Welcome to Year 2.
We are Beech Class!
The adults in Beech Class are Miss Shoukat and Mrs Parker
What are we learning about in Autumn 2?
In Maths, we will be developing our knowledge of place value. We will be exploring the expanded column methods for addition and subtraction, as well as subtraction on a number line. In addition to this, we will focus on practicing our number bonds.
In English, we will be exploring the text The Last Wolf. Our final write will be a written recount.
In Science, we will be exploring the question ‘How can we stay healthy?’. We will be testing the effects of exercise on the human body. We will also investigate the importance of healthy eating and hygiene.
In History, we will be answering the question ‘Who was Titus Salt?’. We will be comparing Saltaire today to Saltaire in the past. In order to help us do this effectively, we will be taking part in a historical character workshop.
In RE, we will be looking at incarnation, and why Christmas matters to Christians. We will be developing our understanding of the Christmas story and thinking about the lessons which can be learnt from it. We will be furthering our understanding by learning and acting in the school nativity.
In PSHE, we will continue to explore relationships, this time focusing on the question ‘What is bullying?’. We will be identifying the different types of bullying and what to do if you are worried about bullying.
Our big question in Computing is ‘Can you take a photograph?’. We will be exploring lighting and effects.
In Music, we will be learning the song ‘Ho, Ho, Ho!’.
In Art, we will be exploring the question ‘How can I use line, tone and texture to create a landscape drawing?’.
Take a look at our Curriculum Year Group Plan to find out what else we will be learning about in Year 2 this year. Remember you can find the knowledge organisers for each unit on class dojo – please share these with your children and discuss the key vocabulary!
What are we learning about in Autumn 1?
In Maths, we will be developing our knowledge of place value. We will be ordering objects and numbers on a number line as well as estimating numbers on the number line. We will begin to partition numbers using part-part whole models. In addition to this, we will focus on practicing our number bonds and counting in 2s, 5s, 10s and 3s.
In English, we will be exploring the text Lila and the Secret of Rain. We will be exploring different vocabulary in order to support our descriptive writing. Our final write will be a setting description.
In Science, we will be exploring the question 'How do living things decide where to live?’. We will be learning about different habitats, life processes, food chains and food sources.
In RE, we will be thinking about our world, ‘How should we care for the world and why does it matter?’. We will be discussing the different ways in which we can help our world, and the importance of making these changes.
In PSHE, we will be thinking about relationships and discussing the question, ‘What makes a good friend?’. We will be thinking about makes a good friend, and how we can be that friend.
In PE, we will be focusing on developing our fundamental skills.
In Computing, our topic question is ‘What information technology is there around us?’. We will be creating a poster to explain how to use technology responsibly.
In Geography, the question we will be exploring is ‘Why can’t a meerkat live in the North Pole?’. We will be comparing the different climates around the world. We will also be exploring why different animals are better suited to living in countries with a particular climate. Our class story The Penguin Who Wanted to Find Out will link in with this learning.
In DT, we will be answering the question, ‘How does your toy move?’. We will be gaining an understanding of what levers are and how they allow objects to move. We will then plan, make and evaluate our own moving toy animals.
Reading books: Friday