Year 2

Topic Overview Spring 1 Newsletter Term: Spring 1
Topic: The Selfish Giant

In Spring term 1, our topic is 'The Selfish Giant'. During our topic we will be focusing on this story. We will be researching all about growing and the life cycle of a plant. We will also be looking at researching about significant people from Stoke-on-Trent such as; Robbie Williams, Emma Bridgewater and Captain John Smith.

In English we will writing our own instructions to plant a flower using lots of different language. We will also be looking at something new, poetry and funny rhymes linking to our story of 'The Selfish Giant'.

During Maths we will be looking at securing our understanding about addition and subtraction by introducing using the column method. We will also be looking at symmetry and 3D shape.

Topic Overview Autumn 2 Newsletter Term: Autumn 2
Topic: Winter Babies

In Autumn term 2 our topic is 'Winter Babies'. During our topic we will be focusing on a story called 'The little polar bear and the big balloon'. We will be researching all about polar bears living in the Arctic, what they like to eat and their habitats. In science we will be looking at what humans and animals need to survive. In English we will writing our very own non-chronological report about polar bears and then researching to write about 'Lars' friend 'Yuki' the puffin. We will also be writing a recount of the little polar bear's journey. During Maths we will be looking at money and doubling we will even get to have ago at making our very own shop and playing shop keeper.

Topic Overview Autumn 1 Newsletter Term: Autumn 1
Topic: Superheroes

In Autumn term 1 our topic is 'Superheroes'. During our topic we will be focusing on a story called 'Traction Man'. We will be researching all about real life superheroes, one being Florence Nightingale. We will be looking at what her life was like and why she was a real life superhero.

In English we will be perfecting our sentence writing by making sure that we are using finger spaces, capital letters and full stops, we will also be making our writing extra exciting by adding amazing adjectives. During Maths we will be focusing our laser beams on securing our knowledge of number, applying addition and subtraction. Year 2 are definitely superhero ready!

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