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Year Two 2019-20

Class Teacher- Mrs Simmons/ Mrs McGovern

Teaching Assistant- Mrs Ryan


Year 2 are a happy, hardworking, and motivated class who love learning and working together



In Year 2 we have had lots of fun focusing our learning around our class text, 'The Owl who was afraid of the dark' by Jill Tomlinson. We will be working on our spelling, punctuation and grammar. We will be focussing on writing sentences including adjectives, conjunctions, commas, exclamations and questions,  writing for a range of purposes: letters, stories, character descriptions, setting descriptions  and diaries, reading texts with increasing independence and accuracy and recognising an increasing number of unfamiliar words and improving inference skills when completing reading comprehensions.                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Image result for the owl who was afraid of the dark



In Maths we will be reading and writing numbers to 100, ordering and positioning numbers on a numberline, counting in steps of 2,3 and 5 from any given number, knowing the place value of a 2-digit number and  solving problems involving addition, subtraction, multiplication and division. We will also be learning our 2, 5 and 10 timestables off by heart.



 In RE we will be covering the units Old testament and stories, special celebrations, Advent and Christmas. The children will be preparing a class mass each half term and collective worship will take place weekly which children will prepare and lead.                                      


The children will be learning about  animals including humans. Children will learn that animals, including humans, have offspring which grow into adults. They will find out about and describe the basic needs of animals, including humans, for survival (water, food and air) and will describe the importance of exercise, eating the right amounts of different types of food, and hygiene.



The children will be covering the topic of ancient Egypt. They will be learning geographical features including climate, land use and the importance of the River Nile to Egyptians . They will also learn about Pharaohs and monuments and t story of Tutankhamun. 



Please use the websites below to help support your learning


Year 2 Autumn term overview

Year 2 Reading List