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Year 2

Welcome to Year 2

Autumn Term 2019

Areas of study for Year 2*



Personal experiences narratives – Holiday recounts

Stories set in a fantasy land – The Enchanted Wood

Autumn Poems

Stories with familiar settings – The Highway Rat, Dogger

Writing information texts – Schools ‘now and then’

Letters to Santa

Instructions – No bake cookie recipes


Pictograms and tally charts – using our reasoning skills

Addition and subtraction – Adding and subtracting a two digit number to a single digit, a two digit number to a multiple of ten and a two digit numbers to other two digit numbers.

Making money totals

Using number facts and reasoning – beginning with the Bar Model

Telling the time on an analogue clock in quarter hour intervals

Measuring using a ruler

Using positional language


Reading fantasy stories – The Enchanted Wood

Autumn poems

Non-fiction information - schools ‘now and then’, our town, all about toys

Stories with familiar settings – Dogger, The Highway Rat

Reading recipes

The nativity story

Whole class and group guided reading sessions

Daily reading

Reading 4x a week at home


Revising Phases 3,4 & 5

Spelling Year 2 common exception words and high frequency words

Grammar - Identifying nouns, verbs and adjectives

Introducing Phase 6 in Autumn 2


Real Gym

Real PE – Tilly the Train and Thembi walks the tightrope

Outdoor ball skills, racket skills, ball games and developing co-ordination


Special books – Are some books more special than others?

What does the Bible teach us?

The Christian Creation story

Celebrating Harvest

Special people

Our local vicar




Habitats - ponds, woodlands and other areas

Comparing plants and animals

Mini beasts and micro habitats

Food chains

Materials and their properties

Making and testing toy kites


Schools ‘now and then’

What was Owlsmoor like before you were born?

Toys ‘now and then’ – what toys did your grandparents play with?



Our local area – Where we live

Mapping skills

Local landmarks

Using a key

Physical and human features



Songs for the Harvest

Charanga – Rhythm using our hands, heart and feet

Using our voices expressively

Rehearsing and performing

Using bells and boomwhackers


We are Photographers

Camera basics

Taking photos

Editing and analysing photos

We are Researchers

Using the internet

Internet Safety

Preparing a presentation

Giving a presentation

Art, Design & Technology

Fantasy Landscapes

Land art installations – Andy Goldsworthy

Colour mixing

Designing, making and evaluating no bake cookies

Making calendars and Christmas cards

* To teach phonics in Key Stage 1, we use 'Letters and Sounds' supplemented by 'Jolly Phonics'.

*To teach reading we use various reading schemes including the Oxford reading tree, Ginn and Collins.

*If you require additional information relating to our school curriculum, please ask at the school office or the class teacher.





































































Top Tips

  • Share books with your children- you read to them, they read to you.
  • Discuss books and stories — characters, events, endings etc.
  • Make suggestions for a different ending, new character etc
  • Join the local library & encourage your child to choose their books— this helps to develop preferences etc.
  • Don’t forget rhymes and poems – particularly good for improving fluency.
  • Encourage your child to write shopping lists, notes, postcards, diaries.
  • Encourage correct letter formation — this will help with cursive writing later.
  • Play I spy using phonic/sounds - don’t forget endings.
  • Practise reading and spelling keywords.
  • Watch, listen and discuss news (ideally CBBC Newsround).
  • Rewards them with educational games, programmes and web-games.
  • Devise a home timetable for your child to complete homework and read.

Educational websites

The following sites provide information relating to trips and studies...

Educational web-games

The following sites host links to relevant KS1 (Infant) web-games. You may wish to challenge your child to try some KS2 (Junior) web-games as the academic year progresses.