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We follow the Pathways to Write scheme at St. Alban's and our story book for Autumn 2 is 'The owl who was afraid of the dark' by Jill Tomlinson

Year 2 already knew lots of things about owl but we are excited to learn even more during this unit!

The final writing outcome for this unit is to write a non-chronological report about owls once we have gathered and learned as many interesting facts as possible.


At St Alban’s we follow a Mastery Approach to teaching Maths, ensuring children have a firm understanding of the different Mathematical concepts through Varied Fluency, Reasoning and Problem Solving.

In Year 2, we follow a concrete, pictorial, abstract (CPA) appraoch to learning where children explore new concepts using mathematical equipment first before learning how to represent these with pictures and drawings before finally using written calculations and symbols.

We are well into our addition and subtraction unit and have been learning how to use different methods to add and subtract numbers. We have worked practically with equipment, learned how to draw our own number lines and also use our knowledge of number bonds to 10 to help us.

This week we are learning how to add two 2-digit numbers across a 10. We will be using base 10 to begin with so that we can visualise exchanging 10 ones for one 10. Here are some example questoins we will be looking at:


Reasoning and Problem Solving

Each lesson has an element of reasoning and/or problem solving and children are supported to verbalise and record their ideas.

RE-Come and See

As a Catholic School, the teaching of the church is at the heart of everything we do. As well as daily worship, we follow the Come and See Scheme. 

During Autumn 2 we will be covering the follow themes:

Baptism: Signs and Symbols

Preparations: Advent

We are also looking forward to rehearsing our performing our KS1 Nativity which is called 'A King is Born'.

Nativity performances will be on Tuesday 12th December at 9.30am and 3.30pm. We hope to see many of you there!




Year 2 look forward to our science lessons each week! Our second Unit is all about Life Cycles and follows the learning sequence below:







We follow the Kapow scheme of learning for Computing and our first unit is 'Algorithms and Debugging'. Here are some photos of Year 2 taking part in lessons both unplugged and online.




Year 2’s PE day is Tuesday, please can you ensure your child comes to school on this day wearing appropriate footwear and the correct PE uniform each week.

Throughout the year, Year 2 will experience a range of sporting activities where they will develop their skills, learn the rules of games and improve their fitness levels.



Our first music unit is called 'Exploring simple patterns' and explores the question of 'How can music help us to make friends?'

Year 2 are very musical and have great rythym! Here we are in our first lesson copying and repeating simple clapping rythyms:

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