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Year Two

Class teacher: Mrs Clarke & Miss Murphy

Teaching Assistant: Miss Price & Miss Davies

HLTA: Mrs Kay (Wednesday PM)


At Litherland Moss we have a values driven approach to learning. Below is the ‘Rainbow Pathway’ for our current curriculum focus in Science, Art and Geography.

This half-term in Science we are learning about different animals and how they are adapted to their habitats.

In Geography, we are going global and learning about the different countries, and their continents and practicing locating them on maps, globes and in atlases.

We are looking forward to practicing and expanding our drawing skills in art as we explore drawing, sketching and evaluating a range of inspiring pieces of art.

This half term in English, our Talk for Writing text is The Way Back Home by Oliver Jeffers. During this unit we will be learning how to write our own recount about a character who meets a new friend, and they help each other to get home on their weird and wonderful vehicles!

Important information

This half-term, children in Year 2 will be swimming on Tuesday afternoons. Please ensure that children are prepared with all of their kit for this day. They will need a towel, swimming costume/swimming shorts and a swimming cap. Please note that the swimming baths have kindly requested for boys to come with swimming shorts as opposed to ‘surf shorts’.

Reading books will be changed on Fridays. We will send home 1 reading book each week to match their phonic ability. Below are some questions you can ask your child/children as they read to you.

Class Novel
We are reading ‘The Owl Who Was Afraid Of The Dark’ by Jill Tomlinson. So far, the children have loved the humour in the story, and they are excited to see if Max can help his father to figure out a way for a hedgehog to safely cross the busy main road!

In addition to our class novel, each day in Year 2 we vote for a class story to be read at the end of the day. We celebrate a love of reading and love to hear about the progress that children are making with their reading at home.

Creative homework projects will be set half termly. When set, it will be posted below. The children are encouraged to take more time on these projects and read more frequently at home. Regular reading helps children to develop their fluency and comprehension skills, and in turn, allows them to access the rest of the curriculum.

Spellings and times tables will also be given out on a Friday and need to be learnt for the following Friday when the children will do a spelling and times table test.

Children can access Times Tables Rock Stars at home using their school login to support them when learning their times tables.

The children have also enjoyed dancing along to the BBC Times Tables Heroes songs in class as ‘maths warm ups’. These can be accessed following the link below. In year two, the children will be learning their 2, 3, 5 and 10 times tables.

 Working at home

If you are looking for some extra work to do at home take a look at these websites. There are a range of fun activities for you to do.