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Flying Bull

Year 2

Spring 2022


This term, our focus is ‘Once upon a time…’ and we’ll be looking at the story ‘Little Red' for our narrative unit, along with ‘The Tunnel’. For non-fiction, we’ll be writing our very own fact files about wolves.

We will be linking our writing with our Science, learning about animals and recapping materials. We will also be looking at food chains and habitats.

Within our ‘Maths – No Problem!’ lessons the children will be looking at 2D and 3D shape, continuing multiplication and division, as well as fractions. It would be fantastic if you could support your child at home with learning their 2, 5 and 10 times tables and counting forwards and backwards to and from 100. We will also be working at becoming more fluent with our number bonds during our ‘mini maths’ for Number Sense.

We will be learning a range of skills in History such as understanding chronology through timelines, and covering main events such as Queen Victoria’s reign and the moon landing. In Geography we will be looking at the location and physical and human features of continents and oceans.

For our Champions PE, our indoor unit will be ‘Groovy Gymnastics’ and our outdoor unit will be ‘Skip to the Beat’. For LIFE (formally known as PSHCE) we will be focusing on internet safety and keeping ourselves safe.

Please keep reading with your child at least 5 times a week.

The Year 2 Team would like to thank you for your continued support and we look forward to an exciting term ahead!


Autumn 2021

Welcome to back to school Year Two! It has been wonderful to see all the children again after the summer holidays and their fabulous smiles! They are settling in well to the new school year.

We are looking forward to starting our thrilling Towers and Turrets topic this term, where in our writing sessions, we will be finding out all about castles, dragons and knights and exploring stories and information books around these themes. Hopefully, we might even get to see our very own dragon! We will be exploring and imagining what life would be like for the people living in castles. We will be writing some of our own descriptions of dragons and castles, as well as creating fact files about knights. We will focus on our use of descriptive features to make our writing more imaginative as well as embedding the children’s basic sentence skills. 

This term we will have a focus on phonics for reading, and we will be recapping and revising phonics from Year 1, as well as learning alternative spellings for known graphemes. Please keep reading with your child every day for at least ten minutes, as this will in turn support them not only with their reading but with the whole curriculum.
For mathematics, we will be using the ‘Maths No Problem’ resources, starting with place value and embedding basic number skills using Number Sense Maths. We will then move onto addition and subtraction.

For science, we will be learning about electricity, including making and drawing our own circuits and fixing broken ones, as well as learning about how to be safe. We will also be looking at evolution and inheritance, identifying how humans resemble their parents including similarities and differences.

For geography, the children will be learning to use atlases, maps and globes to identify the United Kingdom and its countries. We will look at London and the physical and human features of it, as well as the diversity within the city, comparing this to Portsmouth.
We will be looking at Portsmouth’s naval history, linked with the Battle of Trafalgar. The children will use timelines and order events in history and describe important historical events of the past.
PE will take place each Tuesday and Friday this term and the children may come in to school wearing their PE kit on those days. 
We are so excited to be working with your children and can’t wait to see what this year brings. Thank you for your continued support, and please do not hesitate  to contact us using this email address:

Mrs Foster and Miss Shaw