Welcome to Year 2’s homepage. Year 2 is going to be a jam-packed year of exciting learning, trips and performances. In Year 2 we build upon our love of learning and grow to become more independent – ready for the Juniors! We follow our varied interests and develop our many talents. This year our topics will include: ‘History of Camden Canals,’ a theatrical exploration of a Shakespearean play and ‘Little People, Big Dreams,’ where we will learn about significant people who have changed the course of history, such as Emily Davison and Rosa Parks. We will also explore the theme of ‘Windrush Journeys’ during Black History Month and the Global Goals through inspiring texts. On our class blog, you will find photos of all our trips, fun workshops and learning as well as exciting events.

Year 2 Team!

Class Teacher: Miss Woolway

Teaching Assistant: Mrs Kabir

Timetable

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Spelling Test (words given on previous Wednesday) All homework due Homework to be given for the week ahead P.E

Wear P.E. kits to school and bring uniform in a bag to change into

Book folders and reading records in with 3 comments in from parent/carer Book folders and reading records in with 3 comments in from parent/carer Book folders and reading records in with 3 comments in from parent/carer

Autumn 1

This half term, Year 2’s topic is ‘History of Camden Canals’. We will visit the Canal and find relics of the past on a scavenger hunt as well as explore London Canal Museum and even ride on a real narrow boat. We will use drama and related picture books to explore the history of our local canals and inspire our writing.

In Maths, we will revisit our number facts and place value knowledge; exploring numbers up to 100, comparing them and using our understanding of tens and ones to solve problems. We will then develop our mental and written methods for addition and subtraction including mental addition with 20 and 100 and addition and subtraction of 2-digit numbers.

In Science, our focus will be ‘Living Things and Their Habitats’ and we will be finding out about plants and animals in various habitats as well as their food chains.

In Art, we will be exploring the works of artist Georgia O’Keeffe using watercolours and drawing inks. During Black History Weeks, we will be looking at the Windrush generation and discussing what this generation left behind compared to what they saw when they arrived in the UK.

In RE, we will be learning about the Sikhism and Christianity and the children will be able to explain their beliefs as well as learn about the ideas of others.

Important dates for Year 2 in Autumn 1

Tuesday 18th September: Canal Walk

Wednesday 19th September: London Canal Museum

Friday 28th September: Y2 Class Assembly

w/c 8th October: Parent drop-in sessions

Wednesday 3rd October: Woodberry Wetlands