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Year 2

Welcome to Year 2 

Miss Gilbert

Supported by Mrs Fenton & Mrs Edwards


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




Autumn 1


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







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.




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.




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 to help in answering questions.



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Who lives in a place like this?


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.

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What is environmental art?

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

Choose & 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.



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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.





Autumn 1



Swim competently, confidently and proficiently over a distance.

Use a range of strokes effectively.

Perform safe self-rescue in different water-based situations.




Autumn 1


Music continues to be taught by Mrs Amison.

Children in Y2 will be learning ways to sing together, following a conductor.

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




Autumn 1


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 Texts

Autumn 1 2021



Frog and Toad together by Arnold Lobel



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





Homework/Reading Expectations

Autumn 1 2021

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, 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.



Class Diary- trips, assemblies etc.

Spring Term 1