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Year 2 Pine

Welcome to Pine Class 

Staff

Teacher: Lauren

TA : Sam and Fatima

On this page you can find out about the curriculum in Year 2 and some useful information to help your child with their learning at home. 

Autumn Term 1

Our topic this term is Inspirational Women. The children will be learning about the achievements of Rosa Parks, Emily Davison and Malala. Information about other subjects can be found in the Long Term Curriculum Map below.

We will be reading the following book:

 

Autumn Term 2

Our topic this term is The Great Fire of London. The children will be learning about the causes and impact of the Great Fire of London. Information about other subjects can be found in the Long Term Curriculum Map below.

We will be reading the following book:

  

Spring Term 1

Our topic this term is Kings, Queens and Castles. The children will be learning about mediaeval castles, daily life in a castle and about some of the Kings and Queens of the UK. Information about other subjects can be found in the Long Term Curriculum Map below.

We will be reading the following book:

Spring Term 2

Our topic this term is The Great British Bake Off.  The children will be learning about the geographical features of the four countries of the United Kingdom and hosting their own UK-themed Bake Off. Information about other subjects can be found in the Long Term Curriculum Map below.

We will be reading the following book:

Curriculum Enrichment in Year 2

Useful Websites

Here are some websites/apps that are useful for learning at home and extra homework.

Reading with Your Child
Encouraging a love of reading

As children get older, with lots of other activities competing for their time, how can you encourage them to make time for reading?

Here are some of our ideas:

  • Read yourself! It doesn’t matter what it is – pick up a newspaper or magazine, take a look at a cookery book, read a computer manual, enjoy some poetry or dive into a romance or detective novel. And get your children to join in – if you’re cooking, could they read the recipe? If you’re watching TV, can they read out the listings?
  • Give books as presents. And encourage your children and their friends to swap books with each other – it’ll give them a chance to read new stories, and get them all talking about what they’re reading.
  • Visit the local library together. It’s always fun choosing new books to read, and keep an eye out for special author events at the library or local bookshops – children love meeting their favourite authors. Jacqueline Wilson and Anthony Horowitz always have signing queues that are miles long!
  • Encourage children to carry a book at all times. That way, they’ll never be bored (this is something you can do, too!)
  • Have a family bookshelf. If you can, have bookshelves in your children’s bedrooms, too.
  • Keep reading together. Just because your children are older, it doesn’t mean you have to stop sharing stories – perhaps you could try the Harry Potter series or A Series of Unfortunate Events.
  • Don’t panic if your child reads the same book over and over again. Let’s be honest - we’ve all done it!

There is a list of recommended books below and your child will also be able to borrow books to bring home from the class library.