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Year 2

In Year 2 we have two classes 2CW and 2JM


Our teachers are called Mrs Williamson (2CW Monday - Thursday), Mrs Nundy (2CW Friday) and Mr Moorhouse.



We also have two learning support assistants called Mrs Elsom and Mr Currie.




Year 2 are also taught by some other members of staff:


  • Mrs Toothill - Monday Computing lesson
  • Mr Manning - Monday P.E. session
  • Mrs Weston - Spanish and Ocarina lessons

Our School Council Reps - Asa (2JM) and Lina (2CW)

Monday - P.E. lesson, times table test and spelling test.                                                              Computing with Mrs Toothill.

(Remember - your  P.E. kit, homework books, spelling books and reading books)


Tuesday - Send in any certificates/medals or trophies from home to celebrate in our Key Stage One assembly.


Wednesday - Music lesson with Miss Heap.


Thursday - 2CW Spanish and Ocarinas taught by Mrs Weston.


Friday - Mrs Nundy in 2CW and change library books.

              P.E. for both classes and Golden Time. 

              2JM Spanish and Ocarinas taught by Mrs Weston.

Children can leave their P.E. kits in school over the half term and they will be sent home for a wash over the holidays. We would like to remind you that the school’s PE kit is a white t-shirt, black shorts and a dark coloured track suit. Your child will also need suitable outside trainers. All of this MUST BE CLEARLY LABELLED with your child’s name and class.




As in Year One your child will bring home reading books every week.  Reading records will be sent home for you to record any comments. Book bags and books need to be brought into school on a Monday each week, so we can change them and return them to you the same day. In school, your child has a different reading record book where the teacher can record their comments and chat to the children about their targets.  

Library Books

2CW and 2JM library time is on a Friday. Your child will have the opportunity to take out a book of their choice.  These books need to be returned every Friday to be changed or renewed.



Every Monday the Home Learning will be sent home and loaded onto the website. The sheet gives details of the Reading, Maths and Spelling activities that should be done with your child at home. Your child’s Home Learning books need to be returned to school every Monday and will be sent home the same day.


On a Monday, we will carry out a short, informal spelling test in a Spelling Book. The children will then bring the book home on a Tuesday so you can celebrate their progress. This book needs to be returned every Monday.

This term in Science we are studying ...




In English we will be reading and writing a variety of stories and poems.

We will be reading two stories which are linked to our Seaside topic called Dougal's Deep Sea Diary and The Light House Keepers Lunch. We will be writing stories, character descriptions and instructions. Our aim in this half term is to write sentences with capital letters, full stops, adjectives and finger spaces. 


We will continue to teach the cursive handwriting style which your child has already been practising in Year 1. Please encourage your child to use this joined up handwriting at all times.


We are currently working on Fractions.



This term our topic is Explore Our World and Beyond.

In Year 2 our significant author is Anthony Browne. We will be researching into his life and looking at what inspired him to become an author. 


To find out more about Anthony Browne and some of his books visit this website  


These are just some of the books which we read and look at in school




Reading in Year 2

In Year 2 we have daily whole class reading sessions. We use the prompts from the reading VIPERS to help us improve the key reading skills.

When hearing children read we not only work on the children's comprehension but also their fluency and expression. In school we use the term reading EARS. 


Summer Reading Challenge - we had lots of members of 2CW who completed the library challenge this year.


In Year 2 we all have our own TTrockstars login to help us learn our times tables. 


When it comes to times tables, speed AND accuracy are important – the more facts your child remembers, the easier it is for them to do harder calculations. Times Table Rock Stars is a fun and challenging programme designed to help pupils master the times tables. To be a Times Table Rock Star you need to answer any multiplication fact up to 12×12 in less than 3 seconds!



Every Monday we complete our X Factor challenges! There are copies of all the challenges below so you can print them out and have a go at home. 

Art - we used clay to make our own 'Wild Things'.

Maths - making 3d shapes

Maths - folding lines of symmetry

Design Technology - Making a healthy pizza

During international week year 2 made German Pretzels.

The children worked together to make food chains for different habitats in science.

In computing we have been programming the beebots to visit different continents on a world map.

On a Wednesday afternoon we work with Miss Heap on music composition.

During science, the children worked in groups to create some amazing posters about different world habitats. We looked at animals and plants that survive in desert, rainforest, ocean and arctic habitats.

The children have been looking at different related facts and using manipulatives in maths lessons to help them.

This week in art, children have been exploring different ways to make paper 3D. Here are some of the results.

The children have been experimenting this afternoon in art preparing for our 3D fish lesson.

One of our topics this term is the seaside. We watched videos and looked at photos of the seaside to create impressive circle maps to display in our classrooms.

We have worked really hard partitioning different numbers in different ways all week.

Our first day in Year 2. It was lovely to play with our friends.

2JM worked in pairs to create different balances in their gymnastics lesson.

The first day back! Our first P.E. session!

The first Maths session in Year 2. Today we partitioned numbers into tens and ones.

Literacy reading numbers words game


Reading colour words game


High frequency word game


Literacy spelling game