The Year 2 Team
A warm welcome to Year 2!
Year 2 is an exciting, fulfilling year for children with plenty of new opportunities. It is a year that will encourage us to be resilient, independent and to develop an enriching growth mindset that will help us to achieve the best outcomes we can.
In the Autumn term we will be learning about The Great Fire of London. Our Great Fire of London Workshop allows children the opportunity to be a part of a real-life day in 1666, dressing up and taking part in sewing, candle-making and apothecary work. We also develop our Mathematics skills by understanding place value, as we begin to solve addition and subtraction. As creative scientists we explore everyday materials and look at how we can stay healthy! Our learning takes us far and wide in Geography, as we use our map skills to identify the continents and oceans of the world. As part of our understanding of the Christmas story, we visit our local Church and reflect on the impact that this has on Christians today.
During the Spring term, we study the significance of the First Moon Landing, and look at the significant individuals who helped achieve this goal. As Artists, we study the works of Peter Thorpe, and create our own abstract art using pastels. As Geographers, we compare Cape Town with our local area, looking at the similarities and differences between human and physical features. We develop our own author's voice writing narratives and poetry, and even have the opportunity to perform these using our Oracy skills. We use our prior learning in Science, to design and make our own healthy wraps.
In the Summer term, we compare different climates around the world, focusing on Singapore and the North and South Pole. As historians, we compare significant individuals and through our PSE curriculum, begin to think about our transition into Key Stage 2.
We look forward to the wonderful academic year ahead.