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Year 2

Who are we? 

There are two classes in Year 2:

The two classes are 2HW (Mrs Honeybourne and Mrs Watson) and 2K (Miss King). We are also joined by our teaching assistants who are Mrs Potts, Mrs Richardson, Mrs Starling and Miss Balal

Parent Information Pack of Home Activities

Information about how RWI phonics and Literacy is taught in Year 2



This half term our RE Big Question is 'What is a Place of Worship and why is it special?'

We will learn: 


  • To be able to explain what makes a place special
  • To consider what it is like to visit a mosque/church/Mandir and Synagogue
  • To compare different places of worship
  • To explain in simple terms the meaning of the word ‘worship’
  • To say what you would expect to find in a  mosque/church/Mandir and Synagogue
  • To explain why a place of worship is special to a person of faith


This term our History topic is 'Florence Nightingale and Mary Seacole'

We will learn: 

  • To investigate and interpret the past.
  • To understand chronology and to sort dates chronologically.
  • Who Mary Seacole was and how she is similar to Florence Nightingale?


This term our Science topic is 'Living Things and their Habitats':

We will: 

  • Explore and compare the differences between things that are living, dead, and things that have never been alive
  • Identify that most living things live in habitats to which they are suited and describe how different habitats provide for the basic needs of different kinds of animals and plants, and how they depend on each other
  • Identify and name a variety of plants and animals in their habitats, including micro-habitats
  • Describe how animals obtain their food from plants and other animals, using the idea of a simple food chain, and identify and name different sources of food

This half term our PE topic is 'Target Games':

We will learn:

  • To consider how much power to apply when aiming at a target.
  • To understand how to score using overarm and underarm throwing.
  • To develop striking to a target.
  • To develop hitting a moving target.
  • To select and apply the appropriate skill to the target game.
  • To shown an improvement in my personal best.

This half term our DT topic is 'Mini-Beast Moving Pictures':

We will learn:


  • To be able to create a sliding mechanism
  • To be able to create a pivot and lever mechanism
  • To be able to create a wheel mechanism
  • To be able to design a mini beast moving picture
  • To be able to create a mini beast moving pictures
    To be able to evaluate my own mini beast moving picture.


This half term our Computing topic is 'Programming':

We will learn how:


  • To choose a command for a given purpose
  • To show that a series of commands can be joined together
  • To identify the effect of changing a value
  • To explain that each sprite has it's own instructions
  • To design the parts of a project
  • To use alogorithms to create a program.
What you need to know


Our PE days are Monday and Wednesday. Please ensure PE kits are in on those days. 


  • White t-shirt/ school PE shirt or house shirt;
  • Dark shorts;
  • Dark joggers and sweatshirt;
  • Trainers.


Forest School                                                                                           

Our Forest School session will take place every other week on Tuesday

On these days children will be expected to come into school in appropriate clothing with their legs covered and trainers that they can get muddy.  


Our Forest School sessions are: 


Tuesday 13th June

Tuesday 27th June

Tuesday 11th July



It is important that you are hydrated so please remember to bring in a water bottle. Break time fruit is provided. 



A homework grid is sent home at the beginning of each half term containing 9 activities linked to our learning that half term to choose from. Please complete one homework a week and send it in to be marked. 


Homework books are sent home every Friday and are expected back by the following Wednesday.




“You can find magic wherever you look. Sit back and relax, all you need is a book.” Dr. Seuss. 


We would like you to encourage your child to read at home every day. Please ensure that your child has their reading record in their book bag each day. Children change their book each week. 

A useful website to help you find appropriate books to read is:



In Year 2, we would like all children to participate with our fun and interactive Reading Eggs programme both at home and at school. All children should be encouraged to enjoy 30 minutes of Reading Eggs at home every week, including one reading lesson. Please feel free to extend your learning for even longer! Your teacher will be able to see all of your hard work. Play games, complete puzzles, read stories, write your own stories and complete reading and spelling lessons all whilst earning awards and styling your own Reading Egg character. 


You will find your login details in your green homework book. Quick, log in now to start the fun! 

For more information follow the link below to our Reading Eggs page on our website. 

Year 2 Book Club

Curriculum content and photos:

Transition from Year 1 to Year 2 for 2022/23

7 Top Tips to Support Reading at Home