Little Lambs - Year 2

Mrs Lowe


I have so many favourite books and I read at least one new book a week! I love going to the library and discovering a new world each time I start a story. My absolute favourites are the Harry Potter books and I re-read them every year. I have such fond memories of each book coming out and getting excited to see what was going to happen next. I loved the idea of receiving a letter when you turned 11 to find out you had magical powers! My favourite book in the series is Harry Potter and Prisoner of Azkaban because I love the part where Harry and Hermione travel back in time to save Sirius. I wouldn't be able to pick a favourite character because there are so many I love but my favourite professor is Professor McGonagall!

Miss Franklin

Support Staff

My favourite children's book is The Lion, The Witch and the wardrobe. This book follows four children into a mystery world which they accidentally enter whilst hiding in a wardrobe. They experience excitement, curiosity and fear as they enter the new, mysterious world. Throughout this story the children undertake numerous challenges in order to protect each other and meet new people and creatures whilst exploring the wonders of this new, mysterious place.

Summer 1

Welcome back after the Easter break! The title for this half-term is ‘Out and about.’ Here is an overview of what we’ll be getting up to.

In Science, we will be thinking about ‘living things’, the children will explore whether things are dead, alive, or have never been alive. They will look at habitats and microhabitats and look at how animals obtain their food from their habitats. We will also focus on food chains. The end point for this unit will be to design their own habitat showing understanding of basic needs and food chains.

In Geography we will be looking at the 4 countries within the UK, and their capitals. We will also be looking at the surrounding seas. The end of point of the unit will be for the children to be able to name the 4 countries and capital cities within the UK and identify their landmarks.

Phonics and spelling will be taught daily alongside our English lessons. This half term we will be continuing with our ‘Pathways to write’ scheme and will be looking at the story of ‘The Last Wolf?’, we will then use this stimulus to help us write our own letters trying to persuade people to plant more trees.

In maths, we continue to follow the White Rose scheme of work. Our focus in year two will be mass, capacity and temperature, fractions, telling the time and then position and direction. We will be continually reviewing our arithmetic methods throughout the half term through our ‘fluency in five’ sessions.

In P.E, we will be focusing on circuit training. We will look at how we can move with control and accuracy and then complete set activities within a circuit. We will then focus on how to improve our performance and will then support others with improving their performance too.

In R.E. we will exploring the question: “What do Christians believe God is like?” We will be thinking about the story of the prodigal son and Jonah, and how these stories both show that God is forgiving and loving. We will also be thinking about how Christians pray to God to ask for forgiveness and about how Christians show their love to God.

In computing, we will be completing our ‘creating digital pictures’ unit, in which the children will look at the impressionist style of art and use 2paint a picture. The end point for this unit will be to use 2PaintAPicture to create artwork in the style of Piet Mondrian.

In music we will be completing the ‘Having fun with improvisation’ unit on Charanga. Children will be learning different songs linking with how to look after themselves and will be learning to play the notes of ‘C’ ‘D’ and ‘E’ and how to use these notes to improvise to a piece of music.

In PSHE, we will be thinking about relationships. We will be looking at important people within families, what are our physical boundaries with people, what is a good secret and what is not an acceptable secret and who we appreciate in our lives.  

We hope you find the resources below easy to access for supporting your child's learning at home and understanding the key objectives being covered. The list below includes:
-Knowledge Organisers
This explains the key information and facts your child needs to know by the end of their topic unit with some visual aids and key vocabulary we will learn too.
-Calculation Policy 
This provides you with information about the key mathematical concepts and how these are taught during this Key Stage.
-Recommended Reads
This document lists texts we would highly recommend your child to access and read during their year group. Pupils are encouraged to select from this range of books.
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