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 during this half term we have Mrs Carroll teaching us in the afternoons.
We have lots of exciting things planned for Autumn term. This term we have an exciting visitor coming from Prescot museum to help us with our IPC topic ‘The Magic Toymaker’.
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 will be reading the texts Cottonwool Colin and Sister for Sale which considers families and relationships, where we are building up to write our own story about friendship. We will also begin to look at a variety of poems, with the intention of writing our own.
Read and write numbers to at least 100 in numerals and in words.
Recognise the place value of each digit in a two digit number (tens, ones)
Identify, represent and estimate numbers using different representations including the
Compare and order numbers from 0 up to 100; use <, > and = signs.
Use place value and number facts to solve problems.
Count in steps of 2, 3 and 5 from 0, and in tens from any
number, forward and backward.
Addition and Subtraction
Recall and use addition and subtraction facts to 20 fluently, and derive and use related facts up to 100.
Add and subtract numbers using concrete objects, pictorial representations, and mentally, including: a two-digit number and ones; a two-digit number and tens; two two-digit numbers; adding three one-digit numbers.
Show that the addition of two numbers can be done in any order (commutative) and subtraction of one number from another cannot.
Solve problems with addition and subtraction: using concrete objects and pictorial representations, including those involving numbers, quantities and measures; applying their increasing knowledge of mental and written methods.
Recognise and use the inverse relationship between addition and subtraction and use this to check calculations and solve missing number problems.
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
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
Uses of everyday materials
Identify and compare the suitability of a variety of everyday materials, including
wood, metal, plastic, glass, brick, rock, paper and cardboard for particular uses.
Find out how the shapes of solid objects made from some materials can be changed
by squashing, bending, twisting and stretching.
Our IPC topic for the Autumn term is ‘The Magic Toymaker’. Take a look below at what we will be learning in each subject this term!
We will be learning about the seven continents around the world, and discussing the different oceans.
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
Be able to find out about aspects of the past from a range of sources of information
Be able to plan what they are going to make
Be able to describe their plans in pictures and words
Be able to use simple tools and materials to make products
Be able to comment on their own plans and products and suggest areas of improvement
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
Keep checking this page as we will upload pictures of all the exciting things we will do in year 2!