Towers, Tunnels and Turrets

Cornerstones Topic

See that castle ahead? Get ready to invade its mighty walls. Meet Rapunzel  who lives in a tall, tall tower. Lets build her a new one. Whose will be the tallest? Can we measure it? Then dig deep down going underground making burrows and tunnels just like the animals that live underground. This term will be full of exhilarating fun and we will learn so much along the way. 

Power of Reading

During the Autumn term, we will be reading “Rapunzel”, “Rumpelstiltskin”, “The Princess and the Pea” and “The Dark”.  All of our writing will be topic related and we are so excited to predict what each book will be about and get to know the characters, setting and plot. We will be learning to write simple sentences, using the correct punctuation. Exciting posters will be made as part of our topic. Come and visit our classroom to look at some of our fantastic work.


In Maths, we will be looking at place value and addition/subtraction. We will be using numbers to 20 and making sure we are confident with things we previously learned in Year 2 such as; one more, one less, adding, taking away, making numbers in different ways etc.


We will be learning lots of different songs during the Autumn term and we will perform them in assemblies. We can’t wait to use our best singing voices and show everyone what we can do. We will incorporate music into our maths and topic lessons.


In P.E Year 2 Pine will be learning to throw and catch different sized balls and objects. We will also be playing team games and understanding the importance of working together.


In Science, we are extending our current knowledge about materials. We will be learning about properties of materials and what each material is used for and why. Our investigation will be: Will the material degrade?


In RE, will be focusing on the following key questions during Autumn term:
What do creation stories teach about God?
Why are holy books special?


In ICT we will be learning to log on t computers using our own log in details. We will also be accessing software to read and tell stories. We are also going to be using the program paint to draw our own castles.

Word / Excel

It’s important to really focus on some of the Core Skills in Year 2. This will provide the foundation for the rest of the Year.