Horndon-on-the-Hill C. of E. Primary School

Respect • Responsibility • Honesty • Courage • Thoughtfulness

Class 2


Year 2 Curriculum Evening

Class 2 - Autumn 2017


Dear Parents/Carers,

Our topics this term:



Narrative – Stories with familiar settings. Children will recreate their own story based on a familiar story they have learnt in class.

Poetry – Patterns on the page. The class will write their own poems following a pattern.

Non-Fiction –The children will be writing instructions that follow a practical activity that they have completed in another area of the curriculum.

Grammar, Punctuation and Spelling – (GPS) All of the pupils will be taught grammar, punctuation and spelling daily and will receive weekly spelling dictation.


During this term the children will be covering the following units: number and place value, addition and subtraction, shape, measurement, multiplication and division, time and fractions.

Religious Education:

This term we will be discussing God’s creation. They will also study Advent as a time for preparation for Christmas and be taught that the birth of Christ was foretold. As part of our understanding of other religions, we will look at Judaism.


Our unit during the autumn term is Living Things. Through this unit, children will also learn to work scientifically.


Children will be taught Algorithms and how to program the Roamer. There will also be opportunities to consolidate ICT skills during other subjects, when the class have the use of the laptops.


‘Picture this’ will be taught during this term. The children will learn how to use a viewfinder and record their observations and ideas using a variety of methods.


The class will be learning about Florence Nightingale and the importance she has played in British History. The children will be visiting the Florence Nightingale museum and taking part in a workshop.

Physical Education:

Invasion games; the children will be taught the basic rules and explore the roles of the players. Gymnastics will be taught after half-term.


The children will be covering the units ‘The Long and Short of It’ and ‘Feel the Pulse’ taken from Music Express.

Personal, Social and Health Education:

Following the SEAL scheme of work, children will work through units that cover New Beginnings and Getting On and Falling Out.


Maths, English and spellings homework will be set on a Friday, for completion by the following Wednesday. Other subject areas may be given.

In addition, pupils will still be expected to read at home at least three times a week, as stated in the home/school agreement.

School trips: This term the children will be visiting The Florence Nightingale Museum. The trip is booked for Friday 13th October. We intend to leave school at 10:30am and hope to arrive back at 3:30pm. Further details will follow.


As always, I would like to thank you for your continued support and look forward to meeting you at the Curriculum evening.


Mrs. D. Bradley – Class Teacher

Mrs. C. Carroll – Teaching Assistant