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 and Mrs Reid are 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 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 we will be exploring dreams and goals as well as keeping healthy.

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