Year 2

For the start of the new Spring Term our topic is ‘3, 2, 1, Blast Off!’, which looks at space exploration and some famous astronauts, such as Neil Armstrong and Tim Peake.


What we will do:

  • Describe space, the planets and the moon.
  • Plan and write adventure stories and diary entries set in Space.
  • Use drama to imagine life in Space.
  • Write instructions following sequenced steps using imperative verbs.
  • Read both fiction and non-fiction texts to find out more about Space and the world around us.



What we will do:

  • Recognise coins and use coins to calculate total amounts.
  • Use our knowledge of subtraction and coin values to work out how to give change.
  • To tell the time for o’clock, half past and quarter to and past times.
  • Measure capacity, length and weight in non-standard and standard units.
  • Compare different units of measure.



What we will do:

  • Identify different foods and sort them in to their appropriate food groups.
  • Understand how to keep healthy, thinking about diet, hygiene and exercise.
  • Observe the changes that happen to our bodies when we exercise.



What we will do:

  • Learn facts about Neil Armstrong and sequence events of the Apollo Moon Landing.
  • Identify the worlds’ continents and oceans from aerial photographs taken in Space.
  • Use grid reference to create our own maps.



What we will do:

  • Learn about Sikhism and the morals Sikhs follow to live.
  • Understand how/why Sikhs worship.
  • Learn about the Sikh holy book, teachings and their place of worship.



What we will do:

  • Copy, choreograph and sequence movements to music, creating our own dance routines.
  • Practise our ball skills to develop our co-ordination and throwing and catching.
  • Develop our own throwing and catching games.



What we will do:

  • Use search engines safely to find out facts about famous astronauts.
  • Control motion using Beebots, programming directions for travel, directions and turns.


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

Year 2 Newsletter - Spring Term 1 - January 2020

Year 2 Homework - Spring Term 1 - January 2020

Year 2 Topic Overview - Spring Term 1 - January 2020