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Year 2

Welcome to Year 2!


Read at home and be awarded your medal!

One or two times per week = Bronze

Three or four times = Silver

Five times or more = Gold

Remember to colour a star in your planner each time you read. Only one star per day.

Medals will be awarded each Monday for the previous week.

There will be prizes for those who try hard with this.


Year 2

Welcome to Class Two - some of the areas we will be learning about this Autumn term

Science.  Materials and their properties 


History. The Victorians


Design Technology. Design and make a Victorian moving toy.


Art and Design.  Victorian patterns. William Morris


PE.     Dance. Gym different ways of travelling and sequences.


RE.  The church parish and wider community.

Advent/ Christmas  


ICT. Internet safety and simple word processing.


Geography. The continents.


PSHE Developing rules that we can live by. Looking after our planet.

English Targets for this half term

I can say and write a sentence.

I can use a conjunction when I write a sentence.

I can use a variety of conjunctions when in my sentences.


Maths Targets for this term

I can count within 100.

I can count in different patterns within 100.

I can describe the pattern I am counting in within 100.



Year 2 Curriculum Overview







Uses of materials

Identifying and classifying

Comparing suitability.

Observing, gathering information and recording findings.

Friction comparing how things move on different surfaces.


Living things

Comparing differences between things that are living, dead, and things that have never been alive.

Observing closely, using simple equipment


Growing plants

Observe and describe how seeds and bulbs grow into mature plants

Find out and describe what plants need to grow and stay healthy.

Asking simple questions and recognising that they can be answered in different ways.

Performing simple tests


Changing shape(materials)

Find out how the shapes of solid objects made from some materials can be changed by squashing, bending, twisting and stretching.



Identify that most living things live in habitats to which they are suited and describe how different habitats provide for the basic needs of different kinds of animals and plants, and how they depend on each other

Identify and name a variety of plants and animals in their habitats, including micro-habitats

Feeding and exercise.

Find out about and describe the basic needs of animals, including humans, for survival (water, food and air)

Describe how animals obtain their food from plants and other animals, using the idea of a simple food chain, and identify and name different sources of food.

Describe the importance for humans of exercise, eating the right amounts of different types of food, and hygiene.



The Victorians

(The difference between the rich and the poor)

Florence Nightingale

Great fire of London


Significant local people. Josiah Wedgewood



Name and locate world’s continents and oceans.

Compare local area to a Non-European Country.

Contrasting St Lucia with Stafford.

(Using aerial images and other models to create simple plans and maps)


Use simple fieldwork and observational skills to study the immediate environment.

Work based on looking at the local area and place visited on class visit

Art and Design

Victorian times.

Significant Victorian painters

Patterns, design from the

Drawing and printing

Significant local people.

Josiah Wedgewood


Significant painters of nature.


Observational drawing, painting,


Our urban environment.

Look at how different artists have portrayed the urban environment.

Design Technology

Using wheels and axis

Design and make a wheeled toy for a Victorian child.

Joining together fabrics, buttons and beads.

Design and make a puppet


Build and improve structure and mechanisms

Using construction toy build for a purpose, evaluate and improve.

Understanding where food comes from.

Creating a healthy menu using non processed food


Making one of the things off the menu


Sing Songs and listen and understand live and recorded music.

Learning a variety of songs. Playground songs and nursery songs with Victorian traditions.


Play tuned and untuned instruments.

Accompaniment to leant songs.




Make and combine sounds musically.

Developing accompaniments to a given theme.




Quality of movement leading onto sequences


Following set movements in small groups and whole class.

Small team games.

Bat and ball skills.

Simple tactics.



Our Church. The Mass  Advent.  Christmas.

Parables and miracles. Lent. Holy week. Easter.

Pentecost. Special celebrations. Old Testament stories and prayers. Sharing the life of Jesus.


E Safety

Communicate online safely and respectfully.

Organise, store , retrieve and manipulate data

Word processing skills linked in with topic work about the Victorians and future topics.

Write and test Programs

Understand and use algorithms

BBC Bitesize online computing progressive course 6yrs +



Recognise uses of IT outside school


It`s Our world

Class charter, communities we belong to, saving energy, recycling and pollution.

Growing up

Being a boy being a girl but everyone is unique.

Making change happen.

Changing our behaviour.


Say No!

Drugs Ed - medicines and household substances. Anti-bullying.

Money matters

Wants and needs, keeping money safe and savings.

Who Likes Chocolate?

Foods from around the world.

Customs and rituals.

How much chocolate do we eat?

Where does chocolate come from?

Fair trade principles.




Dear Parent/Carer.

Home work will be given out on a Friday to be handed in (along with the homework exercise book) the following Friday. Children should complete any written work which will not fit on the sheets in the exercise book, it should be done neatly and in pencil. Please do not allow them to use pen. No more than an hour a week should be spent on completing any written work/ maths. Please help and encourage your child but do not do the work for them. If you feel the work is too easy/difficult for them please get in touch. If you wish you may write any comments to how your child got on in the feedback box on the back of this sheet. 



Spellings to learn throughout the year  









Maths skills to practise throughout the year









Topic skills to investigate throughout the year






Maths Vocabulary- Early Years to Year 6

Vocabulary taught year by year


Spelling, Grammar and Punctuation Vocabulary

National Curriculum vocabulary document with definition


Practise your skills by clicking on the link below: 

Numeracy & Literacy Games

Times Table Fun


Class Two - Favourite Subject

Choose your favourite subject





Art & Desgin





Circle Time

Vote and View Results


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