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Year 2

Welcome to the Autumn Term in Year 2

Our topic this term is Our local area- my backyard




In English we have been looking at a range of genres. We have focused on securing capital letters, finger spaces and full stops. We have started to explore exciting adjectives, the conjunction 'and', question marks and exclamation marks. We will also be exploring how to use plurals and spelling rules.  We will then move onto Hansel and Gretel and writing a five part story. We always try our best to produce our neatest handwriting and practise this every day.



Our authors of the term are David Litchfield and Ross Montgomery. During our whole class reading sessions we will retrieve and infer answers from a range of different text types including fiction, non-fiction and poetry. We are looking forward to exploring the books on the reading spine and reading as many as possible from our passport! Reading with your child at home is essential. They should be bringing home two books a week and these need to be brought into school every day.



This term the children will be revisiting previous concepts in their math's lessons.  They will be counting forwards and backwards in ones, twos, fives and tens. We will be consolidating our knowledge of place value and the value of each digit in a 2-digit number as this may have been affected due to Covid-19. In addition to this we will also continue to practise our addition and subtraction skills and we will begin to use simple multiplication in the form of repeated addition. We will be using a range of methods to help us solve problems. The children all have a numbots login and it is a great way for them to become more fluent with number facts.



 During the Autumn term our topic will be Living Things and their Habitats. We will look at habitats and microhabitats in our local area and school through videos and observation. We will consider whether things are living, dead or never alive. We will describe how animals obtain their foods from plants and other animals using food chains. We will be observing in the African garden and comparing habitats of animals around the world. We will also look at food chains and identify different sources of food.



Other Subjects


The topic this term is ‘Our Local Area—My backyard’.

We will be finding out about Changes in Plymouth over time in History.  In Geography we will locate Plymouth on a map and recognise our local landmarks. We will try to go on a local walk around Prince Rock.  During DT, work will focus on joining materials and construction. After half term we will be looking at the work of the artist Brian Pollard as an inspiration for our art. During these art lessons we will be drawing, painting and colour mixing to make our own Plymouth artworks. In music, will be using a variety of instruments to build layers of sound and will represent this in a graphic score. During our Computing lessons we will begin to look at using Microsoft Teams to complete work. In PE we will be focusing on static balances and planning movements around the floor. In RE we will be finding out how Muslims live and why Christmas matters to Christians. Our PSHE theme is ‘ Being me in my World ’.



PE Days

PE for both classes takes place on Tuesdays. Please make sure that your child brings their PE kit to school with them. Please could you also remove earrings in the morning, or your child will not be able to take part in the lessons.


Key Dates and General Reminders

Homework is given out on a Friday and is to be returned by the following Wednesday.

Spellings are given out on a Monday and need to be learnt by the following Monday.

Library books are changed weekly.

Your child can now access Numbots to help them with their number facts.

Please name all your children’s clothes and belongings.