat

gnaw

knit

gnome

knot

known

write

written

wrote

wrong

wrap

wrapper

wreck

wrestle

wrinkle

wrist

Week 4

The /l/ or /əl/ sound spelt –le at the end of words

Week 5

The /l/ or /əl/ sound spelt –el at the end of words

Week 6

The /l/ or /əl/ sound spelt –al at the end of words

table

fable

apple

topple

bottle

little

middle

fiddle

juggle

double

camel

tunnel

squirrel

travel

towel

trowel

tinsel

hospital

metal

legal

pedal

animal

capital