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Year 2

Welcome to Year 2!

Class Teacher - Miss  Hunt
Teaching Assistants - Mrs Prendergast & Mrs Blair


Happy New Year! 


Just a reminder that our P.E days are Thursdays and all kit must remain in school. Girls must remove or cover their earrings.


We are still continuing with our math's facts and spelling homework and we introducing a topic homework that will cover a range of different subjects. They will all go out on a Friday.

As we test the children on their math's facts and spellings on a Friday and would appreciate if all homework could be handed in by Wednesday.


Reading is also very important and children should be reading as much as they can. Please write a comment in your child’s reading diary to let us know you have read with them. We can then change their books.


Staff are available at the beginning and end of the school day if you wish to speak to us about any school issues. Thank you for your continued support. 

Scroll down to the bottom of the page to see week to week information about what we get up to in class and don't forget that you can also find us on Twitter!



Topics For Spring 2018

Religious Education

Come and See- Local Church- Books: 

During this topic, children will learn to know and understand about different books used at home and in school and the books used in Church on Sunday by the parish family. 


Come and See- Relating: Thanksgiving: 

During this topic, children will learn to know and understand different ways to say Thank you and The Eucharist: the parish family thanks God for Jesus.


Come and See- Lent/Easter: Opportunities: 

During this topic, children will learn to know and understand the story of Easter and the Liturgy of Lent and Holy Week.


At the end of each topic, the children will also develop the skills to remember, celebrate and respond to what they have learned.


This term we will continue to develop the skills that we learned in Autumn 1 and 2 and continue to look at more complex spelling patterns in our phonics. We will be exploring different sentence types and punctuation in our writing. We will also be using coordination (and, or, but) and subordination (if, that, because, when) to extend our sentences and we will begin to develop our understanding of nouns, adjectives and verbs. 


We will be looking at The Flower by John Light & Lisa Evans, The Tin Forest  by Helen Ward and Lila and the Secret of Rain by David Conway.


This term our maths facts will focus on learning our 2x, 5x and 10x  and 10xtables. We will continue exploring place value (recognising, identifying and representing numbers to 100) and addition and subtraction (including the use of inverse operations to find the missing number) and multiplication and division facts. The children will also learn to choose strategies and apparatus to help them at various parts of their learning journey. Each week, the children will experience a range of fluency, reasoning and problem solving activities. 


Geography- 'Where is London?'

This term, the children will be naming and locating the seven continents and five oceans. They will be looking at an atlas, map or globe and will begin to understand geographical similarities and differences through studying the human and physical geography of a small area of the United Kingdom, and of a small area in a contrasting non-European country.



Whatever the Weather

This apptivity will get children looking at data and how it can be presented to allow it to be interpreted. Children will have to gather the data and then select the most appropriate method to display the data they have captured – in graphical format. This will teach them some of the fundamental skills of desktop publishing packages and how to use technology purposefully to create, organise, store, manipulate and retrieve digital content.



The best way for children to learn about computer programs and algorithms is to have a go themselves. This apptivity lets them use a variety of programming apps/software to give children a practical understanding of how computer programs actually run, how a computer follows a sequence of instructions and what to do when a program goes wrong. They will be beginning to understand what algorithms are; how they are implemented as programs on digital devices; and that programs execute by following precise and unambiguous instructions and they will be beginning to create and debug simple programs  Use logical reasoning to predict the behaviour.

Physical Education

Our work this term will focus on Top Play, Kicking, to improve control and coordination. We will also learn to choose and use simple tactics when kicking


This term we are look at plants. We will be observing and describing how seeds and bulbs grow into mature plants and finding out and describing how plants need water, light and a suitable temperature to grow and stay healthy.

Design Technology

This term, children will be making a moving card by joining materials together and adding some kind of design to their product. They will be developing their own ideas from initial starting points and thinking of ideas of what to do next. They will choose the best tools and materials and give a reason why these are the best. They will also describe their design by using pictures, diagrams, models and words and work with tools, equipment, materials and components to make quality products. They will then be explaining what went well with their work and they did it again what they would improve.


This term, the children are to study the illustrations in ‘The Tin Forest’ by Helen Ward and Wayne Anderson. Compare and contrast the varying settings, techniques of colour, pattern, line, shape, form, space and composition. Children will be introduced to two new mediums, charcoals of varying shades of grey and black, in addition to oil pastels for the vibrant colour.


Children will reproduce their own contrasting images of the two sides of the forest. A3 cartridge paper to be split down the middle. On the left, children select their favourite ‘grey’ image to reproduce and, on the right, children choose their favourite colourful image to reproduce. Teaching points to include drawing the images which are most prominent first and finer details to be drawn towards the end, how to accurately transfer shapes and pictures onto their own work whilst retaining proportion and how to use the images in the composition to help the children gauge the correct size and position of what they are drawing.



Throughout the unit, children will learn: How to understand the geographical origin of the music and in which era it was composed. They will experience and learn how to apply key musical concepts/elements e.g. finding a pulse, clapping a rhythm, use of pitch and will work together in a band/ensemble to develop creativity through improvising and composing within the song. They will also begin to understand and use the first 5 notes of C major scale while improvising and composing. They will learn to recognise the style of the music and to understand its main style indicators and will begin to understand and use general musical vocabulary and specific vocabulary linked to the song.


Y2 Curriculum Overview

Journey in Love

  • Our Mission Statement
  • Together Everyone Achieves More.
  • To go forward in Christ, to respect our neighbour and to always give our best.