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Welcome to Year 2!

 

 

The team is Mrs Beaver, Mrs Tasker, Mrs Orton, Miss Simpson and Mrs Cook.

                                  

 

Welcome to Year 2 Summer 2

Reading is at the heart of our learning in Year 2 and we encourage children to learn to read of enjoyment and to broaden their knowledge of the wider world.

 

This half term our global learning theme is Sustainable Development. We will be learning about how ourselves and other people make a difference. We will be answering the question, What can we do to ensure we live in the best place possible?

                                                       

 

In English we will be writing a recount about an imaginary day on a tropical island. We will be inspired by reading the book, Where the Forest Meets the Sea.

                                                          

 

In book study our key text is:

 

                                     

 

In science we will be investigating plants and what they need to live. We will also be conducting some fun experiments.

 

 

PE days
We will do PE on a Monday and Thursday.  Please ensure that your child is wearing their PE kit and does not come to school with earrings on these days.

 

 

Reading
Reading is extremely important at this stage in your child’s schooling.  We would encourage you to read with your child as much as possible – this could be sharing a bed time story or reading their school reading book or any other book independently/with a sibling/with an adult at home.

 

Bookbags
All children should bring their book bags to school every day.  This allows us to change your child’s reading book, as well as keep up to date with all of the reading that they have done at home.

 

 

Times table challenge

On Monday’s we will be holding our times table championships in class. The children need to make sure that they are learning their 2, 3, 5 and 10 times tables for this.

 

Reading for Pleasure

We are supporting the children in developing their love for reading and reading for pleasure. Every Wednesday we hold a library session where the children can return the book they borrowed previously and choose an new one to borrow. Please make sure they have their book bag on Wednesdays.

Summer 1

Welcome to Year 2 Summer 1.

Reading is at the heart of our learning in Year 2 and we encourage children to learn to read of enjoyment and to broaden their knowledge of the wider world.

 

Key Stage 1 Sats

In May the children will be completing the Key Stage 1 Sats. We have done a lot of preparation for these and are very proud of how hard the children have been working. The tests will be completed in a manner that is supportive and not stressful. Please ensure that your child is prepared for these tests through sleeping well and completing any homework set.

 

This half term our global learning theme is Power and Governance. We will be thinking about what we should do to ensure we live the best lives possible.

                                                             

 

In English we will be writing a story about using our imagination to make ourselves happier. We will be using the book tomorrow to inspire us.

 

                                                              

 

In book study our key text is:

                                                         

 

​​​​​​In science we will continue investigating everyday materials. We will be describing their properties, as well as saying what they are used for and why. Following this we will be learning about plants.

Spring 2

Welcome to Year 2 Spring 2.

Reading is at the heart of our learning in Year 2 and we encourage children to learn to read of enjoyment and to broaden their knowledge of the wider world.

 

This half term our global learning theme is Human Rights. We will be learning about our own rights and whether everyone, past and present have or had rights.

In English we will be writing a persuasive text convincing a girl and boy to come live in Sheffield. We will be inspired by the story called Teacup by Rebecca Young.

 

 

In book study our key text is:

 

In science we will be investigating everyday materials. We will be describing their properties, as well as saying what they are used for and why.

Spring 1

Welcome to year 2, Spring 1

Reading at the heart of our learning in year 2 and we encourage children to learn to read of enjoyment and to broaden their knowledge of the wider world.

 

This half term our global learning theme is Social Justice and Equity. We will be learning about the difference between the lives of rich and poor people in our community and in India.

 

In English we will be writing a story about looking for beautiful things and events in Darnall. We will be inspired by the story called Something Beautiful by Sharon Dennis Wyeth.

In book study our key texts are:

     

 

          

In science we will be using our working scientifically skills. Asking questions, completing experiments and finding answers.

Autumn 2

Welcome to year 2, Autumn 2

Reading at the heart of our learning in year 2 and we encourage children to learn to read of enjoyment and to broaden their knowledge of the wider world.

 

This half term our global learning theme is Peace and Conflict. We will think about peace and conflict in our own lives and those of others. The children will learn about peace and conflict in history, focusing on World War 1 and The Great Fire of London.

 

In English we will be writing a report on forests and writing stories based on the story The Minpins, by Roald Dahl.

In book study our key texts are:

 

          

 

In science we will be learning about animals including humans, life cycles and how to stay healthy.

Autumn 1

Reading at the heart of our learning in year 2 and we encourage children to learn to read of enjoyment and to broaden their knowledge of the wider world.

 

This half term we will be learning about Robin Hood and our global learning theme is Identity and diversity. In English we will be writing stories about Robin Hood and instructions about how to catch Guy Fawkes.

In book study our key texts are:

            

 

 

Y2 Yearly Overview 2021-2022

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