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Year 2

In Year 2, there are two classes, 2M, taught by Mrs Monroe and 2BS, taught by Mrs Seaward and Mrs Butler.

We are Pathfinders.

Through our LEARNING MEANS THE WORLD curriculum lessons, we are teaching our children to be:-

  • Innovative
  • Decisive
  • Creative
  • Independent

Autumn Term

Our first topic is “INTER-NATION MEDIA STATION”.

This unit is all about media and broadcasting. The children will learn about how people communicated in the past leading to the invention of television, the internet and radio. We will be working on our communication skills and learn to present information in role as broadcasters.

At the end of September we will be taking the children to visit Kennet Radio in Newbury where they will learn to make a broadcast and edit their work.

For more information, please click on our Year 2 Knowledge Organiser (WHISK sheet).


We have been learning about communication in the past through deciphering semaphore messages and making our own coded messages using Smarties!

We had an amazing visit to Kennet Radio in Newbury.  The children were very excited as they travelled to Newbury by train.   At Kennet Radio, the children spent some time in the recording studio, watching as the presenter pressed buttons to play the jingles, played music and spoke to the audience.  We learned that when the RED light is on, we had to be silent!!

We also practised recording soundbites.  The radio presenter asked us some questions and recorded our answers.   It was great fun listening back to our own soundbite.    Some of the children also read the weather forecast which was broadcast out on Kennet Radio.


Our second short topic is "PADDINGTON'S PASSPORT".

As Paddington Bear came from Peru, the children began to learn some key facts about the country and its geography.

They have learned to name the seven continents of the world and the five oceans.

The children then explored London, learning about some of the key tourist attractions; Big Ben, the Houses of Parliament, the River Thames and London Bridge, the London Eye and Buckingham Palace.

The children have learned to name the countries that make up the UK and to name their capital cities.

For more information, please click on our WHISK sheet.

Paddington's Passport

Our next topic in the second part of Autumn term is called "RECORD BREAKERS".

This topic has a history focus and tells the inspirational story of Sir Ranulph Fiennes.

The children will learn why he is famous and about his record breaking expeditions. The pupils will learn about his life story, his achievements and what he hopes to accomplish in the future.

See WHISK sheet for details about what the pupils need to learn.

Record Breakers
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