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Year 2

Welcome to Year 2

I am Miss Bell and am delighted to be teaching Year 2 this year.

In our class we are supported by Miss Simpson and Mrs Brock.

This term we will be learning about A Knight’s Tale and All Around the World.

We have P.E on 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 a non-chronological report about big cats. 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). 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 Fractions, Time, Volume and 2D/3D Shapes.


In Science our topic is Animals Including Humans.  Within this topic we will be learning to notice that animals, including humans, have offspring which grow into adults and finding out about and describing the basic needs of animals, including humans.We will then start to find out more about plants, how they grow and what they need to grow.


In Computing we will be learning about making music and different ways to present our ideas.  


Our History topic this term is Nurturing Nurses where the children will find out about Florence Nightingale, Mary Seacole and Edith Cavell. They will identify similarities and differences between medical care now and in the past.


Our Geography topic this term is African Safari where the children will be learning to locate Kenya on a map. They will also find out more about this African country and compare the similarities to Kenya and the UK.


In Art the children will be learning about the work of Andy Goldsworthy and in D.T  the children will be  designing, making and evaluating a healthy pizza.


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


In R.E we will be asking ‘Does going to a 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’ and ‘Reflect, Rewind and Replay’, using our voices and instruments in Music and practising our net and wall games and Team Building 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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