Year 2 - Miss L Hofmann

Year 2 Curriculum


Welcome to LHY2. We hope you’ve all had a lovely summer break and are now ready to start a fresh year full of energy and enthusiasm. The class teacher is Miss Hofmann and Miss Zehra will also support the children’s learning in class.


Spellings and Homework


Spellings and homework will be given out on Fridays. These have to be returned by Wednesday of the next week, when we also have our spelling test.


 We are launching a new reading scheme and when it’s ready, your child’s reading book will be changed 3 times a week (Monday, Wednesday and Friday). Please make sure that you write a comment in their reading record to show how they are getting on with the book they have been given. This way, we can make sure that your child is reading the books they can understand and enjoy. You do not always have to read the entire book every night. Focus on 2 pages and talk about the characters, setting and plot in a lot of detail. You might want to take it in turns to read so your child can hear how you read. Please make sure that reading books are in school every day, as your child will read it to an adult at some time throughout the week.


 PE is on a Tuesday morning and Thursday afternoon. Please make sure that your child has their kit in school on those days. They should wear a white or blue t-shirt, black shorts or jogging bottoms and a pair of trainers or pumps for outdoor sessions.

 Autumn 1 Topic – ‘Ahoy There!’

 In our first half term we will be learning about the journeys and the lives of explorers and pirates. Through our topic, we will be looking at the continents and oceans of the world and learning about the people who travelled the seas many years ago. We will learn about life aboard a ship and discover more about the lives of some famous pirates and their crew. We will learn about growing and surviving in our Science work, exploring the different stages of life and how we change as we get older.


 In English the children will be reading the pirate themed story books ‘The Pirate Cruncher’ and ‘The Pirates Next Door’ by the author Jonny Duddle. We will be using these books to learn how to use interesting adjectives, exclamation marks, question marks and speech marks to create our own stories. We will explore some non-fiction texts too, to help us research pirate life and create our own letters and messages that could have been sent ashore.

 In Reading we are working in groups to share different types of books. We discuss the things we have read and give our thoughts and feelings about each book. We also try hard to answer questions about stories, thinking about how characters are feeling and why things have happened. The children will continue practising their phonics into year 2 and the high frequency words. Some of us will be moving on to learn about the spelling rules, which is the next step after we have mastered all of our sounds.


 In Maths we will begin the year by revisiting our knowledge of counting in 2s, 3s, 5s and 10s from any number, forward and backwards. We will revisit reading and writing numbers to at least 100 in numerals and in words and begin to understand place value using hundreds, tens and ones. Children will learn how to identify, represent and estimate numbers using different representations including a number line and compare and order numbers from 0 up to 100. When we have a good understanding of place value we will move on to addition and subtraction paying close attention to number facts and the inverse relationship between addition and subtraction.

 We will end our half term with a fun Pirate Day where we will be showing off all of our new knowledge to a mystery pirate visitor!


Please come and see me if you any questions.


Miss Hofmann