Canberra (Year 2)

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

Canberra Timetable

9:00-9:30Early Morning WorkEarly Morning WorkEarly Morning WorkEarly Morning WorkEarly Morning Work
and Spelling Test
9:30-10.30NumeracyNumeracyNumeracyNumeracyScience and Computing
11.00-12.15Letters and Sounds
Letters and Sounds
Letters and Sounds
Letters and Sounds
Yoga with Mrs Poolman
Outdoor Games
2.30-3:00Whole School Singing 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:

  • Story writing from other cultures
  • Traditional Tales
  • Instructions

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:

  • Multiplication and division
  • Sorting Information
  • Shape


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.

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.

Design and Technology

The children will be learning cooking skills and all about nutrition.

Religious Education

In Term 3 the children will be studying Islam and the theme for their learning will be to consider how Muslims pray at home.


In Term 3 we will be discussing and thinking about ‘Living in the Wider World’.  The children will consider their own culture, managing money and British Values.

Physical Education

This term in PE we will be enjoying developing their outdoor games skills. The children will also take part in a Yoga session on a Wednesday afternoon.

Art and Design

The children will be learning to draw portraits. They will experiment with colour, shades, tone and tints, as well as exploring different materials. They will then use these skills to produce piece of work in response to known artists and their imagination.


The children will be learning to play the Ocarina with Mrs Wolsey. Singing also 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.