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Year 2 Information

Autumn Term

To start Year 2 our topic is, ‘The body machine’ in which we will be learning about the body, how to be healthy and how to keep clean. In science we will be looking at the basic needs of animals and humans and learning about the importance of a healthy diet. In Design and Technology we will be designing and making a healthy sandwich, which also includes the packaging! Our focus in PSHCE is different stages in a human’s life and how medicines affect the body. In English we will be writing our own journey stories using Oliver Jeffer’s book’s ‘The Way Back Home’ and ‘Lost and Found’ as a stimulus.

We are keen for parents to support the children’s learning at home as much as possible. To help with this we produce Topic Overviews for each term outlining our main topics.


Please download our Information Booklet to find out more about the routines and expectations in Year 2. You may also wish to take a look at the Y2 Curriculum Map, which shows you the topics we will be covering in different subjects over the course of the year. Please talk to us if you would like more information.



Year 2

Florence Nightingale


This week Penguin class went back in time to the Victorian Era to learn a little more about the significant nurse, Florence Nightingale. They learnt that Florence had to persuade her mother and sister about her desire to help people, rather than get married and go to lavish parties. So the children worked in groups of 3’s, taking on each character and role playing what Florence may have said to her mother and sister. The children took their roles very seriously and there were some fantastic performances at the end.