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   Welcome to Year 2!



Year 2 Curriculum Plan Autumn 1stHalf Term

Here is an outline of the topics we will be covering in class this half term.



Stories with familiar settings

Poems on a theme

Non-Chronological reports


Number & place value

Length & mass

Addition & subtraction

2D & 3D shape


Drawing with a range of tools and materials

Printing with a range of tools


Sikhism- Gurdwara

The features of a Gurdwara & activities taking place in a Gurdwara. The importance of music in Sikh worship &

important values and beliefs. Special places in our lives.


Following Lancashire Music Scheme

‘Hands, feet, heart’


Fundamental Movement Skills.

PE will take place on Tuesday and Friday this half term.


Where do I live and where is my school?

How has my school changed?

What was my school/ playground like in the past?

What games did children play in the past?

Did children have play equipment like us in the past?


New Beginnings

Settling into new routines.

Creating a safe, happy place to learn.

Welcoming visitors.

Considering other people’s feelings.


Looking at places we like to play/ visit using aerial maps

Human and physical characteristics of landscapes

Taking photos of our playground

Make a map of our playground

How can we improve our neighbourhood?



Recording & audio


As always, if you have any questions regarding this information, please see me.

Many thanks for your support, Mrs Ramalli




       KS1 Bitesize Literacy Games

       Creating Sentences

       Capital letters and full stops

       Describing words

       Kids Spell - Spelling Games

        Phonics Play

Spell Zone



       KS1 Bitesize Maths Games 

       Times Table Shooter

        Hit the button

       20 Questions in a minute!

       Funky Mummy - Mental Maths



Please read and discuss books with your child daily for 15 minutes - it really does make a difference! Please sign and comment in the diary then new books can be sent home. Reading folders are changed weekly on your child's reading group day. Please see the timetable (KS1 door) for the day it needs to be in school. If you require additional books, please let me know. Reading targets are sent home each time your child develops onto a new reading stage.



Mental Arithmetic assessments take place in class each week and are sent home. Please look through these with your child and help them to improve their score by practising the number facts and skills.  We practise arithmetic skills each day in class. Little and often is the key! My Maths homework is set each week relating to work covered in class. Your child has a password for this.


Spellings are tested each FRIDAY. We are also learning the exceptional spelling words for Year 2 (See word list sent home). Please encourage your child to use the spellings in a sentence in the YELLOW spelling book. Your child should use the targets sent home on the 'Target Pencil' in their sentences in order to up-level their writing.


Year 2 visit the school library on their specified day and your child will choose a book independently. Please ask your child to indicate whether they enjoyed the book with an appropriate expression face (e.g. happy/unhappy) and write a short comment on the record sheet in their library folder.  Please return library books to school by the following library change session. 


Talk Homework

Each week a Talk Homework slip may be sent home that explains what the topic is. Please spend time talking with your child about the given topic as this will help them complete their task in class.


P. E.

Year 2 have their PE lessons on Tuesday and Friday.  Please ensure your child has their kit with them in school at all times and that all items are clearly labelled.  It is essential that all kit is named. For outside games children may bring with a navy pair of tracksuit bottoms/ jumper for colder weather. Your child will need Velcro fastening trainers for outside PE. If for any reason your child cannot take part in P.E. they must have a note as all children are expected to participate. Earrings must not be worn and long hair must be tied back. No other jewellery should be worn.


Year 2 children should read for 10-15 minutes each day to develop

  • Reading/ Comprehension activities

In addition over the week

  • My Maths
  • Complete the Topic Homework
  • Learn their spellings and use them in sentences using their writing targets
  • Learn Maths Facts to support their work in class such as the 2, 5 10 and 3 times tables.
  • Research one of our topics at home e.g. find some facts about The Great Fire of London and bring it in.

Homework will help support your child's work in class and working together will help your child to progress.