Welcome to the Giraffe Class
Welcome to Giraffe class with Miss Hughes and Mrs Pilcher. This page is for our parents and children to use together. It includes information about what Y2 are learning, key dates, homework and helpful websites.
Please click here to download the Y2 Topic Long Term Plan
Please click here to download the Y2 Maths Long Term Plan
Please click here to download the Y2 Writing Standards
Welcome to Giraffe class. We have an exciting year in store for you all and can’t wait to get started with our first term of learning. Giraffe class is home to Miss Hughes and Mrs Pilcher. We are really looking forward to getting started and to develop the children’s understanding of the Year 2 curriculum.
Here are some books that we will read in the first few weeks of being in giraffe class:
Our topic for Autumn 1 is called ‘At the shops’.
Key Vocabulary that we will study during our topic ‘At the shops’
Chronological Difference Similar Range Depth
Past Present Then Now Timeline
Time period Continuity Decade Technology
Learning what these words mean will help you during this topic.
In English we will learning all about the different sentence types by starting to ask questions about our class animal to later help us gather information to write a short fact file all about giraffes. We will also be writing a recount of our trip to Morrison’s to learn more about food production and the different parts of the supermarket. Our narrative writing will be focussed around the traditional tale of the Gingerbread man when the children will start to write a missing poster.
In maths we will learning about place value and recapping some of our learning from year 1, alongside an introduction to addition and subtraction strategies.
During the foundation subjects that we will focus on this half term include science, history, R.E, computing, design and technology, music and RSHE. In science we will be learning all about living things and their habitats, whilst also focussing on changes in living memory in History. During our R.E sessions we will focus our learning around what makes a place sacred and develop our knowledge of robot algorithms in computing lessons. RSHE lessons will develop the children’s knowledge about how to make a happy school, their local community and how to stay safe from online strangers. This half term will be fun of music as the children learn all about timbre and rhythm whilst developing their awareness of different musical genres.
Our topic for Autumn 2 is called ‘It all started on Pudding Lane’ which focusses around our history topic of the Great fire of London.
Below are some of the books we will be looking at during this topic.
This half term’s learning will be focussed around ‘It all started on Pudding Lane’. Our topic will be driven by the events of the great fire of London and we will be focussing our literacy skills around instructions, letter writing, explanations and poetry.
In maths we will learning about addition and subtraction and understanding money. We will start to look at the local area in geography and continue to learn more about the Great fire of London in our history unit of work. During our PSHCE unit we will be focussing on the topic of bullying and developing our understanding of online safety and keeping our personal information safe. We will also complete an artist study on Andy Warhol and develop our own pop art style artwork focussed on Samuel Pepys.
Autumn 1- Parents as partners - Sewing with your children
Autumn 2- Year 2 showcase
Each half term we will send out a home learning bingo grid with tasks for you to complete at home. Here are the Autumn challenges for you to try.
Other home learning activities for Autumn Term are -