Our Learning

Year 2

Welcome to Year 2 at Samuel Lucas

The final year of Key Stage 1 (KS1). There are 2 classes in Year 2, Hawthorn and Oak, and both have direct access to the KS2 playground that links to the KS1 playground.

Hawthorn Class

Mrs Easton is the class teacher’s for Hawthorn Class.

Oak Class

Miss Riste is the class teacher teacher for Oak Class, and also the Phase Leader for Years 1 and 2.

Year 2 Autumn Term 2020

Autumn Term 2

In PSHE & RSE our theme for the second Autumn Term is “Celebrating Difference”. In Year 2, our weekly sessions include:

  • Understanding how boys and girls are similar/different
  • Why bullying happens
  • Standing up for myself and others
  • Gender diversity
  • How differences make us unique

Every lesson has a social and emotional development learning intention which focusses on either how we communicate or our feelings.

Vocabulary will include: boys, girls, male, female, similarities, stereotypes, special, bully, difference, kind, unkind, feelings, on purpose, friends & unique.

Autumn Term 1

Welcome to your new classrooms Hawthorn and Oak.

Our theme this term is called Australian Adventure. As part of our work around this theme, we will locate Australia on a map and identify its territories. We will explore its landmarks, animals, weather and discover what everyday life is like there. We will also find out about the famous explorer who discovered Australia.

In English, we will develop our poetry skills to create a range of different poems. The children will be exploring the traditional tale of Rapunzel through reading, writing and drama. Along with this we will be using what we’ve found out about Australian animals to create a report about our favourite one. In the second half of the term, we will use the Australian traditional tale of Tiddalick the frog to create their own version of a traditional tale.

In Maths, the children will begin the year by consolidating their learning around the number system and place value. They will build on and extend their knowledge of addition and subtraction and multiplication. They will also be learning about money and using their addition and subtraction skills to find totals and change.

In Science, we are investigating ‘Animals including humans’ by describing the basic needs of animals, and the importance of a healthy lifestyle. In the second half of the term, we will be learning about ‘Living things and their habitats’ by investigating, exploring and comparing a variety of habitats and simple food chains.

In Computing, we will use Purple Mash to help us develop our coding skills by creating a complex program that tells a story. We will learn how to use spreadsheets to input data to create graphs. We will also build on our understanding of online safety by thinking about how to keep personal data secure and thinking about the information that we leave online.

In PE, the children will work with Mrs Smith to develop their jumping and dodging skills. They will work with us in gymnastics to link movements together and create pathways to produce sequences and a final performance.

In RE, we will be looking at the significance of Signs and Symbols in the world around us particularly in religious groups. In the second half of the term, we will focus on the Christian festival of Christmas and the importance of gifts.

In PSHE & RSE our theme for the first Autumn Term is “Being me in my world”. In Year 2, our weekly sessions include:

  • Hopes and fears for the year
  • Rights and responsibilities
  • Rewards and consequences
  • Working cooperatively
  • Following the learning charter

Every lesson has a social and emotional development learning intention which focusses on either how we communicate or our feelings.

Vocabulary will include: worries, hopes, fears, belonging, rights, responsibilities, praise, reward, consequence, choices & co-operate.

We are very much looking forward to the exciting term ahead!

Miss Riste & Mrs Easton

Year 2 Spring Term 2020

This spring we will be focusing on our D&T skills to find out about marvellous mechanisms. We will start by exploring the history of transport and cars, then designing and making our own transport before using them to help us navigate around a map.

In English, we will start the term by writing our own stories with recurring language. We will also be writing explanation and instruction texts.

In Maths, we will be continuing to develop our mathematical skills in addition and subtraction. We will be learning about 2D and 3D shapes and their properties, statistics, fractions and division.

In Science we will be exploring the use of everyday materials and their properties.

In Computing, we will use Scratch to design a game using coding and debugging.

In Art, we will be developing skills for sculpting, learning from famous sculptors such as Antony Gormley.

In RE, we will be looking at special places, prayer and saying thanks to God.

In PSHE & RSE our theme for the first Spring Term is “Dreams and Goals” and “Healthy Me”.  In Year 2, our weekly sessions include:

  • Choosing simple goals for ourselves and working out how to achieve them,
  • Persevering even when things are difficult
  • Recognising who I work well with and how to work in a group
  • Sharing our success with others
  • Knowing what we need to keep our bodies healthy
  • Knowing which foods to choose to give us energy and how they are good for our bodies
  • Recognising stress and how to relax

Every lesson has a social and emotional development learning intention which focusses on either how we communicate or our feelings.

Vocabulary will include: proud, success, celebrate, achievement, goals, strengths, persevere, challenge, learning together, team work, problem-solving.

In PSHE & RSE our theme for the second Spring Term is “Healthy Me”.  In Year 2, our weekly sessions include:

  • Knowing what we need to keep our bodies healthy
  • Knowing which foods to choose to give us energy and how they are good for our bodies
  • Recognising stress and how to relax

Every lesson has a social and emotional development learning intention which focusses on either how we communicate or our feelings.

Vocabulary will include: healthy choices, lifestyle, motivation, relax, tense, calm, healthy, unhealthy, dangerous, medicines, safe, body, balanced diet, proportion, energy, fuel & nutritious.

We look forward to a busy and exciting term ahead.

Miss Riste, Mrs Easton & Mrs Reid.

 

Year 2 Autumn Term 2019

Welcome to your new classrooms Hawthorn and Oak.

Our theme this term is called Australian Adventure. As part of our work around this theme, we will locate Australia on a map and identify its territories. We will explore its landmarks, animals, weather, history and culture.

In English, we will develop our poetry skills to create a range of different poems. The children will be exploring the traditional tale of Rapunzel through reading, writing and drama. Along with this we will be using what we’ve found out about Australian animals to create a report about our favourite one. In the second half of the term, we will use the Australian traditional tale of Tiddalick the frog to create their own version of a traditional tale.

In Maths, the children will begin the year by consolidating their learning around the number system and place value. They will be consolidating and extending their knowledge of addition and subtraction, multiplication and division, finding fractions of numbers and shapes as well as investigating money.

In Science, we are investigating ‘Animals including humans’ by describing the basic needs of animals, and the importance of a healthy lifestyle. In the second half of the term, we will be learning about ‘Living things and their habitats’ by investigating, exploring and comparing a variety of habitats and simple food chains.

In Computing, we will be learning the skills to be programmers by programming a sprite using Scratch software.

In PE, the children are developing their fieldwork skills.

In RE, we will be looking at the significance of Signs and Symbols in the world around us particularly in religious groups. In the second half of the term, we will focus on the Christian festival of Christmas and the importance of gifts.

We are very much looking forward to the exciting term ahead!

Miss Riste, Mrs Easton & Mrs Reid

Core Subjects

Click on a tab below to read detailed information about how and what is taught in English and maths for Year 2 children. For an overview of the other subjects taught please view the Year 2 Curriculum Overview document.

Year 2 Learning Blog