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                                                           Lost in London


This half term our topic is ‘Lost in London’, during which we will be exploring landmarks, the geographical location of London as well as significant people and events.


The children will be reading stories linked to London and completing a range of activities such as writing in role, writing speech bubbles for characters and writing questions. They will also write information books about London landmarks for tourists visiting the capital city. All of this work is supported by research online using Espresso and hyperlinks with regular teaching about e-safety. 

In Maths we will continue to develop the skills of addition, subtraction, multiplication and division whilst also looking at place value and money.


Within Science the children will be developing their understanding of materials. They will be sorting and comparing the properties, testing their suitability and observing what changes can be made to them through squashing, bending, twisting and stretching.  


In Computing we will focus on coding, during which we will introduce the children to algorithms, using repeat and timer commands and debugging. They will use these skills to create a program to retell a story.


During Geography we will use maps and atlases to identify countries and develop our understanding of the continents and oceans.


In Music the children will enjoy learning and singing a song called ‘Hands, Feet, Heart’. They will also learn to play instruments along with the song.


In RE the children will be reflecting upon special people. They will think about special people to them as well as special people around the world. 


During PE we will continue develop our ball skills and will explore a range of techniques within gymnastics. We will also try yoga!


We continue to assess the children’s reading, writing and number skills, highlighting areas for development through our next step marking and supporting the children to develop these areas.


Please continue to hear your child read and note this in their reading diary.


Year 2 Letters

Fundamental British Values

At Baddow Hall Infant School we recognise our role in promoting fundamental British values.

In Year 2 examples of this are:

DEMOCRACY: Voting for class rules and jobs, school councillors meeting with Mrs Schlanker.

THE RULE OF LAW: Understanding the need for rules and laws and the consequences attached to breaking them. School and class rules. Rules for clubs and games.

INDIVIDUAL LIBERTY: Highlighting the right of freedom of speech and choice of activity within the rules set out above. Comparing this with other cultures and times in history.

MUTUAL RESPECT AND TOLERANCE OF THOSE WITH OTHER FAITHS AND BELIEFS: Understanding the difference between opinion and fact. Expressing opinions in an appropriate way.


These values are modelled by all staff and are reinforced throughout the curriculum, in assemblies and at all times throughout the school day.

For more information please see the document below.



Bug Club

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Read On Get On: Helping children read