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Year 2: Ruby and Scarlet

Year 2


Welcome back! We hope everyone had a lovely summer break!

This term, Year 2 will be focussing their learning around their new Power of Reading book, ‘Emma Jane’s Aeroplane’. Pupils will not only be exploring the book in English or reading, but also across the curriculum including in computing lessons.


In English Year 2 pupils will learn how to use subordinating and coordinating clauses in their writing, including and, because, when, if etc. Pupils will learn about the different ways to use these conjunctions, linking to their Power of Reading book and using it as an example. Once they are secure in their understanding, pupils will write their own adventure stories using Emma Jane’s aeroplane as inspiration.


In maths, Year 2 will learn about place value and how to partition two digit numbers. Pupils will compare different quantities using the more than and less than symbols (<, >). Year 2 will then recap their number bonds to 10 and begin to learn their number bonds to 20, using a range of methods to support them. Year 2 will also continue to learn their 2, 5 and 10 times tables.

In humanities, pupils will learn about the significance of the first aeroplane flight by the Wright Brothers. Year 2 pupils will continue developing their chronological understanding by looking at transport that is modern and transport that is from the past. Year 2 will learn how to research and compare the ways technology has affected transport over the years. Year 2 will then carry out a local study of Heathrow Airport, learning about the significance of its location and how it has improved over time.

Through art and DT, pupils will develop their knowledge and understanding of printing. Pupils will learn about artists who use printing to create their artwork and experiment with the use of a range of objects and materials to create their own artwork using this medium.

In RE, pupils will explore the religion of Judaism and how rules are an important part of Jewish faith. Pupils will look at which rules are the most important to Jewish people and they will begin to make some comparisons to other religions and their own lives.

In computing, pupils will learn how to use word processing programs on computers, laptops and tablets. Pupils will learn how to produce text and understand the benefits compared to writing by hand.


Year 2 will continue to have PE on Tuesday, therefore all pupils should come dressed in their PE kits on the day. If you have any further questions, please feel free to contact a member of the Year 2 team.


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