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Year 2

The Year 2 team is Miss Lloyd, Miss Chislett and Mrs Biddlecombe

TLSA's - Mrs Dowding/Mrs Harrison, Mrs Taylor, Miss Hewitt

Summer Term 2022

This term we will begin our DPC unit 'Media Magic'.

This involves learning about technology and media. We will be focusing on the development of new technologies (as well as communication through history), learning about famous inventors and how their inventions have changed the world that we live in. We will also be exploring the use of music and costume in film.

In English, we will be looking at a range of stories and engaging with characters, settings and events. We will then be writing our own stories using these as inspiration, to further develop our use of description and coherent writing structures. We will also be exploring poetry and practising using our inference skills to understand the meanings expressed through a variety of different poems. 

Maths lessons will begin with introducing time, moving on to position and direction, as well as capacity (length, height, mass and temperature). We will utilise problem solving and reasoning opportunities consistently during each of these units to continue to improve our skills in these areas.

Science is all about plants, animals and their needs and understanding growth and changes. We will be learning about food chains and eco systems and how each animal and plant plays an important role.

Finally, to prepare the children for their transition into KS2, we will spend time during the latter part of the Summer term discussing the changes ahead and familiarising them with the building and teaching staff.

Spring Term 2022

This term we will be moving on to our new DPC unit of work focusing on holidays and travel, called ‘From A to B’. We will be finding out about different modes of transport used throughout history and how new technology has changed the way we travel. Our children will have the chance to learn about children's lives from different countries and even learn a few words in other languages.

In Geography, we will be focusing on physical and human features of different locations and learning basic map skills. We will also be learning about the history of Dorridge, going on a walk around the local area and making our own maps of Dorridge. In Art, we will be learning about a range of artists and how they use different media to create pictures of vehicles.

Our daily English, phonics and maths sessions will continue to be practical, engaging and, wherever possible, linked in to our overall topic. We are continuing to focus on reading for pleasure during our whole-class reading sessions and working hard on our comprehension skills during shared reading.

In Science, we will be learning about animals and their needs, their life processes, as well as seasonal changes in our local environment. The children will be learning about the characteristics of living things, their growth and development and that different animals start life in different forms (e.g. eggs/live births).

Autumn Term 2021

Year 2 will begin an exciting IPC unit called ‘Brainwaves’ at the start of the Autumn term. We will be learning all about how the brain works and what we can do to improve our learning. Children will explore ways in which they can keep their brain healthy, through the means of sleep, exercise and healthy eating. The exit point for our ‘Brainwaves’ unit will see the children teach others a skill they know and learn new skills from their peers.

Later on in the term, we will be moving on to ‘People from the Past’. This unit allows children to become familiar with a range of significant people from the past and understand some important events, which have shaped the world as we know it today. Although it may seem that this unit is primarily history focused, there are many links to other subjects such as geography, where we learn about Christopher Columbus and his discoveries of areas on the map. Additionally, we will explore previous scientific discoveries, when we learn about Alexander Fleming and his invention of penicillin and Florence Nightingale with her amazing medical work.

Our Maths work will begin with a brief recap previous knowledge from last year, leading onto work with place value. From there, children will progress to addition and subtraction involving 2 digit numbers and crossing over tens.

In English, we will continue to promote the love of reading through literature and will use a range of fiction and non-fiction texts to engage and excite the children, with links to our writing.

Our Science lessons will link to our IPC units, but we will also be exploring our surroundings and noticing habitats within the local area. Later in the Autumn term, we will also be learning about materials and their suitability for different purposes.

Welcome to Year 2

There is a Welcome presentation for Key Stage1. Click on one of the links below. 

 Welcome to Key Stage One 2021-2022

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 Welcome to Key Stage One 2021-2022

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Curriculum Overview

You can find more details of the International Primary Curriculum on the Curriculum and Subject pages on the menu to the left. At the beginning of every unit of study we will be sending out a letter to parents that explains the sort of things that are being covered in the unit. Copies of these letters are available from the links below, as well as an overview for this year group.

 Year 2 IPC Overview 2021-2022