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Welcome to Year 2


Year 2 Curriculum Map

Welcome to Year 2!

Welcome back! 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 Appleton (Mon-Weds) and Mrs Milne (Thurs-Fri). 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.



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. There is a yellow reading record that will come home with these books too, please indicate when a book has been read with a tick or initials and any comments if you feel necessary. Please return the reading record when books are returned. Guided Reading sessions will be twice a week in small groups or as a whole class.

Reading Morning: Reading Morning will take place on a Wednesday morning beginning on Wednesday 20th September. This is an opportunity for adults to come into the classroom at the beginning of the day and spend 15 minutes reading with their child in school. 

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 Fundamentals and Gymnastics. 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

Explore and Create!

Peter Dalrymple (PDalrymple) on: Year 2 Class Blog

In art this half term, we are exploring our environment and using that to create artwork. This week we we went outside to find natural materials to use to create art. We used some work by artist Andy Goldsworthy and the book ‘Leaf Man’ as our inspiration. 


Peter Dalrymple (PDalrymple) on: Year 2 Class Blog

Year 2 have had a fantastic day getting to grips with times tables rockstars. We’ve had a go at lots of different games and set up our rockstar names! Everyone came in dressed like a real rockstars! Well done to everyone who took part in the competition at the end of the day too.

First Week in Year 2!

Peter Dalrymple (PDalrymple) on: Year 2 Class Blog

What a great start to Year 2 we have had this week. The children have come in ready to learn and really done their best this week.

We’ve started with work around a book called ‘Planet in a Pickle Jar’. The children have done some writing and made their own pickle jar with an important memory preserved inside. 


Peter Dalrymple (PDalrymple) on: Year 2 Class Blog

What a great final full week we’ve had in Year 2. We cast our votes in the House Captain elections yesterday. We had a trip to the polling station set up in the entrance and did a secret ballot.

Today we have done a mini DT project to make a moving monster! The children have brought these home today. They look fab and move really well!

Busy week!

Peter Dalrymple (PDalrymple) on: Year 2 Class Blog

We’ve had another busy week in Year 2. We started the week with an investigation in maths where we were finding out how big the classroom is. We measured the length and width of the room using metre sticks and then multiplied the measurements by 2.
We have also finished our DT project the make memory pouches. These are all sewn and decorated and look fabulous! 
In geography we have been recapping labels for the world map. We labelled the continents, oceans, equator and poles.  
Finally, we have ended our week with a PSHE session about perseverance and had a challenge to build the tallest tower possible using only 6 sheets of newspaper. It was a challenge too!

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