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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

Georgia O'Keeffe Inspired Art

Peter Dalrymple (PDalrymple) on: Year 2 Class Blog

Year 2 have begun learning about the artist Georgia O'Keeffe. We started by learning about her life, her art style and how this changed over her career. We then used the iPads to take close-up photographs of flowers and drew these in our sketch pads.

Planting Sunflowers

Peter Dalrymple (PDalrymple) on: Year 2 Class Blog

This week, Year 2 have planted some sunflower seeds as part of our science learning about plants. We will be tending to them, observing them as they grow and measuring their progress over the coming weeks.

Coronation Celebrations

Peter Dalrymple (PDalrymple) on: Year 2 Class Blog

Year 2 have thoroughly enjoyed their day learning all about what will happen at King Charles III's coronation this weekend. They have made their own crowns, discussed and acted out some parts of the coronation service and created a collage of the King's head in red, white and blue.

Class Collective Worship on Compassion

Peter Dalrymple (PDalrymple) on: Year 2 Class Blog

Year 2 led a fantastic Collective Worship this week on our current value of compassion. They shared the meaning of the word compassion, read the story of the feeding of the 5000 and acted this out too. Then showed some artwork they had created to show how we could show compassion in our own lives. Their singing of the song 'I'm gonna be your friend' was excellent too.

Well done to everyone!

Adel Walk

Peter Dalrymple (PDalrymple) on: Year 2 Class Blog

Year 2 enjoyed a lovely walk around Adel this morning to finish their topic about the history of Adel. We were history detectives, spotting all the different things we have learnt about during the topic. We had to identify how old they were and brought in our geography learning by deciding whether they were a human or physical feature.

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