Welcome to Year 2

The Teachers in Year 2 are:

Miss McMullen - Maple Class

Mrs Bennett - Hawthorn Class

Mr Reed - Elm Class

In English, we will be reading Rosie Revere by Andrea Beaty. We will be writing an alternative version of the story, a diary entry in role as Amelia Earhart and a setting description. We will be focussing on using expanded noun phrases and conjunctions such as ‘because’ and ‘when’. We will also be concentrating on how we can use spelling, punctuation and grammar to improve our writing.

In Mathematics, we will be developing our place value and number knowledge and using the operations of addition and subtraction. We will be developing methods for solving problems involving addition and subtraction and applying these to investigations. We will also be developing are mental maths skills to recall number bonds to 20 and multiplication facts for the 2, 5 and 10 x table.

In Topic, we will be studying the different types of transport and how they have changed over time. We will also be studying the famous aviator Amelia Earhart using a range of sources. We will be having Food Technology this half term and creating a healthy in flight meal.

In Science, we will be learning about different types of light sources and investigating how shadows are made. We will be developing our investigation skills.

In Computing, we will be learning about programming. We will be creating our own algorithms to make a space ship move.

In PSHE - HRE, we will be learning about some of the differences between males and females, including sexual differences and how they are part of the life cycle. In RE, we will be learning about why and how people celebrate, using the examples of Diwali, Hanukkah and the birthday of Guru Nanak.​