Totternhoe C.E. Academy

With God’s love, we seek adventure with our minds and find a home for our hearts


Rowan Year 2

Mrs Aldridge, Mrs Summers and Miss Simper





Class Readers

Autumn Topics


Our themed curriculum for the Autumn term will be 'Movers and shakers', which is a history based theme. In history, Rowan class will be exploring a range of significant figures from the past including; Christopher Columbus, Neil Armstrong, Emmeline Pankhurst and Rosa Parks. We will be placing events into chronological order using timelines and exploring the contributions these individuals have made to the world we live in. 


In our art lessons, Rowan class will be studying a range of artists whom have created still life art work; Yayoi Kusama, Vincent van Gogh, Paul Cezanne and Damien Hirst. We will be describing similarities and differences between artwork on a common theme, mixing secondary colours and creating our artwork from observation. 


In our Design and Technology lessons, we will be focusing on how to create moving pictures using sliders and levers. This will be linked to our science topic of ‘Living things and their habitats'.


In Science, we will be learning about 'Every day materials'. Within this topic we will identify uses of different everyday materials and explain how the shapes of objects made from some materials can be changed. Our second science topic will be 'Living things and their habitats'. This will include investigating a range of habitats and the living things which live there. We will also be learning about food chains.

Class Homework


  • Daily reading
  • Weekly spellings to learn
  • Weekly maths or English

Autumn Homework Grid (Foundation Subjects)

Home learning support

Useful information


  • Book bags need to be brought into school every day.
  • PE is on Monday and Wednesday. Please ensure your child wears their named, correct PE kit in school on these days.
  • The children have access to their water bottles in the classroom during the day. Please ensure that your child has a named water bottle in school which is taken home regularly to be washed
  • Reading books will be changed as regularly as possible. Your child will be responsible for changing their own book - they will record the date and title of the book that they have chosen in their reading record. Please also make sure that your child’s reading record is signed to say they have finished their book and read as regularly as you can with them at home. 
  • Any questions, please come and speak to us!



Rowan Class Timetable

Please note that our timetable is flexible and may be subject to change!