Welcome to Year Two...

 Swimming now moves back to Wednesdays.

Well done Year Two for winning the Autumn termly attendance award!

Dates for the diary...

  • Back to School - Monday 15th April
  • Good Friday - Friday 19th April
  • Easter Monday - Monday 22nd April
  • May Day Bank Holiday - Monday 6th May
  • Finish for Half Term - Friday 24th May

The Year Two Weather Stars are famous!!!! Science

The Year Two Weather Star's photograph was selected as an Editor's Choice on the BBC Weather Watchers website and was featured live on the BBC's Look North Weather Report.

Hello,

PE this half term will be swimming on Wednesday mornings. Your child will need to bring a swimming costume (no bikinis or long swimming shorts please) , towel, goggles (if necessary) and £1.50 - you do not need to provide armbands. Our other PE session will be on Thursdays and your child will need black shorts, a plain white t-shirt, a sweatshirt, jogging bottoms, trainers and a spare pair of socks. Please ensure that your child is not wearing jewellery, that long hair is tied back and that all clothing is clearly marked with your child's name on PE days.

Homework is given to the children on Fridays and is collected in on Tuesday mornings. Please ensure that your child brings their reading book and library book every day in their folder as we change books on different days throughout the week.

Please can you provide your child with a drinks bottle, filled daily with water and a pair of black plimsolls to wear inside school.

Menus are attached to the weekly newsletter - we ask that completed menus be handed back by Wednesday.

 

We will continue to ask for £1 snack money. We will collect this in on Wednesdays (along with the £1.50 swimming money) and the money will be used for trips and educational resources.  

 

If you have any questions, please feel free to come in before or after school to speak to us.

Thank you for your support,

Mrs Glaister & Mrs Abba

Our trip to Carlisle West Community Fire Station (History)

Our Great Fire of London topic was finished off by visiting our local Fire Station. Red Watch gave us a tour and taught us a lot about modern day firefighting - it is very different to the techniques used in 1666!

World Book Day 2019

We enjoyed lots of stories, picked new library books, had a book quiz and brought in and discussed our favourite books - what a wonderful day!

 

Joseph's Coat - exploring materials DT/Science

 

Year Two visited Father Jim at St Bede's Church. He told us all about the different features in the Church and how they are used in Mass. RE

Paired Reading - enjoying festive story books with Year Six! English

 

We had great fun at the Christmas Disco!

 

In Flanders fields the poppies blow... Remembrance Day 2018  History

 Having a try at Judo! PE

                                  Year 2 Yearly Plan

 

Autumn

Spring

 Summer

 RE

Beginnings

The Chosen People

Signs & Symbols

Preparations

Mysteries

Books

Thanksgiving

The Good News

Opportunities

Easter

The Mass

Spread the Word

Rules

Treasures

Islam

The Church

 Science

Seasonal Changes

Everyday Materials 

Uses of Everyday Materials

Seasonal Changes

Seasonal Changes

Living things and their Habitats

Seasonal Changes

Living things and their Habitats

Seasonal Changes

 Geography

Capital Cities

Countries of UK

X

 London

Looking down from Space - Continents

 

Africa - Topic

Comparing Silloth to another seaside location

 History

X

Remembrance Day

 

The Great Fire of London 

Travellers – comparing Neil Armstrong with Christopher Columbus

 X

Seaside in the Past

Silloth in the Past – local study

 ICT

E-Safety Unit

Fix it and Find it

 Fix it and Find it

E-Safety Unit

Animal Top Trumps

 Animal Top Trumps

 

E-Safety Unit

Shapes & Safety

E-Safety Unit

Shapes & Safety

 Art

 X

X

Christopher Wren

Architecture

Drawing Buildings

Keith Tyson Artist

Space

Mixing paints wet/dry surfaces

 

Van Gogh Starry Night - Patterns & textures in thickened paint.

 

 X

 D & T

 Joseph’s Coat

 X

X

 X

 African Instruments

 X

 P.E.

Swimming

Dance

Swimming

Multi-skills

Swimming

Gymnastics

Swimming

Dance

Swimming

Cricket

Swimming

Cricket/Athletics

 P.S.H.E

 

SCARF

Friendship

 SCARF

Safety

SCARF

Resilience

SCARF

Resilience

SCARF

Achievement

SCARF

Care

Year Two Summer Planning

RE 

Eastertide

The children will know that Jesus rose from the dead and still lives to be with us. They will know that Jesus told the disciples that he would go back to Heaven but promised the Holy Spirit would come. The children will know that Jesus returned to Heaven and promised to return again and that this gives us hope. They will know the story of the coming of the Holy Spirit on the apostles and that the Holy Spirit is promised to us.

The Church

The children will know that when the apostles received the Holy Spirit they spread the good news and know that we can help to spread the good news. The children will learn about the early Christian community and understand that we are part of that community today. They will know that the apostles realised that God could work through them. They will hear the story of Peter's escape from prison and reflect on its meaning. 

ENGLISH

The children will continue to find out about and enjoy a range of books by our class author King Smith. They will listen and read a range of texts  including:  Man on the Moon (A day in the life of Bob) by Simon Bartram and a selection of Space non-fiction texts.  They will write a description based on the character Bob and write an advert advertising the moon using different sentence types. The children will use non-fiction texts to find out about the astronaut Neil Armstrong and use that information to write a fact file. The children will develop their sentence work by adding conjunctions and adjectives to make their sentences more interesting. They will continue to develop punctuating their sentences with capital letters, full stops and begin to explore other types of punctuation such as exclamation marks, question marks and commas. In grammar the children will continue to develop their knowledge of tense, particularly when exploring Neil Armstrong. After half term the children explore the Katie Morag collection of stories by Mairi Hedderwick. They will use the stories to find out about life on a Scottish Island and how it differs to their own. The children will write letters to Katie and create stories based around the Island of Struay. The children will develop their sentence work by adding noun phrases and adverbs to make their sentences more interesting. They will use the text to find out about how an author uses inverted commas and attempt to use them in their own writing. The children will focus on starting their sentences in different ways and attempt to section their work into paragraphs.

SCIENCE

 Seasonal Changes: Observe changes across the four seasons, observe and describe weather associated with the seasons and how the day length varies.

Living Things and their Habitats: The children will explore and compare the differences between things that are living, dead and things that have never been alive. They will identify that most living things live in habitats to which they are suited and describe how different habitats provide for the basic needs of different kinds of animals and plants. Identify and name a variety of plants in their habitats, including micro-habitats. Describe how animals obtain their food from plants and other animals, using the idea of a simple food chain. Identify and name different sources of food. This topic will be supported by a visit to RSPB Geltsdale.

MATHEMATICS

This term the children will learn to read and write numbers to at least 100, recognise the place value of a two digit number, compare and order numbers up to 100, use <> = signs. Count in steps of 2,3,5 and 10, find 1/10 more or less from a given number, identify, represent and estimate numbers using different representations, including the number line, use place value and number facts to solve problems. Choose and use appropriate standard units to estimate and measure height/length in any direction (m/cm) using a ruler, mass (kg/g) using scales and volume (litres/ml). Know that addition can be done in any order and that subtraction cannot, recall and addition and subtraction facts to 20 fluently and derive and use related facts up to 100, solve problems with addition and subtraction, add and subtract numbers mentally, using concrete objects and pictorial representations, add three one digit numbers. Recognise and use the inverse relationship between addition and subtraction. Identify and describe the properties of 2D/3D shapes, compare and sort common 2D/3D shapes.  Understand multiplication as repeated addition, show that multiplication can be done in any order and division cannot, recall and use multiplication facts for the 2, 5, 10 tables including recognising odd and even numbers. Use mathematical vocabulary to describe position, direction and movement, including movement in a straight line and distinguishing between rotation as a turn and in terms of right angles for quarter, half and three- quarter turns (clockwise and anti-clockwise). Recognise, find, name and write fractions of a length, shape, set of objects or quantity. Recognise and use pounds (£) and pence (p), combine amounts to make a particular value, find different combinations of coins that equal the same amounts of money. Tell and write the time to five minutes, including quarter past/to the hour and draw the hands on a clock face to show these times, know the number of minutes in an hour and the number of hours in a day.

HISTORY

Neil Armstrong - as part of our Looking down from Space topic

As part of the KS1 History curriculum the children will study the lives of significant individuals in the past who have contributed to national and international achievements.

The Seaside in the Past

The children will learn about the rise in popularity of visiting the seaside in Victorian times. They will explore what people used to do when they visited the seaside and how that differs to life today. The children will use a collection of sources to find out about the past including photographs, books, the internet and documents such as letters. They will also conduct a local history study, focusing on the seaside town of Silloth. Using information gained from the local archive service and library we will compare how the town has changed over the past 100 years and the reasons behind that change.

GEOGRAPHY     

Africa      

The children will name and locate the world's seven continents. The children will learn about the different countries in Africa and important information about those countries such as capital cities, population, famous landmarks. After their initial introduction, the children will focus on an African city and compare it to Carlisle in order to understand the geographical similarities and differences, studying the human and physical features of both locations . The children will learn about what life is like for children in Africa.

(Mini-topic during the month of May)

The Seaside

After half term the children will begin to study the seaside. The children will learn about famous seaside locations in the UK and will compare the city of Carlisle, the town of Silloth and the small Scottish Island of Coll. In conjunction with our History topic the children will study the seaside town of Silloth. The children will develop their geographical language throughout the term. This topic will be supported by a visit to Silloth. 

As part of our Looking down from Space topic, the children will learn about the continents and oceans of the world.

DESIGN AND TECHNOLOGY / ART

The children will make musical instruments this term in Design Technology. They will also make Tic-Tac drums in connection with their Africa topic.

PSHE

In Year Two we follow the SCARF (Safety, Care, Achievement, Resilience, Friendship)  PSHE scheme of work. This term we will be working on Achievement and Care. 

PE

The children will begin swimming this term at Morton School on Wednesday 17th April.  Our other PE session will be on Thursdays where the children will be developing their cricket skills.

Year Two English Overview - Summer Term

 

 

Summer 1

Summer 2

Contemporary and Classic Poetry

 

Spring poetry

Finding out about the Poet Laureate Robert Bridges

Using his poem to inspire ideas for our own spring poetry.

 

 

Stories, Fairy Stories, Traditional Tales

 

Man on the Moon (A day in the life of Bob)

Katie Morag Story Collection

Non-Fiction

 

 Neil Armstrong

The Seaside

 

 

Writing Opportunities

 

Poetry

Recount from trip to Fire Station

Character Description - Bob is Missing!

Fact file

Story

Letter writing

 

Spoken Language

 

Visualisation

Freeze Frames

Spring sensory walk

Visit to Fire Station

Email from Space Control

Picture maps

Espresso

Visit to Silloth

Visit to RSPB Geltsdale

Story maps

Espresso

 

 

 

 Year Two English Overview - Spring Term

 

Spring 1

Spring 2

Contemporary and Classic Poetry

 

Winter poetry

Acrostic poems

 

Stories, Fairy Stories, Traditional Tales

 

Katie in London 

Katie at Christmas

The Snowman by Michael Morpurgo

Toby and the Great Fire of London by Margaret Nash

Non-Fiction

 

 Comparing the weather

The Great Fire of London Big Book

The Great Fire of London E-book

 

Dairy entry

Sequencing events of the Great Fire of London

Writing Opportunities

 

Postcards

Poetry

 

Spoken Language

 

Visualisation

Freeze Frames

Winter sensory walk

William Whiskerson tour of London video

 

Role-Play

Discussion

BBC Video - Samuel Pepys

www.fireoflondon.org.uk/game

Espresso 

 

Year Two Literacy Overview - Autumn Term

 

 

 

Autumn 1

 Autumn 2

Contemporary and Classic Poetry

 

Autumn Fires by Robert Louis Stevenson

 

 

 In Flanders Fields by John McCrae

Stories, Fairy Stories, Traditional Tales

 

The Hodgeheg by King Smith

 

Katie in London

Katie at Christmas by James Mayhew

 

Non-Fiction

 

 Hedgehogs

 

Remembrance Day e-book

Writing Opportunities

 

Summer recount

Max Hedgehog diary

Hedgehog information poster

Autumn poem

 

 Remembrance Day information report

postcard

Spoken Language

 

Visualisation

Freeze Frames

Autumn sensory walk

Planning sheets

 

 Visit from Poppy

Remembrance Sunday Homework - Carlisle City Centre/Television

Video clip - London

Story Mountains

 

 Additional English activities include: Guided Reading, Whole Class Guided Reading, Read, Write Inc Phonics, Independent Reading, Spellings, Punctuation and Grammar (SPaG), Shared Reading and Writing, Talk for Writing. Writing will also take place in other subjects such as RE, History, Science etc and English skills will be developed through Enhanced Independent Learning activities.