Here's a closer look at what we will be learning during our first half term in Year 2: We will be celebrating what makes us super and learning how to set goals and achieve them as well as recognising what makes us unique. We will be learning how to keep ourselves healthy by eating a healthy diet as well as exercising, as well as taking a closer look at the UK and deciding what we like best about living there.

Art and design

Sketches or paintings of their house and their street Favourite meal papier mache plate.

Artwork inspired by germs under a microscope – using paint and printing techniques. Look at and recreate artist’s paintings based around food – discuss the colours and techniques used.

UK landmarks sculptures or junk modelling project – to last over the next 2 weeks.




We are Games testers – children will learn more about games are made and developed, and design games of their own.


History / Geography

Recognises landmarks and physical features of UK using maps and aerial photographs (What does Superman see as he’s flying to the rescue? Naming capital cities of UK and continents and key features of a place.


Music and Drama

Music taught by Mrs. Longhurst.



RE – to be taught by Mrs Fairbanks (The Bible)



Good to be me, learning how to super ourselves through diet, exercise, hygiene etc.

PE and dance

Taught discretely by Mr Cowling twice a week



Pre-narrativepostcards and simple recounts of the Summer holidays.

Recounts and Descriptive writing (2 weeks) children will read the book ‘Stickman’ to use adjectives to write expanded noun phrases, they will also design and describe a new friend for Stickman before writing a recount of Stickman’s day.

Instructions (2 weeks) children will learn about the features of instructions, the role of verbs as they plan and write instructions for an alien (Q Pootle 5) who doesn’t know how to brush his teeth or make healthy snacks.

Letter and non-chronological report on nocturnal animals based on the book 'The Dark.’ (2 weeks)



Number and place value

Mark 2-digit numbers on a beaded line,count in tens from 1- and 2-digit numbers, estimate a quantity, then count in tens ,estimate a quantity, then count in tens ,perform place value additions and subtractions.

Addition and subtraction                                                        

Know pairs to 10, and then to 7, 8 and 9 ,know pairs to 10, and then to 20,know pairs to 20,add/subtract 10 using coins

Money and Measures

Recognise coins; make amounts ,investigate amounts to be made using coins; use a system, use coins to buy objects up to 20p and find change, read time on digital/analogue clocks to nearest half of hour, read time on digital/analogue clocks to nearest quarter of hour.

Addition and subtraction and Money

Use pairs to 10 to find amount to next ten ,Use pairs to 10 to find the next ten,use pairs to 10 to find how many to the next ten,find change from 20p ,Add and subtract 10, 11 and 20 in the context of money.

Measures and Shape

Measure using decimetre strips, measure using centimetres; understand there are 10cm in a decimetre, measure using rulers measured in centimetres and metres ,Identify left and right; give accurate directions. Understand clockwise and anticlockwise turns and right angles as quarter turns.

Number and Fractions

Count in 10s and 2s; spotting patterns, count in 10s and begin to use multiplication, recognise odd and even numbers, find halves and quarters of shapes by folding, find halves and quarters of shapes.



Animals including humans – basic needs for human and animal survival, describing why exercise, balanced diet and good hygiene are important.

Experiment ops – tasting and testing foods from different food groups, exercise based questions such as will the person with the longest legs jump the furthest, how strong are we – is it linked to height and hand size etc? Children to make predictions / generalisations and work in groups to find out how to test and answer these questions.



Weekly discrete lessons taught by Senorita Andrea.







Daily Activities


  • Every day, we will also start by revising reading and spelling Phase 5 words to continue to develop our reading and independent writing.
  • We will practice our handwriting in order to develop our pre-cursive letter formation before moving on to joining our letters.
  • We will practice multiplication and division facts every day, initially focusing on counting in 10s and 5s. (You can practice this at home too!)
  • We will spend a little time each day revising ‘High Frequency’ and ‘Common Exception’ words – I will send lists of these important words home in a few weeks – lots of reading at home will help you remember these too!


These are the topics we cover during the rest of the year:

 Autumn 2: Superheroes, Spring: An Island Home, Summer 1: Explorers and Adventures and Summer 2:Love our locality. This page will be updated with topic specific objectives each half term.


We will continue to follow and revise Letters and Sounds from Phase 5 as well as learning and revising the common exception words.  These topics provide children with various opportunities to learn about important historical figures such as Florence Nightingale and Christopher Columbus, as well as learning how to use maps, atlases and all about the physical and human features of places. Children also learn about the continents, oceans and different climates of the world and this ties in with our Science lessons on Animals and their habitats.