Welcome to Year 2
If you need any further information about what is going on in your child’s class, or you would like to discuss anything in more detail, please contact the class teacher directly via email or call the school office for a telephone appointment.
Long Term Curriculum Plan
Yearly Curriculum Plan
We will look at the units covering ‘Animals Including Humans’. We will learn about humans and animals, look at their differences and similarities and then observe growth of animals and humans, charting and explaining our results.
The Chosen People –Children to learn that they are chosen and gifted by God to help others. We will develop our knowledge of Abraham, Moses and Daniel and explore their faith and trust in God. Mysteries –Children develop knowledge and understanding of the term ‘mystery’ and of the Christian understanding of God as ‘Trinity’, through the nativity story. Treasures (CAFOD Unit) –To know and understand that Christians believe that life is God’s gift. We will explore what we treasure in life and acquire the skills of assimilation ,celebration and application of the above.
Games and dance unit Autumn dance Victorian Christmas dance
Art / Design Technology
We will look at the work of Claude Monet and link this to our weather topic. We will produce our own versions based on his work. Designing a storm resistant home. Printing Christmas cards.
We will learn about St Bernadette’s History and explore what life in school and at home was like for children during Victorian times. Children will go to the Judges Lodgings Victorian Christmas experience.
In Geography, we will look at the location of our school and the surrounding area. We will explore geographical language and look at mapping. We will explore weather locally and climate around the world.
Children to look at topic ‘Hands, Feet, Heart’ (Charanga) and then practice performance when preparing for our Christmas production
Children to use simple programming to learn about algorithms and to predict the behaviour of programmes (Espresso units). We will also look at using technology safely and respectfully and keeping personal information private.
Counting to 31, basic conversation and weather.
We will learn about uses of everyday materials and plants. We will compare the uses of everyday materials by observing, identifying and classifying them. We will also observe and record how plants change over time.
Looking at main events and celebrations of Jesus’ life, including Palm Sunday, the Last Supper, Good Friday. Looking at the church, signs and symbols used in church and belonging to a community.
Games and Gymnastic
Art / Design Technology
We will look at the work of Chas Jacobs and link this to our topic. We will produce artwork on our homes. We will design purposeful, functional and appealing products for ourselves and other users based on design.
Geography / History
We will learn about significant local people, places and events. This will include the history of Lord Ashton, Williamson’s Park and the Town Hall.
In Geography, we will look carry out a Lancaster Study looking at local knowledge/weather and oceans and seas. We will also continue to explore geographical language and look at mapping.
Children to look at topic ‘I Wanna Play In A Band’ (Churanga) and Glockenspiel Stage 1 (Churanga).
We will also look at using technology safely and respectfully and keeping personal information private.
Directions, birthdays, around the home and continued basic conversation. (Learn 1 song per half term.)
We will explore and learn 2,5 and 10 times tables, describe the properties of 2D, 3D shape and solve problems involving money and fractions.
This term we will focus on our reading comprehension skills and then learn to construct complex sentences. In SPaG we will be learning how to use commas to separate items in a list and apostrophes for contracted forms.
We will look at the units covering ‘plants’ and ‘living things and their habitats’. We will find out what plants need to grow and stay healthy, observe inside seeds and bulbs and describe how they grow into mature plants. We will then discuss what living organisms need to stay alive and well and investigate the habitats that they live in.
This term we will be covering the themes ‘Universal Church’, ‘Pentecost’ and ‘Judaism’. The children will explore the story of the Holy Spirit at Pentecost, look at celebrations in the life of Jesus and learn about the Jewish Faith.
Games – applying skills and tactics to small game situations. Athletics – running, jumping and throwing.
Art / Design Technology
In Art and Design we will look at the work of Henri Matisse and create animal artwork in this style. In DT we will explore and use mechanisms and then design, make and evaluate our own moving pictures.
Geography / History
We will study people who have made significant contributions both nationally and internationally. This will include Mary Seacole, Florence Nightingale and Jennifer Wroth.
In Geography, we will carry out a Great Barrier Reef Study looking at locational knowledge/weather, oceans and seas. We will also recap continents and oceans.
‘World Zootime’ (Churanga) and ‘Reflect, Rewind, Replay’ (Churanga).
We will also create a multi media poster linked to our topic, focussing on how to import pictures and enter text.
Counting beyond 20, favourite foods and animals. (Learn 1 song per half term.)
We will be working with money to find different combinations of coins that equal the same amount, measuring and reading scales and identifying fractions.
This term we will be learning about character descriptions, letter writing and stories, focussing on noun phrases and using co- ordination and subordination. In SPaG we will be learning how to add suffixes and will continue to learn the common exception words.
Why not complete this trail set by Lancaster University Engineering Department? You could take photos along the way and keep a diary/information book of the trail.
Dear Parents and Carers,
As we look for new ways for our pupils to stay active and improve mental and physical well-being, we have recently ordered a skipping rope for each pupil (#RopestopupilsChristmas) from Dan the Skipping Man.
This is a gift to say a big thank you for their hard work this year.
Your child will be receiving their skipping rope very shortly, if they have not already.
The aim is for the skipping ropes to be used alongside the video resources online from Dan the Skipping Man.
After the Christmas break we would like the children to bring the skipping ropes back to school, so they can be kept within their class bubble. They will be used in PE lessons and break times when they are permitted to carry on with this great initiative.
Guidance for new inspiration and ideas see our website (website Link)
Here is your welcome video to give your children some inspiration: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1WUxZOLgaqJS3VVJxHRNKNl0UXEj1Bocd/view?usp=sharing
Please encourage your children to try these new skills, tricks and challenges, to stay healthy and most of all have fun!
Merry Christmas and Happy Skipping!
From all at St Bernadette’s
EYFS/KS1 Class Nativity This year our Christmas production will look a little different. We ask that all children in Apple Class, Oak Class and Elm Class come to school dressed as either an angel or a shepherd on Monday 14th December. As they will stay in their...