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Welcome to Year Two







Just a reminder that PE will be indoors on Wednesdays and outdoors on Fridays this half term.  

Please be in your PE uniform and have long hair tied back.

I hope you enjoy reading our class page. Topic information will be updated ready for the start of each topic which is approximately each half term. Latest news will be updated fortnightly on  a Thursday. Photographs will be updated after an event.

The Year Two staff team consists of Mrs Hughes and Mrs. Wood. Mrs Questa will also be working in year 2 over the week.


Reading books will be changed on Monday, Wednesday and Friday. 

French will now be taught on a Tuesday.

Upcoming Events

This is where to look to find out about trips, special events, reminders and requests.


We have a trip to RHS Harlow Carr on Monday 26th June. A letter will be sent out in due course.

Sports day TBC.

May - this is our window for our Y2 'special work' - Statutory Assessments.





Latest News

We are really looking forward to all the opportunities 2017 will have to offer in Year 2 and have lots of exciting topics and new learning to do.




Owl Adventures

The children had a fabulous time handling and learning about lots of different creatures. The experience really enhanced their science learning  by literally bringing the animals to life! Check out a selection of pictures below.


Harlow Carr

We had a fantastic trip to Harlow Carr on 26th June. The weather was perfect and we did science in the morning and art in the afternoon. Take a look at a selection of pictures below. The children spotted minibeasts in the meadow and woodland in the morning then took in sculptures and sketching in the afternoon. They worked very hard and were super role models for our school. Well done Year 2. 




Thanks for the 'waves' at the end of day pick ups - it really helps to put names to faces.

Homework expectations

Learning Logs  will be given out on Friday indicating skills to be practised. Learning logs need to be back in school the following Thursday. Some homework will be over longer periods to enable research for example. In Year 2 the children have a session to share homework with classmates and staff. Pupils get the opportunity to see each other’s learning and discuss findings. This enables the children to really engage with homework by sharing good ideas and information. The children really enjoy these sessions as it gives them a chance to take learning deeper. All homework is related to what’s going on in the current curriculum and supports their classroom learning. All homework is read by one of the Year 2 staff and initialled.


Spelling Logs with new words to practise can go home each night but need to be in school daily because we use them in English. We change spelling patterns each Monday and do a check up of the previous week's pattern and 'red words'.


Children need to read daily and discuss their reading - see questions for reading below. Reading books will be changed on a Monday, Wednesday and Friday. Please 'linger longer' on reading books to get the most out of them - sequencing events, predicting, inferring. Practising these skills on their reading books helps them to apply them to more challenging texts used in school. The children are also expected to reads lots outside school and be able to talk about a wide variety of texts, their preferences and different authors. The children need to build up stamina in reading as well as reading a variety of texts. Your support with reading is greatly appreciated and really enhances learning.

Curriculum this half term


Our topic continues to be  'Wild'. We are investigating 'Plants and animals in their habitats' in science and islands in geography. We have looked at some global habitats and will be looking at smaller medium sized habitats then micro habitats. Our trip to Harlow Carr will involve pond and woodland habitats. Our art will focus on painting and sketching where we will study great works involving nature. We will be studying works by Matisse and having a go at painting, sketching and collage using his works as inspiration.

We will be looking at keeping safe indoors and outdoors in PSHE. 


Reading – consolidating all the sounds, red words and recap work on syllables, comprehension questions to retrieve information and infer meaning. In addition to this we will be practising fluency and learning poems and passages by heart.

WritingSpelling - RWInc spelling weekly. We will be learning Year2 spelling patterns – particularly suffixes – as well as learning Year 2 red words. We will have the opportunity to revisit some Year 1 spellings as preliminary work. Grammar – we will continue to work on conjunctions for subordination and coordination, nouns, adjectives, noun phrases, verbs and adverbs. We will recap sentence types with punctuation - commands, questions, statements and exclamations. The children need to practice varying their sentence types in their writing. Genres – story writing (traditional tales), non chronological reports, poetry. Handwriting – neat, legible, joined up style.


Number and place value - Partition numbers into ones and tens and use to add and subtract.

Addition and subtraction - I know addtion can be done in any order but subtraction cannot. I can spot and use inverses to work out new facts.

Estimation - I can estimate a group of objects. I can use estimation to support mental calculations.

Multiplication and division - I know that they are inverses. Multiplication can be done in any order but division cannot.

Measures -

  • I can recognise and use symbols for pounds (£) and pence (p); combine amounts to make a particular value. 
  • I can compare capacity and volume with <,>, =

Statistics I can interpret and construct: pictograms; tally charts; block diagrams and simple tables

Geometry - position and direction

Problem solving 




Summer –  'living things in their habitats'. We will be studying 'big' habitats as well as 'micro' habitats. Check out the links at the bottom of the page to explore more on BBC science. We will be studying 'plants' in those habitats as well as 'how they grow'. We will look at Madagascar as an island habitat and micro habitats on our trip to Harlow Carr (26th June).


 Algorithms and programs, online safety.

  • Logging on and logging off
  • Keyboard skills and typing
  • Finding and opening/closing programs
  • Saving and retrieving work
  • Changing text
  • Adding images to documents
  • Researching using safesearch
  • Using art programs to create images in a variety of styles
  • debugging programs



Judaism - The covenant; Rites of passage and good works.

Islam - Community and belonging; Hajj

Christianity - The Trinity



Indoor PE -Wednesdays

Outdoor PE - Fridays


Keeping safe indoors and outdoors.

British Values

Tolerance, Individual Liberty and Mutual Respect.

Exploring materials to build bridges.

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Owl Adventures

Owl Adventures 1
Owl Adventures 2
Owl Adventures 3
Owl Adventures 4
Owl Adventures 5
Owl Adventures 6
Owl Adventures 7
Owl Adventures 8
Owl Adventures 9

Harlow Carr

Harlow Carr 1 Learning Centre
Harlow Carr 2 The Meadow
Harlow Carr 3 What a beautiful damsel fly!
Harlow Carr 4 What lives in the woodland?
Harlow Carr 5 Minibeast hunting in the woodland.
Harlow Carr 6 Having a play at the treehouse.
Harlow Carr 7 Sketching wild flowers.

Respect Code

Personal Development Goals

Maths calculations methods for KS1 and end of year expectations for year 2 in reading, writing and maths.

KS1 interim teacher assessment framework - end of year

Other useful links.