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Welcome to Year 2's Class Page!
Each half-term, this class page will be updated with information regarding our learning in school.

English

In English this half-term we will begin by reading 'Grandad's Secret Giant' by David Litchfield, a lovely story about Billy's quest to help his Grandad's Secret Giant feel welcome in their town.

Grandad's Secret Giant

We will then read 'Meerkat Mail' by Emily Gravett, a tale of one meerkat's journey to find where he belongs. Through this, we will write non-fiction reports about meerkats.

meerkat mail

Maths

In Maths, we will continue to use Maths No Problem, White Rose Maths and NCETM to structure our progress. This half-term, we will learn how to tell the time to five minutes, including quarter past and quarter to. We will also recap methods of multiplication and division, fractions and place value.

Click on the White Rose Maths link to access Parent Workbooks that can support learning at home.

white rose maths
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Science

In Science this half-term, we will continue our work on Living Things and their Habitats. We will focus on food chains, exploring the varied diets of living things.

History

In History, we will explore the lives of significant individuals, namely explorers such as Neil Armstrong.
 

PSHE

Year 2 will explore what helps us to stay safe, considering the importance of rules, how we respond to risk and who can help us if we feel unsafe.

Geography

In Geography, linked to our English text 'Meerkat Mail', Year 2 will explore non-European countries that contrast with England.

RE

With Miss Evans, Year 2 will explore the key beliefs of Judaism. 

PE

In PE, our focus will be Athletics. Through this, we will master basic movements like running and jumping, whilst simultaneously developing our coordination, balance and agility.

Art

Our focus will be colour mixing. We will explore primary and secondary colours and created lots of painted works!

Computing

Year 2 will learn about how we can use the internet to collect information. Linked with our English work, we will use the ICT suite to research meerkats.

Music

We will use Charanga to work through their 'Reflect, rewind and replay' unit, listening to and appraising a wide range of songs, recapping the music we have enjoyed most throughout Year 2.

Homework

English and Spellings homework will be sent home each Monday and should be returned each Friday. Maths homework will be set via MyMaths and again will be set on Monday to be completed by Friday.

Phonics

We can use Phonics Play to help embed our Phonics knowledge. The website is filled with lots of fun games to practise segmenting and blending Phase 2 - Phase 5 phonemes. Click the symbol below to start playing!

Phonics Play

Bug Club

Each child has a Bug Club account with books allocated to them according to their book band. Bug Club allows children to practise reading whilst also developing their comprehension skills through the quizzes in each bug. Click the bug below to log in!

Bug Club

Spellings

Below you can view our weekly overviews for spellings this half-term. You can also view key spellings that your child should know by the time they finish Year 2.

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