Welcome to Year 2!

Class 2T

Teacher - Miss Taylor

Teaching Assistant - Mrs Aynsworth

Class 2S

Teacher - Miss Saxon


Teaching Assistant - Mrs Monk



Year 2 PE days are Tuesday (outdoor) and Friday (indoor).

Please come in your PE kits on these days.



Homework will be set via google classroom on a Friday and will be due the following Friday. 



Please send your child into school with their reading record, and book everyday. 

Termly curriculum overview

This is a brief overview of what we will be learning this half term. 

Parent Information

Here is some important information you will need for this year. 


Our focus text for writing this half term is 'The Boy Who Grew Dragons'



Please read with your child for five to ten minutes fives times a week.  Use the reading VIPERS below to support questioning.  Questioning when reading with your child is fundamental at this stage in their reading development to help them develop their comprehension skills as your children become more able to read fluently.

We will be reading with your child every week. We will be having small group guided reading sessions for those following Little Wandle and 1:1 for those on the stage books.

During the guided reading sessions, we will also be focusing on the VIPERS skills. This half term we will be reading 'The Boy Who Grew Dragons'.


Our school has chosen Little Wandle Letters and Sounds Revised as our new systematic synthetic phonics (SSP) programme to teach early reading and spelling.  

Please click on the link below which will take you to the parent support page for phonics information.



Below are the common exception words and high frequency words for KS1. 

Common exception words = words that cannot be decoded using phonics. 

High frequency words = words that are frequently used in books (some are decodable, some are not).


In RE, we will look at 'Who is Muslim and what do they believe?'

The children will explore the importance of Ramadan and Eid-ul-Fitr. We will look into how and why Muslims pray and what they believe. We will also look at the significance of particular objects to a Muslim.


This half term, we will be focusing on Design and Technology. 

This half term the children will be designing and making their own moving picture books. They will be focusing on using sliders, levers and moving wheels.


To explore our topic of  'Caring Relationships' we will look into the qualities of a good friend, what healthy friendships look like and how to resolve ups and downs.

Our Online Safety will be embedded into this topic as we look at online relationships.


This term, we will learn to sing and  perform ‘London’s Burning’ independently, as an ensemble and in a round.



This half term we will be focusing on 'We are animators’.

In this unit we look at how animation works and create our own characters, props and backgrounds for one. 


We will set maths homework on Times Tables Rock Stars and may send home some additional work if we feel that it is required. 

When counting or practising times tables with your children at home, please remember to count forwards AND backwards. This is vital to their knowledge and understanding of number patterns.

Below are maths mats that show some of the objectives your child will be learning in school.  You might find them useful when working with your child at home.

The areas we will be focusing on are fractions, mass, capacity and temperature.


In Topic, we will be focusing on 'The Great Fire of London'.

Through this topic children will investigate and answer ‘What caused homes to burn down?’. They will learn the key facts about the historical event and will even discuss the similarities and differences of London since The Great Fire of London.


In Science, we will be learning about Habitats .  

This half term we will be identifying and naming a variety of animals in their habitats, including micro-habitats. We will describe how different habitats provide for the basic needs of different kinds of animals.


Our indoor PE session will be based on Gymnastics. In this unit pupils learn explore and develop basic gymnastic actions on the floor and using apparatus. They develop gymnastic skills of jumping, rolling, balancing and travelling individually and in combination to create short sequences and movement phrases.

Our outdoor PE sessions will be based on Striking and Fielding. Pupils develop their understanding of the principles of defending (fielding) and attacking (batting) for striking and fielding games. They use and develop skills such as throwing and catching, tracking a ball and striking a ball. They learn how to score points in these types of games, how to play to the rules and use simple tactics.