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Year 2


Welcome to Year 2 at St Maria Goretti 

Year 2 Staff: Mrs Davis, Mrs Birchall and Mrs Lyons

Dear Parents - Welcome to Year 2

Settling in Presentation - Autumn 2020

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Parents Phonics Screening Information.

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Class Author - Roald Dahl


Autumn Term

Religious Education

  • Old Testament Stories
  • The Church
  • Parables and Miracles
  • Advent


  • Write stories set in places pupils have been
  • Write recounts – chronological report (Newspaper)
  • Traditional Tales
  • Explanation text – Instructions
  • Poetry

Driver Texts


Place Value

  • Recognise the place value of each digit in a two-digit number (10s, 1s)
  • compare and order numbers from 0 up to 100; use <, > and = signs
  • read and write numbers to at least 100 in numerals and in words
  • use place value and number facts to solve problems 


Addition and Subtraction

  • Applying their increasing knowledge of mental and written methods
  • recall and use addition and subtraction facts to 20 fluently, and derive and use related facts up to 100
  • Add and subtract numbers using concrete objects, pictorial representations, and mentally, including: a two-digit number and 1s

              a two-digit number and 10s

               2 two-digit numbers

               adding 3 one-digit numbers

  • Show that addition of 2 numbers can be done in any order (commutative) and subtraction of 1 number from another cannot.



  • Recognise and use symbols for pounds (£) and pence (p); combine amounts to make a particular value
  • Find different combinations of coins that equal the same amounts of money
  • Solve simple problems in a practical context involving addition and subtraction of money of the same unit, including giving change.



  • recall and use multiplication facts for the 2, 5 and 10 multiplication tables, including recognising odd and even numbers
  • calculate mathematical statements for multiplication within the multiplication tables and write them using the multiplication (×) and equals (=) signs
  • show that multiplication of 2 numbers can be done in any order (commutative)



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

 Materials – Why are new toys mainly made from plastic?

 Materials – What is the best material to package cakes in?


Career Link – Packaging Designer

  •  Identify and compare the suitability of a variety of everyday materials, including wood, metal, plastic, glass, brick, rock, paper and cardboard for particular uses
  • Find out how the shapes of solid objects made from some materials can be changed by squashing, bending, twisting and stretching



 Driver question – Why is the Spitfire relevant to our lives?

 Explorers and Inventors - Reginald Mitchell

 Launch Day – Hanley Museum

 Key Concept – Industry

 Driver question – What does it feel like to travel to new places that no one has ever been to?

 Explorers and Inventors - Christopher Columbus

 Key Concept – Industry

  • Travel and Exploration
  •  Use artefacts, pictures, stories, online sources and databases to find out about the past.
  • Identify some of the different ways the past has been represented.
  • Describe significant people from the past who have contributed to national and international achievements
  • Significant historical events, people and places in their own locality



 Drawing - Leonardo Da Vinci – Famous inventor who created a range of inventions over time.

  • Draw lines of different sizes and thickness.
  • Colour (own work) neatly following the lines.
  • Show pattern and texture by adding dots and lines.
  • Show different tones by using coloured pencils



 Mechanisms - Moving vehicle – wheels and axles

  • Explore and use mechanisms in products such as levers, sliders wheels, axles and winding mechanisms.



 Coding – Link to instructions

  • Debugging – link to problem solving Reginald Mitchell
  • Online Safety – Searching – research history link
  • Spreadsheets – Link to travel data & Maths
  • Questioning – Recording data



 Songbirds – City Music Service

City Songbirds Performance in December

  • Take part in singing, accurately following the melody.
  • Follow instructions on how and when to sing or play an instrument.
  • Make and control long and short


PSHE - Jigsaw


Being me in my world (Autumn 1)

  • Hopes and fears for the year
  • Rights and responsibilities
  • Rewards and consequences
  • Safe and fair learning environment
  • Valuing contributions
  • Choices
  • Recognising feelings


Celebrating Difference (Autumn 2)

  • Assumptions and stereotypes about gender
  • Understanding bullying
  • Standing up for self and others
  • Making new friends
  • Gender diversity
  • Celebrating difference and remaining friends



 P.E is on Tuesday and Wednesday


Multi skills

  • Use the terms ‘opponent’ and ‘team-mate’
  • Develop tactics.
  • Lead others when appropriate.



  • Link two or more actions to perform a sequence.
  • Choose movements to communicate a mood, feeling or idea.


Useful Links



Home Learning

 Y2 - wc 8th June - Additional resourses.pptDownload
 Y2 - Home learning - wc 1.6.2020.pdfDownload
 Y2 Home learning - wc 18th May 2020.pdfDownload
 Y2 Home Learning - wc 11th May 2020.pdfDownload
 Y2 Spellings - wc 11th May 2020.pdfDownload
 Y2 - Home Learning - Week Commencing 4th May 2020 - Spellings.pdfDownload
 Y2 - Home Learning - Week Commencing 4th May 2020.pdfDownload
 Y2 - Week commencing 27th April 2020 - Spellings.pdfDownload
 Y2 - Week commencing 27th April 2020 - Aboriginal art.pdfDownload
 Y2 - Home Learning - Week commencing 27th April 2020.pdfDownload
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Weekly Liturgy

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