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Year 2

This year the children will be working hard to make good progress through our curriculum. They will learn how to work more independently and how to apply their core skills across the curriculum.

At the beginning of the autumn term, we will be invaded by aliens! This will inspire all areas of our curriculum as we help the aliens adapt to life here in London. After half term we study the great fire of London and we will engage in a virtual workshop with London Fire Brigade.

In spring we will be exploring life underwater! We will be investigating more about life under the sea. We will also be looking at families both animals and humans and will be going on an exciting adventure into the forest to explore animal habitats.

During the summer term our topics will be the Mayflower following its 400th anniversary and Island Adventure. We will be looking at some exciting books to enhance our learning.

Throughout the year, we will visit Southwark Park to help our learning across the curriculum, especially in science, geography and English.

Both classes will work with a specialist music teacher. This is an excellent opportunity for them to develop their musical understanding and ability.

PE

Both classes have PE sessions on a Friday. Please can the children have their PE kit in routinely on these days – i.e. dark shorts, white T shirt and trainers or plimsolls. We work through a mixed curriculum of gymnastics, dance, athletics, team games, travelling and balance skills.

Homework

Homework is given out on a Friday via Google Classroom. Children will be given homework that reflects what we have been learning in class during the week. Children will be given:

•       Spellings/Phonics

•       English

•       Maths

Occasionally, children will be given topic-based homework instead of what is listed above.

Children will change their reading books twice a week on a Monday and Thursday. Please try to read at home for 20 minutes each day and record this in your child’s reading record, as this is the best way to support their learning. 

Ms McLoughlin & Ms Hogg.

Year 2 Curriculum

SPPS Y2 Curriculum Objectives

SPPS Y2 English Objectives

SPPS 1-6 English Glossary

SPPS/ White rose Maths Plan

Year 2 Yearly overview