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Year 2

Welcome to Year 2!


Meet the team!

 Mrs Paige 2P & Mrs Scoles 2S (class teachers)

Mrs Williams and Mrs Hosking (teaching assistants)

Mrs Mitchell & Mrs Cowin  (PPA teachers)


Dates for diaries:


Tuesday 18th June- FS an KS1 sports day pm

Tuesday 2nd July - Parent's open afternoon 2-3pm

Thursday 4th July -Year 2 trip to the Hoe 

Friday 12th July - Pirate day celebration ( mufti)



Topics Covered Throughout the Year

Autumn Term 1   : Healthy Me!

Autumn Term 2   : Time Travellers!

Spring Term 1     : Rock, Paper, Scissors!

Spring Term 2     : Home Sweet Home!

Summer Term 1   : Here, There & Everywhere!

Summer Term 2  : Here, There & Everywhere!


Summer Term 2 : Here, There & Everywhere!


English:  Books that we will be reading are 'The Lighthouse Keeper's Lunch' and 'The Lighthouse Keeper: A cautionary Tale' and Can you catch a mermaid?

 We will be writing diary entries and completing reading comprehension activities based on these books and making predictions based on our inferences. We will be creating our own lunch for the lighthouse keeper and writing instructions.  We will be continuing to use our no nonsense grammar toolkit and success criteria to help us with our wonderful writing. During discrete phonics sessions we will be looking at suffix spelling rules and homophones such as there, their and they're.


Maths: To begin with we will be looking at measure - mass and capacity and making our own potions in the outdoor learning area using specific measurements.  We will then be spending time solving problems and investigations what we already know and using our reasoning skills.  


Science:  We will be looking at habitats of different plants and mini beasts in our outdoor learning area. We will be revisiting materials and their suitability for building lighthouses, focusing on the history of the lighthouses which have been built on the Eddystone rocks.


Geography: We will be thinking about where we live, Plymouth in general, and the world as a whole. Naming continents, countries and oceans is also a focus so any preparation using atlases, globes or Google maps, would be a good idea.


ICT: Using programs to create our own lighthouse pictures and create an information leaflets about Plymouth.


Music: We will be singing see shanties related to our topic and singing other songs about the sea and water safety, including using instruments and actions to accompany them.


Art: We will be studying art created by Brian Pollard.


PE: The children's health and well being is a huge priority for us, we will be participating in mindfulness sessions and outdoor learning as much as possible. The children will be practising skills in preparation for Sports day.


PHSE: We will be looking at different ways of trying new things, understanding and showing an awareness of others, concentrating and expressing doubts and fears.


RE:  Sessions will continue during PPA days.  The children will be looking at what is important in their lives compared to other religions, the celebration of Eid and finishe with choices that they can make in their lives and the effect this will have in later life.



General Information.


Book Bag:

All children require a book bag in which to store and transport reading books, spelling books, home-school liaison books and letters.

Water bottle:

A clear, medium-sized water bottle with a sports-flip lid

(in order to avoid spillage,please do not carry water bottles inside book bags)

Fruit & Snack:

ALL children in Year 2 continue to be provided with one piece of fruit per day.

However, children are invited to bring a healthy snack (clearly named) for their morning playtime snack.

PE Days:

Indoor PE :           Thursdays

Outdoor Games:    Friday   

PE Kit :  White shorts & T-shirt, trainers or plimsolls

          No need for a tracksuit as we still get outside in Winter with coats on.                          

 Please make sure ALL PE kit and Uniform is clearly NAMED


Please see the attached files below which outline the WRITING and READING objectives that we will be covering in Year 2.



Children in Year 2 will read with and adult at least once every week and will be given a 'reading day'. However, all children will also be involved in 'guided or group' reading activities throught each week.

Our main focus in Year 2 reading is on COMPREHENSION. Children will be required to use their skills of prediction, deduction and inference to discuss the text. Lots of practice at home will really help with this.

Please find time to read and discuss your books at least 4 or 5 times each week. 



Children in Year 2 are expected to do a little more writing than they were used to in Year 1.  They will be learning to join their letters together so any chance they get to practise their writing at home is of great benefit. We will be (hopefully) enriching our writing with lots of describing words and phrases, which again, can be practised orally at home.

Children will be getting used to editing and improving their own writing with 'purple-polishing pens'!

There will be considerable emphasis on GRAMMAR, PUNCTUATION & SPELLING so be prepared for some new terminology!!



In Year 2 most children have 10 individual spelling to learn each week. These will be assessed in the first 2 weeks of term and then given out on a Wednesday and tested the following Wednesday.

These will include the First 100  High Frequency Words

As well as learning their spellings in list form, children are expected to correctly use their newly-learnt spellings in their writing.

Please find time to practise your spellings at least 4 or five times each week.




Please see the attached document below which outlines the National Curriculum Year 2 maths objectives.

The children will be learning in a variety of ways with lots of mental/oral work, group/collaborative work, partner work and of course some important written recording. They will begin to look for ways to correct their own work and extend their learning with next steps.


Here in Year 2 we will continue to build on the skills and knowledge that they acquired in Year 1.   Initially, we will be working hard on place value (hundreds, tens and units,) and number bonds to 20

eg.  11 +9 =20       9 + 11 = 20       8 + 7 = 15   7 + 8 = 15

This will include knowing these facts by heart as well as being able to swap the sum over and apply these facts to practical problem solving.


We will also begin to learn our 2X, 5X and 10X tables and relate this to sharing/dividing too.

Lots of practical and fun measuring activities have been planned too so watch this space!


Whilst it is important for the children to regularly practise their reading and spelling, it is equally important to boost confidence in maths. Short, daily practice with addition/subtraction facts and times tables is therefore also recommended.