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Curriculum - Autumn Term


During this term we will be using the ‘Soggy the Bear’ books by Philip Moran to engage the children.  They will be writing descriptions of Soggy, retelling the stories and thinking of questions to ask Soggy.

During our Land Ahoy topic there will be lots of opportunities for writing. We will be writing lists, thank you letters to the RNLI, stories about the RNLI and facts about Grace Darling. We will also be writing instructions about how to find the treasure on our Pirate treasure maps.

To further develop the children’s language there will be lots of opportunities for role-play.  They will act out the story of Grace Darling and role-play being rescued by the RNLI.

Our grammar focus this term will be adjectives, adverbs and past tense.


Number: Place Value

The children will be investigating and understanding the value of the tens and ones digits in a 2-digit number.  They will use this skill to order different numbers from smallest to largest by looking at both digits in the number. The children will also be practising counting forwards and backwards in 2s, 3s, and 5s from 0 and in 10s from any number. Year 2 also need to know how to read and write numbers up to 100 in words and numerals.  

Number: Addition & Subtraction

Year 2 will be learning and using addition and subtraction number bonds up to 20 to solve problems. From their knowledge of place value, they will work on number bonds to 100 by looking at the tens and ones digits. They will be completing a variety of addition and subtraction activities. These will include adding and subtracting a 1-digit and a 2-digit number from any number as well as adding 3 1-digit numbers.

Measurement: Money

The children will be counting in pence, pounds and a mixture of both. They will use coins to make an amount but also investigate how many other ways there are to make that same amount. The children will be challenged to find the difference within two different amounts of money. They will use this skill to find change.

Number: Multiplication & Division

Year 2 will be looking at multiplication as making 'equal groups of one amount' and division as sharing 'one amount into equal groups'. They will write multiplication and division sentences using the x and ÷ sign. Once the children understand these calculations as 'groups of', they will move onto using arrays to solve multiplication and division problems. Year 2 will also look into learning their 2x, 5x and 10x tables.

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