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Year 2

Year 2 Class Staffing

Miss Gilbert

Supported by Mrs Frederick and Mrs Hartley


Class Saint

St Paul the apostle


Y2 class Saint is St Paul the apostle and this feast day is celebrated on Tuesday 29th June.


Old Testament Stories

Know that there are two parts to the Bible


Know stories about different people in the Old Testament who were called into friendship with God and recognise that psalms are special songs to praise and thank God.

Understand that in the Old Testament we can discover some important images of God for Christians today.

Special Celebrations

Know the Seasons of the Liturgical year and be able to describe some of the customs and symbols associated with them.

Know that the Sacraments are special celebrations and identify some of the rituals that take place in Baptism and Marriage.



Science Topic 

Autumn 1 - What is our school made from?


  • Know the uses of different everyday materials (wood, metal, plastic, glass, rock, brick, paper, cardboard)
  • Classify and group materials based on their uses.

Working scientifically

  • Ask simple scientific questions.
  • Observe carefully, using simple equipment.

Gathering and recording data

History or Geography Topic 

Autumn 1- Geography

Who lives in a place like this?

Name the capital cities of England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland.

Know the key features of a place from a picture using key words

like beach, coast, forest, hill, mountain, ocean and valley.

Know about the facilities that a village, town and city may need and give reasons.

Use directional vocabulary: near, far, left, right to explain where a location is.


Autumn 1 - Art

What is environmental art?

Know how to use charcoal, pencil & pastel to create art.

Choose and use three different grades of pencil when drawing.

Know how to use a viewfinder to focus on a specific part of an artefact before drawing it.

Know how to create tones with paint by adding black.

Know how to create tints with paint by adding white.

Know how to create brown with paint.

Know how to mix paint to create all secondary colours.

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


Autumn 1 - What is the best way to present information?

Use technology purposefully to organise, store and retrieve.

Recognise common uses of information technology beyond school.

Use technology safely and respectfully

Class Texts

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!

Frog and Toad Together – Arnold Lobel

Homework/Reading Expectations

Autumn 1 2020

Daily Homework

Daily Maths homework will be four questions practicing the four basic operations. They should be completed and returned daily.

Daily English homework will support the development and enrichment of vocabulary. Words will be taken from class texts or stories read in school. Homework will be given 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 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

Maths Read and write all numbers to 100 in digits and words.

.Say 10 more/less than any number to 100.

Recall and use +/- facts to 20.

Derive and use related facts to 100.

Recognise place value of any 2-digit number


Write different kinds of sentence: statement and question.

Use expanded noun phrases to add description and specification.

Write using co-ordination (or, and, but).

Correct and consistent use of present tense & past tense.

Write with correct and consistent use of: capital letters, full stops and question marks.

Write lower case letters correct size relative to one another.






Develop children’s agility and to develop children’s co-ordination



Music continues to be taught by Mrs Amison.

Children will be learning ways to sing together, following a conductor.

They will look at 5-8 pitch songs and recap rhythm in music.


Is it good to be different?

(Being Me in My World)

I can identify some of my hopes and fears for this year.

I recognise when I feel worried and know who to ask for help.

I understand the rights and responsibilities for being a member of my class and school.

I understand how following the Learning Charter will help me and others learn.

I can listen to other people and contribute my own ideas about rewards and consequences

Class Diary- trips, assemblies etc.

Autumn 1 

18/09/20 – Topic Day

22/09/20 – Target meetings 3.30pm-6pm

23/09/20 – Target meetings 5.30pm-8pm

Topic Day - September