Children

Year Two

 

On our Year 2 page, you will find information about current units of learning, homework, learning challenge questions, PE kit requirements, as well as any other information you may need.

In Year 2, we cover six engaging and inspiring units of learning.

Autumn 1: What are the main differences between Sherwood Forest and Rainforests?

During this unit we will compare Sherwood Forest and the Rainforest. We will also visit Yorkshire Wildlife Park to explore animals found in the Rainforest and their habitats.

In Science we learn all about what animals and humans need to survive and in Art we will create a print that captures camouflage.

Rainforests Knowledge Organiser

Year 2 Autumn 1 Bingo Homework 

Y2 Science Knowledge Organiser Human Body

Y2 Art Rainforest Print Knowledge Organiser

Autumn 2: Why is London our capital city and which are the other cities of the UK?

During this unit we will explore why London is our capital city and what other cities we have in the United Kingdom.

In Design and Technology we will create tall buildings similar to those in London. In Science we will investigate how plants grow based on their conditions.

London Knowledge Organiser

Year 2 Autumn 2 Bingo Homework

Y2 Tall Structure Knowledge Organiser

Y2 Science Plants Knowledge Organiser

Spring 1: What lessons have we learned from the Great Fire of London?

This unit will explore the main events of the Great Fire of London. We will think about

The Great Fire Of London Knowledge Organiser

Y2 Science Uses Of Everyday Materials Knowledge Organiser

Y 2 Art The Great Fire Of London Knowledge Organiser

Spring 2:How has transport changed over the years?

This unit of learning will focus on transport and how it has changed throughout history.

In Science we will revisit how plants grow healthily but with a focus on trees. In Design and Technology we will create a historical vehicle that moves on axles and wheels. We will also research what vehicles looked like in Victorian times.

In science we will be exploring animals and their habitats and thinking about what their basic needs are. In Art we will be using clay to create tiles inspired by the work of William Morris

Transport Knowledge Organiser 

Y2 Moving Vehicle Knowledge Organiser

Summer 1:How did the Victorians influence our life today?

During this unit of learning we will explore what happened during the Victorian era. We will compare the lives of children and how different school is today.

In Science we will revisit how plants grow healthily but with a focus on trees. In Design and Technology we will create a historical vehicle that moves on axles and wheels. We will also research what vehicles looked like in Victorian times.

Y2 Victorians Knowledge organiser 

Y2 Plants Knowledge Organiser

Summer 2: What are the main differences between my life and life in a small village in Africa?

In our final unit of learning we compare Edwinstowe and Africa. We look at different aspects of everyday life. We also go on a virtual school trip to Africa.

In Science we will classify whether things are living, dead or have never been alive.

In Design and Technology we will create a Kenyan traditional village home that incorporates an African-style material roof.

Africa Knowledge Organiser

Our History unit of learning this half term is The Great Fire of London.

Learning challenge question

What lessons have we learnt from the Great Fire of London?

Early Bird Reading

Early Bird Reading takes place in both the Year 2 classrooms on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday mornings. Please come and join us at 8.50 – 9.00 and listen to your child read.

Each day will involve reading different types of books.

Tuesday – Children’s reading books

Wednesday – Non-Fiction books relating to our Geography and Science units of learning

Thursday – Fiction

We look forward to seeing you all!

Key Dates

September 14th – Yorkshire Wildlife Park

October 2nd – Harvest Festival

November 7th and 9th – Parents Evening

April 16th- Crich museum trip

School Diary

Please continue to record in your child’s school diary when they have read at home. Child should be reading at least four times a week to an adult and this will contribute towards our school reading challenge. This can also be used as a point of contact between parents and teachers and they will be checked on a weekly basis. It is therefore the children’s responsibility to have them in school every day. Your child will also record their weekly spellings.

Physical Education

PE is every Monday and Wednesday.  We ask the children to bring kit suitable for indoor and outdoor sessions.  Please make sure each item of clothing is clearly named.  This should include:

  • White T-shirt
  • Navy shorts (indoor PE)
  • Plimsolls/trainers
  • Navy or black tracksuit top and bottoms (for colder weather)

You will need to take your child’s kit home weekly to wash and prepare for the following week.

Clubs on offer this half-term (Autumn 2)

Craft Club – Monday

Creativity Club – Tuesday

Meet the Teaching Staff

Miss Webster – Robin Hood (2DW)

Miss Locke – Major Oak (2EL)

Mrs Lynn – working between both classes

We are also fortunate to be supported by:

Miss Milnes

Miss Kemp (Sports Coach)

Mrs Willis (Music Expert)

Communication

As teachers, we know that what may seem a little problem to an adult, can be a massive problem to a child – so please don’t hesitate to contact us if you have any queries.

Please email us-

dwebster@kingedwin.notts.sch.uk

elocke@kingedwin.notts.sch.uk

llynn@kingedwin.notts.sch.uk

We look forward to continuing to work with you and your child!