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Mrs Cooper introducing the class Author

Year 2


Welcome to Year 2 at St Maria Goretti 

Year 2 Staff: Mrs Lamb & Mrs Birchall

Dear Parents - Welcome to Year 2

Settling in Presentation

50 Recommended Reads

We love 'Reading for Pleasure'

Here are the 50 recommended book titles for your class.

How many of these books will you read by the end of the term?

Mrs Lamb, our English lead, can't wait to find out!

Please click on the image below to tick off the books you have read 


Class Author - Roald Dahl


Our Learning - Spring Term 2021/2022

Religious Education


Special Celebrations


Holy Week

English -

Driver Text - Fiction: Rainbow Bear by Michael Morpurgo and How the Birds got their Colours by Mary Albert   

Non- Fiction: 100 Facts- Polar Lands, Introducing Australia and Australia: Everything You Ever wanted to Know (Lonely Planet)



Write narrative diaries.

Write stories that mimic significant authors.

Traditional Stories from other cultures – Aboriginal Tales

Recount – Letters

Write poems that use pattern, rhyme and description


Reading Diaries should be signed by an adult at least 3 times per week. 

Try 5 times every week for a book prize!



Multiplication and Division


Properties of Shape



Multiples of 2,3 5 and 10

Count in multiples of twos, threes, fives and tens. To know these times tables in a random order.


Number - Fractions



Enquiry types- Research, pattern seeking, fair and comparison testing, identify and classify, observe over time

Living Things and their Habitats (Biology)

Driver Question/s - Can all animals survive in the same habitat? Which animals can live in your house?

Text- No Place Like Home

Key Scientist- Sir David Attenborough

Career Link – Environmental Scientist, Zoologist, Animal Conservationist

Explore and compare the differences between things that are living, dead and things that have never been alive

Identify that most living things live in habitats to which they are suited and describe how different habitats provide for the basic needs of different kinds of animals and plants, and how they depend on each other

Identify a variety of familiar animals and plants in their habitats; including microhabitats.

Gather and record data to help in answering questions.

Curriculum: Poles Apart!

Key Question: How is global warming affecting the Polar Regions



Use world maps, atlases and globes to identify the United Kingdom and its countries, as well as the countries, continents and oceans studied.

Use compass directions (north, south, east and west) and locational language (e.g. near and far) to describe the location of features and routes on a map.

Use aerial photographs and plan perspectives to recognise landmarks and basic human and physical features.

Identify seasonal and daily weather patterns in the United Kingdom and the location of hot and cold areas of the world in relation to the Equator and the North and South Poles


Curriculum: Australia - Settlements

Key Question: What is life like living abroad?


Understand geographical similarities and differences through studying the human and physical geography of a small area of the United Kingdom, and of a small area in a contrasting non-European country 


Travel and Exploration

Observe or handle evidence to ask questions and find answers to questions about the past

Use artefacts, pictures, stories, online sources and databases to find out about the past.

Describe significant people from the past who have contributed to national and international achievements – Robert Falcon Scott and comparing Christopher Columbus.

Describe historical events beyond living memory that are significant nationally or globally.


Art – Print

Key Artists: David McKeown an artist who uses the Antarctica as a focus for his artwork (using different media).


D&T - Textiles - 

Finger Puppets - Running Stitch





Online Safety

Using a range of apps to support learning across the curriculum

Branching databases (science)



City Music Service



PE is on Tuesday (with ASM)





Jigsaw and 5 ways to wellbeing:

Dreams and Goals

Setting goals. Identifying successes and achievements. Learning styles. Working well and celebrating achievement with a partner. Tackling new challenges. Identifying and overcoming obstacles. Feelings of success

Healthy Me 

Keeping myself healthy. Healthier lifestyle choices. Keeping clean. Being safe. Medicine safety/safety with household items. Road safety. Linking health and happiness

Useful Links



Parents Phonics Screening Information.

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