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 Summer 2021
Summer 1 Summer 2
RE

Year of St. Joseph

Easter to Pentecost

Recall the events of Holy Week.

Understand how the disciples felt after the resurrection.

Know and retell the story of Pentecost.

Know that the Holy Spirit helps us to live differently.

Recognise what a Pentecost person is like.

Recognise that people act in a particular way because of their faith.

Understand how the word of God was spread throughout the world.

Understand what it means to be a Pentecost Person.

 

Mark’s Gospel: Discipleship

Discipleship; The Gospel of Mark

Recall information about the Gospel of Mark

Say what it means to be a disciple.

Retell Mark’s account of the calling of the disciples: Simon, Andrew, James John. (Mark 1:16-20

Understand the context of the calling story in

Mark’s Gospel.

Explain what it means to be a follower of Jesus.

Understand why people follow Jesus.

Describe what it means to be a follower of Jesus.

 

 

 

 

 

Maths

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fractions – Finding Halves, Quarters and Thirds of Amounts, Shapes

Fractions – Finding Three-Quarters of Shapes and Amounts

Fractions – Equivalence

Fractions – of Continuous Quantities

Problem Solving for all Operations (including Fractions)

Time – Telling the Time: O’clock, Half Past, Quarter Past and Quarter To

Time – Estimating, Ordering and Comparing Time

Double and Halve One and Two-digit Numbers and Amounts of Money

Times Tables – 2s, 5s and 10s. Patterns and Strategy (counting in 3s)

Multiplication – Multiples and Repeated Addition

Multiplication – Number of Groups, Group Size and Product

Multiplication Problem Solving

Division – Sharing and Grouping

Division – Sharing and Grouping Problems including Remainders

English

 

 

 

Writing: Poetry, Narrative and Recount,

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

Reading: Inference

 

Science

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Materials

Identify and compare the suitability of a variety of everyday materials, including wood, metal, plastic, glass, brick, rock, paper and cardboard for particular uses.

Find out how the shapes of solid objects made from some materials can be changed by squashing, bending, twisting and stretching.

Use simple measurements to gather data.

Gather and record data to help in answering questions.

Perform simple tests

 Plants

Observe and describe how seeds and bulbs grow into mature plants.

Find out and describe how plants need water, light and a suitable temperature to grow and stay healthy.

Recognise that questions can be answered in a range of ways.

Perform a simple test.

Gather and record date to help in answering a question.

Use their observations and ideas to suggest answers to questions.

 

Computing

Programming – Robot Algorithms

Develop an understanding of instructions in sequences and the use of logical reasoning to predict outcomes.

Use given commands in different orders to investigate how the order affects the outcome.

Learn about design in programming.

Develop artwork and test it for use in a program.

Design algorithms and then test those algorithms as programs and debug them.

Childnet Film Competition – Internet Safety video messages

 

Geography

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Why does it matter where my food comes from?

Recognise that all the food we eat comes from either plants or animals and that a farm is an area of land and buildings where those plants and animals are produced.

Identify, describe reasons for the main features of a dairy farm. Understand how milk is used as a raw material in a wide range of dairy products.

Identify, describe the main geographical features of the physical landscape of Devon. Compare and contrast these with some of the human features of its towns and cities.

Explain why the weather in Devon makes it a good place for dairy farming.

Compare and contrast the average annual weather conditions in Devon with those of the United Kingdom as a whole.

Identify the top 10 most popular fruits in the United Kingdom and understand why half of these are imported.

Identify and describe the main stages in the harvesting, packaging and export of bananas from Costa Rica to the United Kingdom.

Explain why Costa Rica is a good location for farmers to grow bananas and how exported bananas reach the United Kingdom.

Identify and categorise fruit and vegetables sold at a high street greengrocer, their cost and whether they are locally produced, UK grown or imported.

Art Sculpture

Use a combination of shapes.
Include lines and texture.
Use rolled up paper, straws, paper, card and clay as materials.
Use techniques such as rolling, cutting, moulding and carving

Design and Technology

 

 

 

 

Textiles

Design a functional, appealing product for a chosen user and purpose.

Generate, develop, and communicate ideas.

Use a range of textiles, tools and equipment to perform practical tasks.

Explore and evaluate existing textile products and their own ideas and products. Understand how 3-D textile products are made, using joining, templates and finishing to create two identical shapes.

Music

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pulse, beat, rhythmic and patterns

To be able to beat the pulse of a piece of music.

Choose and maintain an appropriate pulse Identify the difference between pulse and rhythm.

To be able to play the pulse on a percussion instrument.

Develop the ability to internalise a steady pulse (e.g. “sing” short extracts “in your head”)

Know that Pitch means “high and low”

Identify high and low sounds when listening to a piece of recorded music

Use simple changes in pitch to convey a simple story or image.

P.E. Outdoor Games

Cricket and Rounders

Battling and Fielding

 

Tennis

The ‘ready’ position

Hitting a ball and keeping a rally going

Understanding the flight of the ball.

Understanding where to stand and where to move on the court.

Reacting to the ball direction and positioning ready for the shot.

Keeping a rally going.

P.S.H.E. Wellbeing

The Five Ways to Wellbeing

Connect, Learn, Be Active, Notice and Give

Meeting their new teachers

Learning about their new classroom.

RSE

That God is love: Father, Son and Holy Spirit

That being made in His image means being called to be loved and to love others.

Know what a community is, and that God calls us to live in community with one another.

Know that they belong to different communities, such as home, school, parish, the wider local community, nation and global communities.

Understand that we have a duty of care for others and for the world we live in. (Charity and recycling)

Know what harms and what improves the world in which we live.

Summer Parent Information 2021

Please see the Google Classwork page for the slideshow of the Year 2 Summer Term 2021 meeting

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

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