Year 2

Welcome to Year 2

Autumn Term 2018

Areas of study for Year 2*



Write simple narratives about personal experiences and those of others.

Summer holiday recounts

Retell traditional stories – Red Riding Hood

Autumn Poems

Stories with familiar settings

The town mouse and the country mouse

Writing information about toys

Letters to Santa

Instructions – Recipes for smoothies


Pictograms and tally charts – using our reasoning skills

Addition and subtraction – Adding and subtracting a two digit number to a single digit, a two digit number to a multiple of ten and a two digit numbers to two digit numbers.

Making money totals

Using number facts and reasoning – beginning with the Bar Model

Telling the time on an analogue clock in quarter hour intervals

Measuring using a ruler

Using positional language


Reading traditional stories (The

Gingerbread man, Red Riding Hood, Sleeping Beauty, The three Billy goats gruff)

Autumn poems

Non-fiction ‘All about Autumn’

Stories with familiar settings

The town mouse and the country mouse

Reading information about toys

Instructions – Recipes

Guided reading

Daily reading

Reading 4x a week at home


Revising Phase 3,4 & 5 phonics

Spelling Year 2 common exception words and high frequency words

Grammar - Identifying nouns, verbs and adjectives

Introducing Phase 6 in Autumn 2


Moving to music – Dance Lifecycles

Real PE – Tilly the Train and Thembi walks the tightrope

Outdoor ball skills, racket skills, ball games and developing co-ordination


Special books – Are some books more special than others

What does the Bible teach us?

The Christian Creation story

Celebrating Harvest

Special people

Our local vicar





Comparative tests

Basic needs for survival – humans and other animals

Health and hygiene

Life processes and living things


History of Sandhurst

The RMA, Toys from the past

What was Owlsmoor School like before you were born?



Our local area – Geography

Mapping skills

Local landmarks

Using a key

Physical and human features



Songs for the Harvest

Charanga – Rhythm using our hands, heart and feet

Using our voices expressively

Rehearsing and performing

Using percussion instruments


We are Photographers

Camera basics

Taking photos

Editing and analysing photos

We are Researchers

Using the internet

Internet Safety

Preparing a presentation

Giving a presentation

Art, Design & Technology

Harvest Landscapes

Land art installations – Andy Goldsworthy

Colour mixing

Designing, making and evaluating fruit smoothies

Making calendars and Christmas cards

* To teach phonics in Key Stage 1, we use 'Letters and Sounds' supplemented by 'Jolly Phonics'.

*To teach reading we use various reading schemes including Oxford reading tree, Ginn and Collins.

*If you require additional information relating to our school curriculum, please ask at the school office or the class teacher.






































































































Top Tips

  • Share books with your children- you read to them, they read to you.
  • Discuss books and stories — characters, events, endings etc.
  • Make suggestions for a different ending, new character etc
  • Join the local library & encourage your child to choose their books— this helps to develop preferences etc.
  • Don’t forget rhymes and poems – particularly good for improving fluency.
  • Encourage your child to write shopping lists, notes, postcards, diaries.
  • Encourage correct letter formation — this will help with cursive writing later.
  • Play I spy using phonic/sounds - don’t forget endings.
  • Practise reading and spelling keywords.
  • Watch, listen and discuss news (ideally CBBC Newsround).
  • Rewards them with educational games, programmes and web-games.
  • Devise a home timetable for your child to complete homework and read.

Educational websites

The following sites provide information relating to trips and studies...


Educational web-games

The following sites host links to relevant KS1 (Infant) web-games. You may wish to challenge your child to try some KS2 (Junior) web-games as the academic year progresses.