Year 2 - Spring 2




Science Curriculum


Maths Homework

English Homework

Homework Year 2

Walk to School

Learning Values


Learning Values

Learning Values: Respect & Responsibility, Life Long Learning and Engagement Learning. Behaviours: Confidence and perseverance thinking.

Learning Values

S.M.S.C: Accepting and celebrating our differences.

  • Katie Morag series
  • Children can spell many Year 2 common exception words.
  • To show tall and short letters of the correct size, orientation and relationship towards one another.
  • Use coordination (e.g. and, but) and subordination (if, because).
  • Use present and past tense mostly correctly.
  • Write simple and coherent narrative about personal experience or others, real or fictional.
  • Write about real events, recording these simply and clearly.
  • Sound out unfamiliar words without hesitation.
  • Read words accurately and fluently.
  • Read most common exception words.
  • Read words containing common suffixes.
  • Answer questions and make some inferences on the basis of what is being said and done.
Key questions:
  • Can you describe similarities and differences between island life and mainland life?
  • Can you use adjectives to describe the island?
Big Writes:
  • Recount of Year 2’s trip to Perivale Woods.
  • Creative story based on Katie Morag Assessment piece – adventure story
  • Recall multiplication facts.
  • Use estimation to check that an answer to a calcula on is reasonable (e.g. Knowing that 48 +35 will be less than 100).
  • Solving 1 and 2 step word problems using the 4 operations (addition, subtraction, multiplication and division).
  • Choose and use appropriate standard units to estimate and measure length/height in any direction (m/cm); the results using >, < and =
  • Reading scales.
  • Fractions: identifying 1/2, 1/4, 2/4, 3/4 and 1/3.
  • Recognise and use symbols for pounds (£) and pence (p); combine amounts to make a particular value.
  • Read scales in divisions of 2s, 5s and 10s where all numbers on the scale are given (reading the temperature on a thermometer or measuring jug).
  • Recognise and tell the time on an analogue clock to the nearest 15 minutes.
Key questions:
  • Is a half more than a quarter?
  • How many minutes between 9am and 9:15am?
  • This half term we will continue to study plants. We shall be learning about the life cycle of plants and looking at them in their different habitats.
  • Through practical activities and work in class we shall be helping the children to develop their knowledge of plants locally and in other habitats.
Key questions:
  • Can you describe the life cycle of a plant?
  • What plants would you find in a forest?
  • What is a habitat?
  • Can you think of a local habitat?
  • What plants would you find there?
Map work:
  • In this topic children will use infor- ma on books to compare places that they have studied.
  • They will discuss basic human and physical features.
  • They will work on identifying and recognising the seven continents and ve oceans on maps, globes and atlases.
  • Pupils will also nd out about the hot and cold places of the world in relation to the equator and North and South poles.
  • Comparing islands and Mainlands.
Key questions:
  • Why is this part of the world hot?
  • Which continent is this?
P.E. – Gymnastics
  • Can I balance using my hands, feet or seat?
  • Can I copy stretching movements for different parts of the body?
  • Can I perform simple rolls e.g. for- ward, pencil, teddy-bear?
  • Can I create different shapes when balancing e.g. thin, wide, twisted?

This term pupils will be exploring the computer topic ‘We are detectives’. Pupils will learn to research a given topic safely, effectively and efficiently. They will follow a structured approach and make use of mind-mapping techniques in order to organise their research. Finally they will share their findings with other pupils through a short multimedia presentation.

Key Questions:
  • Can you add questions to a mind map?
  • Where would you find the information that you need on this website?
  • Can you name some ways that we can all stay safe when using the internet?

What’s the Score?

  • Using vocabulary of music and practising: dynamics
  • Can I use vocabulary, such as: piano, forte?

No History Studies this half term

  • I can identify members of my family and answer simple questions about them.
  • We will also be looking at names of the days of the week and months of the year.
  • To explore life in different countries
  • To explain how their life is different to the lives of children in other countries.
Key questions:
  • What similarities do all children have across the world?
Design Technology
Food technology:
  • Where our food comes from.
  • Creating a recipe for a healthy drink. Measuring out the ingredients. Peeling, chopping and grating fruit.
Key questions:
  • Where do we get our food from?
  • What does it mean to be healthy?
  • How will you make sure it is tasty to drink?
Religious Education
  • Important stories from the Buddhist faith.
Key questions:
  • What values are important to Buddhists?
  • What do Buddhists believe?

No Art Studies this half term

Miss Page

Mrs Hayre-Milne

Miss Jones

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