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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

Testing Stability in DT

Peter Dalrymple (PDalrymple) on: Year 2 Class Blog

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

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

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.

A busy week!

Peter Dalrymple (PDalrymple) on: Year 2 Class Blog

We’re jamming lots in to these last few weeks before Christmas. As well as nativity rehearsals, we’ve started planning our first fully independent piece of writing, been learning about campaigns in history and done some more practical maths on adding two 2-digit numbers.

Computer Programming

Peter Dalrymple (PDalrymple) on: Year 2 Class Blog

This half term in computing, Year 2 are learning about programming using the beebots. Here they are writing directions for their beebots and programming them to move around the map and enjoy a bit of park life between the trees, ponds and animals!

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