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Year 2

Autumn 2: This term our topic is….

How has Kidsgrove and Stoke on Trent changed over the last 100 years?

History – Changes in Stoke on Trent & Kidsgrove over the past 100 years

 Think about:

Did you family live in Stoke on Trent many years ago? Have they always lived here? Did they used to live anywhere else? Would you like to live anywhere else?

Do you think it is better to live in a city, town or the countryside? Can you explain why?

If you lived in Kidsgrove 100 years ago, what would you do after school? What would the town look like? What types of shops would there have been?

Can you find out 10 interesting facts about Stoke on Trent? Have you been to any other towns in Stoke on Trent? What is it like there?

Extra activities to try at home

To see information about Year 2 SATs that take place in the Summer Term, please click here: Year 2 SATs Video

Information for parents document

Play some great English and Maths learning games here: http://www.ictgames.com/

Can you create a collage of Kidsgrove or Stoke on Trent? What different materials can you find? Think carefully about the colours that you choose.

Our class texts

The Tunnel, Anthony Browne – Once upon a time there lived a brother and sister who were complete opposites and constantly fought and argued. One day they discovered the tunnel. The boy goes through it at once, dismissing his sister’s fears. When he doesn’t return his sister has to pluck up the courage to go through the tunnel too. She finds her brother in a mysterious forest where he has been turned to stone…

What would you do if you were in the Girl’s situation? Explain how she could feel at different parts of the story.

Author focus/study – Arnold Lobel, Frog and Toad Together

Supporting texts: Into the woods

     This term, we will be thinking about:

  • Remembering, using and securing all of the Year 1 writing expectations – capital letters, finger spaces, adjective for description, full stops, exclamation marks, question marks and the careful use of phonics.
  • Coordinating and subordinating conjunctions – and, so, but, because, if, that, when, or
  • Expanded noun phrases and using appropriate vocabulary
  • Similie sentences – as, like
  • Commas in a list
  • Writing innovated stories based on our class texts
  • Instruction writing
  • Sequencing events and stories – what happens first, second, next, last or finally? What other time connectives can you think of?
  • Maths – Money: notes and coins, comparing, counting the total, finding the difference, change, 2 step problems
  • Maths – Multiplication: recognise, make & add equal groups, multiplication sentences using x symbol, multiplication symbols using pictures, arrays, 2/5/10 times tables
  • Maths – Division:Make equal groups (sharing/grouping), divide by 2, odd & even, divide by 5/10
  • Lots more fun and exciting things!

To see a suggested reading list for Year 2 children,  click here: https://schoolreadinglist.co.uk/reading-lists-for-ks1-school-pupils/suggested-reading-list-year-2-pupils-ks1-age-6-7/

To see our Autumn 1 homework menu, click here: Autumn 2 Homework Menu

Please practise spellings, reading and times tables every day at home. Please complete 1 piece of homework from either the main and desert column of the menu each week. Homework books must be handed in on a Thursday, and will be handed out the next day with new spellings and marked homework. Spellings will be tested on a Friday.

To see our Year 2 Topic webs, click below:

Autumn 1 – Why was the fire of London so great? Spring 1 – Who would you rather meet – David Attenborough or George Mottershead? Summer 1 – Why aren’t all castles bouncy?
Autumn 2 – Why do we love living in Kidsgrove? Spring 2 – Would a penguin like to live at Blackpool seaside? Summer 2 – What caused the titanic to sink?

View our Year 2 Long Term Plan here: Year 2 2019-2020 LTP – VH

Thanks for visiting our page!

Year 2, Miss Hibberd & Miss Emma