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Year 2

Autumn 2 2022

 

Welcome back after a busy first half term in year 2!

The children have been working hard and Mrs Munir, Mrs Dowell and myself are looking forward to another busy half term in year 2. 

 

On this webpage you will find information about what we are learning, key events, pictures of the children's learning and useful websites to visit. 

 

If you have any other questions, please do not hesitate to send me a dojo message and I will respond within the working week. 

 

We are looking forward to starting the busy year we have ahead of us.

 

Miss C Streets 

The Great Fire of London

English

 

In English this half term we are going to be writing a diary account entry that is based on the Great Fire of London. The children will also be writing a newspaper report, recording witness accounts from the Great Fire of London. 

Maths

 

Our learning will focus on addition and subtraction where we will learn to add three 1-digit numbers, add to the next 10, add across a 10, subtract across a 10 and subtract from a 10. We will also subtract a 1 digit number from a 2 digit number (across 10), we will look at 10 more and 10 less, add and subtract in 10's, add 2 digit number. We will then learn to subtract 2 digit numbers, carry out mixed addition and subtraction problems, compare number sentences and and mixed number problems. 

We will learn move on to learn about shape, learning to recognise 2d and 3d shapes, count the sides and vertices on 2d shapes. We will also 2d shapes, looking at the lines of symmetry on shapes, using the lines of symmetry to complete shapes. We will also 2d and 3d shapes, count the faces, edges and vertices on 3d shapes and make patterns with 2d and 3d shapes.  

Science

 

In Science this half term we will be learning about everyday materials. We will learn all objects are made of one or more materials that are chosen specifically because they have suitable properties for the task. A material can be suitable for different purposes and an object can be made of different materials.
Objects made of some materials can be changed in shape by bending, stretching, squashing and twisting. For example, clay can be shaped by squashing, stretching, rolling, pressing etc. 

 

In computing we will be focusing our learning on coding, using and understanding algorithms.  

 

In history we will be focusing our learning on showing an awareness of the past by using common words and phrases relating to the passing of time (eg centuries, decades, weeks, days, ancient). Describing where people and events fit within a timeline and identify differences and similarities between ways of life in different periods. Asking and answering questions using parts of stories and other sources to show understanding of key features of events. Showing an understanding of different ways to find out about and represent the past. Describing changes in living memory and aspects of national life. Describing significant events, people and locations beyond living memory locally, nationally and globally and speaking about how you have found out about the past.

 

In PE we will be learning about to respond to the stimulus using a range of different, controlled movements.

 

In PSHE our unit will be celebrating differences, focusing on respecting similarities and differences. 

 

In art we will be looking at drawing, painting and sculpture and using a wide range of materials and components.

 

In RE we will learn how we should we care for others and the world, and why does it matter?

The Heys Primary School Phonics Scheme Information

Autumn 1 2022

 

Welcome back to a new school year in year 2!

Working in Year 2 this year will be myself (Miss Streets), Mrs Dowell and Mrs Munir. 

 

We are looking forward to welcoming you into Year 2 and watching everyone develop over the next year. 

 

On this webpage you will find information about what we are learning, key events, pictures of the children's learning and useful websites to visit. 

 

If you have any other questions, please do not hesitate to send me a dojo message and I will respond within the working week. 

 

We are looking forward to starting the busy year we have ahead of us.

 

Miss C Streets 

Knowing Me, Knowing You!

English

 

In English this half term we are going to be writing a story with a familiar setting and writing poems about families. 

Maths

 

Our first maths focus we will be looking at is Place Value. We will be looking at numbers to 20, counting objects to 100 by making 10’s, recognising 10’s and ones, using a place value chart and partitioning numbers to 100. We will also be looking at writing numbers to 100 in words, flexibly partitioning numbers to 100, writing numbers to 100 in expanded form, 10’s on a number line to 100 and 10’s and 1’s on a number line to 100. 

Science

 

In Science this half term we will be learning about animals including humans. This includes noticing that animals, including humans, have offspring which grow into adults,  to find out about and describe the basic needs of animals, including humans, for survival (water, food and air). This also includes describing the importance for humans of exercise, eating the right amounts of different types of food, and hygiene.

We will also be linking our learning to the work of a real life scientist.  

In computing we will be focusing our learning on e-safety, understanding how to use online searches safely and that our online search leaves a digital footprint. 

 

In geography we will be focusing our learning on naming and locating the world’s 7 continents and 5
oceans, naming, locating and identify characteristics of the 4 countries and capital cities of the United Kingdom
and its surrounding seas. We will also be learning how to ask and answer geographical questions linked to
physical and humans features within our area and further. We will also use google maps on the chrome books and on the iPads to investigate human and physical features.

 

In PE we will be master basic movements including running, jumping, throwing and catching, as well as developing balance, agility and coordination, and begin to apply these in a range of activities.

 

In PSHE our unit will be 'Being Me in My World.' will leach the children to identify some of their hopes and fears. To understand the rights and responsibilities of being a member of the Year 2 class, to listen to other people’s ideas and to know that the choices you make have consequences. We will also learn to know what is right and what is wrong, to know that bullying can sometimes be about differences and to know that it is ok to be different from others.

 

In art we will be developing our skills of how to draw our self-portraits,  using a range of materials creatively. 
To develop a wide range of art and design techniques in using colour, pattern, texture, line, shape, form and space.
We will also use drawing, painting and sculpture to develop and share their ideas, experiences an imagination.

 

In RE we will recognise that sacred texts contain stories which are special to many people and should be treated with respect.

Year 2 2021- 2022

Hello everyone and welcome to Year 2's class page. We will be using this page to share important information, key events, links to websites and much more. Please make sure you are checking this page on a regular basis.  

 

 

The children have been taking part in an exciting Health week this week. (W/B 27.06.22). Click the link below to see all the fantastic activities. 

 

 

Year 2 timetable

This half term (Summer 2) we are using the below book, Someone swallowed Stanley. Have a look in our learning gallery to see what we have been up to!

SATs information

Please remember to practice your common exception words as often as you can. 

Common exception/High frequency/Tricky words

Summer 1

This half term (Summer 1) we are using the below book, linking to the Queen's Jubilee. Have a look in our learning gallery to see what we have been up to!

Spring 2

Habitats

 

This half term (Spring 2) we will be learning all about Habitats. 

The children will be writing a their treasure hunt set of instructions, a non-chronological report and a recount of an event that has happened. 

History day 2022 (22nd March)

 

The children dressed up on history day based on the different clothes people would have worn in the time of The Great Fire of London in 1666.

Spring 1

Explorers 

 

This half term (Spring 1) we will be learning all about Explorers and Quests. 

The children will be writing a their own story and a set of instructions to help a Pirate get to his treasure. 

 

These are the 3 focus books for Spring 1.

Autumn 2

The Great Fire of London

 

This half term (Autumn 2) we will be learning all about the Great Fire of London. 

The children will be writing a newspaper article as if they were there. 

They will be writing a postcode, pretending to be somebody that witnessed the fire and they will also be writing a poem about The Great Fire of London. 

Autumn 1

Knowing me, Knowing you

We are now looking at non-fiction texts. 

Why are these different to fiction texts?

What are the key features?

 

For this block of writing the children will be writing an explanation piece of writing linked to our science learning, animals including humans.

Autumn 1 class book

This half term we will be using the book 'Once there were giants' to support our learning. In our English sessions we will be writing stories, thinking about all the key features needed to write an exciting and enjoyable story. 

 

We will also being using this book to support our Science learning. 'Animals including humans.' Looking at the life cycles of different animals and revisiting our learning in Year 1 about the different groups that animals belong to. 

 

In our Maths sessions we will be looking at place value and addition and subtraction. All activities set on Purple Mash and Mathletics will support the learning we have been doing in class. Please remember to log on.