Year 2 - Miss L Hofmann

Year 2 Curriculum


Welcome back LHY2. We hope you’ve all had all had a lovely week off and have had chance to recharge, ready for another fun term of learning.

 Spellings and Homework

Spellings and homework will be given out on Fridays. These have to be returned by Wednesday of the next week, when we also have our spelling test. All the children who have completed their homework will also go into a weekly prize draw.  


Your child’s reading book will be changed 3 times a week (Monday, Wednesday and Friday). Please make sure that you write a comment in their reading record to show how they are getting on with the book they have been given. This way, we can make sure that your child is reading the books they can understand and enjoy. You do not always have to read the entire book every night. Focus on 2 pages and talk about the characters, setting and plot in a lot of detail. You might want to take it in turns to read so your child can hear how you read. Please make sure that reading books are in school every day, as your child will read it to an adult at some time throughout the week.


PE is on a Monday and Thursday this term. Please make sure that your child has their kit in school on those days. They should wear a white or blue t-shirt, black shorts or jogging bottoms and a pair of trainers or pumps for outdoor sessions.

 Autumn 2 Topic – ‘Let’s Pretend!’

 In our second half term we will be using our imagination to explore fairy tales and toys

along with some of the celebrations that take place at this time of year. Through our topic, we will be learning about toys and popular toys through the 20th century and the early 21st century. Firstly, we will ask children to think about their favourite toy from today before moving on to look at toys which were popular when their parents and grandparents were children. Throughout the topic, children will develop a range of historical skills such as: asking and answering questions, identifying and interpreting different sources and recognising change and exploring how this influences them today. In Design Technology we will be designing and making our own puppets and learn all about different fabrics and how to choose and manipulate fabrics to create different effects. We will learn about materials in our Science topic, finding about the suitability of different materials for different purposes.


In English the children will begin by looking at descriptive language and making shape poems linked to Bonfire Night. They will move on to explore the features of fairy tale stories and will use the story of the Gingerbread Man to create their own twisted tale. Children will use the Gingerbread Man to create character descriptions, letters, diary entries and recounts.

 In Reading we are working in groups to share different types of book. We discuss the things we have read and give our thoughts and feelings about each book. We also try hard to answer questions about stories, thinking about how characters are feeling and why things have happened. The children will continue practising their phonics and the high frequency words. Some of us will be moving on to learn about the spelling rules, which is the next step after we have mastered all of our sounds.


In Maths children will begin by learning that the addition of two numbers can be done in any order (commutative) and subtraction of one number from another cannot. We will move on to solve problems with addition and subtraction and recap the inverse relationship between the two. We will use this to check calculations and solve missing number problems. We will move on to looking at measures and money and recognise and use symbols for pounds (£) and pence (p). We will combine amounts to make a particular value and find different combinations of coins that equal the same amounts of money and start to understand how to give change. We will end the term by looking at multiplication and division which will be covered next half term in more detail.


 Please come and see me if you any questions.


Miss Hofmann