Year 2

For the start of Year 2 our topic for the first half of the Autumn Term is called, ‘Around the World’.


What we will do:

  •  Listen to stories from around the world.
  •  Practise writing sentences using capital letters, full stops and conjunctions.
  •  Plan and write our own adventure stories based on our core text ‘Miranda the Explorer’.
  • Find out information about each continent.
  •  Create brochures and travel booklets sharing information we have learnt.



What we will do:

  •  Compare numbers using our knowledge of place value.
  •  Partition 2 digit numbers into tens and ones, understanding their place value.
  •  Add and subtract using practical resources and number lines.
  •  Count in 2s, 5s and 10s and begin to recall multiplication facts.
  •  Begin to multiply and divide practically.



What we will do:

  •  Identify different habitats, including microhabitats in our local environment.
  •  Match animals to the habitat they live in; understand why animals live in specific habitats.
  •  Learn about the rainforest habitat and desert habitat and where they are in the world.



What we will do:

  •  Use a search engine to find out about different places in the world.
  • Understand how to stay safe online.
  •  Present information by typing using a keyboard and using drawing tools.



What we will do:

  •  Locate the seven continents on a world map.
  •  Focus on a continent each week, learning about the people, weather, landscape and cultures.
  •  Identify physical features of each continent and compare their similarities and differences.


Physical Education (PE)

What we will do:

  • Learn gymnastics shapes and create movement sequences.
  • Practise our ball skills to develop our co-ordination and throwing and catching.


ART and Design Technology

What we will do:

  •  Link our Art pieces to each continent in the world.
  •  Develop our sketching skills, using different pressures and shading techniques.
  •  Use paint to create different effects, including mixing different shades and tones.


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

Year 2 Newsletter - Autumn Term 1 - September 2019

Year 2 Homework - Autumn Term 1 - September 2019

Year 2 Topic Overview - Autumn Term 1 - September 2019