Welcome to Year 2!

Class 2M

Teacher - Miss Majevadia

Teaching Assistant - Mrs Martin

Learning Support Assistant - Mrs Leslie

Class 2S

Teacher - Miss Saxon


Teaching Assistant - Mrs Patel

Learning Support Assistant - Mrs Fairbairn & Mrs Krasniqi



2M  PE days are Monday and Thursday.   

2S  PE days are Monday and Wednesday.     

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 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 1:1 every week. We will also be having a daily guided reading whole class session. During the guided reading sessions, we will also be focusing on the VIPERS skills. This half term we will be reading 'The Water Horse'.


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 investigated 'Who inspires us'. Through this topic we have looked at inspiration people in our lives, inspirational people to Christians and Muslims. We have looked at Christian Faith Stories such as Zacchaeus and the story of the first Muezzin. 

This half term, we will be focusing on what do Muslims believe.  


This half term, we will be focusing on art. We will be looking at printing techniques and creating artwork linked to our text 'Two Blankets'.

Previously in Art, we have explore the use of primary and secondary colour. We also learned about different tones and how to create different textures within our Art. 


To explore our topic of  'Living in the Wider World', we will look at internet safety and harms and online relationships.


In Music, we use the scheme Charanga.


We have learnt about stick and dot notation, created and followed copycat rhythms and learnt about pitch. 

This half term, we will have the Havering Music School to teach music and they will be focusing on the song 'London's burning'. 


This half term we will be focusing on 'We are animators'. We will be creating a stop-motion animation linking to the life cycle of a plant. 


We will set maths homework on Mathletics 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.

We are now testing the children weekly on their multiplication knowledge.  We shall begin with testing the 10 x table up to 12 x 10. Children have been given their login details to practise on 'TimesTables Rockstars'. 

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.

During our money topic, we will count coins and notes (pounds and pence) and make amounts, compare money and find the difference.

When looking at shape we will be identifying and describing properties of 2D shape including number of sides, line of symmetry and identify 2D shapes on the surface of 3D shapes eg circle on a cylinder. We will then move onto fractions and will recognise, find, name and write 1/4 and 2/4 of a length, shape, set of objects. In measure we shall choose and use measures for g, kg, celsius and ml, l. We shall compare and order mass, length and weight.



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

In our previous History topic, we have learnt about the Wright Brothers and Amy Johnson. We have discussed whether their achievements were living memory or beyond living memory and looked at sources to understand information about them. 

We went on a trip to IWM Duxford. Here we explored how planes have advanced since the Wright brothers. 


In science, we will be focusing on Plants.  

Previously, when focusing on the topic materials we identified different everyday materials and described their properties. Moving on we will be testing their buoyancy and seeing how we can handle materials.  


Our indoor PE session have been based on Dance. We have learnt about balance, coordination and timings. 

Our outdoor PE sessions have been based on Ball skills, where we have tried to improve control and aim. 

This half term we will focus on Team building and Striking and Fielding.