Year 2


Information for Parents

                                                      Class One - Year 1 and 2

Term: Autumn(1), Autumn(2), Spring(1), Spring(2), Summer(1), Summer(2)

New Life 


Children will learn about;



In literacy we shall be looking at the features of non fiction books. We shall be creating our own pieces of information writing about different aspects of new life.  We shall look at labelling features of insects and plants.  We shall also be reading the story of Jack and the Beanstalk and deconstructing the text to help us to understand how stories are written.




The children will continue working on handling data, by making block graphs and pictograms.  We shall also be measuring, investigating turns and learning to follow instructions using positional language. We shall also be looking at patterns in plants and natural symmetry.

The children will be looking at finding half of an object or an amount.




We shall be investigating different habitats and the animals and plants that live there. We shall be learning about food chains and lifecycles of different animals. We shall be learning about plants, how they grow and what they need to survive. The children will be learning about where their food comes from. They will also be growing beans.



The children will be using the ipads and cameras to record the stages of growth of plants. We shall also be using data handling software to produce graphs of the species found in the school grounds.

Design & Technology/ Art

We shall be using foods which grow in our gardens to create  vegetable soup. We shall also be using clay to create our own clay garden creatures.

The children will be using charcoal, pens and pencil to draw plants and seeds. We will be looking at how we can make pencil lines darker and lighter.

We shall also be attempting sewing.




In RE  the children will be learning about celebrations. They will be exploring celebrations with in Islam and the Christian festival of Easter.

In PSHE we will be learning about caring for the animals in our garden and respecting our local community.



The children will be learning about their local environment from the air. We shall also be comparing crops grown locally and crops grown in non European countries.

In history the children will be sequencing their growing process.



We shall be developing the skills we have already gained to travel safely over and under, round and through the large apparatus in gym. We shall be developing sequences of movements and balances on the apparatus and on the floor.




The children will be continuing  to explore pitch through the story of Jack and the Beanstalk. We shall also be looking at adding musical instruments to enhance the story and perform it to each other.  We will also be using our knowledge of pitch to create a composition for a short piece of music to accompany a clip of a seed growing into a plant. The children will explore making sounds with their voices and bodies to accompany animal songs.