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Year 2 Curriculum

Year 2 Curriculum

Class Teacher -  Miss M Bowen and Miss B Mair

Teaching Assistants 

- Mrs W Blair

- Mrs B Henderson

- Mrs D Clark

Autumn Term 2019

Curriculum

In the first half term the class theme is ‘Imagine That’ and in the second half term our theme will be ‘Heroes and Heroines.’

In English we will be looking at familiar settings and traditional tales. We will be adapting traditional tales and looking at non-fiction writing introducing the children to non-chronological reports. During this term in Maths, we will be looking at place value, addition, subtraction, money, multiplication and division. In Science we will be looking at Materials - Changing Shapes followed by Feeding and Exercise. We will be studying nurses from the past including Florence Nightingale. In Geography we will be focusing on the countries and cities in the UK and using atlases.

Please check the school website to see our curriculum map which shows what we are learning in greater detail.

Our Year 2 Curriculum Map:

Year 2 Curriculum Map 2019 - 2020

P.E. and Uniform

Our class P.E. lesson will take place every Tuesday this term.  Your child can leave their PE kit in class and they will bring it home at half term to be washed. Your child will need a t-shirt, shorts, socks, a warm tracksuit and suitable footwear for PE. Please see the school website for more details. 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!    Please clearly label all of your child’s clothes.

Reading

We will continue to encourage children to read 5 to 7 times a week, and of course the children love working their way through the gemstone certificates. 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 of their reads in their reading record – we love to chat to the children about what they are reading for interest at home.

Snacks - For the morning break your child can bring in a snack from home or order tuck (40p per item) during the register. In the afternoon there is a free snack (fruit or vegetables) available that is provided by the government. Your child can bring in their own afternoon snack but please remember that any snacks from home need to be fruit or vegetables. Please remind your child that they must not share their snacks or lunch due to allergies that adults and children have in our school.

Letters

Just a reminder that children’s bags are not checked for letters by adults in Year 2, therefore please ensure that any reply slips/letters are given either directly to the office or to an adult at the class door.

Water bottles - Please send in a labelled bottle with your child every day.  This should contain only water, unless a specific medical need has been discussed with the school. Children do need water to keep their brain chugging on through the lessons!