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Year 2 Information

Summer Term

Please download our Information Booklet to find out more about the routines and expectations in Year 2. You may also wish to take a look at the Y2 Curriculum Overview 2017-18 (below), which shows you the topics we will be covering in different subjects over the course of the year. Please do talk to us if you would like more information.

We are keen for parents to support the children’s learning at home as much as possible. To help you do this, we produce a termly information sheet, outlining our main topics and giving suggestions for how you might follow them up at home:

Topic Overview

Optional Homework

No Nonsense Numbers

Phonics At Home.

As part of your home learning your child will be taking part in phonic activities set by their teacher. Many of you may have used Oxford Owl as it gives levelled reading books. The link below will also give you a video to show you how to make the sounds in a way that will help your child with reading and writing. The sounds are taught in a particular order in phases which develop during Reception and KS1. If you are unsure which phase your child is working on at the moment then please contact your child’s class teacher.


You don’t need to print out lots of flash cards or letters, just make your own or ask older brothers and sisters to help you.
There are lots of fun activities that you can do indoors and in the garden, hiding sounds so that your child can go on a treasure hunt, having competitions to see how many words you can make with a sound your child finds tricky or being sound detectives on your daily walk. Have fun together!


Miss Cooper

2.2 Teacher

Miss McIlveen

2.1 Teacher

Mrs Bharadwa

3.1 Teacher
2.1 Teacher (Wednesday)

Whats been happeningYear 2

English – The Jolly Postman

Children loved exploring The Jolly Postman book as part of our English unit on diary entries. After reading the story as a whole class, they spent some time carefully taking the letters out of the envelopes inside the book to enjoy reading with a partner. It was lovely to see how engaged they were!


Whats been happeningYear 2

Topic – High Street Experience

We have enjoyed learning all about the High Street and to celebrate finishing our topic, we opened a 2.1 and 2.2 High Street. First, children got into small groups and decided what their shop would be and which items they would sell. After, they designed their items and decided how much they were going to cost. The best part was when the High Street opened and children got to visit each other’s shops. They loved playing the roles of shopper and shopkeeper!


Whats been happeningYear 2

Science – Fruit Dissection – Year 2

Year 2 loved dissecting different fruit to learn about seeds. We carefully used tweezers to remove the seeds and then used a magnifying class for a closer inspection. It was so much fun!


Whats been happeningYear 2

Science – Bean Plant Measuring – Year 2

We have been amazed to see how much our bean plants have grown over the past two weeks. We are using rulers to accurately measure the stem and making sure that we position our plants in the sunlight during the day. We also know it’s important to give our plants water as this helps them to grow too!


Whats been happeningYear 2

Science – Parts of a Tree – Year 2

This week, children learnt about the different parts of a tree (including trunk, branches, twigs, leaves and crown). We discussed the similarities and differences between plants and trees and then had a go at making a collage of a tree. We loved combining Science with Art!


Whats been happeningYear 2

Art – Still Life Drawing – Year 2

In Art, we have been learning how to draw plants in a realistic way and have done some observational drawings. So far, we have used sketching pencils and thought carefully about our pencil technique to ensure accurate lines and shapes. We are looking forward to using charcoal and watercolours in the coming weeks to add more life to our drawings.


Year 2

Shoe Boxes

We’ve been inspired by illustrator Lauren Child to make our own fairy tale boxes in a collage style. It’s been lots of fun creating our rooms!


Year 2


We have enjoyed our geography topic learning all about the UK. We used atlases to find countries, capitals and other cities and created our own maps too.


Year 2


As part of our Science learning, year 2 have grouped and sorted things they found on a plant hunt. We also grew our own beans, observing how they changed over time.


Year 2

Plant Charcoal Drawings

Year 2 were asked to make charcoal sketching’s of a flower. This was linked to our Science unit on plants.


Year 2

High Street Maps

Year 2 were given the task of creating a map of the high street linked to our Autumn 1 high street topic.


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