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Westleigh Methodist Primary School

Westleigh Methodist Primary School

Year 2

Autumn Term 1 2018

See whats happening this term in Year 2  : Autumn Term 1 Curriculum Map

We have been exploring with our Base 10 to really understand the place value of 1 digit and 2 digit numbers. This has helped us in many ways to progress onto adding numbers together. The children can use a variety of methods to demonstrate their understanding. 
My friend says a lot of things when Year 2 are learning in Maths, however they are not always correct with their method. Luckily, for my friend, the children are great at proving them wrong. We have been working hard on our verbal and written explanations and this will only improve as the year goes on.  


We have had a mucky and VERY messy time in Year 2 since starting our topic. The children have loved it! Year 2 have been  exploring with colours, textures and many different art forms. We took great inspiration from the artist 'Carl Warner' and used his work to create masterpieces of our own. This was celebrated when we changed our classroom into an Art Exhibition area and invited parents/ carers to come and share the children's work. It was a great success! 
Also as part of this topic, we have been studying a Roald Dahl book - 'George's Marvellous Medicine.' We have learnt lots of great adjectives to describe the wicked Grandma , even the children's favourite - your lips are like a dogs bottom.  We have even created our own marvellous medicine (hopefully it won't have the same affect as it did Grandma). 

We have also been very lucky to work with some external agencies this half term, especially in our PE lessons. We had a great time learning a dance themed around The Lion King. The children did a fantastic job learning the dance and then performing it to the rest of the school.  
In addition, we have had a Soccer Through Numeracy day where the children got the chance to expand on their football skills, as well as learning maths infused with popular national football teams. 

Autumn Term 2 2018 

See whats happening this term in Year 2  : Autumn Term 2 Curriculum Map

Year two have had a wonderful half turn learning about their local environment and being street detectives. They have learnt how to read maps and have observed and documented landmarks in the local area which would appear in a local map. They have applied this learning to creating their own maps of their personal journeys to school, drawing local landmarks to help.

They have learnt about directions and have used this new skill to make treasure trails within the classroom for each other to read and follow. They have learnt about how the local artist Lowry celebrated our industrial landscape and discussed his unique style and the mood of his artwork. They then used his work to inspire their own paintings set in Leigh using a variety of mediums including paints, pastels and pencils.

They have also learnt how our landscape has changed in living memory by exploring photos of the past. They have learnt how our homes have changed and interviewed Mrs Parker about how her home life was different when she was the same age as them, documenting what they discovered.

We also learnt about the sacrifices made during the first WW1 by men and women from our local area and celebrated their memories by creating collages and poems.

Spring Term 1 2019

See whats happening this term in Year 2  : Spring Term 1 Curriculum Map

Spring Term 2 2019

See whats happening this term in Year 2  : Spring Term 2 Curriculum Map