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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 2T (Mr Troup). We are also joined by our teaching assistants who are Mrs Potts, Mrs Hutchinson, Mrs Baber and Mrs Percy.


This half term our RE Big Question is 'Is it possible to be kind all the time?':

We will explore: 

- understanding values, identifying how you make your own choices in life.

- re-telling Bible stories that show kindness.

-  how this makes Christians behave towards other people.

- how actions affect others



This half term our Geography topic is 'Our World':

We will learn about: 

- our local area of Fairford Leys looking at the human and physical features.

- the UK and its capital cities 

- the world's seven continents and five oceans.

- using world maps, atlases and globes to identify the United Kingdom and its countries, as well as the countries and continents.


This half term our Science topic is 'Plants':

We will learn about: 

- the different parts of a plant. 

- what a plant needs to survive.

- planning and preparing for planting vegetables. 



This half term our PE topic is ' Fundamental Movement':

We will develop our: 

- agility, balance and co-ordination. 

- apply our movements to different skills and activities.

- set ourselves personal challenges.


This half term our Art topic is 'Self Portraits':

We will develop our:

 - use of pencils to create tone.

 - sketching skills.

 - shading skills.



What you need to know


Our PE days are Tuesday 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 Monday

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 will take place on:

Monday 6th September

Monday 20th September 

Monday 4th October 

Monday 18th October 



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



There will be one piece of homework set each week. This will change between English, Maths, Science or one area of the wider curriculum. 


All homework is set on Friday and is 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. 
Information about Phonics Screening for Parents

Curriculum content and photos:

Transition from Year 1 to Year 2 for 2021/22

Phonics and Literacy in Year 2 presentation

7 Top Tips to Support Reading at Home