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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

Peace Art

Peter Dalrymple (PDalrymple) on: Year 2 Class Blog

Last week was Interfaith Week. We did several activities in school and in class we thought about the idea of peace. We talked about how peace is a central theme to many different faiths and how learning about different faiths can promote peace between people. We thought about different symbols of peace and how we could design our own artwork to represent the value of peace.

Ferris wheel fun!

Peter Dalrymple (PDalrymple) on: Year 2 Class Blog

We’ve had a fantastic week in Year 2 with a focus on our DT (Design Technology) for this term. We have designed, and are in the middle of making, our working models of a Ferris wheel. The children have been working in pairs to create these. A big well done to Edwin and James who have managed to get theirs stood up and working already! Just need to add the pods for passengers next. Check back here next week for the finished wheels.

Fabulous First Week Back!

Peter Dalrymple (PDalrymple) on: Year 2 Class Blog

We have had a great first week back after the half term holiday. We have continued with our biography writing about Malala Yousafzai, started our geography topic all about Yorkshire and begun our new set of PE sessions. I had intended to upload some photos of PE - ball skills, but we were having so much fun in the lesson, I forgot to take any pictures!

Here is some more practical maths for you instead! We have been looking at how making 10 can help with adding 3 one-digit numbers. Which of these would you find easier to complete?

End of Half Term 1

Peter Dalrymple (PDalrymple) on: Year 2 Class Blog

What a fantastic first half term we have had in Year 2! The children have been amazing. They show a thirst for knowledge and a real love of learning. This week, we have started our Addition and Subtraction unit in maths and below are some pictures of us using ten-frames and counters to physically represent all the number bonds to 10 in our first lesson recapping Year 1 learning. Make sure you also check out Seesaw, where the children did their final responses to our RE unit; Gospel. There they explained how they found the good news that Jesus taught of friendship, forgiveness and peace in their lives at school.

Andy Warhol inspired art

Peter Dalrymple (PDalrymple) on: Year 2 Class Blog

This term in our art lessons, we have been looking at the work of Andy Warhol. We have commented on one of his most famous works explaining why we like it and what we notice. We then took selfies to turn into Warhol inspired pieces.

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