Year 2


This first half of the Spring Term our topic in Year 2 is ‘Arctic Adventures’.


What we will do:

  •  Describe the Arctic setting and write our own narrative stories set in the Arctic.
  •  Use drama to imagine life in the Arctic.
  •  Use persuasive language to persuade someone to visit the Arctic.
  •  Write non-chronological reports about an Arctic animal of our choice.
  •  Read both fiction and non-fiction texts about Arctic animals and experiences.



What we will do:

  •  Review our understanding of place value and begin to master our calculation skills.
  •  Count accurately in 2s, 5s, 10s and 3s.
  •  Tell the time on an analogue clock and sequence durations of time.
  •  Collect data linked to our Arctic topic.
  •  Display data in different ways, including bar graphs, pictograms and tables, and ask and answer questions about the data.



What we will do:

  •  Discuss how humans and animals change as they grow.
  •  Identify different animals and the names of their offspring.
  •  Learn about animal life cycles and sequence the stages, e.g. frog, butterfly, penguin etc.



What we will do:

  •  Identify the worlds’ continents and oceans.
  •  Compare the physical features of the Arctic and London.
  •  Use a compass and grid referencing to describe locations.



What we will do:

  •  Share our experiences of change.
  •  Learn strategies and ways we can cope with changes we may go through.
  •  Think about how we can make positive changes in our local environment.



What we will do:

  •  Learn yoga shapes and sequence them to music to form routines.
  •  Practise key physical skills in Outdoor PE, such as jumping, running and throwing.
  •  Develop our own aiming and chasing games.



What we will do:

  •  Understand what the internet is and how to use it.
  •  Learn how to stay safe when using the internet and about other e-safety issues.


Please click below to see the latest versions of the Year 2 newsletter, homework and curriculum topic overview.

Year 2 Newsletter - SpringTerm 1 - January 2019

Year 2 Homework - Spring Term 1 - January 2019

Year 2 Topic Overview - Spring Term 1 - January 2019