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Class Teacher - Miss M. Allen

Teaching Assistant - Mrs T. Poole

Year 2 Curriculum

Welcome to Class 2A

In year 2 this term our topic is the seaside. We will be learning about geographical features of the seaside, both human and physical and things that we might find, both on the shore and underwater. We will be finding out the names of some seaside towns and the location of them in the United Kingdom. We will also be looking at different types of animal habitats and finding out about living and non-living things. In history we will be looking at how the seaside has changed over the years and how holidays have changed. We will also be researching Grace Darling and the history of the RNLI.

In English we will be reading The Lighthouse Keeper and Katie Morag stories.  We will be exploring and comparing the characters in the stories.  We will be writing discussion texts by considering what it would be like to live on a remote island.  We will also be continuing to share stories through guided reading with a focus on inference and finding information within a text.

Portland Head Lighthouse, Cape Elizabeth, Maine

In maths we will be doing lots of practical activities focussing on measures including measuring and weighing.  We will continue to work on our problem solving skills and applying our knowledge of number facts.  It is important the children know how to count in 2s, 5s and 10s for rapid recall.  We appreciate all the practise you do with this at home.

In RE our topics are spread the word, rules and treasures. Within the spread the word children will retell and describe how we can spread the message of the Gospel through the gift of the Holy Spirit.  Within the topic of rules we will be considering the being sorry and forgiving others.  Our final topic will be treasures.  This topic will teach the children to understand the world is God’s treasure given to us.


We will be creating seaside pictures and collages using a variety of different materials and techniques.  The children will be choreographing their own dances related to our seaside topic. 

As you are aware the children are beginning to prepare for their SATs in Year 2.  Your continued support with their homework is appreciated.


Mathletics - 1000 points weekly. Checked on a Monday

Reading - Reading books changed on a Monday, Wednesday and Friday only. Children should read the book more than once to ensure good understanding

Spellings - Spellings handed out on Monday and tested on Thursday. 

English/Maths Homework - Given out and handed in on a Friday.