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Year 2

Welcome to Year 2 

Miss Gilbert

Supported by Mrs Fenton & Miss Birks



Class Saint 2021 22

St. Mother Teresa of Calcutta


Y2 class Saint is St. Mother Teresa of Calcutta and this feast day is celebrated on 5th September 2021.

This special day will be celebrated in school Monday 20th September




Spring 1


We will start the term by continuing the Christmas story with the visit of the three wise men and Mary, Joseph and Jesus’ flight to Egypt.

We will continue to look at Jesus’ life through his teaching of parables and his show of God’s powers through his miracles. We will explore what these stories tell us about Jesus and how we can use these teaching in our lives











Spring 1




Through a variety of texts, children will:

Read aloud to help with fluency and expression.

Comment on plot, settings and characters in familiar and unfamiliar stories.

Recount main themes and events.

Comment on the structure of the text.

Compose sentences orally, using drafting to gather and write ideas and key words

Write appropriate narratives about personal experiences or those of others

Use some varied vocabulary to create detail and interest, including adjectives to make noun phrases, adverbs and verbs.Identify some word classes; noun, adjective, verb and adverb

Choose the past or present tense appropriately. Experiment with progressive form; ‘she was swimming’



Spring 1



Count on and back in 1s, 2s, 5s and 10s from any given number up to 100.

Count in steps of 2, 3 and 5 from 0.

Recall and use multiplication and division facts for the 2, 5 and 10x tables.

Understand and use commutativity in relation to addition, subtraction, multiplication and division.




Spring 1


Can all materials be changed?

Children will know the uses of different everyday materials (wood, metal, plastic, glass, rock, brick, paper, cardboard)

Children will know that solid objects can be changed by squashing, bending, twisting and stretching.

Children can classify and group materials based on their uses.





Spring 1


Would you rather live in Stoke-on-Trent or Sydney?


Know the names of and locate the oceans surrounding the UK

Know the main differences between a place in England and that of a small place in a non-European country. 

Know and use the terminologies: left and right, below and next to.




Spring 1


Is every pattern a piece of Art?

Know how to use different effects within an IT paint package.

Know how to create a piece of art in response to work of another artist.

Suggest how artists have used colour, pattern and shape





How can we be 21st Century artists?

Know how to create, store and retrieve digital content.

Know how technology is used in school and beyond.

Use packages such as paint and Microsoft word to edit, resize and rotate images.






Spring 1




Health related exercise

Develop children’s knowledge of how the body functions/changes during exercise

Develop children’s ability to exercise at different intensities





Spring 1

Music continues to be taught by Mrs Amison.


We will continue to become more independent in our singing by using echoes and new responses in groups and on our own, after a leader. We will explore and listen to new instruments and find out how and why they are grouped in families. We will compose our own musical questions and answer phrases and we will notate them using rhythm notes and pitch letters.





Spring 1


This term we will be following the Ten:Ten ‘Life to the Full’ programme for RSHE. Please log into the parent portal to access Information about the programme your children will be following, access to resources and suggestions for further activities at home.


You will need the following login credentials for our school:

Username: st-mary-st6

Password: vision24-st6




Class Texts

Spring 1


Autumn 1 2021



Frog and Toad together by Arnold Lobel



Who's afraid of the Big Bad Book by Lauren Child


Autumn 2







Homework/Reading Expectations

Daily Homework

  • Daily Maths homework will be four questions practicing the four basic operations. On a Friday, an extended piece of homework will be given out called CLIC challenges. These will focus on number patterns, place value, addition and subtraction.
  • Daily English homework will support the development and enrichment of vocabulary. Words will be taken from class texts or stories read in school. It is given out on a Monday and collected on a Friday.

Weekly Homework

  • Children will receive one piece from either Science, History, Geography, Art, DT, French, Computing or PSHE (these subjects will be rotated on a weekly basis).
  • Homework is handed out on a Monday and handed in on Friday.

Reading Diaries

  • Children are encouraged to read at home daily (for at least 20 minutes) and are expected to have their diaries signed by an adult at least 3 times a week.


Spellings will be given out on Monday and tested in the form of a dictation on a Friday.


Class Diary- trips, assemblies etc.

Spring Term 1