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Year 2: Ruby and Scarlet

Year 2


Year 2 will focus their learning around our new Power of Reading book, ‘Charles Darwin’s Around the World Adventure’ and we are looking forward to welcoming all our pupils back into school on 8th March to explore this wonderful book.


In English, pupils will be learn how to spell longer words by adding suffixes (-ful, -less, -ly,
-ness). Year 2 will look at how suffixes change the meaning of a word and sometimes the spelling too. Pupils will then apply this learning to write a short adventure story, using our Power of Reading book. Year 2 will practise using their editing and evaluation skills to improve work.


In Maths, Year 2 will solve missing number problems involving measurement and use their knowledge of number bonds to support their mental calculations. Year 2 will also revise the mathematical vocabulary they have learnt so far, using this to solve one-step and two-step problems They will also explain the reasoning behind the strategies they have used and justify their answers. Pupils will revise their knowledge of 2D and 3D shapes, focussing on their properties and identifying lines of symmetry in a vertical line when exploring 2D shapes.


In Geography, Year 2 will learn how to use a compass. They will learn what a compass is used for and will use key locational and directional language to describe the location of features and routes on a map.


In Science, pupils will learn about animals, including humans. Pupils will research and describe the basic needs of animals to survive (water, food and air) and notice that animals, including humans, have offspring which grow into adults. Year 2 will use scientific skills to ask simple questions and research to find out the answers.


To further enhance their skills of comprehension, Year 2 will learn how to infer and recall facts from a text. They will discuss and clarify the meanings of words, linking new meanings to known vocabulary. Pupils will also become more familiar with a wider range of stories, fairy tales and traditional tales.


Year 2 will continue to have PE on Tuesdays, therefore, all pupils should continue to come into school on their PE day in full PE kit.


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