Welcome to life in Year 2 at Lowther from Mrs Cox, Miss Mason, Mr Agarwal and their team of learners

Please see below for some examples of the amazing work we've been doing!

Year 2 Curriculum Forecast  



  Autumn 2 in Year 2  

What a great first half term we have had in Year 2! We have lived our London topic to the full writing our own information leaflets all about St Paul's Cathedral. Did you know the current cathedral is the fifth St Paul's?

We enjoyed a wonderful messy day designing, making and evaluating our own fire engines. Using all our creative energies we upcycled cardboard boxes, coffee pods and foil to make some incredible machines!

In history we have learnt all about the Great Fire of London. By using sources such as diaries and pictures to search for clues we have discovered how and where it started, how and why it spread and the effect the event has had on the history of London. We have also become map makers and used our knowledge of symbols to create our own maps of London.

Beginning to learn joined up handwriting has been a major focus for us these past couple of weeks, we have been practicing letter formations and joins every day in preparation for using cursive writing in our everyday work. You won't recognise our writing by Christmas!

In Maths we have been consolidating our knowledge in place value and have started to think about adding and subtracting 1 and 2 digit numbers. The children have explored using base 10, tens frames and number lines.

The children have also loved our dance lessons this term. They have been listening to music from a range of artists and thinking about different ways to move to music. We selected some songs by musicians that have been nominated for the MOBO awards and learnt a dance routine. We loved performing our dance in assembly and we hope you liked it too!


  Autumn 1 in Year 2  

Year 2 have made an excellent start to the school year! We have dived straight into our learning exploring all things 'London'. Want to know who built St Pauls Cathedral? Or why the Waterloo Bridge is also known as 'The Ladies Bridge'? Ask our Year 2 experts!

In Maths we have been focussing on place value and learning to count in 2's, 3's, 5's and 10's. We have also been thinking about fact families to and beyond 20 and representing 2 digit numbers in different ways.

We loved our trip into London. We set sail on a boat down the River Thames and saw lots of London monuments including The London Eye, Tate Modern and The Shard. We also saw a big lion statue near Westminster Bridge which was just like the one from 'Katie in London'.

In Art we have started to explore colour and have thought about what the primary, secondary and tertiary colours are. We have learned about warm and cool colours and have created our very own 'warm' and 'cool' paintings.

We have also been learning about The Great Fire of London and have had fun exploring the similarities and differences between London in 1666 to the present day.


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