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Welcome to Year Two





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Spring PE - Monday (outdoors)  and Thursday (indoors) - gymnastic coach





Recorder lessons 

Places are all taken now and the group is full. Thank you.

Please stick NAMES ON RECORDERS as they all look exactly the same. Plus name all books.Thanks


PE Spring 2:

Please wear PE uniform on PE days. Track suits to be worn over shorts. Long hair must be tied back. Thank you.

Mondays - Games -  outdoors

Thursday - indoor PE -Gym coach

Welcome to Year 2

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. Meek. Mrs Questa will also be working alongside year 2 over the week.


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


Show and Tell : There will be 4 show and tell sessions per half term which will be in house groups. For Spring 2 these will be on Tuesdays:

Dales - 20th Feb

Lakes - 27th Feb

Moors - 6th March

Rivers -  27th March


For Summer 1 these will be on Tuesdays:

Dales: 17th April

Lakes: 1st May

Moors: 15th May

Rivers: 22nd May

The 'Speaking and Listening' aspect of English will be a focus for these sessions: 

Speak audibly and fluently with an increasing command of standard English - I can say most speech sounds clearly and accurately.

Participate in discussions - I can ask relevant questions, listen carefully and take turns.


Upcoming Events

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


Friday 2nd March - D:side visitors - Medicine awareness sessions

Friday 2nd March - World Book Day celebrated in school with non-uniform day

Thursday 22nd March - science trip to Harlow Carr

Monday 26th March - Easter church service

Wed 28th March - parents topic sharing 2.30 pm -3 pm



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





Latest News

We are really looking forward to all the opportunities 2017/18 will have to offer in Year 2 and have lots of exciting topics and new learning to do.





Please 'give us a wave' at the end of day pick ups - it really helps to put names to faces. Thank you.

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 (words to log and learn) and 'red words' (jumping 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



We are moving our science focus from 'humans' to animals for the next half term. We will be looking at different animals and their habitats from global places like the arctic to mini habitats like ponds. We will continue to compare the UK to Madagascar - two islands - and see what animals live there.

Our trip to Harlow Carr will enhance the children's learning and we will have the opportunity to look at food chains in ponds and a meadow habitat.


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 and phonics as preliminary work. Please see the list of non negotiable spellings for KS1 below. We are onto RWInc book 2B now and the suffixes are longer and more complex but really enhance writing at this stage.

Grammar – we will  work on simple sentences initially then progress onto using conjunctions. We will explore sentence types with punctuation - commands, questions, statements and exclamations. The children need to practice varying their sentence types in their writing. Genres – story writing (familiar settings), non chronological reports, poetry. Handwriting – neat, legible, joined up style.


Number and place value - Partition numbers into tens and ones

Addition and subtractionRecall and use addition and subtraction facts to 20 fluently and derive and use related facts up to 100.

Add and subtract numbers mentally, including:
-2-digit numbers & ones
-2-digit numbers & tens
-two 2-digit numbers
-adding three 1digit numbers

We will be looking at the order that you can add and subtract numbers.

Multiplication and division - recall x2, x5, x10 times tables and know matching division facts.

Odd and even numbers

Fractions - recognise, find, name and write fractions 1/3, 1/4, 2/4, 1/2, 3/4 of a length, shape, set of objects or quantity

Money - use different coins to make the same amount

Time - Read the time on a clock to the nearest 15 mins then to 5 mins.

Measures - select appropriate units to measure length and mass.

Statistics -draw and interpret charts, tables, graphs and pictograms

Problem solving 




Spring –  Biology - 'Animals including humans' 

  • notice animals have offspring which grow into adults
  • basic needs for survival
  • importance for humans of healthy eating, exercise and hygiene 


  • plants and animals are suited to where they live
  • foodchains
  • identify and name a variety of plants and animals



 Algorithms and programs, online safety, communication

  • Logging on and logging off
  • Keyboard skills and typing
  • Finding and opening/closing programs
  • Saving and retrieving work
  • Changing text
  • Researching using Safesearch
  • debugging programs
  • Using art packages to create pictures

We will be using 'Purple Mash' regularly for the coding and algorithms. The children can have a go at home using the login cards sent home in the autumn. They can earn 'Monkey Stars' when they progress through the challenges. Please also continue to support children with typing skills. Purple Mash has great games and challenges to develop typing skills. We are now having a go at typing words against the timer.



Gospel - What is the good news that Jesus brings?

Salvation - (Dig deep) Why does Easter matter to Christians?



Outdoor games - Mondays

Indoor PE gym coach - Thursdays


SRE - boys and girls

D:side - medicines

British Values

Tolerance, Individual Liberty and Mutual Respect.

Respect Code

Personal Development Goals

KS1 Non Negotiable Spellings

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.