Teacher – Mrs Leigh

Teaching Assistant- Miss Fagan, Mrs Moss & Miss Murphy

Summer Term 2024:

In literacy we have been using the write stuff approach to explore writing a recount. We went on a trip to Knowsley Safari Park and used this as a basis for our recount. We explore adverbs of time, adjectives and adverbs to help make our writing sequential and interesting. We used our marking pencil to independently edit our writing making sure we are applying the basics of capital letters and full stops.

In maths we have learnt about fractions, multiplication and division. We are learning our 2, 5, 10 and 3 times tables.

In science we are investigating living things and their habitats.

We are:

Exploring and comparing the differences between things that are living, dead, and things that have never been alive

Identifying that most living things live in habitats to which they are suited and describe how different habitats provide for the basic needs of different kinds of animals and plants, and how they depend on each other

Identifying and name a variety of plants and animals in their habitats, including micro-habitats

Describing how animals obtain their food from plants and other animals, using the idea of a simple food chain, and identify and name different sources of food.

Next half term in  Geography We will be learning:

To Know where the UK, the equator and the poles are on a world map.

To compare the land features and climate of the UK and Ecuador.

To be able to compare the capital cities of the UK and Ecuador

To Know where different animals live in the world.

To be able to identify physical and human features in aerial photos.

To create a map with a key.

In computing we are learning about creating pictures. We have been using specific computer skills to reproduce a style of art. Styles we have explored so far are pointillism and cubism.

In music we continued practicing songs, using instruments and performed these as a class. We are getting very well up on our musical vocabulary knowledge.

In RE we have been exploring the question, how should we care for others and the world, and why does it matter?

Questions in this topic:

What is special about our world?

What can we learn from religions about deciding what is right and wrong?

What matters most to Christians and Humanists?

Green religion? How and why should religious communities do more to care for the Earth?

Does religion help people to be good?

What difference does it make to believe in…?

Is religion a power for peace or a cause of conflict in the world today?

In PSHCEE we have been learning about what keeping safe healthy means; in Healthy life styles week we have talked about, brushing our teeth, washing our hands, doing exercise and the green cross code.

In our RSE lessons we have started to talk about what is private and what does it means in relation to our bodies. We have looked at the NSPCC video PANTS to help us with this.

In art we have been exploring the artist Wallasey Kandinsky. We created exploring pages and plans to create a final piece inspired by his work. We are also going to be studying self-portraits.







Art and DT

RRSA Articles 13, 31



RRSA Article 14



RRSA Articles, 13, 31



RRSA Articles 13, 24, 31


Year 2


Wild About Animals Living Things and their habitats Y2 The life of a significant figure from the past:

Charles Darwin comparison to David Attenborough


Chronology of expeditions

 and technological advances


What was life like in the past?


Use stories and other sources


Develop historical vocabulary





Focus: Polar and Tropical Regions


Weather patterns

Name and locate continents / countries / seas


Aerial views / landmarks




RRSA Article 27


Mixed Media capturing living things (Paper Art PB Unit)


DT – Puppets (PB unit)

Design and make own animal puppets including some sewing

Keeping Safe





How Should we Care for Others and the World and Why Does it Matter? Getting to know IT – Basic skills

Word Processing


Creating Pictures


Summer 1  Weather & Pattern


Summer 2

Water& Travel










Homework Leaflet-Homework leaflet

Class newletter Yr2 Summer 2024 (1)

Yr 2 Summer 1 Wild about Animals topic web