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Year 2

Welcome to Year 2

Summer Term 2019

Areas of study for Year 2*


Narratives – Tunnel stories



Non chronological reports on habitats

Diary entries

Fact files on Christopher Columbus and Neil Armstrong


Arithmetic skills – Adding and subtracting two digit numbers

Multiplication and Division - 2s, 5s and 10s

Reasoning problems





Stories by Anthony Brown



Diary entries


Fact files on Christopher Columbus and Neil Armstrong



Suffixes, Prefixes and Spelling patterns


Review of Judaism

The symbolism of Water in religion

Baptism, prayer

Moral stories


Summer sports skills – racquet and ball skills

Preparing for Sports day – games and team work

Real Gym and large apparatus


Plants and animals




Great Explorers – Neil Armstrong and Christopher Columbus

Trip to Winchester Science Centre and the Planetarium


Using atlases and world maps to locate countries, continents and the main oceans.

Compare and contrast physical and human features of small areas (Sandhurst and Rio)

Hot and cold areas of the world in relation to the Equator and the North and South Poles.


Simple compositions using instruments

(glockenspiels, chimes and hand bells)

Pitch and rhythm


Using the computer for research

 Word processing

Art, Design & Technology

Designing moon buggies

Making junk model monsters

David Hockney – Tunnel painting (Linked to literacy)

Working with a variety of media, including pastels, chalk, paint and natural materials developing different techniques.

* 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 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.