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Year 2

Dear Parents,


A big hello and welcome back from all the staff in Year 2! The children had a super start to the year and we are looking forward to continuing this in the spring term. smiley


Our topic in year 2 this half term will be The Tudors! We will be looking at significant individuals who lived during Tudor times and doing some exciting work on this fascinating period of time. Our main focus will be history but we will also be incorporating other curriculum areas such as art, geography and English.






“The Tudors”



To begin this term we will be recapping on our knowledge of place value and number. Afterwards we will move on to look at statistics where we shall explore and interpret different forms of data such as pictograms, tally charts and block diagrams. Then, we will be recapping on our knowledge of measures and fractions.


This term we have a variety of different texts which we will be focusing on in English. We will be focusing most of our English learning on fairy tales and their conventions. To start with we will be looking at “Cinderella” and creating our own versions of this traditional tale. Following this, we will look at “The Pea and the Princess’ - a mixed up version of the original fairy tale.



In science, we will be looking at materials and their properties. There will be lots of practical experiments in this topic where the children will be testing different materials for certain properties and thinking about the suitability of materials for certain uses. Within this unit, we will also be looking at some of the different inventors linked with materials.



This term our topic will be focused on significant individuals in Tudor times. This will include Henry VIII and his impact upon the church in England, as well as some famous Tudor explorers who contributed to nationals and international achievements.




This term we will be looking at word processing. We will start the unit by looking at the home row keys and how to find them for typing. We will also look at how to Use the spacebar and backspace correctly, type and make simple alterations to text using buttons on a word processor and search for, import and alter appropriate images for a text document.



Our focus in art this term will be on using colour. The children will be able to name the primary and secondary colours, talk about the colour changes they notice and make predictions about what will happen when two colours mix. They will also describe the colours and textures they see and get the chance to try different tools to recreate a texture and decide which tool works best.



This term, PSHE will look at safety and the changing body. This will look at understanding how to stay safe online, recognising secrets and surprises and being able to cross the road safely. Our value this half term is co-operative.





During PE we will be enjoying learning about net and wall games such as tennis. The children will start by using rackets and then move on to using balls and beanbags to develop their skills in this area. During indoor PE we will be learning some yoga poses and putting them into a sequence.



 Additional Information

P.E lessons are on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Please make sure they wear a full P.E kit in school which should include: White T- shirt, bottle green shorts, long black football socks, suitable trainers/pumps, black or green jogging bottoms (or shorts) .


Water bottles, healthy tuck and reading diaries.



Reading books will be sent home daily. It is important that you read every day with your child and record their reading in your child’s reading diary. Your child will need to bring their books to school every day.



Spelling lists will be set on a Friday and tested the following Friday. Please support your child in learning the words they bring home. This year we will not be sending home spellings in a book – just on a sheet. The children do not need to bring this sheet back in to school.






2022 - 2023 Curriculum Overview for Year 2

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