Welcome to Year Two...

 Swimming begins on Wednesday 11th September.

Dates for the diary...

  • Back to school - Wednesday 4th September
  • Swimming starts at Morton School - Wednesday 11th September
  • Parents Evening - Monday 14th and Tuesday 15th October
  • Finish for half term - Friday 18th October
  • Back to school - Monday 28th October
  • Year Two Worship Assembly - Tuesday 12th November, 2.50pm
  • Theatre Trip, The Old Fire Station - Monday 9th December
  • Christmas Packed Lunch - Tuesday 17th December
  • Christmas Service in Church - Tuesday 17th December, 2pm
  • Christmas Jumper Day - Wednesday 18th December
  • Christmas School Dinner - Wednesday 18th December
  • Christmas Disco - Thursday 19th December

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.


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 Gibson & Mrs Abba

 Year 2 Yearly Plan







The Chosen People

Signs & Symbols





The Good News



The Mass

Spread the Word




The Church


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


Capital Cities

Countries of UK



 Looking down from Space - Continents



Africa - Topic

Comparing Silloth to another seaside location



Remembrance Day

The Great Fire of London 


Travellers – comparing Neil Armstrong with Christopher Columbus


Seaside in the Past

Silloth in the Past – local study


E-Safety Unit


Uses of Technology

E-Safety Unit

Internet Safety Day




E-Safety Unit





Christopher Wren


Drawing Buildings




Van Gogh - Starry Night 




 Ted Harrison - Artist


 D & T

 Joseph’s Coat




 African Instruments

African Food Technology

3D Habitat




























Year Two Autumn Planning


Beginnings: The children will be able to recognise creation as a religious story and may be able to retell the story using phrases from the psalms. They will be able to recognise and use some religious terms and phrases about types of prayer. The children will recognise that people are kind and loving because God made them. They will be able to say what they wonder about the beauty around them and God creating the world.

Preparing: Children will be able to recognise the events around the birth of Jesus as religious stories. They will recognise and some might describe signs and symbols and use religious words and phrases connected with the liturgical season of Advent. Some children might be able to retell the stories of the Annunciation, the Visitation and the Nativity and be familiar with the characters in those events. They might be able to describe how Christians follow Jesus as the light of the world and live that out in their lives.

The Chosen People: The children will learn that Abraham, Moses and Daniel were chosen by God and that they had to put their trust in him. The children will reflect on this and discuss times when they have been chosen to do something important and how that made them feel. The children will also learn the story of Joseph and his Coat of Many Colours through cross curricular work in Design and Technology.


The children will find out about and enjoy a range of books by our class author Oliver Jeffers. The children will explore recounts by writing about their summer holidays and about Max's adventures in The Hodgeheg. They will research hedgehogs and create an information poster about them. The children will explore the outdoors in autumn and the many autumnal festivities such as Halloween and Bonfire Night to create autumn poems. The children will read Eliot Midnight Superhero  by Anne Cottringer and use this to generate ideas to create their own comics.

After half term, the children will find out information from non-fiction texts, poetry, pictures, visitors and video clips to learn about poppies and why we remember. The children will create an information report explaining what happens on Remembrance Sunday.

Finally the children will read Katie in London and Katie at Christmas by James Mayhew. The children will plan their own adventure stories in London and write a postcard to their family detailing what happened on their trip to our capital city.

The children will develop their sentence work by planning their sentences before writing them and checking they make sense afterwards. They will understand that a sentence needs a capital letter and full stop and begin to explore conjunctions such as and, but, because and when. The children will begin to learn about the different word and sentence types and learn spelling rules for plurals and the suffixes ing/ed whilst exploring the past and present tense.


The children will be studying three topics this term:

 Everyday Materials: The children will distinguish between an object and the material from which it is made. Identify and name a variety of everyday materials, including wood, plastic, glass, metal, water, and rock. Describe the simple physical properties of a variety of everyday materials. Compare and group together a variety of everyday materials on the basis of their simple physical properties.

Uses of Everyday Materials: The children will identify and compare the suitability of a variety of everyday materials, including wood, metal, plastic, glass, brick, rock, paper and cardboard for particular uses. They will find out how the shapes of solid objects made from some materials can be changed by squashing, bending, twisting and stretching.

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



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.


The children will be studying two topics this term:

Remembrance Day: The children will learn that we have Remembrance Day each year due to events that happened in the past and that this year it has been 100 years since the war began. They will know who we are remembering on Remembrance Day. Understand why we have Remembrance Day and what happens on that day each year. Discover why it is important to remember. The children will learn about changes in national life that resulted because of the war.

The Great Fire of London: The children will be able to place the Great Fire on a class time line and sequence the main events of the fire correctly. Know why the fire started and what happened. Understand why it ended and some of the results. Know that the fire was represented in different ways. Look at a variety of sources to further their understanding of The Great Fire of London. The children will also compare historical and modern day fire-fighting techniques.


Name, locate and identify characteristics of the four countries and capital cities of the United Kingdom and its surrounding seas.

Linked with The Great Fire of London topic the children will find out about modern day London, England’s capital city. They will locate and identify characteristics of London. They will use maps, atlases, aerial photographs and plans to recognise landmarks and basic human and physical features. The children will develop geographical vocabulary whilst studying London.


Joseph’s Coat: The children will learn how to use a graphics program to try out their ideas and suggest improvements in order to create a design for Joseph’s coat. Develop using templates to create fabric shapes for their coats and improve their cutting skills. Test the best way to join their fabric coats.

Sir Christopher Wren: The children will study the architecture of St Paul’s Cathedral which Sir Christopher Wren designed after the cathedral burnt down during The Great Fire of London. They will compare the building to what remains in London today. The children will draw and build their own versions of both buildings. 


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


The children will begin swimming this term at Morton School on Wednesday 11th September.  Our other PE session will be on Thursdays where the children will be developing their games skills.


Year Two English Overview - Autumn Term



Autumn 1

Autumn 2

Contemporary and Classic Poetry



 Autumn is Here


Stories, Fairy Stories, Traditional Tales


Traction Man by Mini Grey - Science

Katie in London -

Toby and the Great Fire of London by Margaret Nash - History




 The Great Fire of London by Emma Adams

The Great Fire of London by Liz Gogerly

Remembrance Day - E-book


Writing Opportunities                                               


London Postcard - Geography

Autumn Poetry - Science

Macintosh Biography - Science

 Diary Entry - History

Persuasive Poster - History

Spoken Language


Video clip - London

Autumn walk




Visit from Poppy

Remembrance Sunday Homework - Carlisle City Centre/Television