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Year 2

Welcome to Year 2

I am Mrs Zvandasara and am delighted to be teaching Year 2 this term.

The children have all settled in well and are looking forward to the term ahead.

In our class we are supported by Mrs Moore.

This term our topics are ‘A Healthy Me’ and ‘African Safari’.


We have P.E on a Monday and Tuesday.



In order to support your child at home with their learning please encourage them to: 

  • Be responsible readers and read every night
  • Bring their book bag every day and write (with support) in their reading record
  • Organise their belongings so that they are ready to learn
  • Complete all the home learning tasks set
  • Learn Year 1/2 statutory spelling lists
  • Practise their real and alien words ready for the Phonics test
  • Complete their Numbots time
  • Practise their lovely leads in their handwriting
  • Talk about what they have been learning each day in school
  • Practising quick recall of number facts such as doubles and halves, number bonds to 10/20 and counting in 2s, 5s and 10s.
  • Find out some facts about our topics below

Summer Term Learning

This term in English we will be using the books ‘A Crow’s tale’ and ‘Bold Women in Black History’ as a focus for our writing along with writing instructions about ‘How to make a bird feeder’. We will also be increasing our range of vocabulary and using it in our poetry. We will be using the Writing Rainbow to secure and build on our basic sentence structure (capital letters, full stops, finger spaces, making sense, using our sounds to spell). For instructions we will be using bossy (imperative) verbs like ‘put’ or ‘cut’. We will continue to practise our handwriting and spelling of Year 1 and 2 common exception words. In Reading we will continue to read individually and as a group, developing our Vocabulary, Inference, Prediction, Explaining and Sequencing skills.


In Maths we will be covering the topics of 2D and 3D shapes, Fractions, Time and Volume.


In Science, our topics are ‘The Apprentice Gardener’, ‘Growing Up’ and ‘Take Care’.


In Computing, we will be learning how to search the Internet and how to make music in computing. 


Our History and Geography topics this term are looking at developments in medical care from Florence Nightingale and Mary Seacole to the present day and studying Kenya – comparing and contrasting this with the UK.


In Art the children will be developing their ability to work with clay to create model houses using the work of Rachel Whiteread and in D.T the focus will be on nutrition and cooking with a focus on pizza.


We will be learning about our ‘Relationships’ and ‘Changing Me’ in PSHE.


In R.E we will be asking ‘Does going to the mosque give Muslims a sense of belonging?’ and ‘Does completing Hajj make a Muslim a better person?’


We will also be studying the units ‘Friendship Song’ and ‘Reflect, Rewind and Replay’, using our voices and instruments in Music and practising our net, wall, striking and fielding games and athletics in P.E.


All of the curriculum information can be found on the curriculum page on the website. 


If you would like to speak to me about your child’s learning please contact the office and I will be in contact. 


Please check the website regularly as we will be updating it with all of the wonderful learning that has been taking place. 

Year 2 Home Learning projects

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