j Y2 - Barnton

Welcome to Year 2!

In Year 2 all our learning is delivered in a stimulating, creative and thematic approach. We have lots to learn but intend to have a lot of fun!

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This term our theme is ‘Splish, Splash, Splosh’. We will we focusing on lots of exciting learning around the theme of coastlines, rivers and water. 

In English we are basing our work around the text 'The Lighthouse Keeper's Lunch'. Throughout our exploration of this text we will look at some different vocabulary as well as inference, grammar and narrative skills. We will also be doing some work around seaside themed poetry and identifying the different features. We will be using our Talk for Writing approach when introducing these texts. 


 The Lighthouse Keeper's Lunch


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Reading Challenge!

 This year we will be following a new reading challenge. The children can travel through their class reading challenge adventure and collect gold stars along the way. Each gold star is worth a raffle ticket. There will be a raffle draw every half term and the children have a chance to win a brand new book to keep. We hope you will join us in developing a love of reading in your child by reading regularly at home. If you have any questions regarding our new reading challenge, please do not hesitate to ask Miss Coates or Miss Cooke.


Other areas of the Curriculum:






In Science we are going to look at ‘Living things and their habitats’. The children will look at different animals and where they live and the different parts of the food chain.  We will also be sorting and classifying different animals into groups. We will be comparing animals with other living things such as plants. 


In History we will be learning all about the Titanic. We will be conducting our own research into this historic event as well as writing our own eye-witness accounts. 


In Geography we will be doing a UK study of our coastlines and rivers across England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales. The children will have an opportunity to learn all about the different waters that we have around the UK. We will also be looking at the different features of our beaches. 


In DT we will be creating our own moving lighthouse scene. We will be learning all about moving parts, pulleys and sliders. We will also be looking at the design process and evaluating our products.

For this project we would be very grateful if the children could please bring in a shoebox. Thank you! 

 We will also be learning some basic French language skills and applying them when talking to one another. 


In Year 2 we will do PE on Friday. This half term we will be focusing on Dance during our PE lessons. We will be learning how to travel in different ways and we will be learning how to create a sequence of movements and join them together to form a routine.  Please make sure PE kits are in school at all times and include: Joggers, trainers, pumps, a white T shirt and a jumper. 




We are really looking forward to our residential to Burwardsley 24th - 26th October. More information will follow!





Please come along and enjoy our family assemblies at 9:10 am on Wednesday mornings. Please check the weekly bulletin in case the assembly is cancelled or if in doubt check with your child’s class teacher or in the office.


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