Year 2 Newsletter 2023

Teaching and Learning at St Philip’s C of E Primary School


Class: Miss Donnelly                       Year     2         Half Term:      Autumn 1 2023


Your child will be learning about the following this half term:


Fiction – pupils will write a story with a focus on characters.


Pupils will learn to:

·         plan what is going to be written about.

·         use punctuation correctly – full stops, capital letters.

·         use expanded noun phrases to describe and specify.

·         use subordination (because) and coordination (and).


Place Value – pupils will develop a good understanding of numbers to 100.


Pupils will learn to:


·         Count in steps of 2, 3, and 5 from 0, and in tens from any number, forward or backward.

·         Recognise the place value of each digit in a two-digit number (tens, ones).

·         Identify, represent and estimate numbers using different representations, inc. the number line.

·         Compare and order numbers from 0 up to 100; use <, > and = signs.

·         Read and write numbers to at least 100 in numerals and in words.





Pupils will learn to:


·         describe how seeds and bulbs grow into mature plants eg Seeds and bulbs need water to grow but most do not need light.

·         describe how plants need water, light and a suitable temperature to grow and stay healthy eg. says that a plant will die without water.

·         use and interpret simple tables where appropriate e.g. blocks graphs, pictograms.

·         use what they see and their own ideas to suggest answers to questions.



Weather & Seasons


Pupils will learn to:

  • develop locational and place knowledge about their locality, and the UK as a whole.
  • understand basic subject-specific vocabulary relating to physical geography.
  • begin to use geographical skills, including first-hand observation, to enhance their locational awareness.
  • identify seasonal and daily weather patterns in the UK.
  • use simple fieldwork and observational skills in their school, its grounds and surroundings.
  • use and construct basic symbols in a key











ArtDrawing – Tell a story.


  • Using storybook illustration as a stimulus, pupils will develop their mark-making to explore a wider range of tools and experiment with creating texture to add detail to drawings.








Pupils will learn to:

·         discover ways to use their voices to describe feelings and moods.

·         Create and notate vocal sounds, building to a performance.



Information Technology

·         Pupils will be learning about information technology in the world around them.



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