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Year 2 Curriculum

Year 2 Curriculum

Class Teacher - Mrs N Ellerington and Miss M Bowen

Teaching Assistants 

- Mrs W Blair

- Mrs D Extance

Autumn Term 2018



During the first half term the whole school theme is Reach for the Stars.  We will be learning all about space and looking at lots of non-fiction (as well as some funny fiction) space books in English and the children will be writing their own explanation texts.   We will be looking at Google Earth and zooming in to learn about maps in Geography, and linking this to our learning in Computing using the Turtle Logo programme.

After half-term, the whole school theme is We Could Be Heroes.  There will be a big focus on the Centenary to mark the end of WW1 in November, and in class we will be looking at heroic nurses such as Florence Nightingale.

Please do check our our curriculum map which shows what we are learning in each subject in more detail.

Our Year 2 Curriculum Map:

Year 2 Curriculum Map 2018 - 2019

P.E. and uniform

Our class P.E. day this year is a Friday.  Please ensure children do not wear earrings on these days.  We endeavour to ensure that kit and uniform is not lost, but do remember that named clothes are a lot more likely to be returned if they do go walkabout!

Water bottles

A reminder to please bring in a labelled water bottle every day.  This should contain only water, unless a specific medical need has been discussed with the school.  I know it is getting cooler, but children do need access to water to keep their brain chugging on through the lessons!


We will continue to encourage and reward children for reading 5 times a week, and of course the children love working their way through the gemstone certificates.  Throughout the year some children may begin to read to themselves, which is great, but do remember that reading aloud to an adult continues to be very beneficial.  Please write all reads in their reading diary – we love to chat to the children about what they are reading for interest at home.


Just a reminder that children’s bags are not checked for letters by adults.  Therefore please ensure that any reply slips or letters are given either directly to the office or given to an adult in the class by hand at the door.


It may seem a little premature but it will be impossible to avoid this word in a few weeks’ time!  This year, as year 2, our class will be having the main parts in the Nativity.  Soon after half term children will come home with their parts and any lines.