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Welcome to Year 2


Year 2 Curriculum Map 2022-23

Welcome to Year 2!

Welcome back! And happy new year! The children have all returned full of enthusiasm and keen to learn. The children will be in class with me, Miss White, with additional support from Mrs Pullan as before Christmas. Above is our Long Term Plan for the year with details about the Year 2 curriculum. Below are some brief details about elements of 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.

Kind regards,

Miss White.


Mathletics:  Children have been given a log in for Mathletics. There will be one activity set each week to complete as homework. Once the set activity is complete, children can access all areas of the site.

TTRockstars: Children have been given a log in for TTRockstars. Information is on the letter sent home. Please have a go on the games at home a few times a week. We’ll be checking progress monthly by completing a ‘gig’ on the app - you don’t need to do this at home.

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 provided for two weeks 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 Team Building and Invasion Games - this is a change to the Long Term Plan above. PE days are Monday (team building) and Wednesday (invasion games) 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

DT Testing Strength

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

Our DT this half term is to design and make a chair for baby bear. We have already tested stability and this week we tested strength. We started by looking at three different shapes and how string they were. Between a cuboid, triangular prism and cylinder, the cylinder was the strongest. So, we set about making some cylinders of different heights and widths to see what would be strongest. After we had tested them, by piling books on top, we connected them together and when they were all attached together they were strong enough to be sat on! We were all amazed!

Science - Testing materials

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

In Science this week, Year 2 have been testing the properties of different everyday materials. We found different items in the classroom, identified the material they were made from and then chose different properties to test. W found that some materials are hard, flexible, smooth, waterproof and much more!

Testing Stability in DT

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

We have hit the ground running in Year 2 since the holidays and have started this week on our new DT project for this half term. We will be designing and making a chair for baby bear!

Our first task was to test the stability of different 3D shapes which linked really well with our maths learning this week. We tested the stability of a sphere, a cube, a pyramid and a cylinder. We found that the pyramid was the most stable because it had a flat base, a wide base and wasn't too tall. We then used this information to analyse some different examples of chairs and how suitable they would be for baby bear. This will help us when it comes to our designing and making stages.

It's the final countdown!!

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

What a final week we've had! We've finally remade our ferris wheels using stronger card so they are all still standing and in working order. They look amazing and I am so proud of the learning attitudes the children displayed making amendments and really thinking about how to improve them. We had our Christmas party on Wednesday complete with party games and prizes. We have also done some writing for pleasure where the children could choose what they wanted to write on a Christmas theme. The concentration in the room was amazing - you could have heard a pin drop.

I hope you all have a lovely Christmas. See you in the new year.

What a week!

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

We’ve had another busy week in Year 2! I was so proud of the children during their nativity performances, time after time - they blew me away with how well they spoke and remembered their lines and acting. I hope you all enjoyed watching too.
On Monday, we had a visit from Year 4 who played some Christmas tunes on their ukuleles for us - thank you Year 4!
On Friday, we have took part in the Santa Dash which the children enjoyed all dressed in their Christmas jumpers.

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