Year 2

Meet the Year 2 Team

Mrs Dyke Mrs Le Gassick Mrs Day
Ms Harrison Mrs Darby  

What we will be learning…with top learning tips

Reading...In our whole class guided reading sessions we will continue to focus on developing comprehension skills. We will also look at key vocabulary used in the texts and begin to unpick the meaning of words. As children move through the colour bands we will be encouraging them to sound out unfamiliar words in their head in order to begin to develop fluency and expression.

Learning Top Tip - If you come across a word you can read but do not understand ask an adult to explain its meaning to you.

Maths.... We will also be looking at 2D and 3D shapes and their properties, as well as telling the time and understanding different units of time. We are continuing to focus on place value, along with addition and subtraction of 2 digit numbers within worded problems that involve money and measure. Learning and recalling times table facts for x2, x5 and x10, along with the related division facts, continues to be an ongoing focus and will appear as a weekly home learning task.

Learning Top Tip – The more you practise the better you become at maths. Remember there are lots of resources that can help you in our maths area. ( or apps like PopMaths and Maths Bingo for the IPad)

Grammar / Spellings – Looking at writing in the past tense, using adjectives and adverbs to add detail, understanding apostrophes used in contractions and different conjunctions- both co-ordinating (and, but, so) and subordinating ( when , if, because). We will also be continuing to learn more of the Year 2 common exception sent home at the start of this term. Learning Top Tip – Use the displays around the classroom and the English toolkits to help you remember how to spell words and what they mean. Always ask if you need a word to be explained again so that you are clear and can have a go at using them successfully when writing or reading.
Science –We will be planning in more science days this term where the focus will be on animals, including humans and how to keep the body healthy.

Geography - Knowledge of countries and capital cities and their location in the United Kingdom, developing geographical language, skills and fieldwork. Looking at what are the key British values and how these link to our school set of values.

Art- Exploring and experimenting with colour and shape. Looking at the work of artists Mondrian and Kandinsky as inspiration.

PSHCE/ Jigsaw –Dreams and Goals.

Music- we will be learning to sing and play together in an ensemble through song – ‘I Wanna Play In A Band’, written especially for children.

PE- Ball games using the key skills learnt last term and Badminton

PE KIT should be in school all the time. As the weather turns colder we encourage children to wear tracksuits, joggers or leggings for outdoor PE, and trainers are best.

Latest Year 2  Newsletter

To find out all about what we will be learning about this half term, and all about school life, please open our current Year 2 learning letter.


All homework is set on Thursday and due in the following Tuesday.

Each week the children are expected to complete the English and maths learning activity. These will provide children with an opportunity to practise and consolidate learning from the previous week.  As well as these set pieces, your child should read regularly and get an adult to sign their reading record book. Children are expected to read to an adult at least 4 times a week and are rewarded with a Rita Rabbit reading sticker.

Spellings – Children will be given a set of spelling to learn for the whole half term. This allows children to see the spelling they will be learning over the course of a half term. These lists are broken down into weeks with a quiz at the end of each week. Most of the spelling focus on everyday words that your child needs to know how to spell by the end of Year 2.

Times tables learning – In Year 2 we are learning to recall x2, x10 and x5 facts along with the related division facts. Regular practise at home will help children to develop this knowledge and understanding. Once children are secure on these times table facts they can take their bronze, silver and gold time table challenges. There are games on the website that children can play to help develop this knowledge and speed in recalling them.

General information

Please make sure that all school uniform and PE kit is clearly labelled. We advise kits to be in school throughout the week as classes have PE on different days throughout the week. Please include joggers and a sweatshirt for outdoor PE.

We do PE on: Wednesday and Friday.

Please let the school and the teacher know if your child has any allergies (that we do not already know about) or needs to take any medication.

Please remind your child to bring a coat every day in the winter months.                                  

Click on the link below to view an information video aimed at parents outlining the new National Curriculum tests for KS1

KS1 National Curriculum Tests Video

Click on the link below to view the Punctuation and Grammar Glossary

Punctuation and grammar glossary

If you have a grammar question or want to look for an example - check this fantastic website out:

Woodlands Resources

Top Marks - Addition and subtraction - Addition and subtraction

Top Marks - Times Tables - Times Tables

Phonics Play

Keystage Fun -

BBC Bitesize

These short video clips clearly shows you how to pronounce the sounds your child has been learning in school.

Articulation of Phonemes

Sounds of the English Phonic Code




St Andrew's Road


Headteacher: Mrs. Helen Farmer
01308 422846
Fax: 01308 458710