Year 2

Welcome to Beech Class! 

A very warm welcome to the Year 2 class page!

We hope you enjoy reading our Connected Curriculum overview for the term, including exploring our home learning activities which are inspired by our Topic.

In Year 2, we love to ‘Fly High and Soar like Eagles’ and we strive to be brave change-makers to make a difference to the world we live in. We enjoy making connections with one another, within our partnership with St Mary’s (Yate), with our past as we learn from those that have gone before us, with our local community and across different subjects to fully immerse ourselves in our learning.

We focus on developing the skills and confidence to speak out as in the words of Greta Thunberg ‘No one is too small to make a difference’.

Our values are at the core of what we do every day and we enjoy talking and learning about these during collective worship.

Miss Pearce is class teacher Mon- Tues and Mr Bartlett Wed - Fri. (Miss Hurd is on maternity leave.) 

Miss Oakey is general TA with Mrs Nanda and Miss  Cratchley supporting children with an EHCP. 

Summer Term 2024 Sustainable Environmental Development 

During the summer term, children will be exploring the Big Question; ‘How can human behaviour impact the environment?’ whilst our global theme is Sustainable Environmental Development.

The children will start with a classroom full of plastic rubbish and junk. They will engage in the big question and learn our brave-change maker skills of communication and making decisions.
Children will be able to participate in discussions that affect self, others and the wider world by stating opinions and starting to justify their opinions. They will also learn to listen carefully to others. Children will be able to contribute actively and constructively to the life of own class and school. They will be able to take action when something is unfair.

During Term 5
As historians,
children will begin to understand that events beyond living memory can be significant nationally and globally. They will consider how the invention of plastics was a turning point for the world and further inventions such as food packaging and clothes. They will consider the advantages and disadvantages of plastic, and how people’s opinions of plastics may have changed over time.

The children will consider why there is contrasting information regarding who invented plastic. For example, American websites champion John Wesley Hyatt as the inventor of the first type of plastic, whereas UK websites favour Leo Baekeland.

During Term 6
As Geographers
children will focus on their local area. They will look at human and physical features and consider if these have changed over time. Children will explore maps and symbols and create their own maps of the local area. They will complete 3D model maps of a small area of Alveston. The children will use four compass points to give simple directions.

The product outcome will be for the children to create a model of our local area which promotes a positive impact on the environment

Term 5 and 6 Connected Curriculum Theme: Environmental Sustainable Development

Spring Term 2024 Social Justice 

Big Question: Is it fair?

In term 1 and as geographers, we will be comparing Bristol to a city in Uganda. We will explore geographical similarities and differences including climate and vegetation. We will additionally make comparisons between schooling in Africa and the UK. In term 2 and as historians, we will be exploring how children have been treated unfairly in the past, with a focus on the Victorian era. We will focus on the schooling system, using Mary Carpenter and the Bristol Ragged schools reform to compare the rights of children.

Year 2 Connected Curriculum Term Social Justice T3 and T4 2024

Year 2 Connected Curriculum Term Social Justice T3 and T4 Home Learning

Autumn Term 2023 Identity and Diversity

Meet the Teacher Evening Year 2 September 2023

Y2 Term 1 Connected Curriculum

Year 2 Autumn Term Home Learning

 Photo Gallery from Term 2 2023-24 - Great Flying High Fun Year 2