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Jasmine class - Year 2

Welcome to Year 2

Jasmine Class


Teacher: Mr Richards

Teaching Assistants: Miss Perkins, Mrs Bevans & Mrs Thorpe

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 on Thursdays and Fridays. Children should bring a PE kit into school on a Thursday and we will send it home on a Friday.


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 Wednesday and needs to be returned every Monday.

Autumn Half-Term 1


In English this half-term we will start by looking at the book 'The True Story of the Three Little Pigs' by Jon Scieszka. We will be writing a character description of the wolf and a new ending to the story before moving on to the book 'The Flower' by John Light. Writing activities based on this book will include giving instructions on how to plant a seed and creating our own story narrative.


The children will also continue to learn Phonics this half-term, 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 numbers to 100, before moving onto addition.


During Science we will explore habitats around the world including the UK and what animals need to survive in them.

In History, we will start to find out who Alice Hawkins was, and why she is an important figure in Leicester. And our Geography focus for this half term is on developing our map skills, using them to find and locate the seven continents of the world. We will then explore why some areas of the World are hot and some are cold.


Other subjects will include:

- In PE we will look to improve our jumping and landing skills.

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

- In Music we will explore different types of music and are lucky enough to have a musician visit to perform some of these different styles.

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


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



Autumn 2:

In English we will be using the text 'The Disgusting Sandwich' by Gareth Edwards for the first few weeks of the half term. We will be learning about how to use the conjunction 'because'. We will learn what is meant by an expanded noun phrase and learning how to write our own. We will then design our own disgusting sandwich and describing that. 

The second half of this half term we will be using the story 'Traction Man' by Mini Grey.  We will be thinking about describing characters and using adjectives. We will be writing thank you letters.


In Maths we will be learning how to subtract one number from another. We will use number lines and 100 squares to support us with this. We will also be learning about 2D and 3D shapes.


In Science, we will be learning about humans and what they need to be able to survive. We will discuss healthy diets. We will also talk about exercise and how this can keep us healthy.


We will also be learning about:

  • History- Alice Hawkins- who was she and why was she significant?
  • DT- designing our own healthy pizza and box and thinking about selling it
  • Music- different musical genres
  • Computing- E-safety
  • PHSE- What helps us to grow and stay healthy.

In addition to this we will be taking the children on a walk to see the Alice Hawkins statue in the City Centre as we will be learning about her life in History. It is going to be a jam-packed half term!

Learning planned across the year for Year 2 in 2023-24

Year 2 Curriculum:


Below you will find our Curriculum Maps for Autumn 1 and Autumn 2.


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.