THE GRANGE PRIMARY SCHOOL

Giving Every Child, Every Chance, Every Day

Telephone: 01724 843601       Headteacher: Larissa Thorpe

THE GRANGE PRIMARY SCHOOL

Giving Every Child
Every Chance
Every Day

Telephone: 01724 843601             Headteacher: Larissa Thorpe

 

Welcome to Year 2

Class Teachers

Miss Gibbons, Mrs Knowles and Mrs Rosser


Topics

This year our topics planned are:

1. Autumn Term

Our Autumn Term topics are: “Guess Who?” followed by “What’s it made of?”

Our “Guess Who?” topic will begin with a Florence Nightingale workshop where we will explore her life and achievements and find out about the Victorian era. We will then compare her work with that of Mary Seacole and Edith Cavel.

We will be looking at Florence Nightingale non-fiction books to support researching important historical figures of the past. We will also be looking at how their lives impacted on our lives today.

Our “What’s it made of” topic is all about materials.
We will be looking at the properties of different materials and then investigating their suitability for making a waterproof item. We will also be looking at the problem of plastics in the ocean and working with a local artist to produce a collaborative piece.
The book “Building Boy”, will support our learning.

In Maths, we will be focusing on Place Value (numbers to 100); comparing and ordering numbers; addition and subtraction and money.

In English, our focus is:
• Non-Fiction Reports where we will be focusing on nocturnal animals. Our two class novels link to this – The Hodgeheg and The Owl Who Was Afraid of The Dark.
• Writing a recount of our Florence Nightingale workshop using topic vocabulary and focusing on the chronological order of events.
• Creating a piece of persuasive writing linked to discouraging the pollution of the ocean.

Our PE day is Thursday.

2. Spring

Our Spring Term topic is: “Scented Garden.”

Our “Scented Garden” topic will begin with a trip to a stately hall and gardens.
The focus of our topic is planting and growing with an emphasis on where our food comes from.

In Maths, we will be focusing on multiplication and division; statistics; length and height; geometry and fractions.

In English, our focus is:
• Writing a recount of our trip to a stately hall and gardens using topic vocabulary and focusing on the chronological order of events.
• Our narrative focus is a happily ever after story. We will be using an alternative version of “Jack and the Baked Beanstalk.”

3. Summer

Our Summer Term topic is: “Urban Detectives.”

Our topic will be focusing on the Geography of our local area and human and physical features. We will be looking at the history of the Humber bridge as part of our local history study.

In Maths, we will be focusing on position and direction; time; measuring temperature, weight and volume and we will end the year recapping Place Value in preparation for moving into Year 3.

In English, our focus is:
• Our narrative focus is defeating the enemy. We will be using the story, “The Pirate Cruncher.”
• Our narrative focus is there and back again. We will be using the story, “The Tunnel.”

Our 11 before 11 experience is a visit to a stately hall and gardens.

Please help us in supporting your child with:

  • Reading five times per week at home.
  • Completing their homework on a weekly basis.
  • Joining us for Family Fun on Monday afternoons.
  • Using TT Rockstars.