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Year 2 Class Staffing

Miss Gilbert

Supported by Mrs Frederick and Mrs Wardle


Class Saint

St Francis of Assisi 4th October - The Patron Saint of ecologists

Year 2 chose St Francis while thinking about vocations.

He was a kind and caring man who cared for God’s creatures.

We are learning about animals and their habitats in Year 2 as well as looking at vocations.



We will start this half term by looking at the liturgical season of Lent.

We will discuss how this is an incredibly important part of the Church calendar and how special it is to those who are living as Christians. We will focus on how this season is all about forgiveness and how Christians prepare for Lent by wanting to change to become more like Jesus. Finally, we will look at Holy week and the sacrament of Reconciliation. As we celebrate these times, we will also remember the Death and Resurrection of Christ and Palm Sunday.


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Science Topic 

Spring 2 -What do baby animals look like?

Know that animals have offspring that grow to be adults.

Know what animals and humans need to survive

History or Geography Topic 

Spring 2 - Geography

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

Describe a place outside Europe using geographical words.

Know what I like and do not like about a place that is different to the one I live in.


Spring 2 - Art

Who is Andy Warhol and why do people like his 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


Spring 2 - How can I create my own computer games?

Understand what algorithms are and how they are implemented as programs on digital devices.

Understand programs and how to execute these by following precise and unambiguous instructions.

Create and debug simple programs

Class Texts

Spring 2

The enormous Crocodile, Roald Dahl

Meerkat Mail, Emily Gravett

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Roald Dahl

Spring 1 

Fantastic Mr. Fox, Roald Dahl

The Owl who was Afraid of the Dark, Jill Tomlinson

Vlad and The Great Fire of London, Kate Cunningham

Autumn 2

The Flower, John Light 

Pumpkin Soup, Helen Cooper

Autumn 1

who's Afraid of the Big Bad Book? Lauren Child

‘Who’s afraid of the big, bad book?’ This is all about fairy tales but not as you’ve seen them before!

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Homework/Reading Expectations

Spring 2 2020

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.

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 Thursday.

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.

Particular focus for this term


Tell time to five minutes, including quarter past/to.

Name common 2D and 3D shapes, describing their properties.

Add & subtract: 2-digit nos & ones, 2-digit nos & tens, two 2-digit nos and three 1-digit nos.

Recognise and use inverse (+/-).

Calculate and write multiplication & division calculations using multiplication tables.


Read aloud to help with fluency and expression.





Health Related Exercise

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

Develop children’s ability to exercise at different intensities.Children will need their PE kits in school at all times. Thank you


Music will this half term will be taught by Mrs Amison, welcome back.


Healthy Me I can make some healthy snacks and explain why they are good for my body. I can express how it feels to share healthy food with my friends.

Class Diary- trips, assemblies etc.

Spring 2: Monday 24th February – Thursday 2nd April

Wednesday 26th February – Ash Wednesday Mas

Friday 28th February – Author visit

Tuesday 3rd/Wednesday 4th March – Parents evening

Thursday 5th March – World Book Day

WB 9th March – Science Week

Friday 13th March – KS1 Assembly

Friday 20th March – Mothers’ Day Breakfast

Topic Day - September

Topic Day - September 1