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Our Lady's Catholic Primary School A place of learning - A community of Christ

Year 2

In the Autumn term, Year 2 will be busy working on the following topics. In R.E. we will be focusing on the domestic Church and Family, Baptism, Judaism and Advent/Christmas. In Literacy, we will be developing writing through the following genres: Explanations, Recounts and Poetry. The children also begin to learn cursive handwriting. In Numeracy, we will be focussing on the following key skills: Place Value, Adding and subtracting 1 and 2 digit numbers, written methods of multiplication, Number Bonds to 10,20 and 100, times tables (2,5, and 10), Geometry (properties of 2 and 3d shape), Money and Time. Other areas of learning will include making PowerPoints to present information and Algorithms in ICT and `Take Care’, `Materials’ and `Growing up’ in Science. In P.E., we will be doing Gymnastics and Dance. In Art, we will be painting different Sunset and Sunrise landscapes and in DT we will be making Pizzas and designing our own individual Coats of Arms. In Music, we will be concentrating on Christmas songs and in History our topic will be Knights and Castles (Including a trip to Windsor Castle). In Geography we are researching into the 4 Countries of the UK, their Capital cities and learning the names of the Oceans and the Continents.


In the spring term, Year 2 will focus on the themes of Local Church community in R.E., followed by Eucharist and Relating and then moving on to Lent/Easter and Giving. In Literacy, we will be developing writing through Traditional Stories and Poetry. In Numeracy, our key skills are Subtracting 2- and 3-digit numbers, Multiplication & division, 4 and 5 times tables and also Measures (m, cm, g, kg, l, ml, etc). In ICT we are concentrating on writing and receiving emails including attachments and in Science we are continuing to look at Materials and Shaping Up. P.E. is going to have a focus balance and will be playing Invasion games. In History we will be learning about the Great Fire of London and our Art will also tie in with this theme. In DT, we will be making Vehicles and in Geography we will also be learning about the pollution. In Music we will be learning to play in an ensemble and thinking about Reggae.


During the Summer term Year 2, will be focusing on Pentecost in R.E. We will also focus on Rules and the reason for them, the Sacrament of Reconciliation and God’s treasure – the world. Our Summer Literacy focus on the following forms of writing: non-chronological reports, favourite stories and poetry. In Numeracy, we will be adding and subtracting 3 and 4 digit numbers, working on multiplication and division, comparing numbers, telling the time and developing our knowledge of fractions. In Science, our theme is The Apprentice Gardener. In ICT, we will be working on Digital Literacy. In P.E. we will be doing Athletics, in preparation for Sports Day. In Music we will be learning an African Song and one about friendship. In History we will be learning about Florence Nightingale and Mary Seacole and in Geography we will be focussing on Africa.