Welcome to Year 2
We are a hardworking and friendly class. We are enjoying our time in Key Stage 1 and are looking forward to all the exciting things we will experience this year!
Our Class Teachers
Mrs Cooper, Mrs Burnside, Mrs Harvey and Mrs Joyce help us to learn in Year 2.
Our Curriculum & Learning
In Year 2, we focus on a different topic each half term. This topic will create an overarching theme to our learning in other subjects. We will begin each topic with a ‘hook’ lesson to trigger our imaginations and leave us ready to learn more! Topic work allows the children to make links between subjects and gain a deeper understanding.
For further information and termly topic webs, please visit our dedicated Curriculum Page
Our English lessons are taught through a selection of class books. Every half term we focus on a new set of books and we link our writing and reading activities to these books where possible. Our books are usually connected by our topic work to allow links to be made during lessons to the different subject areas.
We read both fiction and non-fiction books each half term to develop our understanding of our key topic and English skills. We also supplement our key texts with additional poetry and text extracts during our lessons.
At the end of every day, we share our class books during story time which gives us the opportunity to simply enjoy listening to a story which we then discuss the next day.
Our reading lessons focus on developing of skills linked to film clips, novel extracts, images and we use reading VIPERS to help us with this. Our writing lessons allow us to learn about a range of writing styles and to build our confidence in our own writing abilities.
Autumn Term Novels
Superworm by Julia Donaldson
Supertato by Paul Linnet and Sue Hendra
Superkid by Claire Freedman
Superhero Hotel by Abie Longstaff
George and the Dragon by Christopher Wormell
The Knight and the Dragon by Tomie Paola
The Lambton Worm (children’s version)
Spring Term Novels
Beegu by Alexis Deacon
Here Come the Aliens by Colin McNaughton
Man on the Moon by Simon Bartram
Aliens Love Underpants by Claire Freedman
Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak
Oliver’s Vegetables by Alison Bartlett and Vivian French
The Journey by Francesca Sanna
Summer Term Novels
The Leopard’s Drum by Jessica Souhami
The Hunter by Paul Geraghty
Anna Hibiscus by Atinuke
The Lighthouse Keeper’s Lunch by David Armitage
Katie Morag stories by Mairi Hedderwick
Flotsam by David Weisner
Sally and the Limpet by Simon James
Our Maths lessons focus the skills developed through White Rose Maths. We follow the block planning schedule and differentiate the lessons to meet the needs of the children. We use a variety of White Rose teaching methods throughout our lessons as well as a variety of resources and activities to support learning and provide stretch and challenge opportunities to all our learners within each topic.
Over the course of the year, we will be developing our knowledge and understanding of fluency, reasoning and problem solving. Our learning focuses on vocabulary as well as concrete, pictorial and abstract skills to develop the understanding required for each block of work.
Click below to see our Medium-Term Planning for Maths:
Our Topic Work
Superheroes and Our Super World!
Children will explore their amazing World and learn to recognise continents, oceans, mountains and landmarks from around the World.
The Great North East
History based topic where pupils will learn about local landmarks including Durham Cathedral and Castle.
The children will be given a grid of suggested tasks to complete including an opportunity to share their talents. Children are asked to complete one task each week and post it on their Class Dojo portfolios to share with the class. The tasks completed are worth different amounts of Dojos which will be rewarded in class.
As the year progresses, the children will complete tasks linked to our assessment preparation.
Class Topic Webs
Our class topic webs are sent home via email every half term. The web will share important information about what we are learning in class.
Please click below to see our current topic web:
Archived Class Activities
Please view our Archived Class Activities by clicking the links below: