Adel St John The Baptist

Welcome to Year 2


Year 2 Curriculum Map

Welcome to Year 2!

It's the summer term! Only one more before the children move up to Key Stage 2. 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. There are also Knowledge Organisers for our science, RE, history and geography for your information. Please do keep an eye out for regular information about our class on our 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.

Spellings: Spellings will be taught in class during our phonics lessons. There will be a weekly quiz of 5 words and a dictated sentence towards the end of each unit.

PE: In PE this half term we will doing Athletics and Striking and Fielding Games. PE days are Monday (Athletics) and Thursday (Striking and Fielding 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. Now it is the summer term, we will be outside for all of our PE sessions.

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.

Science Knowledge Organiser

RE Knowledge Organiser

History Knowledge Organiser

Geography Knowledge Organiser

Year 2 Class Blog

Welcome back!

Peter Dalrymple (PDalrymple) on: Year 2 Class Blog

We’ve had a lovely start to the new year with lots of exciting learning going on.

In RE, we have begun learning about Jewish People by looking at some different items that could be special or significant. We asked questions about these before finding out what they were.

In Science, we sorted some different items into the categories living, dead or never alive.

Happy Christmas!

Peter Dalrymple (PDalrymple) on: Year 2 Class Blog

What a fabulous end of term we are having, the culmination of which has been our Christmas party with the rest of key stage one. It has been a fabulous afternoon!
We would also like to take this opportunity to thank you all for your very generous gifts, they were lovely and much appreciated.

Have a very happy Christmas, from Miss White, Mrs Appleton and Mrs Milne.

Science and DT

Peter Dalrymple (PDalrymple) on: Year 2 Class Blog

We’ve had such a busy week in Year 2! Not only have we done some fabulous performances of our nativity - ‘Lights, Camel, Action’, we have also completed our Ferris wheels and done a science investigation about friction and resistance.

Building our Ferris wheels

Peter Dalrymple (PDalrymple) on: Year 2 Class Blog

This week, we have begun building our Ferris wheels in DT. It will be a couple of weeks before they are fully completed and we cannot wait to see them when they are!

Interfaith Week

Peter Dalrymple (PDalrymple) on: Year 2 Class Blog

This week has been Interfaith Week in school. We have completed a number of activities and our whole school faith day was around acts of service. Our final product was a piece of artwork that demonstrated how particular religions or people come together to help others. Here is our artwork in progress.

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