Year 2

Jim and the Beanstalk/Plants

Year 2

 Summer Term – 1st Half

This half term our focus will be on Jim and the Beanstalk and learning about where our food comes from. Below is a brief account of what we shall be covering and some important information for the rest of the term.

Class Teacher – Miss Kate Leah                 

Class Teaching Assistants –  Mrs Ould, Miss May and Miss Curtis                                                                                                                            



We will begin by creating our own versions of the Jim and the Beanstalk story. We will then create an alternative ending to another traditional tale and write letters to the Giant from Jack.


We will begin the half term with Fractions. We will be learning how to find halves, quarters, three quarters and thirds in both shape and number. We will then move onto time. If you could practice telling the time with your child that would be great! They need to be able to tell the time to the hour/half past/quarter to/quarter past and then to every five minutes.


This half term we will be looking at plants. We will conduct our own experiments on the best conditions for growth and observe how seeds and bulbs grow.

Science Knowledge Organiser – Plants PDF


We will create pictures from a bugs point of you as if looking up at a giant. We will then look at the work of artist Annie O’Brian Gonzales and what she used to create pictures of flowers before creating our own.


Nearly three-quarters of the land area of the United Kingdom is classified as farmland and this half term we aim to provide an introduction to farming and farms. We will look at how milk is produced and then look more closely at the county of Devon and enquire as to why there are so many dairy farms to be found here compared with the rest of the United Kingdom.  We then finish by looking at fruits that we are unable to grow in the United Kingdom for climatic reasons.

Geography Knowledge Organiser – Food PDF


‘We are photographers’. In this unit we look at an online photo studio called Pixabay to see what makes a successful photo. We will then use this information to take and edit our own photographs.


Our scheduled PE sessions are on Mondays and Fridays. Please can the children wear their PE kits in on these days. This half term’s units are Active Athletes and Fitness Frenzy.


This half term we will be looking at our special home of Cornwall. We will learn about some of the saints and some special celebrations that are held here.


We will focus on all different ways of keeping ourselves healthy and learning about the different food groups. We will learn how some diseases spread and how they can be controlled.


We will learn all about healthy and unhealthy foods and good food hygiene. We will design, make and evaluate our own salad/fruit salad.


This half term your child will be completing their SATS at school. Please be assured that we will make this time as fun as possible and not a time that you or your child should worry about.


Attached are some homework tasks that you may want to complete with your child. Please send them in so they can be shared with the class.

Year 2 Homework Grid – summer 1

Many thanks for your continued support. If you have any queries or questions then please do not hesitate to come and speak with me or contact through Class Dojo.

Miss Kate Leah


Year 2 Curriculum Overview


Year 2 Maths Vocabulary

We love reading at Lanner!  Reading to, and with, your child is one of the greatest gifts you can give as this early acquisition of a love for reading will ensure your children becomes a reader for life.  Research shows that reading and talking to your child about stories, information books and poems from an early age benefits them for life.

Sometimes, knowing which book to choose can be a little confusing with such a wide range available, so why not have a look at the recommended reads below for Year 2 children.  Many of these books are also available at the local library so, if you’re not already a member, why not take a look at the link below to join up?