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Year 2

Picture 1 Miss Leech - Guillemot Class Teacher
Picture 2 Miss Hay - Sparrow Class Teacher
Picture 3 Miss Croune - Wagtail Class Teacher

In Year 2 we learn about British Values by celebrating different faiths, religions and nationalities of people. We have learned about people in British History who have impacted our country. We have young governors who take the role to help the Year 2 children and take part in weekly meetings to discuss various issues and projects around the school. We have also discussed the golden rules and laws from right to wrong. We have encouraged students to take responsibility for their behaviour, show initiative and build confidence in themselves and others.

Welcome to Year 2!


Summer 1

Living Things and Their Habitats


Last term we had a fantastic trip to the HMS Victory and all the children and adults had a lovely time learning about Nelson and his achievements. We made some special memories to treasure. This half term we are going to be learning all about living things and their habitats. The children will get the opportunity to experiment in science and learn about food chains, living things and thinking about how to be healthy. We will be linking this with our literacy skills.


In wonderful maths we will be learning about measure, capacity, length and time and consolidate our subject knowledge in all mathematical operations; addition, subtraction, multiplication and division.


Within English we will be working scientifically and will be looking at a range of non-fiction and fiction texts which will give us the opportunity to develop our knowledge.



Additionally in Geography we are going to be identifying seasonal weather patterns in the UK and look at world maps which will then give us the opportunity to do some field work with in school.


We will also be preparing to complete our SATS papers this term. The children have been working so hard to prepare for these and we know they will be fantastic, we are extremely proud of them! We really hope you can join us for our SATS afterschool workshop this half term. If you have any questions then please ask the adults in the Year 2 team.



Please practise reading at home and weekly spellings.

There will also be a range of other homework over the term.



Please ensure that your child brings a water bottle to school every day which is filled only with water.

Children can place their bottle in their class water tray first thing in the morning.


Please can you make sure that your children do not use the outside equipment before or after school.

It is important that all children take part in PE which is a vital part of the curriculum. Please make sure your child has a P.E. kit in school that is clearly labelled and ensure that all items of clothing are clearly labelled, including coats and jumpers.






Spring Term

Once upon a time, in a land far, far away...


Are you ready to go on an adventure far, far away? This Spring term we are going to be inspired by different fairy tale stories and use them to influence our amazing writing. We will become published authors in the library with our own fairy tale stories.


We will discover gruesome monsters, brave knights and enormous towers as well as learning all about Sir Charlie Stinky Socks! We will be looking at some classic traditional stories like The Elves and the Shoemaker and Rapunzel.


In maths, we will be exploring 2D and 3D shapes, beginning to explore different types of measurement as well as securing our knowledge of multiplication and division facts.


Year 2 will delve into the creative world of collage and printing and will create their own pieces of art to display in our Year 2 Art exhibition.


This term we will also be preparing for end of Key Stage 1 SATS by taking part in fun quizzes and consolidating our learning. We love to challenge ourselves in Year 2 so can't wait to see the progress that we're making! Have a look at our exciting topic web to find out even more of the amazing things that Year 2 get to learn about!



Autumn Term 2017


The Autumn term was a very busy term. We  had some exciting events, all of which support the children in their learning. Our main topic was the Great Fire of London and the children enjoyed a visit from Samuel Pepys who came in to recount his diary of events from the awful event. The children made model houses and we have made a video below to show off their amazing work.






Year 2 Great Fire of London Video

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