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Year 2

We are delighted to welcome to you to Year 2.


This web page will be updated with useful information and photographs of the fantastic work we have done in class and at home, so please check it regularly.

 Autumn Term 2





We will be reading stories around the theme ‘explorers’. We will be using Talk for Writing to learn the story 'The Great Explorer' so we can write our own version. We will identify our favourite words and phrases from the story and identify time adverbial openers including first, then and next which help us sequence events in order.

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We will also be reading lots of tradition tales and tales with a twist. We will explore the language used and identify similarities and differences between them. We will then use this information to help us write a story of our own. 


We will measure length and mass and use our knowledge of addition, subtraction and division to solve word problems. Words we will use include meters, centimeters, kilometers, grams and kilograms. Please ask your child to look at food labels for weights of packages.


In Science, we will be identifying and comparing the suitability of a range of materials. We will carry out tests to find out how the shape of some objects made from solid materials can be changed by bending, squashing, twisting and stretching.

We will link our work to the Global Goals 12.5- Substantially reduce waste generation through prevention, reduction, recycling and reuse.

Keep checking this page for photographs of our experiments and observations.

Can the shape of materials be changed by bending, pulling, stretching or twisting?

Is it suitable?

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Is it suitable?

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In Computing, we are learning how to keep ourselves safe, we will learn how technology is used in school and outside and that not everything on the internet is true. We will navigate the web to complete simple searches.

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Our safety posters


In Geography, we will learn the names of the world's oceans and continents. We will also be using, atlases and digital maps to explore the hot and cold regions in relation to the Equator, North Pole and South Pole.


In History, we will learn about key events in the life of a famous British explorer, Robert Falcon Scott, explaining what he did earlier and later on his expedition. We will learn to compare aspects of life in different periods.


In R.E, we will be answering the questions 'How and why do we use light?' and 'How is light used as a symbol?'

We will be discussing the Christian belief that Jesus is the Light of the World, providing comfort, hope and guidance and investigating the tradition of Christingle. Words we will use include awe and wonder, symbol and tradition. We will learn about Children's Rights: Article 14- Every child has the right think and believe what they want.



In Engineering, we will be cutting and shaping fabric using templates, decorating it and joining materials using the running stitch.


In Music we will be listening to different types of music to appreciate similarities and differences between patterns and rhythms.

2R final performance of Hey Friends

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In PSHCE, we will link our work with Anti-Bullying Week 2021, making ourselves aware of how people may feel if they experience hurtful behaviour or bullying.

Our chain reaction of kindness to power positivity

We are all unique just like these socks.


In P.E, we will develop the basic skills of travelling on our hands and feet, balancing on different body parts and rolling. We will combine our skills to create a simple sequence and adapt them to apparatus.


Click here to see all our amazing P.E work.

Year 2 Gymnastics sequence - travels and jumps

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Roll: Rock to stand

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British Values and Rights Respecting School

We will continue to develop our understanding of Mutual Respect, especially when we think about others in PSHCE.


We will focus on two articles:

Article 19- Every child has the right to be protected from being hurt and mistreaded.


Article 14- Every child has the right to think and believe what they want and to practice their religion as long as they are not stopping others enjoying their rights.