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Year 2

Year 2

Welcome to Year 2!

Welcome everybody to the Year 2 section of the website.

Class Teacher: Miss Anderton
Learning Support Assistants: Mrs Monks and Miss Morley

If you have any questions, then please don’t hesitate to ask one of the Year 2 team.

Autumn 2

 “Jesus said, ‘Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these.’ ” Matthew 19:14

Reading at home

In Year 2, your child will be given a reading day. On your child's reading day, they will need to bring their reading record and reading book into school. Each child will read with an adult and a new reading book will be provided. 

We appreciate that it is not always possible to read every night with your child, but do ask that you make every effort to read at least 5 times per week with them, and make a comment in their reading records. 

Reading at home doesn’t always mean their school reading books, it could be anything from a newspaper, magazine, or kindle books to instructions for a board game. Remember we also have our online eBooks available through RWI Oxford Owls. 


Addition and Subtraction.

This half term we will be learning about Numbers to 100 and Addition. It is important that the children develop these basic Mathematical skills in order to progress through the Year 2 curriculum. Year 2 are also encouraged to use TTRockstars to increase their fluency with basic Mathematic skills. You only need to play 5mins!

Please ensure your children are continuing to access their TT Rockstars account through the app/website.


Class Reader- The Owl who was afraid of the dark. 

In English we will be looking at a range of texts throughout the year. We will base our English writing around these texts. The first text we will be reading is The Owl who was afraid of the dark. We will be looking at postcards and letters to home, creating our own holiday destination and describing it using adjectives.


In Science this year, we will revisit and learn (spiral curriculum) new themes each week. We have some great topics this year which are listed below. 

Biology- Animals including Humans, Living things and their Habitats and Plants.

Chemistry- Everyday Materials

Physics- Seasonal Changes


The Great Fire of London

We will be investigating the fire, how it spread and the effects it had on London. We will also look into the diary of Samuel Pepys to investigate historical accounts and find the differences between fact and fiction


Where do I live?

Our Geography topic for this term is “Where do I Live.” During this topic we will view the world on a large scale, finding the oceans and continents. Then we will delve closer into the UK to find the countries and capital cities. Finally, we will investigate our local area of Eccles to find the key human features of our town.

Art & Design

Pablo Picasso- Weeping Woman

In Art this year we will be we will focus on Pablo Picasso and his work “Weeping Woman.” Children will get to explore self portraits and begin to use paint to explore colour and tones.

Design & Technology

Making Fire Engines
In this topic we will be exploring the moving parts of a fire engine, identifying how it moves. Then we will be designing our own vehicles identifying which materials would be suitable for the different parts of the fire engine.



This term we will be thinking about the question, ‘How do Christians celebrate Christmas and Why is it important to Christians?’ We will look at the different books of The Bible, finding the differences between the New and Old Testament.


Our P.E. days this term are Monday and Tuesday.

Please make sure your child comes into school wearing their full school uniform and bring their full PE kit in a drawstring bag.  

Water bottles & snacks

Don’t forget to bring water bottles in each day – the children need to stay hydrated throughout the day. Please put a label on bottles and refill them every day.

Children can purchase breadsticks at the start of each half term (see Miss Brown in the school office) or bring a healthy snack for break time.