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Independent life-long learners SCHOOL AIMS

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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

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