Hazel - Year 2

Welcome to Year 2 at Christ Church School.  Here is some information for the class.

Teaching Staff

Class Teachers:

Ms S Johnson

Support Staff:

Mrs V Thompson

Mrs C Brisley

Ms Kate Attipoe

Timetable

English – daily

Maths – daily

Outdoor Learning – Secret Garden weekly

P.E. on Mondays

Swimming on Thursdays

Homework

Homework and spelling is handed out on Thursday and returned Monday.

Curriculum

Autumn

Autumn 1

History: What happened to the dinosaurs? Are there still dinosaurs?

Science: Why would a dinosaur not make a good pet?

R.E.: What responsibility has God given people about taking care of creation?

English:

Reading: Dinosaurs and All That Rubbish by Michael Foreman

Writing: Narrative and non-chronological reports.

Spelling:

  • Do you know words ending in ‘ge’ and ‘dge’?
  • What happens to ‘c’ before ‘e’, ‘I’, and ‘y’?
  • Can you list words beginning with ‘kn’, ‘gn’ and ‘wr’?
  • Which words end in ‘le’?

PE: Dance

Autumn 2

Geography: What would Dora the Explorer find interesting about living in London?

History: How did the Great fire of London start?

Science: What plants grow in Battersea park that also grow in our school garden?

R.E.: School’s own Saint’s day.  Where is the light of Christmas?

English:

Reading: Follow that Map by Scott Ritchie

Writing: Recounts and reports.

Spelling:

  • Can you find words ending with ‘el’, ‘al’, ‘il’, and  ‘y’?
  • Can you add ‘es’ or ‘ed’ to words ending in ‘y’?

PE: Gymnastics

Spring

Spring 1

History: Why were Christopher Columbus and Neil Armstrong brave people?

Science: Why would a dinosaur not make a good pet?

R.E.: What responsibility has God given people about taking care of creation?

English:

Reading: Dinosaurs and All That Rubbish by Michael Foreman

Writing: Narrative and non-chronological reports.

Spelling:

  • Do you know words ending in ‘ge’ and ‘dge’?
  • What happens to ‘c’ before ‘e’, ‘I’, and ‘y’?
  • Can you list words beginning with ‘kn’, ‘gn’ and ‘wr’?
  • Which words end in ‘le’?

PE: Dance

Spring 2

Geography: Where would you prefer to live: England or Kenya?

Science: What are the differences in animals and plants growing and living in England compared with Kenya? 

R.E.: How do Easter symbols help us to understand the true meaning of Easter?

English:

Reading: Bringing the Rain to Kapiti Plain by Verna Ardeena

The Leopard’s Drum by Jessica Souhami

Spelling:

  • Can you add new endings to one syllable words with short vowel sounds?
  • Can you spell words with ‘al’ and ‘all’?
  • Can you spell words with the ‘/ul’ sound spelt ‘o’ or the ‘/ee’ sound spelt ‘ey’?

PE: Swimming and games

Summer

Summer 1

History: What was it like when the Queen came to the throne in 1953?

Science: What plants are grown in the Queen’s garden?

R.E.: What does it mean to be a Hindu?

English:

Reading: The Queen’s Hat by Steve Anton

Writing: Reports, diaries

Spelling:

  • What happens to the ‘/ol’, ‘/er’ and ‘/or’ sounds after ‘w’?
  • When does ‘s’ sound like ‘/sh’?

PE: Swimming and athletics

Summer 2

Geography: Why do we love to be beside the seaside?

Science: Living things and their habitats

R.E.: What is the importance of symbols, beliefs and teaching in Hinduism?

English:

Reading: Billy’s Bucket by Kes Gray ad Garry Parsons

Tiddler by Julia Donaldson

Seahorse by John Butterworth

Writing: Reports, diaries

Spelling:

  • How do you add a suffix to a word?
  • How do I use an apostrophe
  • What is a homophone?
  • Can you make a list of words ending in tion?

PE: Swimming and athletics

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