2MS Mrs Maxfield – Teacher Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday
Mrs Stacey – Teacher Thursday and Friday
Miss Craddy – Teaching Assistant
2M Mrs Mawson – Teacher
Mrs Bottomley – Teaching Assistant
Learning in English and Maths
In English and Maths children are following the national strategies. A greater emphasis is now placed on spelling and grammar in Literacy and on mental calculation, problem solving and reasoning skills in maths, including knowing the two, three, five and ten times tables by heart.
Children will begin to develop an understanding of the context of the United Kingdom and the wider world using world maps, globes and atlases. They will explore and research similarities and differences comparing our own city of Leeds with Mumbai in India focusing on the human and physical Geography of both cities. Children will study the city of Leeds to gain an understanding of their own heritage.
In Science children will learn about the life cycle of plants and animals. They will also explore the uses of different materials and will investigate how materials can be changed by heating and cooling.
In ICT children will work on staying safe on the internet. They will work on programming a floor turtle, learning to give accurate commands to create routes, patterns and shapes
Children will learn about the Great Fire of London as an event beyond living memory that is significant nationally. They will also consider ways in which we find out about the past using a variety of sources for example Samuel Pepys diary and contemporary art. They will be introduced to thinking about the reliability of sources.
In Science children will deepen their knowledge about animas including humans. They will learn about basic needs of animals to survive and the importance of maintaining a healthy lifestyle.
In ICT children will begin to record and edit videos and deepen their knowledge of programming skills.
Children will compare and contrast features of the seaside in the past and today; looking at how resorts and seaside activities have changed over time.
They will be taught about the geographical features of the seaside, both human and physical. They will use simple compass directions and locational and directional language to describe the location of features and to describe routes.
In Science children will observe and describe how seeds and bulbs grow into mature plants. They will have opportunities to plant a variety of different plants and will carry out investigations related to plant needs.
In ICT children will start to use devices to record and use sound. They will learn how people communicate using different devices on the internet and what devices use the internet.
Parents are made aware of current learning in Year 2 via termly newsletters, homework books and reading diaries.
Children are set weekly home learning tasks in Literacy, Maths and in topic as appropriate. Parental support with this is both valued and appreciated.