Canberra (Year 2)

Class teacher:
Mrs Firth (currently covered by Mrs Shephard) and Mrs Wolsey (Friday)
Supported by: Mrs Steer

Canberra Timetable

9:00-9:30Early Morning WorkEarly Morning WorkEarly Morning WorkEarly Morning WorkTimes Tables
and Spelling Test
11.00-12.15Letters and Sounds
Letters and Sounds
Letters and Sounds
Letters and Sounds
1:15-2.30Geography Music and CultureEnrichment
PE: Athletics
PE: Cricket PSHE
2.30-3:00Singing WorshipWhole 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  practise and consolidate key skills in Numeracy and Literacy.

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 Thursday.  It begins with a discrete session of Phase 6 Letters and Sounds and teaches new Spelling and Grammar rules. Literacy units will span a one or two week period and develop the children’s reading, writing and speaking and listening skills.  This term our units of study are:

-Writing recount

-Written responses to reading comprehension

-Non fiction writing linked to topic

A spelling test will take place on a Friday morning.



Numeracy is taught daily from Monday to Thursday.  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. This term will focus on:

-Addition and Subtraction (1 week block) – recall and use addition facts to 20 fluently and solve problems by applying knowledge of written and mental methods.

-Problem Solving (2 week block)-Real life contexts involving addition and subtraction of money of the same unit and giving the correct change,solve problems involving multiplication and division.

-Measurement (1 week block)-Length, Height and Mass; choose and use appropriate standard units to estimate and measure length/height in any direction (m/cm) using rulers and mass (kg/g) using scales

-Geometry (1 week block)-Properties of shape; identify and describe 2-D shapes, including the number of sides and line of symmetry in a vertical line, identify and describe 3-D shapes, including the number of edges, vertices and faces



During Science this term 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.
Our theme for term five is Plants

-Exploring what plants need to survive.

-Creating investigations.

-Using scientific language.


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 collating and presenting information relating to other curriculum subjects.


Topic: Geography

This term the children will be studying maps to develop positional and locational language. They will learn to read maps and symbols as well as making their own maps.



This term the children will be focusing on the theme of health and well-being. They will self-reflect about how to keep themselves and others safe. The children will know how to share their worries and concerns.


Physical Education

This term in PE we will be developing their physical skills through athletics and learning to play cricket.


Art and Design

The children will be looking forward to our annual Arts’ week at the end of this term. This year the theme is India!



The children will be learning to play the ocarina to develop their musical ability. They will learn to read music and play simple tunes.