Hello and a warm welcome to the Year 2 class page
This term I have planned lots of exciting and lovely things for us all to do together in and out of the classroom! I am very excited to get to know you all and watch you learn and grow in Year 2! Below I have included a few sneak peaks of our first term together and some key information.
I am always available before and after school if you have any questions or queries.
Mrs Buggy, Miss Owen and Mrs Ottley
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Our exciting curriculum this term:
We will begin our term learning all about our class Saint - St Teresa of Calcutta (Mother Teresa). We will then move on to learning about Stories and prayers from the Old Testament.
During the first half of this term we will be looking at Animals, including humans. The second half of this term we will be focusing on animal life cycles and habitats.
In maths this term we will cover lots of areas including place value, money, time and shape. Homework will link to our lessons in class each week. We will also practice our times tables daily too.
Our texts this term include: The Gingerbread man, Where the wild things are and Hansel and Gretel (With a twist!)
We are starting our art lessons off with learning all about the life of Vincent Van Gogh! We will be diving into the wonderful world of watercolours creating our own masterpieces!
This term is all about food! Designing, researching, sampling, creating. You name it, we are doing it!
In Geography we will be learning about the 7 Continents and the 5 Oceans. We will be focusing on naming them, finding them on a map and then learning key facts. For example Africa is made up of 53 countries with a population of 1.3 billion.
In History, we will be focusing on our local area and what the area is famous for. We will be starting by looking at what put Leek on the map, the Mills. We will then move our focus to James Brindley, Brindley Mill and the Canals. Sir Phillip Brocklehurst as a local explorer, comparing his journey to Levison wood, a former Painsley pupil.
Our historical study will then look at famous sports people in the area, Sir Lee Pearson, Anna Watkins, Kim Barnett.
This term in our music lessons we will be looking at how music can help us make friends but also how music can teach us about history. We will be listening to music, responding to the music through movement or questions, Singing and Playing the Glockenspiel.
In PSHE and RHE we will be focusing on;
KS1 Module One: Created and Loved by God
This module explores the individual. Rooted in the teaching that we are created by God out of love and for love, it helps children to develop an understanding of the importance of valuing themselves as the basis for personal relationships:
Unit 1 – Religious Understanding introduces children to the story from the Gospel of Matthew, when Jesus welcomed all of the little children to come to Him. The five-story sessions encourage children to understand that they are created by God out of love and for love. Children will revisit this Gospel story at the end of this Module.
Building on this knowledge, Unit 2 – Me, My Body, My Health encourages children to celebrate similarities and differences between people, including our God-given bodies and the things they enable us to do! Teaching also includes maintaining personal hygiene and the physical differences between boys and girls.
In Computing we shall be focusing on Coding, Online Safety and beginning to focus on Spreadsheets. Our lessons will be based on the Purple mash scheme that the children are very familiar with. We will also be looking at Project Evolve for extra online safety lessons.
SPAG (Spelling, Punctuation and Grammar)
Curriculum Plans for Reading, Writing, Mathematics and RE
Year 1 and Year 2 Curriculum and Expectations
Below you will find the expectations for Year 1 and Year 2 in Reading, Writing and Mathematics. This year the year 2 will be following the government's End of Key Stage 1 interim curriculum. The government guidance can be downloaded at the bottom of the page. This document provides detail of the specific expectations for the end of year 2 statutory tests and expectations.
The document for year 1 which can be downloaded below identifies Year 1 expectations. In this document we have also produced ‘deepening’ targets for parents to show you the targets that the children will be working towards if they have met all of the ‘expected’ targets to master their learning skills.
As a school we shall report your child’s progress against these end of year expectations at parent’s evening during the year.
The following terms will be used:
· Your child is not on track to meet the end of year national expectations.
· Your child is on track to meet the end of year national expectations .
· Your child is on track to deepen the end of year national expectations.
Any extra support you can provide in helping your child or children to achieve these will benefit them greatly.