Year 2

Welcome to Year 2

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Welcome to Year 2

Year 2 Team:-

Class 2A– Mrs Mahal (Year Leader), TA- Mrs McCann

Class 2B– Miss Mulholland , TA- Mrs Hunt

Class 2C– Mr Valentine, TA- Mrs Hobbs

Class 2D– Mrs Lambourne, TA – Miss Sparks


Topics for the year:

Term 1: Muck, mess and mixtures

Term 2: Beat, band and boogie!

Term 3: Bounce

Term 4:Wriggle and crawl

Term 5:Towers, tunnels and turrets

Term 6: Land ahoy!


PE – Please ensure your child has an appropriate PE kit including for outdoors (plain navy blue tracksuit).

Please see below for your child’s PE days:
Class 2a: Monday
Class 2b: Tuesday
Class 2c: Tuesday
Class 2d: Monday

Click here to see the Parent Information evening PowerPoint 

Important information

Homework will be given on a Monday and is due back on a Friday. The homework will consist of spellings, which your child will be tested on on Fridays; and either a piece of Maths, English or Topic related work.

Year 2 children use Accelerated Reader, which means they will complete a quiz on the book they have read. It is important your child reads daily with an adult and that their reading record is signed. Each child will be allocated a reading day, where they will read with an adult and their peers.

Children that did not pass the Phonics screening in Year 1 will be retaking their Phonics screening at the end of the year.


Weekly updates


Over the past week, Year two have been writing postcards from a desert island. We have been trying hard to use expanded noun phrases and conjunctions to give as much description as possible. In maths, we have been learning all about direction. We should now know our left and right, talk about clockwise and anti clockwise and we have also learnt how to read a compass!

This week we will be undertaking a science experiment to see what a plant needs  in order to grow on our desert island. We will also be looking at how we could design and make a boat to travel home!



We have continued learning all about ‘Pirates’ this week. In writing, we have been composing instructions on how to be a pirate. We have made sure we have included lots of bossy verbs and even adverbs! In maths, we have been consolidating our understanding of place value before we move onto learning about volume next week.

In topic we have been learning the names of the different seas/oceans around the world. We have also been practicing our drawing skills by carefully drawing different parts of boats.

Please remember that this Friday is Sports day! The children have been busy practicing and are raring to go!



This week we have continued to learn all about castles! We have been naming the different parts of a castle and think about their purpose. In English, we have continued to write our fact files all about Dover castle.

We have also started our ‘special work’ and this will continue throughout the month of May. All the children are working extremely hard! If you have any questions regarding the SATs please see your child’s teacher or Mrs Lambourne our Year Leader.



This week we had our fantastic trip to Dover Castle! The children enjoyed learning about the different parts of a castle and they even got to dress up as different people who may have worked in the castle.

We also found something very exciting in school this week! A crown! The builders found it while building our new playground. The children are now eagerly writing recount all about our find!

In maths, we have been learning all about time and have learn o’clock, half past, quarter past and quarter to times.

Next week we will continue to prepare for our special work (SATs) which will take place during May. If you have any questions about this please see you child’s class teacher.


This week we have been creating our own Superbugs! Have a go at home by clicking here! 



Another week has zoomed by and we have continued to learn about all things wriggly! This week we went out to explore the habitats of different mini beasts. We looked in the grass, under logs and in trees and we found lots of different creatures such as slugs, spider, centipedes etc.

In English, we become poets and learnt how to write a list poem. We tried hard to include expanded noun phrases and remember our commas!

In Maths, we have been learning about 2D and 3D shapes. We have learnt their names and how to describe them. Next week we move onto learning about fractions!


This week we have continued our new topic ‘Wriggle and Crawl’. We were very lucky to have a workshop on Thursday, where we got to see lots of wriggly creatures such as lizards, snakes, toads, millipedes. We got to learnt some key facts about the different animals and we even got to touch some of them too!

In maths, we have been learning about money and we can now make different amounts of money, add amounts together and find how much change we should receive or give.

In English, we have been learning how to use expanded noun phrases and conjunctions when writing a descriptive piece of writing.


This week we have continued our ‘Bounce’ topic. We have learnt about the difference between fiction and non fiction and we used the laptops to complete some research about different sports in preparation for our writing next week. The children will create a mini book about various sports.

In maths, we learnt about length and mass. The children had fun measuring and comparing lengths and then measuring the mass of different objects. We also continued to practice our mental arithmetic skills – its great to see the children gaining more confidence with their mental calculations.



This week the children have been learning to multiply using their 2, 5 and 10 times tables. In English, we have explored writing newspaper reports about the Grand Old Duke of York. In Topic, we continue to learn out Christmas songs in preparation for our Express Event on Wednesday 12th December for Class 2B and Class 2D and Thursday 13th December for Class 2A and 2C. Letters with more details about the performances will follow.


Welcome back to Term 2. This week the children have started their new topic ‘Beat Band Boogie’. On Wednesday, we were really lucky to have Cheryl visit us. Cheryl is a member of a Brazilian marching band. She let us try out lots of different instruments and we all composed a new rhythm about Beat Band Boogie. The children had lots of fun and learnt lots about Brazilian music.

In Maths, we have been learning how to subtract a two digit number from another two digit number. Please try and practise counting backwards in tens at home.

In English, we have been learning lots of different nursery rhymes. We learnt about what a ‘rhyming couplet’ is and identify these in various nursery rhymes.



This is our final week, we have been busy decorating biscuits for our grow ups to enjoy at the Express event. We really enjoyed sharing the hard work the children have done this term with grown ups! We hope you enjoyed coming to our event and our yummy biscuits.
A thank you to parents for a great first term back and we look forward to our second term. We hope you have a restful break.
A reminder homework will be due in Monday 5th November.


This week has been our assessment week. We have been busy working hard in preparation for our Express event next week. We have been continuing to learn how to add and challenging ourselves with chilli challenges.


This week we have been busy with our topic; creating food face plates! We used different foods for different parts of the face. In Maths, we have been learning to add 2 digit numbers and even regrouping!


This week, the children have been mixing different items to water to see what happens! We have been trying to use lots of scientific vocabulary to describe and explain what happened. We have also learnt how to add using tens and ones and next week we shall be learning to subtract.

In English, we have edited the instructions we wrote last week. All the children learnt about time connective, verbs and even adverbs! The children have been eager to write instructions on how to make a ‘Fizzy Float’ – maybe ask them to show you how at home! They are very yummy.

Just a reminder to parents that all children should be in their winter uniform from Monday 1st October.



This week, the children made fizzy floats using ice cream, lemonade, food colouring and sprinkles. We really enjoyed drinking them after! We then started to write a set of instructions for other children on how to make fizzy floats. In Maths, we continued to learn about place value and number patterns.



This week the children have been learning all about less than and more than signs. Our topic continues to be as messy as possible as we made clay story boards for George’s Marvellous Medicine. In English, we have been busy learning to use expanded noun phrases to describe our own potions.
A reminder that Year 2 Parent Talks are being held on Wednesday 19th September from 6pm – 7pm. We look forward to seeing you then!


Welcome to Year 2! The children have been busy settling in to their new year groups and getting to know all the adults in our year. We have had some great fun on our ‘Messy morning’ and have created lots of work to show off!

Additional Help

Please use the following ICT/online games to help your child with phonics and maths:

Literacy Games

Letters and Sounds

BBC KS1 Bitesize Literacy

Phonics Play

Maths KS1

Maths Games

BBC KS1 Bitesize Maths

Old SATs papers (pre-new assessments) Still relevant

Sample KS1 Maths SATs

Sample KS1 Reading SATs

Sample KS1 Spelling, Grammar&Punctuation SATs