Welcome to Year 2

In the Autumn term our theme is “The Great Fire” where we will learn what impact the Great Fire of London had and compare this to modern day fire disasters such as the Fire at Note-Dame. 

Linking to our theme, our English for the Autumn 1 term will be based around the story of The Gingerbread Man. We will learn about the characters, setting and story plan before innovating the story with a twist. We will then move on to instructional writing where we will follow both oral and written instructions to make our own Gingerbread Man before writing our instructions. You can listen to the story of the Gingerbread Man being read here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YoQyyB5xvLk

We will begin Autumn 2 with a trip to Bolling Hall museum where we will take part in a Great Fire of London workshop. We will be reading Samuel Pepys diary and learning about how the great fire of London started and what happened next. You can learn about the great fire of London from this video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JuTamHKt318

In maths we will be consolidating our knowledge on place value and begin to complete calculations across all four operations (addition, subtraction, multiplication and division). We will also practice our 2 times, 5 times and 10 times tables and number bonds to 20.

In science we will be learning about self-care and keeping ourselves healthy as well as looking at human life cycles and comparing ourselves to those older and younger than us. Additionally, we will be learning how Mary Seacole and Florence Nightingale influenced nursing today.

Can you describe how you are different to a baby and an adult?

In the second half of the autumn term, we will be looking at animals and their habitats, focusing on minibeasts. We will be linking this to Design and Technology and making hedgehog and minibeast houses. 

For the spring term our theme is ”Welcome to the Future” where we will look at the geographical features of Japan and materials. We will also be learning about significant people, such as Tim Peak and Neil Armstrong.

For the summer term our theme is “The Seaside” where we will look at the seaside in the past and compare it to the seaside we see today. We will be visiting the seaside to make geographical comparisons and have a day in the sun (hopefully)!


From Mrs Hawkshaw and Miss Clayton

Year 2