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Year 2

Welcome to Year 2


Year 2 is an exciting year to be a part of, it is also known as the continent of North America! Like every Year Group at Clockhouse, we have a fun-filled, creative curriculum to excite and inspire the children of the year group. Our teachers work hard to ensure that we make the learning in Year 2 exciting and memorable. Our teachers are Miss Shedden (Mexico), Miss Burrell (Canada) and Mrs Jones (USA). We also have a number of other adults who help us learn, make progress and be the best that we can be.


Our exciting lessons are linked to the Clockhouse Curriculum and using our topics we also have the opportunity to develop and improve our English and Maths skills. During Year 2 we will be learning through the exciting themes of the Polar Regions, Healthy Us, Let’s go to China and Castles and Knights. At the start of each new topic we have a stunning starter activity which helps us to get involved in the new theme and motivated to learn. During the middle of our topic we have a marvellous middle which helps celebrate the learning we have done so far and helps keep us motivated to continue our learning journey. At the end of each topic we have a fabulous finisher activity where we celebrate our learning throughout the topic. We often invite our parents in as this gives us the opportunity to share our learning in a fun and meaningful way.


During the Autumn term, we learn about the Polar Regions. The children will learn about the different continents of the world, the difference between weather and climate (including using our own weather station as part of our field work!) how proximity to the equator impacts on climate, the people who live in cold climates as well as discovering how different animals have adaptations to help them survive.


During the Spring term, we will be thinking about what humans and animals need to keep healthy.  This is part of our topic Health Us. We will learn about healthy food, exercise and why keeping our bodies clean is important.  We will also be learning about Florence Nightingale and her impact on modern day nursing, the life of Mary Seacole and debating which is most deserving of a statue at St Thomas’ Hospital. In the second half of this term we also learn all about China! We develop our understanding of agriculture there, compare life in London to Beijing, learn about some key geographical features and consider just why The Great wall of China was built. We also learn a lot about Chinese culture!


During the Summer term, we learn all about attack and defence through our Castles and Knights topic. We learn about the significance of the Battle of Hastings, the first castles in Britain and the defensive features of a castle, as well as finding out about the lives of people who lived in them and just what may happen in a siege!


During each topic we will have a home learning project which provides an opportunity to learn about the things that interest us and we want to find out about.


During the year we will have lots of other exciting events… keep checking the website and letters home for further information.


All this sensational learning means that we enjoy our time in Year 2 and are ready and excited for the new challenges ahead of us in Year 3!


Please click on the link below to find out more information about what we will be learning this year: