Year 2

2KA

Mrs Angyalova

Mrs Waheed (TA)

2MP

Mrs Morris / Miss Parker

Miss Groombrodge (TA)

Our Learning

Please use the links below to learn more about the topics we will be learning about this year.

Autumn - Great Fire of London & Famous People
Who burnt the buns? This is the question put to us at the beginning of year 2 as we embark on the first history topic that looks closely at a historical event. We begin by exploring the London of 1666 and comparing it to the London we know now. This helps us to understand why the fire started and spread so quickly. Throughout this topic we have the opportunity to look at a variety of sources and artefacts, including the diary of Samuel Pepys and a visit to St Paul’s Cathedral.

Spring - India
We are transported to the beautiful and diverse country of India in this exciting geography topic. We begin by getting a sense of what India is like through its food, dance, wildlife and culture. We learn that parts of India are very different and focus in on the city of New Delhi and the village of Chembakolli. A trip to the small village of Horton Kirby and a local walk around Forest Hill, help us to think about how the city and the countryside are not only different in India, but also in the UK. Through these experiences, we begin to identify the human and physical features of contrasting environments and also start to focus on mapping skills.

Summer - Seasides & famous Explorers
Oh I do like to be beside the seaside! Year 2 ends with this perfect summer topic, which combines both historical and geographical learning. Throughout the summer term we compare seaside localities with our own city locality, thinking about the human and physical features of both. We have the opportunity to carry out local fieldwork and go on an exciting trip to the seaside at Herne bay. As well as focusing on the geography of the seaside, we also discover what seaside holidays were like in the past and compare them with the holidays we take now.


In place of in-school learning meetings for this year, please watch our video presentations from the class teachers.


For more information, please download the Year 2 Context for Learning Overview and our Curriculum page.

PE

In line with current government guidlelines children should not bring in non-essential items from home we therefore ask that children to wear their PE kit to school on their PE days instead of bringing their PE kit to school in their bag.

Please ensure that your child you child comes to school wearing the correct PE kit on the days they are scheduled to have a PE Lesson.  To find out more about the PE kit please click here.

Indoor PE Outdoor PE
2KA Wednesdays Mondays
2MP Wednesdays Mondays
Home Learning

English: We expect children to read at least 4-5 times a week and record this in their journal (to be signed by a parent/carer).

Maths: Mathletics homework will be set on a Monday each week.

Take-Away Tasks

Take-Away Tasks provide your child with optional homework opportunities linked to the term’s Context for Learning.  Use the links below to access the tasks that have been sent out so far this year.