Year 2

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Summer 2

This half term, Year 2 will be learning about Our World. We will be learning about the the 7 continents and the world’s oceans. Every week we will be learning about a different continent.

We will learning about different cultures, landmarks and traditions. We will be exploring art from different cultures and trying foods from around the world. We will also be thinking about what we would need to take if we visited a place. We will also focus on the UK, learning about the capital cities and traditions of the home nations.

In English, we will be retelling stories from around the world, starting with “Too Much Talk”, a West African folktale about a talking yam. We will also be writing letters the current year 1s to help with their transition to year 2. We will be focusing on the effective of writing on the reader and how to use different types of sentences in our writing.

In maths, we will be securing knowledge of the 4 calculations and place value. We will also be looking at statistics, learning how to create, read and compare different types of data.

We look forward to the end of term, when we will be celebrating our achievements as we reach the end of Key Stage 1. The children will take part in a graduation ceremony at the end of term.


Summer 1

This half term, Year 2 will be learning about Marvellous Materials. We will be learning about the properties of different materials and why they are used for different purposes.

In English, we will be writing adverts, persuading people to come to Jewell Academy and non-chronological reports about materials.

In Computing, we will be learning about e-safety. Children will explore how to stay safe online and make posters telling others how to be safe on the internet.

In maths, we will be learning about division, multiplication, addition and subtraction. We will be making sure the children are secure in using all 4 operations.

In PE, we will be focusing on running, jumping and throwing skills (athletics).


Spring 2

This half term, Year 2 will be learning about the Great Fire of London. We will be learning about how the fire started, how it spread and how it was put out. We will be focusing on Samuel Pepys and having a go at writing diary entries of our own. We will also be enjoying a visit from the fire service.

In DT, we will design, make and evaluate our own fire trucks, using wheels and axles. We will be learning to perform some songs linked to the topic.

In maths, we will be learning about different amounts of money, properties of 2D and 3D shapes and using a range of measuring equipment.


Spring 1

Happy New Year from the Year 2 team. We really enjoyed our Victorians topic and are proud of how well the children coped with all the rehearsals and performing in front of a large audience during our nativity.

This half term our topic is called “Healthy Me”. We will be focusing on what humans need to do to be happy and healthy, including having a balanced diet, exercise, sleep and hygiene. In English we will be writing letters to Homer Simpson, rewriting the children’s classic “The Shopping Basket” by John Burningham and writing a non-chronological report about food groups. In maths we will be learning how to recognise and write fractions of shapes, lengths, amounts and quantities, as well as identifying properties of 2D and 3D shapes and counting amounts of money.

We will be visiting Pizza Express in Christchurch and preparing pizzas that the children can bring back to school and eat (yummy)!

Did you know? A 7 year old needs between 9-12 hours sleep a night in order to function at their best the next day.


Autumn 2

This half term has started with a lot of excitement. The children loved the “Big Beginning” and their trip to the Priest House Museum in Wimborne. We have already learnt lots of exciting facts about the Victorians and are excited to learn even more. We are mastering our 2, 5 and 10 times tables and are looking forward to practising for our end of term Xmas Performance in December.

Did you know? Queen Victoria had 9 children and 37 grandchildren. Imagine trying to remember all those birthdays!

Autumn 1
Year 2 had a great first half term learning about habitats. We loved the amazing home learning projects the children produced, from the icy arctic to the sandy deserts.