Welcome to Year 2!

We hope you had a lovely Easter break and are feeling refreshed ready for Summer 1. We have lots of exciting topics this term that you can find more information about below. 



What are we learning?

Geography – Map Makers

During this term, our geography focus will be Map Makers. We will be investigating different types of maps and the different features that you may find on a map. We will have practical experience of map reading and navigating around maps from location to location. Finally we will then be drawing and creating our own physical and 3D maps.  



Science – Super Scientists

In science this term we will be looking at Super Scientists. This gives us the opportunity to learn about the amazing discoveries of famous scientists and how their work has helped us today. Not only will we learn about the wonderful discoveries made by scientists such as Alexander Fleming and Isaac Newton, but we will also have the opportunity to carry out our own investigations. These investigations will allow us to make predictions and provide opportunities to work scientifically before discussing our findings.  



Other Subjects:

English – postcards and letters.

Maths – fractions, statistics.

PE – athletics, swimming.

Art – Henri Rousseau.

Music – British songs and sounds.

Computing – online safety, creating pictures.

RE – Who celebrates what? Celebrations that matter in Sandwell.


What are we reading?

This half term we are going to be reading ‘Flat Stanley’ by Jeff Brown – the story all about Stanley Lambchop who becomes completely flat and has many adventures by sliding under the doors! We will then be writing a postcard based upon this book, depicting one of Stanley’s many adventures. Following that we will be reading the story of ‘Tiddler’ by Julia Donaldson – the smallest fish who tells the tallest tales! We will be then writing letters based upon Tiddler. Alongside this we will be choosing a variety of different stories to read for pleasure and at home time within class.




Our Year 2 Timetable 

The timetable below shows when children will need to bring in specific items during the week. It is the children's responsibility to ensure that they bring the correct equipment and kit on specific days. If any changes are made, parents will be notified via parent pay. We ask that children bring in their reading records and books daily, so that we are able to read with the children whenever possible. 




P.E Day (full kit needed)

Reading books changed.


Swimming Day (full kit including swimming cap and towel needed) - please ensure the children are not wearing earrings on this day.  If children wish to wear goggles, a letter needs to be sent in.


Weekly homework should now be completed on Spag.com and Maths.co.uk. It is an expectation that is completed each week. 

Children will visit the library.


Spelling test


Feel good Friday! Remember your navy trousers! 

New homework available on Spag.com and Maths.co.uk. 

Remember, all reading books and reading records should be in school every day. 

Keep checking back daily to find new things on our page! 

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