Year 2 Michaelmas Curriculum
to Year 2! We hope you and your
families had a fantastic summer holiday and are ready for the excitement of the
This page aims to outline the main topics we intend to cover this term so that you are able to support and encourage your child with his/her learning.To help to ensure a smooth transition in to Year 2 for both and your child, it also contains details of the routines.
Topics this Term
Our topics for the first half of the term are ‘The Weather and the Environment’; as eco-warriors we will investigate ‘reducing, reusing and recycling’ during a visit to Carymoor Environmental Trust.
Later in the term we will be learning about ‘The Victorian Period’ and ‘Materials’.
To help develop our understanding of the Victorian Era we will visit Powderham Castle where the children will experience life as a member of the household staff during this time (a little advanced warning – we will ask them to dress up in Victorian clothes for this visit).
If you have any books or interesting items at home linked to these topic areas please feel free to bring them in to share with the class. We also welcome any extra ‘research’ the children do and we will readily share these achievements with the class!
In English the children will be consolidating and building on their phonic work throughout the week.
Our first English lessons will be based around the fictional story called ‘The Papaya who Spoke’ and the children will continue to work on sentence composition and basic punctuation.
Later in the term, our writing will focus on poetry and non-fiction.
In mathematics we will continue to work on number including place value, number bonds, doubling, addition and subtraction.
We will also be exploring the topics of money, time, Venn diagrams, measure, positional language, shape and symmetry.
PE and Games
Games lessons will take place on Wednesdays with Mr Halls (Director of Sport) and PE lessons on Fridays. It is essential that the correct kit is in school for these lessons and that it is all clearly named. Please note that football socks and boots are only required if your child is participating in the multi-sports sessions which are run as part of the Hobbies programme.
Music with Mr Dayus-Jones and French with Madame Harvey will take place on Friday mornings, whilst Forest School will be every Thursday morning.
The Homework programme is similar to Year One. Reading books will continue to be sent home every day (except Wednesdays) and Maths will also be sent on Fridays. The children will be learning spellings throughout the week at school and spelling patterns will be sent home with reading records for daily practice, ready for a very informal test on Friday. The children will also be able to choose a book from the Pre-Prep Library to enjoy and share at home.