Year 2 2016 - 2017

Mrs Bates

Mrs Foden

Mrs Neilson

Mrs Clethro

Mrs Halewood


"Tell me, I'll forget. Show me, I'll remember. Involve me, I'll understand."


Year 2 is an important year for consolidating all that the children have learnt and experienced in Key Stage 1 and also preparing them for the transition to Key Stage 2.


Our topic for this term is:


Around the World

Over the term we will be finding out about living things, habitats and plants. The children will learn what living things need to survive and how things can adapt to suit their habitats around the world. We will also be investigating the growth of plants.


In Geography we will be finding out about Australia and comparing life there to here in England. In History the focus will be on a range of famous people both past and present, including some explorers.

The children will be using a range of story books to inspire their creative writing. We will also be using a range of non-fiction books linking to our science and topic work. Our work will also include looking at, reciting and writing poetry.

Please take a look at the Summer term newsletter for more information about what we will be covering in each subject area.


Here are a few things that would be useful to practise at home:


  • Odd and even numbers

  • Quick recall of number bonds up to 20

  • Counting in 2,3,5,10 patterns

  • 2,3,5 and 10 times tables (in and out of order)

  • Telling the time

  • Using money to pay for things



  • ​Spelling common exception words (See year 2 spelling list on the Curriculum tab)
  • ​Reading comprehension- asking lots of questions when reading with your child




Homework is given out on a Friday to be returned by the following Wednesday. The children will have a piece of English and maths work to complete linked to what they have been doing in school that week.


PE takes place on Mondays and Wednesdays. Please make sure all kit is labelled with names. Children with long hair need to have their hair tied back on these days, or have a bobble in their kit bags. If your child has earings, studs are preferable for school and these will need to be taken out, or covered for PE lessons.

Files to Download

Year 2: News items

Swashbuckle, by Miss Campbell

E Safety Week, by Miss Campbell

World Book Day, by Miss Campbell

Year 2: Blog items

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Year 2: Gallery items

Reception and KS1 Sports Day, by Miss Campbell

Bug Hunt, by Mrs Bates

Year 2: Calendar items

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