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Welcome to Year 2


Year 2 Curriculum Map 2022-23

Welcome to Year 2!

This new year is an exciting time and the children have all returned keen to learn. They have settled in wonderfully and adjusted well to the changes in their routine. A great start to the new year! The children will be in class with me, Miss White, with additional support from Mrs Pullan. Below are some brief details about our learning this half term and some key information to help the half term run smoothly. Please do keep an eye out for regular information about our class on the new school blog (details for which will be on the school newsletter, although if you’ve found this, you’re in the right place!) and any last minute information or changes on the school app. If you have any questions, please contact me at and I will reply as soon as I can.

Thanks for your continued support and I look forward to meeting you at parents’ evening, if I haven’t already done so by then.

Kind regards,

Miss White.


Trip to Nell Bank Friday 7th October

Year 2 will be going on a visit to Nell Bank on Friday 7th October. Please see the letter provided for details about the visit and return the reply slip as soon as possible.


Reading: Children will continue to bring home books weekly and have 1:1 reading sessions in school. We will collect in book bags with returned books on a Monday and keep these until Tuesday when new books will be provided.  Please aim to read these, and other books, with your child for 5 to 10 minutes each day. Guided Reading sessions will continue twice a week in small groups or as a whole class.

Spellings: A spelling activity will be provided via Seesaw. There will be 10 words that use the sound we are focusing on in our phonics lessons that week. There will not be a specific spelling test, but other activities and learning to aid in spelling these. Please look at them with your children, read them by segmenting the sounds first and then blending, discuss meanings, try and notice them when reading or write sentences using them.

PE: In PE this half term we will doing Fundamentals and Gymnastics. This will help children learn all the basics of many different areas of physical activity. PE days are Monday (fundamentals) and Wednesday (gymnastics) and children should come to school wearing their PE kit – black jogging bottoms or shorts (if the weather is fit), white t-shirt, black jacket and trainers.

Things to remember:

  • All children should bring a flask or bottle of water to school. This should be taken home and washed every day.
  • Named pumps must be worn in school. Children should be able to tie laces quickly if they have lace-up pumps/outdoor shoes and pumps should be checked by a parent every half term to ensure they are in good condition to prevent trip hazards.
  • Named, appropriate clothing for the weather should be brought every day – please ensure your child has a coat if rain is forecast or looks likely, especially as we head towards the winter.
  • School Policy is that, other than for religious reasons, children should not wear jewellery in school apart from a watch. These need to be removed for PE lessons.

Year 2 Class Blog 2022-23

Habitat Trail

Peter Dalrymple (PDalrymple) on: Year 2 Class Blog 2022-23

In between the rain today, Year 2 managed to complete their habitat trail around the school grounds. We discussed different types of British habitat before embarking on the trail and decided we lived in an urban habitat with areas of woodland habitat and pond habitat in and around the school grounds. 

House Captain Elections

Peter Dalrymple (PDalrymple) on: Year 2 Class Blog 2022-23

We have enjoyed learning a little bit about Democracy today and voting in the House Captain elections.

What is peace?

Peter Dalrymple (PDalrymple) on: Year 2 Class Blog 2022-23

In RE, we have been learning about the good news that Jesus brings for Christians. We have already looked at friendship and forgiveness, and this week we have moved on to peace.

This has coincided with the International Day of Peace which Mr Dalrymple talked about in Collective Worship.

In our RE lesson, we thought about what peace might look like for us in our own lives, between people and for Christians with God. We drew our ideas into a heart shape to link with our focus bible verse:

‘My peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you. Do not let your heart be troubled and do not be afraid.’ John 14:21


Peter Dalrymple (PDalrymple) on: Year 2 Class Blog 2022-23

Year 2 had a great practical maths lesson today making numbers to 20 using different types of equipment.

The Planet in a Pickle Jar

Peter Dalrymple (PDalrymple) on: Year 2 Class Blog 2022-23

The Year 2 children had a lovely time making their pickle jars this morning. They put items with special memories or things from nature that they wanted to preserve inside them. We even made a class one to remember the Queen.