Autumn Term 


This term in English we will be exploring fiction and non-fiction texts using Talk for Writing. We will be taking part in Read, Write, Inc. sessions to help us to continue to apply phonetic knowledge and skills to decode and segment words and improve our fluency when reading and spelling. We will have guided reading and handwriting sessions every week to focus on target work. Our first book of the term is Leaf by Sandra Dieckman.



In maths we will be following the Inspire Maths programme, where we will be using concrete objects to move on to the abstract concept, to recap areas from Year 1 and move on to on the following areas of the Year 2 curriculum:

  • understand that the position of a digit in a number determines its value
  • compare and order numbers from 0 to 1000 and use < > and = signs correctly
  • find the next number in a pattern, count in steps of 2, 3, 5 and 10 from 0 and count in tens from any number forward and backward
  • use place value and number facts to solve problems
  • solve problems with addition and subtraction using concrete objects and pictorial representations, including those involving numbers, quantities and measures
  • solve problems with addition and subtraction applying their increasing knowledge of mental and written methods
  • recall and use addition and subtraction facts to 20 fluently, and derive and use related facts up to 100
  • add and subtract numbers using concrete objects, pictorial representations, and mentally, including, a two-digit number and ones, a two-digit number and tens, two two-digit numbers and adding three one-digit numbers
  • show that addition of two numbers can be done in any order and subtraction of one number from another cannot
  • recognise and use the inverse relationship between addition and subtraction and use this to check calculations and solve missing number problems.



Our science topic for this half term is ‘Animals, Including Humans’ where we will be taught to:

  • notice that animals, including humans, have offspring which grow into adults;
  • find out about and describe the basic needs of animals, including humans, for survival (water, food and air);
  • describe the importance for humans of exercise, eating the right amounts of different types of food, and hygiene.


After half term our topic will be ‘Living things and their habitats’ and we will:

  • explore and compare the differences between things that are living, dead, and things that have never been alive;
  • identify that most living things live in habitats to which they are suited and describe how different habitats provide for the basic needs of different kinds of animals and plants;
  • identify and name a variety of plants and animals in their habitats, including microhabitats;
  • use food chains to describe how animals obtain their food from plants and other animals.



This half term our topic will be Antarctica. 


After half term our focus out history topic will be the First World War and Remembrance.


During the first half term our topic focus will be Hands, feet, heart. After half term our topic will be ‘Ho, Ho, Ho’.


In RE we will be learning about ‘Belonging’ and ‘Festivals of Light’.


Year 2 PE will take place on a Monday with Mr Dawson. Please can all children come to school each Monday wearing their P.E. kits.