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Mrs Cooper introducing the class Author

Year 2


Welcome to Year 2 at St Maria Goretti 

Year 2 Staff: Mrs Royall & Mrs Birchall

Dear Parents - Welcome to Year 2

Settling in Presentation - Autumn 2020

Class Author - Roald Dahl


Our Learning - Autumn Term 2021/2022

Religious Education

  • Old Testament Stories and Prayers
  • Sharing in the Life of Jesus
  • Parables and Miracles
  • Advent


  • Write stories with imaginary settings.
  • Write recounts - Information texts
  • Explanation text - Instructions
  • Poetry

Driver Texts

 Fiction: Pocahontas: Princess of the New World by Kathleen Krull and The Lion and the Unicorn by Shirley Hughes

Non-fiction: The story of Columbus by Anita Ganerl, Great Explorers By Collins Big Cat and The Complete Illustrated Encyclopedia of the Spitfire by Nigel Cawthorne

  • Narrative
  • Recount
  • Chronological Report e.g. newspaper
  • Traditional Tales
  • Instructions
  • Poetry

Reading Diaries should be signed by an adult at least 3 times per week. 

Try 5 times every week for a book prize!


 Place Value

  • Count in steps of 2, 3, and 5 from 0, and in tens from any number, forward or backward
  • compare and order numbers from 0 up to 100 using <, > and = signs
  • Rounding two-digit numbers to the nearest 10
  • identify, represent and estimate numbers using different representations, including the number line
  • read and write numbers to at least 100 in numerals and in words
  • recognise the place value of each digit in a two-digit number (tens, ones)
  • use place value and number facts to solve problems

Addition and Subtraction

  • Use addition and subtraction facts to 20 fluently, and derive and use related facts up to 100
  • Halve and double 2 digit numbers
  • add and subtract numbers using concrete objects, pictorial representations, and mentally,
  • adding three one-digit numbers
  • show that addition of two numbers can be done in any order (commutative) and subtraction of one number from another cannot
  • recognise and use the inverse relationship between addition and subtraction and use this to check calculations and solve missing number problems
  • solve problems with addition and subtraction: using concrete objects and pictorial representations

Measurement: Money

  • 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

Multiplication and Division

  • recall and use multiplication and division facts for the 2, 5 and 10 multiplication tables
  • recognising odd and even numbers
  • show that multiplication of two numbers can be done in any order (commutative) and division of one number by another cannot
  • calculate and write mathematical statements using the multiplication (×), division (÷) and equals (=) signs
  • solve problems involving multiplication and division, using materials, arrays, repeated addition, mental methods, and multiplication and division facts, including problems in contexts



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

Materials (chemistry) - What is the best material to package cakes in?

Text- The Three Little Pigs

Key Scientist- Charles Mackintosh (Waterproof Coat Inventor)

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


 Explorers and Inventors! (Christopher Columbus and Reginald Mitchell)

Driver Question: Why is the Spitfire relevant to our lives?

Key Concepts: Travel, exploration and industry



  • Ask and answer geographical questions (such as: What is this place like? What or who will I see in this place? What do people do in this place?).
  • Identify the key features of a location in order to say whether it is a city, town, village, coastal or rural area.
  • Use world maps, atlases and globes to identify the United Kingdom and its countries, as well as the countries, continents and oceans studied.



  •  Observe or handle evidence to ask questions and find answers to questions about the past.
  • Ask questions such as: What was it like for people? What happened? How long ago?
  • Use artefacts, pictures, stories, online sources and databases to find out about the past.
  • Describe significant people from the past who have contributed to national and international achievements
  • Compare some significant lives of individuals to aspects of life in different periods


Art – Drawing

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

  • Respond to ideas and starting points inclusive of artist influences whilst developing own style and preferences.
    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


D&T - Mechanisms -Moving vehicles with wheels and axles

Career Link- Alec Issigonis (car designer)

  • Design purposeful, functional and appealing products that have a clear purpose and an intended user based on design criteria
  • Generate, develop, model and communicate through talking, drawing, templates and mock-ups.
  • Make products, refining the design as work progresses.
  • Explore and use mechanisms in products such as levers, sliders wheels, axles and winding mechanisms.
  • Measure and mark out to the nearest centimetre.



  •  Coding
  • Online Safety
  • Spreadsheets
  • Recording Data- Questioning



City Music Service

  • Songbirds – Singing


PE is on Tuesday (with ASM) and Wednesday  

  • Dance
  • Multi-skills


Jigsaw and 5 ways to wellbeing:

  •  Being Me in My World - understanding my place in the class, school and global community as well as devising Learning Charters
  • Celebrating Differences - Includes anti-bullying and diversity work

Useful Links



Parents Phonics Screening Information.

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