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Year 2

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.


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Science Topic 

Spring 1 - Can all materials be changed?

This half term 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 then classify and group materials based on their uses.


History or Geography Topic 

Spring 1 Did Zog start ‘The Great fire of London’?

Know what certain objects from the past might have been used for.

Know how to use books and the internet to find out more information about the past.



Spring 1 - Can Art tell a story?

Children will be able to explain why they have chosen specific textiles.

They can choose tools and materials and explain why they have chosen them.

Children will be able to join materials and components in different ways.

They will be able to explain what went well with their work.



Spring 1 - Big Question

Children can recognise common uses of information technology beyond school.

Know more about using technology safely and respectfully.

understand how to and why we keep personal information private.

Children will understand were to go for help and support with concerns about content or contact on the internet.

Class Texts

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 1 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


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.


Read aloud to help with fluency and expression.

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




PE will be on a Monday, Spring 1 children will be focusing on gymnastics 

They will need indoor PE kits – white t-shirt, blue shorts and pumps to be in school each week.

Pupils will be able to hold themselves in a balance showing control (3-4 seconds)

Pupils will be able to hold a balance showing balance and extension (5-6 seconds)

Pupils can create routines containing balances with control and extension and fluency from one balance to the other.

Pupils can create routines containing balances with control and extension and fluency using both balances and a variety of ways of travelling.         

Class Diary- trips, assemblies etc.


Spring 1: Monday 6th January – Friday 14th February

Friday 10th January – Whole School assembly.

Wednesday 15th January – KS1 Mass (Y2 lead)

Friday 7th February – Year 2 Class Assembly

Tuesday 11th February – Safer Internet Day

Thursday 13th Feb – Maths morning (Parents)

Friday 14th February – KS1 Assembly

Topic Day - September

Topic Day - September 1