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Year 2

Welcome to Year 2!

The Teachers and Teaching Assistants in Year 2 are:

Owls Class






Mrs Lanigan

Mrs Shipp

Mrs N Hempleman

Mrs Hempleman
Teaching Assistant

Woodpeckers Class

Mrs R Dillingham

Mrs Dillingham

Mrs P Willis

Mrs Willis
Teaching Assistant

Mrs J Reed

Mrs Reed
Teaching Assistant

Team Leader: Mrs Norbury

Welcome to Year Two! 

Year two is a particularly interesting time in the children’s lives; it marks the end of their KS1 time in school and over the year, we will help prepare them on the journey towards KS2. We believe in developing the children’s independence, confidence and passion for learning. Year two will be full of fun and adventure as we embark on voyages with pirates, stroll through the ancient streets of Steyning, brew unbelievably weird, fascinating potions and will finish by ploughing our way through our scented gardens. You wouldn’t want to miss it! 

Summer Topic - Muck, Mess and Mixtures. 

Maths - In Maths this term we will begin by looking at fractions, we will then move onto learning about mass, capacity and temperature. We will learn how to measure in grams, kilograms, millilitres and litres. We will then learn how to compare volume and capacity. 

Literacy - In Guided reading our key text is George's Marvellous Medicine, from this we will be writing recipes and our versions of the story. We will continue to focus on grammar, punctuation and spelling within all of our Literacy lessons. 

History- In History we will be learning about how food has changed over the last 100 years. We will be visiting Steyning Museum to look at recipes from the past and learn about how the high-street has changed and developed with trends. 

Geography - In Geography this term we will be looking at where our food comes from. We will use our map reading skills to identify continents and countries that our food is exported from and learn about food miles. 

Science - Materials matter will be our focus for this term. We will explore and compare different materials and investigate if they can be bent, squashed, melted or cooled.

Art - In Art we will be learning about mark making and use these skills to create art inspired by Piet Mondrian. 

PSHE - Family, Friends and Relationships will be our focus for this term. We will look at the characteristics needed to maintain friendships and develop strategies to positively resolve arguments between friends.

Computing - This term we will be focusing on using computers to create music, we will then review and refine our  musical peices. 

R.E - We will be studying the Gospel, within this we will be trying to answer the question 'What is the good news that Jesus brings?'.