Year 2


This week we are learning: w/b 14.12.20

WALT: Interpret simple tally charts.
WALT: Collect and show data using a pictogram.
WALT: Collect and show data using a simple block diagram.
WALT: Interpret data using pictograms and block diagrams.

WALT: Write an introduction and conclusion for a factual report.
WALT: Use sentence starters to engage the reader.
WALT: Edit and improve our writing.
WALT: Publish a non-chronological report using ICT.

WALT: Read and spell words beginning with adjacent consonants and with complex vowels (e.g. clown).

Remote Learning - COVID-19

DVIS will offer learning activities for children who are isolating whilst awaiting COVID-19 test results for themselves or others. Where a whole class has to be out of school due to COVID-19, remote learning for children using Google Classrooms will be accessible. Click HERE for more information on the DVIS approach to remote learning.

For more detail on what learning is involved for each topic, please see Year Two curriculum map.

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Autumn 1 – Yr 2 TOPIC – Bright Lights, Big City

This half term we learn about London past and present. We attend a workshop led by the Science Trust about the Science of the Great Fire of London as part of our History focus and learn how to keep safe indoors as part of our PSHE learning. 

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Science and D&T: We learn about the properties of materials and how some materials can change when bent, twisted or squashed. We use this knowledge to design, build and evaluate our own bridge, inspired by the London landmarks we explore.
Autumn 2 – Yr 2 TOPIC – Give it some Art!t

As the name suggests, our learning in this topic has a strong art bias with a focus on pattern in art, and on learning the rudiments of drawing. Our work involves a variety of media, including paint, digital images, collage and sculpture.

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Spring 1 – Yr 2 TOPIC – Trash to Treasure

This topic has an environmental theme and we focus on energy saving, waste, litter and many other topics. We develop a greater awareness of our own environment and what we can do to protect it and enhance it. We learn how to reduce, reuse and recycle!

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Science: This term our focus is Electricity.

Spring 2 – Yr 2 TOPIC – Turrets, Towers, Tiaras!

In this topic we learn about the Royal Family, using secondary sources of information to compare the lives of Queen Elizabeth II and Queen Victoria supported by a visit to the Royal Mews. Based on our learning about the Royal Family’s heritage, we research our own family tree. We explore the features of a British castle to design and create a castle façade using levers and pulleys.

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Summer 1 – Yr 2 TOPIC – Get Coding

This topic supports learning about what algorithms are; how they are implemented as programs on digital devices; and that programs execute by following precise and unambiguous instructions. We also learn about how to create and debug simple programs.

School Trip:  London Zoo

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Science:  This term our learning is about Life Processes and Living Things.

Summer 2 - Home Sweet Habitats

In this topic, we use our knowledge from our trip to London Zoo to delve a little deeper into animals and their macro habitats. We will be focusing on the different features of individual habitats and their suitability for each animal group. The children will then be taking part in independent research on a habitat of their choosing by using ipads, books and magazines in order to create their own habitat diorama.

Science: This term our focus is living things and their habitats.