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 four enjoyable and immersive topics: ‘Tales, Turrets and Tiaras’, ‘Fire and Ice’, ‘Cracking the Code’ and ‘Incredible India’. Each topic will inspire and motivate the children to engage with their learning and encourage curiosity. During the year the children will experience trips out of school and also workshops at school to full immerse them in the topic.
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, also known as ‘Secret Agent Training’. We will have secret agent training practise throughout the year so the children will feel ready for the real thing in May. To celebrate the end of the SATs the children will have a special ‘Secret Agent’ day when will we dress up and spend the day solving mysteries and cracking codes!
Meet the team
- 2 Henn Martha Williams (Year Leader)
- 2 Paker-Rees Hattie Leeves
- 2 Duddle Annabelle Fox
- Teaching Assistants: Jo Day and Jo Gravestock
Spring Term Topic 2020: 'Fire and Ice'
Our Topic this 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. We will focus on ‘Ice’ in Spring 1 and ‘Fire’ in Spring 2.
On Friday 10th January the children took part in our Polar Explorer 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 more 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.
Please see the topic overview below to find out more about what your child will be learning across the curriculum this Spring term.
Click here for our Year 2 spring topic letter
Spring Topic Overview 2020
Some of our WOW moments from this year
- We found a dragon's egg!
- We visited Lewes Castle
- Recounts of our Lewes trip
- Drama Workshop
- Author Sophy Henn Visit
How we teach English and Maths at Glebe Primary School
Please click here for further information on our English curriculum
Please click here for further information on our Maths curriculum
For all other subjects please see our curriculum section on the home page.
Our Year 2 Curriculum Overview 2019-20