Welcome to Year 2!
Welcome to year 2! I hope you have had a fantastic summer and are excited to be starting year 2!
Our class teacher is Miss Bray and we have Miss Corrigan helping us in the mornings.
As we enter Spring term we are beginning to prepare for SATS by trying our best, working hard and practicing all the time!
In year 2 we all strive to be kind, caring, friendly and considerate children who aim to always be green and follow the golden rules.
Spellings and maths homework will be given out each week and tests will take place on a Friday. Please remember reading should be completed each night and book bags sent into school each day.
Music will take place every Tuesday and will be taught by Mrs. Hughes who is a specialist music teacher in line with the national curriculum.
PE will take place every Monday please ensure your child has their PE kit in school with suitable footwear.
Snowy Weather Work
In the event of a school closure due to bad weather please complete this work at home and bring it into back into school on your return or email the school office firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject ‘Year 2 Snowy Weather work’.
Please take a look at our curriculum map to see what we will be learning about this year:
|Autumn Term||Spring Term||Summer term|
A Story with a familiar setting
Persuasive writing: Brochure/Leaflet
Story with a fantasy/sci-fi setting
Addition and subtraction
Multiplication and division
Measurement, Mass, Capacity and Temperature
Properties of Shape
Statistics and graphs
Position and direction
|IPC||The Magic Toymaker||People of the Past||Hooray Lets Go On Holiday|
|PE||Games x2 per week
Dance x2 per week
|Gym x2 per week
Dance x2 per week
|Games x2 per week
Athletics x2 per week
|Computing||You’ve Got Mail
Whatever the Weather
|Let’s Fix IT
Living Things and Their Habitats
Getting On & Falling Out
|Going for goals
Good to be me
Divali & Light
|Families and friends|
|Theme Week||Diversity Week||Enterprise||Shine Week|
During this term we are going to learning about different writing genres. We are going to be writing our own play-scripts based on the text Oh Gnome! and looking at tradition tales such as Beauty and the Beast. We will be learning about new punctuation we can use to improve our writing and continuing to work hard becoming independent writers.
Multiplication and Divison
Recall and use multiplication and division facts for the 2, 5 and 10 times tables, including recognising odd and even
Calculate mathematical statements for multiplication and division within the multiplication tables and write them using the multiplication (x), division (÷) and equals (=) sign.
Solve problems involving multiplication and division, using materials, arrays, repeated addition, mental methods and multiplication and division facts, including problems in contexts.
Show that the multiplication of two numbers can be done in any order (commutative) and division of one number by another cannot.
Recognise, find, name and write fractions 1/3, 1/4, 2/4 and 3/4 of a length, shape, set of objects or quantity.
Write simple fractions for example, 1/2 of 6=3 and recognise the equivalence of 2/4 and 1/2
Choose and use appropriate standard units to estimate and measure length/height in any direction (m/cm); mass (kg/g); temperature (°C); capacity (litres/ml) to the nearest appropriate unit, using rulers, scales, thermometers and measuring vessels
Compare and order lengths, mass, volume/capacity and record the results using >, < and =
Recognise and use symbols for pounds (£) and pence (p); combine amounts to make a particular value
Find different combinations of coins that equal the same amounts of money
Solve simple problems in a practical context involving addition and subtraction of
money of the same unit, including giving change
Compare and sequence intervals of time
Tell and write the time to five minutes, including quarter past/to the hour and draw the hands on a clock face to show these time
Know the number of minutes in an hour and the number of hours in a day.
Identify and describe the properties of 2-D shapes, including the number of sides and line symmetry in a vertical line
Identify and describe the properties of 3-D shapes, including the number of edges, vertices and faces
Identify 2-D shapes on the surface of 3-D shapes, [for example, a circle on a cylinder and a triangle on a pyramid]
Compare and sort common 2-D and 3-D shapes and everyday objects.
Animals, including humans
Notice that animals, including humans, have offspring which grow into adults.
Find out about and describe the basic needs of animals, including humans, for
survival (water, food and air).
Describe the importance for humans of exercise, eating the right amounts of different
types of food, and hygiene
We will also be recapping omnivores, carnivores and herbivores.
In science we will complete lots of different investigations, continuing to improve our scientific knowledge and language!
Living things and their habitats
Explore and compare the differences between things that are living, dead, and things that have never been alive
Identify that most living things live in habitats to which they are suited and describe how different habitats provide for the basic needs of different kinds of animals and plants, and how they depend on each other
Identify and name a variety of plants and animals in their habitats, including microhabitats
Describe how animals obtain their food from plants and other animals, using the idea of a simple food chain, and identify and name different sources of food
Our IPC topic for the Spring term is People from the past. Take a look below at what we will be learning in each subject this term!
Be able to use key words and phrases relating to the passing of time
Be able to order events and objects into a sequence
Be able to identify differences between their own lives and those of people who have lived in the past
Be able to find out about aspects of the past from a range of sources of information
Be able to use a variety of materials and processes
Be able to suggest ways of improving their own work
Be able to comment on works of art
Be able to recognise and explore ways in which sounds can be made, changed and organised
Be able to sing familiar songs
Be able to play simple rhythms with a steady beat
Be able to compose simple musical patterns
Be able to use symbols to represent sounds.
Be able to respect one another’-s individuality and independence
Be able to work with each other where appropriate
We will be having lots of fun collecting our class Dojo points! We can earn Dojo points in class and around school for following the Golden Rules, making sure we are adhering to the Core Values at Mosscroft, bringing our PE kits and having the correct uniform. We can also collect a Dojo point each week for homework which we know is very important.
Year 2 Top Sites
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Our Learning in Action
This term we have started our new IPC topic people of the past. For our entry point we hosted our own famous people party where we pretended be someone famous and everyone else had to guess! We really enjoyed this and are looking forward to finding out about lots of new historic people!