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Year 2

Welcome to the Year 2 class page

The staff working in Year 2 are:
2CM 2ML

 Mrs Moore
Mrs Waters
Miss Wakefield

Miss Lacey
Mrs Ali
Mrs Shanaz
Miss Zameer

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Spring 1- London's Calling

This half term, we are using the books Toby and the Great Fire of London and Katie in London, as well as supplementary fact sheets to find out about London and its history. 

Our English writing will be based around London and the children will have the opportunity to write a diary entry from the perspective of someone who lived during the Great Fire of London in 1666, as well as a postcard and a recount. They will put their newly-learned grammar and punctuation skills to the test by including four different types of sentences: statement, command, question and exclamation. 

In maths, our focus will be on multiplication and division, including inverse operations. The children will learn how to use arrays as well as grouping and repeated addition to answer different types of problems. 

Y2 will be making posters, diaramas and model cities this half term in our theme learning. 

We can’t wait to get started!

Autumn 2 Review - Settlements: village, town or city?

In English, our key text was ‘Orion and the Dark’. We used this text to develop our reading fluency and comprehension skills. The children wrote an alternative ending to the story using their creative writing skills. Orion and Dark visited lots of exciting places in the dark, such as Cliffe Castle, parties with lots of popping balloons and the mysterious jungle.

In Maths, we learned about addition and subtraction. We revised our number bonds to 10, 20 and 100 and used these skills to add 2 digit and single digit numbers. The children learned how to use and draw their own number lines to help them with addition and subtraction sentences. 

We enjoyed learning about animals, including humans in our science lessons. The children had plenty of opportunities to demonstrate and explore their artistic skills this half term, with the inspiration of local poet Lucy Pittaway. They had a great time visiting Low Wood which they based their final pieces on, In our PHSCE lessons we talked about valuing differences, including celebrating and respecting our similarities and differences.   

Year 2 have loved their outdoor learning sessions during enrichment. What an exciting half term we have had!

Autumn 2 - Settlements: village, town or city?

This half term, our theme is called: Settlements: village, town or city. 

In English, our key text is ‘Orion and the Dark’. We will use this text to develop our reading fluency and comprehension skills. The children will write an alternative ending to the story using their creative writing skills.  

In Maths, we will be learning about addition and subtraction. We will begin with looking at learning and revising our number bonds to 10, 20 and 100. We will then use these skills to add 2 digit and single digit numbers. 

We will we enjoy learning about animals, including humans in our science lessons. The children will also have plenty of opportunities to demonstrate and explore their artistic skills this half term, with the inspiration of local poet Lucy Pittaway. In our PHSCE lessons we will be talking about valuing differences, including celebrating and respecting our similarities and differences.   

Year 2 are going to be enjoying some exciting outdoor learning sessions during enrichment. What an exciting half term we have ahead of us!

Thematic Planning Autumn 2

Autumn 1 Review

All the children have settled really well into year 2 and are really enjoying their learning.

Last half term we were concentrating on our local area through our theme ‘Our Wonderful Community.’ We enjoyed reading the books ‘Little People, Big Dreams - Captain Tom Moore’ and ‘One Hundred Steps’.

In English, the children worked very hard to develop their writing by using question marks and adverbs, adjectives and verbs. They produced a fantastic information sheet on Captain Tom Moore.

In Maths, we were focusing on place value. The children learnt how to solve problems using numbers to 100, explaining and justifying their answers.

In PHSCE we discussed what makes a good friend and why having friends is important. We will also learnt about making positive friendships and developing kindness.

We all enjoyed local walks to support our learning in geography and history. We talked about how Keighley has changed compared to the past, researched a famous person and created a PowerPoint about him.

Autumn 1

All the children have settled well in to their new classrooms and are learning the Year 2 routines and expectations.

This half term we will be concentrating on our local area. Our theme is called.’ Our Wonderful Community.’ We will use the books ‘Little People, Big Dreams-Captain Tom Moore’ by Maria Vegara and ‘One Hundred Steps’ Illustrated by Adam Larkum.

In English, the children will develop their writing by using conjunctions and a variety of punctuation.  They will develop their writing and produce an information sheet on Captain Tom Moore.

In Maths, we will be learning about place value. The children will learn how to solve problems using numbers to 100, explaining and justifying their answers. We will also be writing numbers in words and using equipment to help us solve problems.

In PHSCE, the children will consider why rules are important in and outside of the classroom. They will discuss what makes a good friend and why having friends is important. We will also learn about making positive friendships and developing kindness.

In theme the children will dive deeper into our local area through geography and history. We will be going on local walks and comparing present Keighley to past Keighley, including looking at what has improved.

We are hoping for a busy and exciting year ahead, full of visits and lots of outdoor learning

Thematic Planning Autumn 1

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