The Grange Primary School

Year 2

Class Teachers

Miss K Gibbons and Miss H Henderson.

Learning Assistants

Mrs L Caris, Miss M Mawer, Miss D Baxter.

Topics

This year our topics planned are:

Autumn Term

Our Autumn Term topics are: “Guess Who?”

We will be learning about significant individuals in history and how their actions contributed to our lives today.

In English, we will be learning about recounts in the form of diary entries. Our focus will be:

  • Our focus for Autumn 1 will be Narrative, using Stardust by Jeanie Willis and Briony May Smith. We will also be writing a recount pretending we are Florence Nightingale.
  • In Autumn 2 we will be writing a Narrative based around the Owl who was afraid of the dark by Jill Tomlinson.

In Maths, we will be exploring place value and addition and subtraction within 50. We will be learning our 2, 5 and 10 times tables.

In Science, we will be investigating living things and their habitats around the world.

In Art, we will be focusing on collage. Our artist of the half term will be Faith Ringgold.

In Computing, we will use Purple Mash to help us learn about online safety and effective searching.

In Design and Technology, we will be creating our own ‘Guess who?’ game which will be based around what we have learnt in science.

In Geography, we will be using maps and atlases to name and find the 7 continents and the 5 oceans.

In History, we will be learning about significant individuals – Florence Nightingale, Edith Cavell and Mary Seacole. We will also be celebrating Black History month and the anniversaries of Guy Fawkes and Remembrance day.

In PE, we will be focusing on Gymnastics, Team games, Cross country and Dance. We will be learning to explore the way our bodies work and how to control our movements. We are also learning about how our bodies work when we exercise.

In Music, we will be learning how music can teach us to make friends and deciding how music can teach us about the past. We will be listening to and appraising music by Louis Armstrong and Andrew Lloyd Webber.

In PSHE, we will use Jigsaw lessons to begin our topic Being Me in My World and Celebrating differences.

In Religious Education, we will be learning about what it means to believe and live in the Islamic faith.

Helpful Websites

www.purplemash.com/sch/grange-dn16
www.educationcity.com
www.topmarks.co.uk
www.phonicsplay.co.uk

Our PE day is Thursday for Autumn 1, Friday Autumn 2, Monday Spring 1, Monday Spring 2 and Thursday Summer 1 and Monday Summer 2. Please come to school in the correct, full kit appropriate for outdoor activities.

Parents

Please help us in supporting your child with:

  • Reading five times per week at home.
  • Completing their homework on a weekly basis.
  • Using TT Rockstars.
  • To support your child with a wide range of reading books at home, here is a list of 50 recommended reads for your child https://www.booksfortopics.com/year-2.