Life in Year 2
Welcome to Year 2! In Year 2 the children build on their knowledge and skills from Year 1 with an increased emphasis on becoming more independent learners. During Year 2 the children will experience three enjoyable and immersive topics: ‘Tales, Turrets and Tiaras’, ‘Fire and Ice’ and ‘Heave Ho! Away we go!’ Each one will inspire and motive the children to engage with their learning and encourage curiosity.
In Literacy the children will explore model fiction, non-fiction and poetry texts and use these to support their own writing. In Maths the children will be supported and challenged when learning new mathematical concepts. Reasoning and problem solving are both important Maths skills that the children will develop further in Year 2.
Year 2 is an exciting and busy year so it is important that the children in Year 2 have excellent attendance. Over the year we will be having lots of fun in Year 2 and will also be preparing the children for their end of Key Stage 1 SATs tests.
Meet the team
- 2 Shireen Martha Williams (Year Leader)
- 2 Paker-Rees Hattie Leeves
- 2 Schwarz Ruth Dudding and Claire Marriott
- Teaching Assistants: Jo Day and Jo Gravestock
Spring Term Topic 2019: Fire and Ice
Our Topic this half-term is ‘Fire and Ice’ – a Geography and History based topic in which the children will be learning about hot and cold places around our world and The Great Fire of London. On Friday 4th January the children took part in our Polar Explorer’s day to start our new topic. During the day the children learnt about how polar explorers and animals survive in some of the world’s harshest environments. Lots of the children said their favourite part was building shelters during our Antarctic adventure! We will continue to learn about the hot and cold parts of our world over the next few weeks.
After the February half term we will focus on The Great Fire of London. The children will learn about the key events of The Great Fire of London and develop an understanding of the ways in which we can find out about the past through discussing primary sources. On Thursday 14th March the children will have the fantastic opportunity to take part in a Great Fire of London workshop run by The Rainbow Theatre Company. The actors will come into school to run this exciting drama workshop, providing the children with a fully immersive learning experience.
As we value your involvement and interest in your child’s learning, we would like to give you the opportunity to suggest any visitors or places to visit that we could include in your child’s topic. You may also have relevant artefacts or resources at home that you would consider sharing with us for displays or use in the classroom.
Please contact our school office or send a note in with your child to one of the Year 2 team with any suggestions you might have.
Spring Topic Overview 2019 - Fire and Ice
Our WOW days
How we teach English and Maths at Glebe Primary School
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Our Year 2 Curriculum Overview