Year 2

Teacher - Emma Pooley (Mon/Weds/Thurs/Fri)
Shira Begum (Thurs)
Teaching Assistant - Paula Manley
Shahin Akhtar (Tues- Thurs)

Autumn Term

MATHEMATICS 

We will be learning how to solve problems in an organised way and give explanations for our methods and decisions, in spoken or written form. We will be able to identify the properties of 2D & 3D shapes and we will be able to read and write two-digit and three- digit numbers in figures and words. 

We will work on explaining the value of each digit in a two-digit number and learn how to add or subtract mentally a one-digit number from a two-digit number.

We will be continually working on our

ten, five and two times tables.


COMPUTING 

Children will be learning about how to use technology safely and will focus on how to communicate online and how to stay safe and where to get help. Children will also work on coding and programming.


ENGLISH 

We will be learning how to plan, edit and publish our writing. We will initially work on writing a narrative around The Gigantic Turnip.

We will then move on to linking our work to the Great Fire of London. Children will read a range of non-fiction texts, identifying features of the text including index pages, glossary and title pages. Children will construct a glossary of words drawn from another curriculum area and they will discuss how diagrams, charts, labels and captions are used in non-fiction texts. Children will write their own explanation text about the Great Fire of London.


SCIENCE 

We will be focussing on Animals including Humans. We will be finding out about and describing the basic needs of animals, including humans, for survival (water, food and air). We will learn that animals, including humans, have offspring which grow into adults. We will describe the importance of exercise, eating the right amounts of different types of food and hygiene.

We will also be looking at the use of everyday materials. We will look at materials that the children will be familiar with, such as wood, glass and plastic, and encouraging them to think of vocabulary to describe these materials.


HISTORY 

We will be learning about the Great Fire of London and the effect it had on the people of the time.

We will find out about how the fire started, why it spread and how it was finally put out. We will use different sources of evidence and find out what an eyewitness report means.

ART & DT 

We will learn about colour mixing. We will make silhouettes scenes of the Great Fire of London. As well as that we will be making Christmas decorations.


MUSIC 

We will be working on our singing and will focus on pitch, timing, rhythm and melody.


GEOGRAPHY 

Teaching will be based around the theme ‘At the Farm’. We will learn how to navigate around the farm using a map. We will look at compass directions and how they can help describe positions on a map.


PSHCE 

Our learning will be centred around establishing a positive environment and how we can share our feelings.


MFL – Spanish 

Children will learn vocabulary so that they can talk about their free time. They will be able to use words associated with their hobbies, sports and trips.


PHYSICAL EDUCATION 

Children will be taking part in:

INDOOR: Football, Gymnastics & Dance

OUTDOOR: Games


R.E 

We will be thinking about where the world comes from and how we should look after it. We will then move on to thinking about what it means to say sorry.

Throughout the year we will listen to different stories. Whilst listening to these, we will think about whether stories can change people.