The Weatheralls Primary School

Welcome to Year 2

Hello and welcome to Year 2!

The Year Two team would like to take this opportunity to welcome you and outline some of the exciting learning that will be taking place this year. Year Two completes the children's journey in Key Stage One, so it's a very important year!  We do lots revisiting prior learning and build on this to complete new learning. We look forward to sharing our learning with you along the way. We thank you, in advance, for your support throughout the year, we really appreciate it and it really does make a difference.

Our Staff

1-2A

Mrs Bracey

Year 2 Lead  

 2B

 Mrs Murray

Mrs Clayson

2C

Miss McLees

Teaching Assistants: Mrs Martin & Mrs Webb

Curriculum Map 

 Maths

Autumn 1 Autumn 2 Spring 1 Spring 2  Summer 1 Summer 2

Place value

Addition & subtraction

Addition & subtraction

Money

Multiplication

Division

Statistics

Shape

Fractions

Time

Consolidation

Position & direction

Length & height

Mass & temperature

English

Other Curriculum Subjects

 

Autumn 1

Autumn 2

Spring 1

Spring 2

Summer 1

Summer 2

Science

Healthy eating- animals including humans.

 

Plants/ living things

Plants/ living things

Use of everyday materials (floating and sinking)

 

Geography

My Family

Soham and the local area

Climate and seasons

Maps

Comparing London and Soham

 

History

Heritage

Train crash- what makes a hero?

Explorers

Oliver Cromwell

Great fire of London

Prehistoric era

 

RE

What makes me special?

 

How can people today be a  part of the BIG STORY of the bible?

 

 

Christian Practice and Milestones

Indoor PE

Dance – Africa – Waka Waka

 

Circus skills

Gym – points of contact

Gym – ball, tall, wall

 

Dance – under the sea

 

OAA – Trials, trust and Teamwork

Outdoor PE

Fundamentals

Fundamentals

 

Skipping –

Fundamental’s – throwing and receiving

Tennis

Athletics – sports day 

 

PSHE

Managing Change

 

Family and Friends

Anti-bullying

Financial Capability

Rights, Rules and Responsibilities

Drug Education

 

Personal Safety

Relationships and Sex Education

Computing

Online safety 

 

Coding

Coding

Spreadsheets

 

Spreadsheets

2 calculate

 

Questioning 

2 question and 2 investigate

 

 

Effective searching and creating pictures

2 paint a picture

Making music and presenting ideas

2 sequence

 

 

Music

Hands, feet, heart

 

Ho Ho Ho

 

I wanna play in a band

 

Zootime

 

Friendship song

 

Reflect, rewind and replay

Home Learning Expectations

Home learning will be put on Class Dojo every Friday and is due in the following Wednesday. Each week children will practise spellings, reading and times tables. Additionally, there will be a maths challenge based on the learning from the week or a challenge to prepare for the next week. For topic, a task will be set that will focus on our curriculum drivers; so it may be a ‘revisit’ task of something which has been done in the topic lesson that week, it may be a ‘ready’ task which may be research or pre- learn something for a session or ‘reframe’ where the task will be applying learning into a different context.

PE Days

Class Indoor PE Outdoor PE
1-2A Thursday Tuesday
2B Friday  Tuesday
2C Friday Tuesday

Year 2 Reading Spine

Below is a recommended list of books for Year 2 children, we have copies of these in school and will be looking at a variety of them throughout the year.  Please feel free to discuss these with your child/encourage them to read these books or others by these authors.  Please contact your class teacher if you’d like to discuss these books or receive other recommendations.

Useful Websites

Purple Mash by 2Simple

Hit the Button - Quick fire maths practise for 6-11 year olds (topmarks.co.uk)

Phonics Play