Anlaby Primary School

Year Two

Welcome to Team Two.

We have two classes in our year group: Team Ahlberg and Team Potter.

Who’s Who in Team Two?

Team Ahlberg – Mrs Richards teaches Team Ahlberg.

Team Potter – Miss Newton teaches Team Potter.

Teaching Assistant - Mrs Stephenson

What do we do in Team Two?

Throughout Year Two, we aim to provide all children with high quality, challenging and engaging experiences that extend their learning and development. We encourage our children to be independent and resilient learners who challenge themselves. We support our children as they develop their social skills. In Team Two, we teach many of our lessons through engaging and child friendly topics. In these topics, the children develop their knowledge, understanding and skills in a range of ways to suit all learning styles. In mathematics, we are focussing on progressing through concrete (equipment), pictorial and abstract (mental maths) methods, as well as developing our fluency, reasoning and problem solving skills.

Autumn One – Magnificent Monarchs.

Year 2 will think about kings and queens in our Magnificent Monarchs topic, your child will learn about English and British monarchs from AD 871 to the present day and consider how the power of the monarchy has changed over time.

They will be introduced to the language of time. A year is 365 days and a leap year is 366 days. A decade is 10 years. A century is 100 years.

They will study six significant sovereigns; Alfred the Great, William the Conqueror, Henry VIII, Elizabeth I, Queen Victoria and the current monarch, Elizabeth II. Finally, they will choose which of the sovereigns that they have studied is the most significant

Magnificent Monarchs


Autumn Two – Movers and Shakers.

Who have made things happen or changed people's idea?

In the Movers and Shakers topic, your child will learn how to identify people who are historically significant and use the words year, decade and century to describe dates and times.

They will study the life and impact of a significant person in the locality and  significant individuals from  the world. They will  study  significant figures such as Christopher Columbus , Amy Johnson and Rosa Parks and think carefully about the impact of their actions.

 They will also learn how significant people are commemorated and design a memorial for a person they have studied.

Movers and Shakers

Spring One – Coastline

What's happening to our coastlines?

In this topic, your child will use maps to learn about the location of the world’s seas and oceans and keys to learn about map symbols. They will also find out about the directions on a compass.

They will learn about the human and physical features of a coastline, including the effects of erosion and how to stay safe when visiting the coast.

They will design and make their own beach hut.

They will have the opportunity to learn about the work of the RNLI, what happened to the SS Rohilla and about the coastal town of Whitby, including how Captain Cook is linked to the town.




Spring Two – The Scented Garden

In this topic, Team Two will tiptoe through the tulips and let our senses discover the blooming foliage and enchanting fragrances of flowers and herbs. Round and round the mulberry bush we go, planting bulbs and seeds, and then watching them grow beneath sunshine and showers.

We will explore the astounding world of the scented garden, but be careful Team Two! There are some wild and dangerous plants out there that do astonishing things – just don’t touch!

We will use the marvellous properties of plants, flowers and herbs to make an exceptional gift for somebody special.

Everything is coming up roses! Why not grow our own?

Summer One – Muck, Mess and Mixtures.

Let’s get messy! Muck and mess is good! In fact, it’s mega-marvellous!

We will be diving in and getting our hands and feet sticky and covered in paint. We will be playing with liquids, squish some dough and check out the slushiest and mushiest foods.

Pour, mix, stir and splat! How will it feel to get our hands covered in goo? We will investigate mixtures, from paint and bubbles to jelly and shaving foam.

We'll enjoy the story of George's Marvellous Medicine and we will be writing recipes, stories and instructions – there are loads of scrummy words to describe messy mixtures!

Our artwork will also rely on our mixing skills. We'll use marbling inks to make unusual swirling patterns, pastles to draw from observation and create foodscapes inspired by Carl . We will be working with paint and other squelchy stuff to create a new gallery space.

We'll use our science skills to explore everyday materials, how to change their shape with a squash and a squeeze, investigate soap products for the best bubbles and understand why mixtures freeze and melt. We'll learn how to measure using scales, measuring jugs and cylinders so we can be more accurate.

Don’t worry about the mess…it’ll always wash!

Summer Two –  Wriggle and Crawl.

We will be grabbing our coats and pooters so that we can go out and about on a minibeast hunt! We will be lifting logs, digging deep and rolling over rocks to see who’s home.

We will create our own habitats that are suitable for different minibeasts. We will learn about bees, worms and butterflies. We will complete life cycles and food chains.

We will plan, script and create a film to show how our favourites bug transforms from one form to another, perhaps a caterpillar to a butterfly or a maggot to a fly…urgh!

On your belly, legs at the ready, it’s time to wriggle and crawl!