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 Martin (Mexico), Miss Burrows (Canada), Mrs Bhogal and Mrs Everingham (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, Castles and Knights and China. 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 as part of our topic “Who would like to live in a place like this?” The children will learn about the people who live in cold climates and learn about different materials to create clothing appropriate to different climates. They will also be learning about penguins and where they live and what they eat.
During the Spring term, we will be thinking about what humans and animals need to keep healthy. This is part of our topic “How can I be healthy?” 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 charity work. Later this term will we start our topic on Castles and Knights. In this part of our topic “Who built castles?” we will be learning about castles and famous knights. This will include learning about the structures of castles, who used them and how.
During the Summer term, we complete our learning about Castles and Knights. Later this term we will be learning about China as part of our topic “Let’s go to China”. The children will consider how China has changed over time. We will learn about their customs and traditions and the different food they eat.
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: