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Jasmine class - Year 2

Welcome to Year 2

Jasmine Class


Teacher: Mr Richards

Teaching Assistants: Miss Perkins, Miss Naz, Miss George & Miss Anna 

Welcome to Jasmine Class!


Here you will find the latest updates of our work in class and any important information that you may need to help support children's learning at home.

Important Notes for Jasmine Class:

PE: We have PE every Thursday. Children should now have a PE kit in school to change into.

Reading: Every child will have two reading books to take home.

Reading for pleasure book - This book can be changed at any time and is chosen by your child based on their interests. It may be slightly too easy or too difficult for the children so please read this with them to support.

Little Wandle Phonics Book - This book contains the phonic sounds your child has been learning in class, and will have been read in school previously with them. Therefore they should be able to read it independently to you. This book will be given out on a Thursday and needs to be returned every Monday.

Autumn Half-Term 1


In Literacy this half-term we will mainly be looking at the book 'The Man on the Moon' by Simon Bartram and writing diaries, letters and a new ending to the story.  The children will also continue learning phonics this year, focusing on alternative ways to spell sounds that they already know. Alongside this, reading sessions will help their reading fluency and also encourage them to read with expression.


In Maths this half-term, we are starting by recapping place value and in particular tens and ones within different numbers, before moving onto addition and subtraction.


During Science we will explore habitats around the world and what animals need to survive in them. In History, we are going to find out who Florence Nightingale is, and why she is an important figure. And our Geography focus is on developing our map skills, using them to find and locate the seven continents of the world.


Other subjects will include:

- In PE we will look to improve our throwing and catching skills.

- In Computing we will learn about the different uses of technology inside and outside of school.

- In Music we are lucky enough to have a musician visiting to play us different types of music.

- We'll also have RE, PSHE, Art and Design activities too!


It's going to be a very busy half-term!


Autumn Term 2:

English: This half term we are basing our Literacy work on the book 'The disgusting sandwich'. We will be writing instructions for how to make a sandwich, ordering and retelling the story and then writing our own version of the ending. We will also be looking at how we can use expanded noun phrases to add detail to our descriptions. 

Towards Christmas we will be working on poetry and writing our own winter poems. 

Maths: For Maths we will be continuing to look at addition. We will be using our number bonds to 10 to help us to calculate. We will then be looking at how we can add and subtract when a number goes across a 10. Another maths focus this half term is shape so we will be naming shapes and describing and comparing their properties. 

Science: In science we will continue to learn about animals including humans. We will find out what humans and animals need to be healthy and to stay alive. 

History: For History we will be learning about Mary Seacole and understanding why she is an important historical figure.

Geography: For geography we will be learning about compasses and compass directions.


Again addition to all these exciting things we will be doing PE, Music, PSHE, RE and Art!


Year 2 Curriculum:


Below you will find our Long Term Curriculum Map which outlines the whole year's programme of study.  


If you have any questions about Jasmine Class or curriculum content, please feel free to email the office or speak to Mr Richards at the end of the day.

Year 2's long term curriculum plan