Linking with our topic of 'food' year 2 will be writing instructions on how to make a Gingerbread man as well as writing a narrative, poem and recount. Look out for our pictures on Twitter!


This term year 2 will be focusing on being able to:

Place value

  • count in steps of 2, 3, and 5 from 0, and in 10s from any number, forward and backward
  • recognise the place value of each digit in a two-digit number (10s, 1s)
  • identify, represent and estimate numbers using different representations, including the number line
  • compare and order numbers from 0 up to 100; use <, > and = signs
  • read and write numbers to at least 100 in numerals and in words
  • use place value and number facts to solve problems

Addition and subtraction

  • Solve problems using addition and subtraction
  • recall and use addition and subtraction facts to 20 fluently, and derive and use related facts up to 100
  • show that addition of 2 numbers can be done in any order (commutative) and subtraction of 1 number from another cannot
  • recognise and use the inverse relationship between addition and subtraction and use this to check calculations and solve missing number problems


Our topic this term is 'food' we will be learning about where our food comes from, what people ate in the past and healthy eating. Our artist this term is Giuseppe Arcimboldo we will be looking at his art work and creating our own art from what we have found. 


This term we will be learning about animals including humans. We will learn to:

  • identify and name a variety of common animals including fish, amphibians, reptiles, birds and mammals
  • identify and name a variety of common animals that are carnivores, herbivores and omnivores
  • describe and compare the structure of a variety of common animals (fish, amphibians, reptiles, birds and mammals including pets)
  • identify, name, draw and label the basic parts of the human body and say which part of the body is associated with each sense