Year 2

Mrs Fowler

Mrs Fowler

Class Teacher

Mr Jackson

Mr Jackson

Class Teacher

Mrs Darby

Mrs Darby


What we will be learning…with top learning tips

Reading…Decoding (working out) new words using different reading strategies, as well as continuing to develop rapid recall of the phonemes learnt in Year 1 and their alternate spellings.  

Learning Top Tip – Phonics knowledge and recall of sounds are essential when learning to decode and blend new words. Enjoy stories! Challenge yourself to read a variety of books both at school and at home.

Writing…Recounts, poetry, instructions and …..

Learning Top Tip –Try to recall what you did at the weekend and put those ideas into sentences by telling someone you know. Plan it, say it, then have a go at writing it down these as a recount. Try reading and reciting poems. You could even try to write your own poems. Remember poems do not have to rhyme.

Spelling…. Revision of common exception words from last year and new common exception words from Year 2.

Learning Top Tip – Revisit and learn how to read and spell all Y1 common exception words correctly then begin to practise words from the Year 2 list. Use techniques like look, cover, write, check to help you.

Maths….Number, estimating and counting in 10s, 2s and 5s ordering numbers and understanding place value. Recalling number facts to 10 and 20 using both addition and subtraction.

Learning Top Tip –Practise counting forwards and backwards in 1s, 10s, 2s and 5s – you could try to add actions like star jumps, twists or other moves as you count so you exercise at the same time.  

Science – Habitats-identifying different homes and the creatures that live there and why they are suited to these habitats.

DT– Sewing – Designing and making a fairy blanket. Any volunteers willing to help on a Thursday afternoon please let us know.

RE-Christianity – Is it possible to be kind to everyone all of the time?

Computing – Being photographers.

PSHCE/Jigsaw –Being Me in My World.

PE – Ball skills on a Wednesday outside and swimming on a Friday morning.

It is crucial for your child’s health & wellbeing that they participate in all PE activities. Please ensure they have their PE kit in school and remember their swimming kit each week.

Learning Letter

To find out all about what we will be learning about this half term, and all about school life, please open our current Year 2 learning letter.

General information

Please make sure that all school uniform and PE kit is clearly labelled. We advise kits to be in school throughout the week as classes have PE on different days throughout the week. Please include joggers and a sweatshirt for outdoor PE.

We do PE on: Wednesday and Friday.

Please let the school and the teacher know if your child has any allergies (that we do not already know about) or needs to take any medication.

Please remind your child to bring a coat every day in the winter months.

Useful Websites

Click here to view an information video aimed at parents outlining the new National Curriculum tests for KS1.

Please click on the useful links below for extra information about Year 2:


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