• Academic Year 2017 - 2018 will start on Sunday 10th September.

Year 2 Term 2

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Every week the children will be learning different phonetic spelling patterns ,which they will be tested on. They will also have a separate grammar lesson each week.

Every two or three weeks, Year 2 will be looking at a different genre of writing. The children will be learning about the special aspects and formats of each writing style, and exploring language and writing in different ways. They will learn to write stories, diary entries, poems and non-chronological reports.


Every week in Mathematics, Year 2 will focus on a different area of this subject. They will learn about addition and subtraction, multiplication and division, measurement, capacity and mass. They will also be learning how to collect and analyse data. They will be developing their confidence and understanding of the different operations in Mathematics, and learning their 2, 3, 5 and 10 multiplication tables. The children will also be using the skills taught to solve real life problems.


The children will be learning about 'Materials'. They will build on their prior knowledge about different materials and their properties. They will continue to develop their understanding of the simple physical properties of materials and consider in more detail how these properties make materials useful for particular purposes. The children will test a range of different materials for different purposes. They also have the opportunity to think about creative and unusual uses of everyday materials and find out about John Dunlop, who invented rubber pneumatic tyres.

The children will also be learning about 'Our Changing World'. They will observe animals in their habitats and notice how they change throughout the year. Children will begin to learn about animal life cycles by observing how an animal changes over time. The children will work scientifically by making careful observations over time, using simple equipment and recording their observations in a range of different ways, and use their data to suggest answers to questions.


We will be looking at the topics 'We are detectives' and 'We are researchers'. The children will use a search engine to research a topic. They will read, send and respond to emails. They will learn to use technology safely and respectfully, keeping personal information private. They will learn about where to go for help and support when they have concerns about content or contact on the Internet or other online technologies.


The children will be learning about 'The Great Fire of London'. The children will learn about the key events of the Great Fire of London. They will develop an understanding of the ways in which we can find out about the past through discussing primary sources. The children will be learning about Samuel Pepys and his famous diary. They will have the opportunity to increase their awareness of the past by comparing and contrasting past and present-day London. The children will also be learning about the Grimm Brothers. They will look at key events in the past that are significant nationally and globally. They will develop an awareness of the lives of significant individuals in the past who have contributed to national and international achievements. The children will develop an awareness of the past by finding out about changes in living memory.


This term we will be learning all about the 'Oceans and Seas of the World'. We will develop our map reading skills by naming and locating countries, capital cities and surrounding seas. By doing this we will learn about the oceans and continents of the world. We will also learn about features of the undersea landscape and use geographical vocabulary to describe these features. We will also research information about the Pacific Ocean and create simple maps.

Art and Design

The children will learn about the bright colours and bold brushstrokes used by the Impressionists and other artists. They will be introduced to the work of Claude Monet, Vincent van Gogh and Jean Metzinger. They will think about the similarities and differences between the work of the different artists, looking at the colours, painting styles, settings and times of day. They will make paintings, drawings and mosaic art that are inspired by these three famous artists.

Design and Technology

Our topic is this term is 'Lunch Boxes'. The children will be given the opportunity to develop their understanding of structures and explore different types of lunch boxes. The children will create their ideas following their own design criteria and go on to create models from reclaimed materials. They will gain a basic understanding about how structures can be made stronger, stiffer and more stable. At the end of the topic the children will test their products and suggest further improvements.

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