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Year 2

Welcome to Year 2

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

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

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

This term our topics are Travel and Transport and Local Street Detectives.


We have P.E twice a week 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 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


Autumn Term Learning

This term in English we will be using the books ‘The Train Ride’ and ‘Last Stop on Market Street’, as a focus for our writing. 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 also have extra practise with 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 catching up on the missed learning from year 1 (including time, fractions, money and capacity) and continuing our topics of Numbers to 100, Addition and Subtraction, Multiplication of 2, 5 and 10, Length and Mass.


In Science we will be studying Using materials (identifying and comparing materials and investigating if they can change shape).


We will be learning about coding, how to stay safe on line and then studying Questioning in computing. 


Our History topic this term is looking at the lives, achievements and impact on society of The Wright Brothers (history of flight).


Our Geography topic this term will focus on developing map reading skills. The children will explore aerial photos and plan perspectives. They will then go on to study the geography of the local area and make their own map with a key.  


In Art and D.T the children will be using a range of techniques and materials related to the architect Shigeru Ban who using cardboard tubes in his work. We will also be making decorations for Christmas.


We will be taking part in the PSHCE Curriculum and completing the topics: ‘Being  

Me in My World’ and ‘Celebrating Difference’.


In R.E we will be exploring the ideas of Jesus’ teaching and asking ‘Is it possible to be kind to everyone all of the time?’ and ‘Why do Christians believe that God gave Jesus to the World?’


In PE we will be focusing on ball skills, target games and how to keep fit.


We will be studying the unit Hands, Feet and Hearts where we will learn to sing, play, improvise and compose with the song Hands Feet and Heart. We will be studying the unit Ho Ho Ho where we will be listening to and appraising a range of styles of music.


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



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

Recommended Websites

Travel and Transport

Holdbrook Hero day