Year 2

Summer Term Topic

Our Final Term in Key Stage One!

Welcome back to our last term in Year 2. We hope you all had a lovely Easter break and look forward to preparing for life in Year Three.

We launched our topic ‘A Bug’s Life’, by visiting the ‘Bug’s on Tour’ in INTU Potteries. The children saw huge mini-beasts and learned map reading skills as we navigated our way through the shopping centre to “hunt” for all of the creatures. We then had a fun-filled day on launch day making bug hotels and meeting African Land Snails. The children learned many facts about these interesting creatures.

Throughout the topic, we will study many mini-beasts learning about lifecycles, food chains and habitats. We hope to hatch our very own butterflies from caterpillars in the classroom!

In English we will read our Class Author’s story ‘The Snail and the Whale’ and we will study the ‘Ant and the Grasshopper’. We will also write non-chronological reports for mini-beasts.

In Maths we will practise addition and subtraction, applying these skills to money and fractions. We will also continue practising multiplication and division facts including 2’s, 3’s, 5’s and 10 times tables.

In RE we will be learning about Easter, Pentecost, The Mass, Our Church and special celebrations.

Year 2 Summer Newsletter

Spring Term Topic

Happy New Year from all the Year 2 staff. We hope you all had a fantastic, fun filled Christmas and here’s to a great New Year!

We launched our topic ‘Toy Story’, with a fun-filled day where the children learnt about different Victorian toys and games from the past. They had the opportunity to design and make a cup and ball toy as well as sharing and discussing their own favourite toys.

Throughout the topic, we will consider toys from the past and present by using a range of sources such as talking to older family and friends. We will research this area further when we welcome back a former teacher of St George and St Martin.

Our English will often be linked to our topic work with a focus this term on non-fiction texts. These will include reports about toys, instructions of how to use toys and play games and also producing timelines regarding the history of toys.

In Science, we will be thinking about the different materials used to make toys and how this may have changed over the years.

We are visiting Legoland Discovery Centre in Manchester to consolidate the areas of learning from our topic.