Canberra (Year 2)

Class teacher:
Mrs Firth and Mrs Woolsey (Friday)
Supported by: Mrs Steer

Canberra Timetable

9:00-9:30Early Morning WorkEarly Morning WorkEarly Morning WorkEarly Morning WorkEarly Morning Work
and Spelling Test
11.00-12.15Letters and Sounds
Letters and Sounds
Letters and Sounds
Letters and Sounds
Letters and Sounds
Outdoor Games
2.30-3:00Whole School Hymn PractiseWhole School Collective WorshipWhole School
Collective Worship
Whole School Collective Worship2.15 Celebration Assembly



Early Morning Work

For the first half-an–hour of the day, Year Two are practising and consolidating key skills in Numeracy and Literacy. This term, the Quick Math’s Sheets will revise the skills of;

  • Related facts
  • Adding 10 to a 2 digit numbers
  • Subtract 10 from a 2 digit number
  • Fact Families to 10 using triads
  • Partitioning 2 digit numbers
  • Fact families to 100

The handwriting practice will focus on the weekly spellings and children will develop their skills in joined handwriting. Children will also read individually to the teacher during this time.  They will be heard once a fortnight.


Literacy is taught daily from Monday to Wednesday and on a Friday. It begins with a discrete session of Phase 6 Letters and Sounds and teaches new Spelling and Grammar rules. Literacy units will span a two or three week period and develop the children’s reading, writing and speaking and listening skills.  This term our units of study are:

  • Non-Chronological Writing
  • Letter Writing
  • Poetry- Traditional

A spelling test will take place on a Friday morning.


Numeracy is taught daily from Monday to Wednesday and on a Friday. Each unit is one week in length. The main focus of teaching is aimed at developing each child’s confidence and mental fluency with whole numbers, counting and place value. They will work with numerals, words and the four operations, including lots of practical resources. They will develop their ability to describe, sort and compare different shapes. They will also use a range of measures to describe and compare different quantities such as length, mass, capacity/volume, time and money. In particular this terms focus is on:

  • Addition and Subtraction
  • Multiplication


Our Science topic for this term is Animals. The children will be developing their scientific knowledge and understanding of the basic needs of animals, for survival in a variety of environments. They will learn about life cycles and notice that animals, including human, have offspring which grow into adults.

The children will develop their scientific skills and enquiry as they plan and carry out their own investigation. They will ask simple questions, make sensible predictions, observe closely and use simple equipment to carry out their tests. The children will learn how to carry out a ‘fair test’ and gather and record data to help them answer their questions and reach a conclusion.

ICT and Computing

ICT is delivered in a cross curricular way throughout the Term. Children will use iPad’s and Laptops in a variety of ways to support their learning and record their work.  The children will learn to use technology safely and respectfully. They will also develop their confidence in saving and retrieving their work. This term they will focus on presenting information, emailing and e-safety. During the enrichment session the children will further their IT skills and develop their understanding of programming and algorithms with Mrs Dale.

Topic – Geography focus

In Term 2 we will be studying the fascinating continent of Antarctica. The children will develop knowledge about diverse places on earth, natural environments, physical and human features and the animals that have adapted to the environment. This is a fascinating topic that will inspire the children and develop their curiosity for the world in which they live.

Design and Technology

The children will explore and practice a new technique in Cooking and Nutrition.

Religious Education

In Term 2 the children will be studying Christianity and the theme for their learning will be to consider Jesus as a gift from God at Christmas time.  They will be developing their enquiry skills by asking the question ‘Why did God give Jesus to the world?’  The children will reflect on the Christmas story and the reasons for Jesus’ birth.


In Term 2 we will be discussing and thinking about ‘Relationships’.  The children will consider the themes of  co-operation and negotiation in relationships. They will learn to identify and respect the differences and similarities between people. Anti-bullying week takes place this term and the children will also learn how to recognize different types of teasing and bullying. They will know that such behaviours are wrong and unacceptable.


Physical Education

This term in PE we will be enjoying outdoor games with a focus on ‘Multi Skills’  on a Tuesday afternoon. The children will also take part in Dance sessions on a Friday morning, where they will be responding to music in an imaginative and expressive way, creating, performing  and evaluating routines.

Art and Design

The children will develop their skills in Painting and Drawing. They will experiment with colour, shades, tone and tints. They will then use these skills to produce piece of work in response to known artists and their imagination.


Singing remains at the heart of the school and Hymn practice allows the children the opportunity to use their voice expressively and creatively. They will listen to a wide range of high quality music, learning about the great composers of our time.


This term our Enrichment session is Programming with Mrs Dale.