Fossdale Road
Wilnecote
Tamworth
Staffordshire
B77 4HN

Year Two

Welcome to the Year 2 Page!

The teachers in Year 2 are Miss Bassett and Mr Hoare. 

Hello! This page will be used to tell you all about our topics and important information regarding year 2.


Current topic - The Great Fire of London! (Autumn)

Key subject area: Science and history

In this Great Fire of London unit, we step back in time to 1666, discovering the key events of the Great Fire of London, and developing an understanding of the ways in which we can find out about the past through discussing primary sources. 

In doing so, this topic will teach us about Samuel Pepys and his infamous diary, and therefore we will be able to order the events of the great fire accordingly. Additionally, the children will have the opportunity to increase their awareness of the past, by comparing and contrasting past and present-day London, as well as looking at how life was different in the 17th century. Through science, we will look at various types of materials, investigating their properties and discussing their many uses, linking this to the buildings of 1666 and how the materials used would have had a significant role in the enormity of it.

Art: Using various media, the children will create fire scenes using silhouettes. 

DT: The children will make Fire of London cakes using the following recipe: http://cookit.e2bn.org/historycookbook/964-fire-of...

Experiences: Great Fire of London drama day.


Maths

Our key focus this term is place value, addition and subtraction, measure and multiplication and division. Our key outcomes are:

Place Value 

  • Read and write numbers to at least 100 in numerals and in words. 
  • Recognise the place value of each digit in a two digit number (tens, ones) 
  • Identify, represent and estimate numbers using different representations including the number line. 
  • Compare and order numbers from 0 up to 100; use <, > and = signs. 
  • Use place value and number facts to solve problems. 
  • Count in steps of 2, 3 and 5 from 0, and in tens from any number, forward and backward.

Addition and Subtraction 

  • Recall and use addition and subtraction facts to 10, 20 and 100.
  • Add and subtract numbers using concrete objects, pictorial representations, and mentally.
  • Show that the addition of two numbers can be done in any order and subtraction of one number from another cannot. 
  • Solve problems with addition and subtraction.
  • Recognise and use the inverse relationship between addition and subtraction and use this to check calculations and solve missing number problems.

Measurement: Money 

  • Recognise and use symbols for pounds (£) and pence (p); combine amounts to make a particular value. 
  • Find different combinations of coins that equal the same amounts of money. 
  • Solve simple problems in a practical context involving addition and subtraction of money of the same unit, including giving change.

Multiplication and Division 

  • Recall and use multiplication and division facts for the 2, 5 and 10 times tables, including recognising odd and even numbers. 
  • Calculate mathematical statements for multiplication and division within the multiplication tables and write them using the multiplication (x), division (÷) and equals (=) sign. 
  • Solve problems involving multiplication and division. 
  • Show that the multiplication of two numbers can be done in any order and division of one number by another cannot.

Use this link to watch videos on our visual maths methods  Visual Maths Videos

Maths links:

Below are some links you can use to help support your child's learning at home

Use this link to watch videos on our visual maths methods Visual Maths Videos


-Literacy and Reading

We will be continuing our Read Write Inc (RWI) program over the year. Children will have speed sound word time every day along with other writing tasks that will help all chd to spell and form sentences correctly.

Children will be bringing home new reading books this term which will link to our RWI program so please try to read for at least 10 minutes a day when possible - this will have a huge impact on their learning.

Literacy links:

Below are some links you can use to help support your child's learning at home


PE

Below is a table outlining when our PE sessions will be.

Please ensure your child has PE kit in school on these days and that they have appropriate clothing (plain white t-shirt and plain dark shorts)

   AM  

   PM    
Monday  PE
Tuesday  
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday   PE
 

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