Year 2 Curriculum Map Term 1


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YEAR 2 TERM 6 2017/18

We have had a really busy and exciting  last term here in Year 2. For our History topic we have been finding out about famous people from the past and enjoyed learning about Florence Nightingale, Mary Seacole and Isambard Brunel. We went on a fantastic trip to the SS Great Britain to see one of Brunel’s greatest inventions and  compared life in the Victorian times with life today. Since then we have been thinking lots about how these key people have influenced the modern world.
We also went on a trip to the Forest where we learnt how to make a wooden mallets and took part in a cross country race. 
In literacy we have been following and writing new recipes and baking some delicious flapjacks and gingerbread men.
In PE we have been learning yoga positions and putting together our own sequences.
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YEAR 2 TERM 5 2017/18

Year 2 have had a wonderfully busy and exciting term. We absolutely loved our amazing trip to Chew Valley Farm a few weeks ago and since then, in literacy, have been busy writing animal fact files for all the animals we found out about. We have been looking at animal life cycles in our topic lessons and been very excited about our class tadpoles, closely observing them turn into frogs!

Some children in Year 2 have been really busy preparing for their show, The Magic Shoes, which will be performed this Friday at The Wickham theatre. All of our class will be watching the show which all parents are welcome to come along too.

In Maths children have been learning about time focusing on half past, quarter to and quarter past.

In PE we have been busy practicing our summer dance and also learning new tennis skills.

All of the children tried really hard with their SATS this term and we are very proud of them.


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Y2 – Termly letter – Apr 2018

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YEAR 2 TERM 4 2017/18

A fantastic term with lots happening. For our work on Judaism we visited a synagogue where we learnt all about the Torah and the ark used to keep the scrolls in.
Our visits to the computer suite have seen us learn how to code.  You can see a screen shot of Sulayman’s and Nada’s design: pressing the keys makes the creatures move. They even added their own trees.
The cross country picture shows Flora at the back of the leading group – her weekly 2km parkruns have certainly paid off as she ran the whole way at a steady pace without walking.
The whole school has been learning a new skill to help us understand how we learn best (metacognition). Y2 have been learning to use chopsticks – Rachel has shared her expertise and was able to make a tower from small cubes.
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YEAR 2 TERM 3 2017/18

This term we have been learning about the properties of materials through carrying out  a variety of hands-on science investigations. As part of this topic we have also looked at the  work of artists and crafts people who use different materials to weave with. Children created Mexican God’s Eye (Tzicuri) stars by weaving wool around two sticks. They then moved on to creating their own looms using shoe boxes. They explored using a variety of materials to weave through their looms.

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YEAR 2 TERM 2 2017/18

We’ve had such a busy term here in Year Two and fitted so much in. In Talk for Writing we wrote our own stories based on ‘Owl babies’ and created our own leaflets about other nocturnal animals. Since then we have been reading the story of The Jolly postman and created our own story maps following his journey to different fairytale character’s homes.

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We even created our own Year 2 postbox so we can send cards and letters to each other!

In maths, we have been focusing on subtraction and looking at both column addition and subtraction methods to work out different number problems.

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We have also been busy practising for our Christmas nativity The Christmas Recipe! We hope you enjoyed it as much as we did.

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Year 2 Term 1 2017/18 part 2

We designed a structure for the nest we found at the Royal Fort Gardens. It needed to be: tall so the nest would be safe up high; strong so that it wouldn’t collapse; wide enough for the nest to sit on and level so the nest would not slide off. Not all of us were successful!IMG_3321 IMG_3327 IMG_3325 IMG_3331 IMG_3334 IMG_3335 IMG_3336 IMG_3337 IMG_3338 IMG_3339 IMG_3342 IMG_3343 IMG_3347 IMG_3350

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