Year 2

Class Teachers –  Miss Tiplady

Autumn 2018 First Half-Term

This term’s topic is called ‘marvellousMe/Brilliant Britain’

Overview of topic – This term we will be focusing on the importance of having and maintaining a healthy lifestyle. We will also be finding out about our local area with a trip to Hardwick Hall as well as using our research skills to find out about important local historical figures such as Bess of Hardwick. We will also be investigating the events that lead to the Great Fire of London back in 1666.

Literacy focus – We will be looking a range of fiction and non-fiction texts this term. The term will begin by reading Oliver’s Vegetables. Children will develop their reading skills by reading longer words. They will be introduced to spelling words with different suffixes.
We also look at what makes a good recount and then write a recount based on our trip to Hardwick Hall. Children will write about real events and recognise the importance of writing in the past tense.

Maths focus – In the Autumn term develop their knowledge of 2 digit numbers when looking at place value. Children will identify numbers on a 100 square or a number line and be able to write numbers in words and numerals. They will use estimation skills to count a number of objects Knowing securely number pairs for all the numbers up to and including 20 is another skill that will be taught this term.

Science focus – Children will recognise how food can be categorised into different food groups. They will find out how their bodies change and how they need to keep their body healthy by having a healthy diet, looking after their teeth, having a healthy heart.

Other learning – In Design and Technology children will design and make their own healthy sandwich. They will find out about the basic principles of food hygiene. During ICT lessons the importance of E-Safety will be revisited. Specialist sports coaches will teach children rugby skills during PE lessons.

Things to do at home – Taste some fruit or vegetables that you haven’t tasted before. Follow instructions to help prepare a healthy snack. Practise weighing out ingredients and reading scales. Write a instructions for a recipe.

Links to details from previous term’s topics


Spring Term 4 – ‘Its A Bugs Life’

Spring Term 3 – Once Upon A Time’

Autumn Term 2 – Popular Culture’

Autumn Term 1 – ‘Fruitastic’


Summer Term 6- ‘Amazing Animals’

Summer Term 5 – ‘Superheroes’

Spring Term 4 – ‘Through the Door’