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Welcome to Year 2


Summer Term

This term our year 2 team are Mr Keane, Mrs Egan, Mrs Barwick and Mrs Crossland.

Our topic for this term is 'Our Cultural World' and will have a geography focus. In particular we will focus on the African continent. This will be linked to our English learning; whole class reading; Art and Design and our D & T.

We will continue to follow the White Rose scheme for Maths and have daily Monster Phonics sessions. In Science we will learn about Plants and Animals, including humans.

In English, we will use texts like Claude in the City and Tom's Sausage Lion to develop our reading and writing skills.

Our PE days are Mondays and Thursdays, and we have Terrific Tuesday sessions for creative outdoor learning every other Tuesday morning. Don't forget to wear appropriate clothing.

Homework will be uploaded to Google Classroom on a Friday. This is to be completed in Homework books and returned for marking by the following Wednesday. Reading books will be changed twice a week on Mondays and Thursdays. Children need to place their book and Reading Journal in the assigned yellow tray on these days so they can be changed.


Autumn Term

This term our topic will be 'Out and About'. We will be studying aspects of our locality such as the geographical features; significant historical events and people; animals and plants; and its economy.

Our learning will focus particularly on the local canal network; why and how it was built; how it changed things and some of the key people involved in building it. This learning will be reinforced and supported by an educational visit to the Standedge Tunnel in Marsden, the country's highest, deepest and longest canal tunnel.  

We are using the stories Hoof, Foot and Claw, The Ugly Five and The Bear and the Piano to learn how to create vivid descriptions in our writing. In Maths, we are following the White Rose Maths Scheme of learning and begin with working with number and learning about place value, before going on to addition and subtraction and money.