Year 2 - Summer 1




Science Curriculum

Maths Homework

English Homework

Homework Year 2

Learning Values

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Learning Values

Learning Values: Nurtured and determined to achieve our best. Learning behaviours: Perseverance and confidence.

Learning Values

S.M.S.C: Learning to respect ourselves and others. Taking care of the world around us.

This half term we will be starting the term with a focus on literature based on dinosaurs and archaeologists.


  • Writing stories and nonfiction texts with increasing skill and complexity:
  • Learning how to use punctuation correctly, including capital letters, full stops, commas, question and exclamation marks
  • Learning how to use sentences with different forms: statement, question, exclamation, command.
  • Using expanded noun phrases to describe and specify, e.g. adjectives to describe nouns.
  • Using conjunctions (but, and, because) to join simple sentences. Using me conjunctions – later on, after that, finally

Letter Formation and Handwriting:

  • Form letters correctly by practising all letter joins to produce fully cursive writing.


  • Developing a love of reading, uency and comprehension through weekly comprehension lessons , sharing whole class texts, group- guided reading and individual reading.

Key questions:

  • Can you create an exci ng 2A sentence?
  • What type of sentence uses an exclamation?
  • What type of sentence is this? (Statement, command, exclamation or question?)
  • Can you write an exclamation sentence?
  • What do you notice about the rhyme in this poem?

I can read and write numbers to at least 100 in numerals and words.

  • Describe properties of 2-D and 3-D shapes (e.g. the pupil describes a triangle: it has 3 sides, 3 vertices and 1 line of symmetry; the pupil describes a pyramid: it has 8 edges, 5 faces, 4 of which are triangles and one is a square).
  • I can choose and use appropriate standard units to estimate and measure length/height in any direc- tion (m/cm); mass (kg/g); temperature (°C); ca- pacity (litres/ml) to the nearest appropriate unit, using rulers, scales, thermometers and measuring vessels.
  • I can solve problems involving comparing measures of length, mass and capacity/volume (+)
  • I can use mathematical vocabulary to describe movement, including movement in a straight line (^).

Key questions:

  • Can multiplication and division be done in any order?
  • What is the inverse of addition?
  • What measurement would you use for ……?
  • What method is the most efficient?
  • Which is the larger fraction?
  • What does this scale tell us?

Animals and plants in their habitats.

  • Complete topic focusing on growth and life cycles including humans.
  • I can recognise that questions can be answered in different ways.
  • I can observe closely, using simple equipment.

Key questions:

  • Can you name the stages of a plant’s life cycle?
  • Can you describe the stages of a human’s life cycle?
  • How many centimetres has your plant grown?


This term children will focus on team games and ball skills. Over arm, under arm throwing, dribbling and a variety of team games.


  • Linking our previous learning of floor movement skills, create and perform a dance in small groups.
  • Can you dribble the ball keeping it close to your feet?

Our unit this term will be ‘We are Zoologists’. In this unit the children will go on a bug hunt, recording and identifying the small animals they find. They then organise the data they have collected, recording this using a graphing package and will interpret the graph to answer questions about the animals.

Key questions:

  • How can we identify bugs?
  • Why would scientists want to know about bug numbers?
  • Where is a good place to find bugs?
  • How do you adjust the contrast of a photograph?
  • How do you crop a photograph?
Rain, Rain Go Away!
  • Composing weather music Explore tempo, timbre and dynamics
  • Can I create music in response to a stimulus e.g. Rain?
  • BBC Ten Pieces: ‘Storm’ (Peter Grimes) – click here

To identify differences between males and females

  • Link to RSE.
  • To explore some of the differences between males and females and to understand how this is part of the lifecycle Link to RSE.
  • To focus on difference and naming body parts Link to RSE.

Significant historical events, people and places in their own locality.

  • We will be looking at Mo Farah as a significant person in living memory.
  • What learning values does Mo Farah demon- strate?
  • Can you name three facts about Mo Farah?
Design Technology

Food technology – continued.

  • 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

8 April (Sunday) HANAMATSURI Buddhist (Japanese)

  • Flower festival to mark the Japanese celebration of the Buddha Shakyamuni’s birthday, which Mahayana Buddhists fix in 565 BCE.
  • Floral shrines are erected and an image of the infant Buddha is bathed.

3 May (Thursday) LAG B’OMER Jewish

  • The Omer is a period of 49 days, lasting from Pesach to Shavuot.

How are these festivals / faiths similar?

  • This term we will be looking at colours.
  • We will also begin learning the names for the different parts of the body and face.
  • The children will also revise the family members and greetings.

We will not be studying Art this half term


No Geography this half term

Introduction to instruments of orchestra

Miss Page

Miss Jones

Mrs Hayre-Milne

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