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In Term 2 Year 2 will be exp
loring stories and fairytales through their topic Once Upon a Time...

Hansel and Gretel

 Jack and the Beanstalk
Understanding English, communication and languages 

This term we will be reading lots of traditional tales. The children will be: 

· Telling stories orally 

· Learning about the features of traditional tales. 

· Exploring and describing characters. 

· Creating dialogue through playscripts. 

· Using verbs and adverbs to create stage directions. 

· Using sequencing words and bossy verbs to write instructions. 

Historical, geographical and social understanding

Mapping skills - creating our own maps, both real life and fantasy

Compass directions, using a key, scale, orientation.

Religious Education

Key Question: Why did God give Jesus to the world? 

Christmas - Jesus as a gift from God.
Mathematical Understanding 


Place value of 2-digit numbers (tens and ones). 

Counting in 2s, 5s and 10s. 

Money - combine amounts to make a particular value up to £1·00. 

Find different combinations of coins that equal the same amounts of money up to £1·00 

Addition and subtraction of multiples of 10 and of near multiples of 10 (9 and 11 etc.)

adding near doubles and several 1-digit numbers. 

Position, direction and movement

Rotation as a turn (right angles for quarter, half and three quarter turns; clockwise and anticlockwise) 

Measure lengths in centimetres and metres.

Understanding physical development, health and well-being 

Value for the Term: Enthusiasm

I am enthusiastic about my learning and school life. 

Looking after myself - Internet Safety and Stranger Danger. 

Dance and Games 

Scientific and Technological Understanding 

Investigate the absorbency of different papers and how wax can make materials waterproof. 
Understand the difference between natural and man-made objects. 

Describe the textures and appearance of the different items and explore the textures by using them to print with paint.

Understand what happens when certain materials are heated and how they can change shape. 

Understand the importance of recycling. 


Plan and create a sequence of instructions to a move a programmable robot. 

Use the ‘repeat’ (loop) and ‘when’ (conditional statement) command within a series of instructions. 

Discuss how to edit/refine a sequence of commands.

Understanding the Arts

Art and D&T 

Exploring and making puppets 
Making gifts for the Christmas Fayre 


This term we will be learning songs for the Christmas nativity play.