Year 2

 Welcome to Year 2!
Class Teacher - Miss Kate Leah                  Class Teaching Assistants -  Mrs O and Mrs O'Shea

           Jim and the Beanstalk by Raymond Briggs                                                                           Book Lists for Topics - Plants and Trees

Jim and the Beanstalk

   Summer Term – 1st Half


This half term our focus will be on Jim and the Beanstalk and learning about where our food comes from. Below is a brief account of what we shall be covering and some important information for the rest of the term.



We will begin by writing letters to the Giant from Jack. We will then create an alternative ending to another traditional tale. 


We will begin the half term finishing off Fractions and then move onto Length and Height. We then finish the half term starting Position and Direction.

We will cover time in more depth next half term but if you could practice the time with your child that would be great! They need to be able to tell the time to the hour/half past/quarter to/quarter past and then to every five minutes.

The children continue enjoy the challenge of 99 Club and trying to better their score each week. Please continue to keep up the practice at home as being able to compete mental calculations quickly can really help children with many aspects of their math’s work. Any questions please ask.



This half term we will be looking at plants. We will conduct our own experiments on the best conditions for growth and observe how seeds and bulbs grow.



Nearly three-quarters of the land area of the United Kingdom is classified as farmland and this half term we aim to provide an introduction to farming and farms. We will look at how milk is produced and then look more closely at the county of Devon and enquire as to why there are so many dairy farms to be found here compared with the rest of the United Kingdom.  We then finish by looking at fruits that we are unable to grow in the United Kingdom for climatic reasons.


We will create pictures from a bugs point of you as if looking up at a giant. We will then look at the work of artist Annie O’Brian Gonzales and what she used to create pictures of flowers before creating our own.



We will learn all about healthy and unhealthy foods and good food hygiene. We will design, make and evaluate our own salad/fruit salad.



Our scheduled PE sessions are on Mondays and Fridays. Please can the children wear their PE kits in on these days. This half term’s units are Active Athletes and Fitness Frenzy.



This half term we will be looking at our special home of Cornwall. We will learn about some of the saints and some special celebrations that are held here.



We will focus on all different ways of keeping ourselves healthy and learning about the different food groups. We will learn how some diseases spread and how they can be controlled.



Attached is some information about KS1 SATS that your child will be completing at school this half term. Please be assured that we will make this time as fun as possible and not a time that you or your child should worry about.



We love reading at Lanner!  Reading to, and with, your child is one of the greatest gifts you can give as this early acquisition of a love for reading will ensure your children becomes a reader for life.  Research shows that reading and talking to your child about stories, information books and poems from an early age benefits them for life. 

Sometimes, knowing which book to choose can be a little confusing with such a wide range available, so why not have a look at the recommended reads below for Year 2 children.  Many of these books are also available at the local library so, if you're not already a member, why not take a look at the link below to join up?