Holy Family Catholic Primary School

To work, to pray, to play in the Light of the Lord

                         Welcome to Year Two!

Miss Fletcher

Supporting staff:

Mrs McHale & Miss Jones

 

Year 2 are learning lots of exciting new things!

Take a look at some of the things we have learnt:

 

Literacy, Numeracy, Art, History, Geography, Computing and Science lessons are linked to different topics each term.

Autumn One

Muck Mess and Mixtures - Art focus

Year 2 will be taking part in the Muck Mess and Mixtures topic. This topic will teach Year 2 how to use art skills to create a range of artwork. Year 2 will also learn about different artists from around the world. In Science we will find out about the properties of different materials.  We will visit Eureka on Tuesday 1st October  to support us in our Science learning.  In English we will look at key features of stories and how to write a story. Following on from our story writing we will look at writing instructions. We will follow different instructions to  write recipes. In Maths we will focus on place value and how to add and subtract using the column method.  

RE - Chosen People

In RE we will  look at and compare the story of Abraham and Moses. We will learn about the jobs God asked Moses, and Abraham to do and why God trusted them with these jobs.

  

ART - We used bubble paints to create a small painting!  WC - 2.9.2019

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Autumn Two  - History focus

The Great Fire of London

In this History we will learn about how the fire started, why it started and what happened after the fire.In Science we will continue to look at properties of different materials. In English we will look  at key features of diary and letter writing.  We will look at the skills needed to write a diary and a letter. In Maths we will look at measurement. We will look at estimating, measuring, comparing and ordering different measurements.

RE - Mysteries  

In this topic we will have the opportunity to look at and reflect on mysteries. We will share our thoughts about heaven, what The Trinity represents, learn about the story of the Annunciation and learn about the birth of Jesus.

We will also perform our Nativity called Born in a Barn.

Spring 1- History and Geography Focus

Castles and Turrets

This topic will be Castles and Turrets.  We will recap story writing and look at the skills needed to write a traditional tale. We will use a castle for our settings to our stories. To help us describe our setting  we will visit Pontefract Castle - https://www.pontefractcastle.co.uk/school-visits.aspx.  Our trip will also help us understand how castles were built and how they've developed overtime.  During this visit the children will act out a story through drama. The children will use these stories to help plan and write their own traditional tales. In Maths we will look at the value of money and how to pay and give change. 

 

 

 

RE - The Good New

In RE we will learn about how Jesus can turn sadness to joy in stories like, The Ten Lepers and The Feeding of the 5000. We  use art and drama to help us retell these stories.

 

 

Spring 2- History and Geography Focus

Pirates

In this topic we will look at the lives of significant individuals (sea explorers) and how they have influenced us today. In English we will look at the skills needed to be able to write a non-chronological report. We will use our topic learning on Pirates to write a non-chronological report about a pirate. In Maths we will learn about 2D and 3D shapes.

RE -

The Mass

We will be looking at the meaning of Lent and identifying what Christians do during Lent. We will also learn about the story of The Last Super and make links between this story and The Mass.

Summer Term 1 -  Science Focus

Minibeasts

 Our Literacy, Numeracy, Art, Computing and Science lessons are based around this topic. We will go on a minibeast hunt and explore different minibeast habitats. We will refer to the artists Andy Goldsworthy and create an Andy Goldsworthy inspired nature picture. In Literacy we will look at writing recounts. In Numeracy we will focus on telling the time to quarter hour.

RE -

Eastertide

We will look at the meaning of Easter and identifying what Christians do to celebrate Easter. We will learn  about the story of the Ascension and the story of Pentecost.

 

Summer Term 2 -  Science and Geography Focus

Beach Combers

 Our last topic  is Beach Combers. We will look at a range of beaches and identify how they have changed over the years. We will also look at rock pools and identify what type of animals might live there. To help us with our topic learning we will visit Filey Beach. At Filey we will look at the features of a modern beach and compare them to beaches in the past. Our Literacy, Numeracy and Science lessons will link in with our topic.

RE -

Birth of the new church

We will be looking at the meaning of community and what it feels like to be apart of a community. We will also identify all the different communities we belong to.