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Year 2

Year 2 Team - Mrs Purcell, Mrs Corbett, Mrs Day, Miss Gilbody, Miss Bennett, Miss Mills and Mrs Judge.

Curriculum Map - 2023-2024

This Half Term

Our current text is 'The Owl Who Was Afraid Of The Dark' written by Jill Tomlinson. 

Plop the Baby Barn Owl is afraid of the dark. He is so scared he won't even go hunting with his family. So Mrs Barn Owl sends him down from his nest-hole, where he will meet a series of friends who will convince him that perhaps there is a little bit of magic in the dark after all.


Our maths focus at the start of Spring term has been 2D and 3D shapes.


Our next maths focus for Spring term is multiplication.




During RAID this half term we will be looking at our English text, 'The Owl Who Was Afraid Of The Dark', exploring the text using our dog domains, Vocabulary Victor, Sequencing Suki, Rex Retriever, Predicting Pip, Inference Iggy, Fluency Fred and Expression Eric. Our dog domains will allow us to delve into the text a little further and enable us to open up the text to look at it in more depth.


In Science we are delving into the world of animals and humans.

Looking at offspring, essentials for survival, exercise and healthy eating.

Key Vocabulary:  offspring, human, animal, water, food, air, exercise, movement, reproduction, sensitivity, growth, respiration, excretion and nutrition.



Geography - We will be investigating human and physical features. Looking at our local area and making comparisons.



Jigsaw - we will be looking at: Dreams and Goals

We will choose realistic goals and discuss how to achieve them.

We will discuss our dreams and long term goals.

We will celebrate our achievements.





In Art we are looking at the skill of 'collage.'

A collage is a flat image or design that is made from a selection of materials (paper, card, fabric, natural materials etc). We will focus on using different materials, which can be cut, torn, scrunched, ripped and layered to create an image. 


In PE this half term we will be learning about 'gymnastics'.

Previous Learning


Class texts that we have enjoyed so far in Year 2 have been:



The text that we are reading as a class for pleasure is:














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