Welcome to Year 2

We hope you have all had a lovely Easter break and are ready to get back into come exciting new learning. We have some exciting lessons and activities coming up this term.

Our narrative text is ‘The Willow Pattern Story’ by Alan Drummond. This book has given us some great ideas for exciting drama lessons as the characters are so fierce and strong. We will also be using it as a base for some research into China and also some interesting textile art.

We are also going swimming this term, so please make sure you return your child’s permission form as soon as possible.


Stories from other cultures/ poetry

We will begin our half term by looking carefully at the events and characters in ‘The Willow Pattern Story’. We will be thinking about the actions of the characters, dialogue between them and how powerful language can be used in letters. We will then think of our own stories based on the ending of ‘The Willow Pattern Story’ but we aren’t giving that away yet! We will illustrate our stories with our own plate designs and make them into a display in the corridor. We will finish the half term by writing our own shape poetry inspired by the shape of the willow tree.


We will move on to investigate 2D and 3D shapes. The children will look at the shapes properties and finally look at reflective symmetry in shapes. We will look at capacity, length and measure.



We will look in detail at the geography of China. We will investigate the continents and look at the differing landscapes found within China. We will look at food, language, school, customs and traditions of China before finishing our topic by making our own BBC Newsround reports about everything we have learned.


Animals including humans: Growth

We will learn how to notice that animals, including humans, have offspring which grow into adults. They find out about and describe the basic needs of animals, including humans, for survival (water, food and air) and finally they learn how to describe the importance for humans of exercise, eating the right amounts of different types of food, and hygiene.


Christian Rites of Passage

We will be exploring significant events in Christian lives. Children will find out about Christenings, Communions, Weddings and funerals. Children will also discuss significant events in their own lives.

Our Art topic this term is:


We are looking at the work of Chinese ceramic artist Li Xiaofeng. We will emulate his designs on fabric using dyes, fabric pens and crayons before decorating our panels with embellishments like ribbon and buttons.


Programming B – An introduction to quizzes

Children will be using Scratch Jnr to create their own programme. They will design and create a programme and evaluate it with their peers.


Year 2 Curriculum Overview

Geography Knowledge Organiser – Year 2 Summer 1

Science Knowledge Organiser – Year 2 – Animals, including humans – growth

Year 2 Home school sheet Summer 1

Year 2 Homework Summer 1



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