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
Summer Term Topic 2019: Heave ho and away we go!
Our topic this term is ‘Pirates- Heave ho and away we go!’ As the name suggests, we will be learning about the history of pirates and what life at sea would have been like. This topic will have a geography and history focus. The children will learn about the different oceans around our world. We will learn about small islands in the Pacific Ocean, with a focus on Rarotonga in the Cook Islands, which we will compare to Southwick. We will also be learning about King Henry the VIII’s favourite warship, the Mary Rose, which was built in Portsmouth between 1509 and 1511 and sank in the Solent in 1545. Please see below for further information.
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.
Summer Topic Overview 2019 - Heave ho and away we go!
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How we teach English and Maths at Glebe Primary School
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Our Year 2 Curriculum Overview