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Current Learning in YEAR 2!


The children have been learning about their class animals as part of our topic work and this has naturally led into a new topic about Animals in general.

In our Science work we have started to look at different animal habitats and the different ways in which animals have adapted to live in their environments. This will lead into work that we are doing specifically on minibeasts and looking into how our very own Bees at Old Basing help to sustain the environment.

In English we have been learning to use verbs and adverbs to describe the movements of different kinds of animals and have looked at changing adjectives into adverbs by adding the suffix 'ly' to these words and changing their function (e.g. quick - quickly OR happy - happily)

In our Maths work we have been looking at the importance of the number ten and how we add and subtract 10 from any number between 1 and 100. Please continue to practise counting on and back in 10s with your child as a way of reinforcing this learning (e.g. 34, 44, 54, 64 and 78, 68, 58, 48, 38) Concentrate on where the number goes from single digits to teen numbers and then twenties (5, 15, 25 OR 28, 18, 8) as this is what the children find most difficult.

In Geography we have been discussing maps and using compass directions to located different geographical features.


Remember to check Education City (Classwork Folder) and Bug Club to help support your child's learning at home this week. It has been updated to reflect activities that are linked to what the children have learned this week.


Many Thanks,

The Year 2 Team

Year 2 Curriculum Evening Presentation 2017