Yr2 - Mini Grey class

Our topic this half term is ‘Incredible Inventors’ This topic finds out about famous inventions and how they changed the lives of people in Britain and around the world. We will focus on British inventions and learn about some of the mining inventions from Cornwall

In year 2 we read every day. This half term in our guided reading we will start to learn about the VIPERS reading areas and look at the story Grandad’s Island. We will also read non-fiction about inventions and inventors.

Please keep reading with your children as much as possible as it really helps their progress. The link below to the reading VIPERS will give you some ideas of question types to support their understanding.


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In Writing we will be writing stories based around familiar settings, mystery stories and writing explanations

In Maths we are following the small steps to mastery approach. This half term we will be learning about place value and addition and subtraction

Please help your child to practise their 2, 5 and 10 times tables and the associated division facts.  If they have mastered these they could start to practise the threes.

In Science we will be finding out about materials and linking this to our inventions topic. We will find out about the properties of materials, how they can be changed and how they are suitable for different purposes.

Below are this half term’s topic map, knowledge organiser and spellings.