Welcome to Year 2

Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I’ll learn. Benjamin Franklin

Miss Corr

Miss Corr

Y2 Class Teacher, English Coordinator

Mrs Harris

Mrs Harris

Teaching Assistant & Senior Lunchtime Supervisor

Mrs Baranyai

Y2 class teacher, English coordinator

Long Term Curriculum Overview

To find out more about our Year 2 curriculum, please look at the jigsaw below.

Year 2 Long Term Curriculum Overview

Curriculum Newsletters

Find out what we are learning about each half-term by reading our half termly newsletters

Autumn 1 Curriculum News Autumn 2 Curriculum News Spring 1 Curriculum News Spring 2 Curriculum News Summer 1 Curriculum News

Half Term Overviews 

Autumn 1 MTP Autumn 2 MTP Spring 1 MTP Spring 2 MTP Summer 1 MTP

 

Y1/2 Statutory Spelling List

Please encourage your children to practise these compulsory spellings, these are essential and should be practised alongside weekly sounds/spellings.

Y1 & Y2 Statutory Spellings

Please have a look at our English page to find more information on our phonics and reading schemes. 

Homework

At St Joseph’s, we are so grateful for the invaluable support that our parents and carers provide for our pupils. The homework given will prepare and support your child’s learning across the curriculum each half term. The homework tasks below are optional. If you would also like to read our homework policy, please follow the link below.

Homework Policy 2022-24

Autumn 1

To help you with your learning this half term, here are some optional homework tasks and resources/activities for you to complete. We can’t wait to see your work that you complete at home!

Autumn 2

Spring 1

Support/Resources for Optional Homework Tasks

Here are some resources to guide you in the additional homework. Of course, you are free to use your own resources and research but just remember to STOP, BLOCK and TELL if you find anything during your online learning that upsets you or makes you feel uncomfortable.

English

In class, we have explored different versions of the traditional fairy tale ‘The Princess and the Pea‘. If you’re at home, you could re-write the Princess and Pea story with a different ending. Or if you would like to try a different stimulus, why not try writing an alternative ending for the Little Red Riding Hood!

http://www.youtubekids.com/watch?v=E2Y_6CRNd2M

Storyboard Template Alternative Little Red Riding Hood template

Maths

See below for some resources to kick start your fractions learning!

http://www.youtubekids.com/watch?v=362JVVvgYPE

http://www.ictgames.com/mobilePage/fractionFresco/index.html

Maths Activities Fractions Colouring

History

If you can’t go a visit a castle in real life, why not enjoy a virtual tour! Visit Goodrich Castle on the link below.

http://www.english-heritage.org.uk/visit/places/goodrich-castle/history-and-stories/virtual-tour/

History Tasks Input History Supported Writing Task

PHSE

You can explore more about British values on the links below. Why not learn one of the songs and video your performance to show you understand these very important concepts!

http://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/school-radio/assemblies-ks1-ks2-british-values-mutual-respect/zp8yhcw

http://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/school-radio/assemblies-ks1-ks2-british-values-democracy-pankhurst-international-womens-day/zmxftrd

 

Spring 2

Support/Resources for Optional Homework Tasks

Here are some resources to guide you in the additional homework. Of course, you are free to use your own resources and research but just remember to STOP, BLOCK and TELL if you find anything during your online learning that upsets you or makes you feel uncomfortable.

English

In class we have been reading The Storm Whale by Benji Davies. If you are at home, you could read the sequel, The Storm Whale in Winter, or watch the video here: https://www.youtubekids.com/watch?v=PPtet0D2zHc

The Storm Whale in Winter

Then have a go re-writing this story or writing your own version. Use this story mountain to help you plan your story first, and then write your story in your best handwriting on this beautiful sea-themed paper!

story writing planning sheet

writing page

Maths

In Maths, we are consolidating our arithmetic learning too. Can you try to show that multiplication and addition are commutative?

Try singing this memorable song to help you remember! https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/clips/zwdq6sg

Adding song

Then try these activities to help you show that addition and multiplication are commutative!

commutative +

Art

We have been learning about Claude Monet. Watch this video to learn more about him at home: https://www.youtubekids.com/watch?v=ah5g2M14oUM

Monet video

Then have a go completing a Monet-style picture!

art activity

PHSE

Our topic this half-term is Medicines and Me. Keep learning about this at home by exploring the PP attached here.

t-p-281-ks1-being-safe-around-medicines-powerpoint

Then have a go designing a poster to teach children in the class about how to stay safe around medicines!
poster phse challenge

Summer 1

https://www.stjosephswetherby.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/04/home-learning-Summer-1.pdf