Welcome to Year 2. 

We are Beech Class!

The adults in Beech Class are Miss Shoukat and Mrs Parker (pm). 

What are we learning about in Spring 2? 

In Maths, we will be learning about multiplication and division. We will be developing our knowledge and understanding of the 2, 5 and 10 times tables. We will be exploring division through grouping and sharing.  

In English, we will be looking at the text ‘Orion and the Dark’. Our final write will be a narrative.   

In Science, we will be exploring the question ‘How do animals change as they grow?’. We will be learning about the life cycles of different animals, their offspring and how they develop. 

In History, our big question is ‘Who started the Great Fire of London?’. As well as developing our understanding of the Great Fire of London, we will be using different sources to explore how London has changed since the 17th century. 

In RE, our overall question is ‘Why does Easter matter to Christians?’. We will be exploring the idea of Salvation through stories of Holy Week and Easter. In addition to this we will be thinking about how Christians show their beliefs about Jesus’ death and resurrection in church worship at Easter.   

In PSHE, we will be thinking about what helps us to stay safe. We will be discussing risks, pressures and rules. We will be learning about fire safety, sun safety, The Green Cross Code and online safety. We will also be identifying the trusted adults in our lives.   

Our big question in Computing is ‘How can we make an interactive quiz?’. We will be developing our knowledge of commands and sequences. We will be using the ScratchJr app to program and create our own quiz.   

Our question in Art is ‘How can light and texture increase the effectiveness of my painting?’. We will be experimenting with different brushes and brush strokes as well as primary, secondary and tertiary colours. Our final piece will be a Hockney inspired painting using tone and texture, light and shade.   

In Music, the song we will be working on is ‘Zoo time’.   

This half-term we will also be taking part in an Art Specialist Workshop in relation to our History topic, The Great Fire of London. We will also have the opportunity to take part in a workshop from the children’s health and wellbeing charity, Coram Life Education (CLE), focusing on ‘feelings’.   

 

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!

Important Information:

Library: Monday

Spellings: Wednesday

PE: Wednesday

Reading books: Friday