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Year 2

Welcome to our Year 2 Class Page.  

This is a year that will encourage us to be resilient, independent and to develop a love of learning that will help us to achieve the best outcomes we can.

In this Autumn Term, we will be learning about Weather and Seasons in Geography, and Local Heroes in History, as well as becoming creative scientists as we learn all about our everyday materials.

In Mathematics this term, we will be learning more about place value and addition and subtraction. We will build on our learning from Year 1 and develop our understanding of tens and ones in numbers up to 100.

Our English learning in the first half of the Autumn term will have a focus on descriptions and poetry and we will learn how to use interesting language and basic grammar and punctuation in our own writing.  Phonics will continue to be a high priority this term and the children will be undertaking the Phonics Screening Check in the second half of this term.  You can find more information about the teaching of Phonics and early reading here. Towards the second half of the Autumn term, we will study a text related closely to our History topics of ‘Local Heroes’ and ‘Remembrance’.

In RE, we will be learning about families in our topic ‘Beginning’.  We will also learn about signs and symbols within the Catholic faith. We will also study Judaism

This year, we are going to focus on growing the children’s independence to ensure that they are ready to transition successfully to Key Stage 2.  In class, children will be given a daily job and they will be asked to check their own book bags in the mornings for letters or notes to the staff.  We will work together on this with daily reminders from the adults in class.

At the end of the Autumn term, we will be performing our Key Stage 1 Nativity.  We are very excited to be able to do this in front of a live audience and cannot wait to see you all there!

We are looking forward to the wonderful academic year ahead and to our exciting new opportunities in Year 2.

To find out more information about our fascinating topics and the vocabulary we will be using, please read the Knowledge Organisers below.