Year 2

Welcome to Year 2

Miss Guest - Rosemary Class
Mrs Pounder - Lavender Class (Monday - Wednesday)
Ms Bamford - Lavender Class (Wednesday - Friday)

A Very Warm Welcome to Year 2

Welcome back to the first part of the Summer term 2024 from all of the Year 2 team.

‘What would the world be like without colour?'



This half term we will be exploring what the world would be like without colour. We will be experimenting with colour mixing in Art and using mixed media. We will also look at how different colours represent different emotions and how these can be expressed through movement. We will be learning about plants and what they need to grow and stay healthy. To do this, we will be conducting an experiment and making observations weekly.

Our writing this half term focuses on ‘The Day the Crayons Quit’ by Drew Daywalt and ‘The Colour Monster’ by Anna Llenas:





Over the half term, we will also be learning:

  • MATHS – Measurement, Position and Direction, Consolidation, Problem Solving
  • SCIENCE – Plants
  • ART - Expressive Painting
  • COMPUTING – Robot Algorithms
  • GEOGRAPHY - Map Making
  • PE - Dance and Athletics
  • PSHE - Health and Wellbeing
  • RE– Christian Rites of Passage
  • MUSIC - Tanczymy Labada

Topic Knowledge Organisers

We will be using these topic knowledge organisers throughout the half term to help children recall key facts and vocabulary and to support them in all areas of the curriculum. Please use these at home with your children to discuss their learning.


Key Dates for Summer 1


PE and Outdoor Learning for Summer 1

Please bring the correct PE kit and Outdoor Learning kit to school on the following days:


PE kits consist of PLAIN black shorts or jogging bottoms, PLAIN white t-shirt, and trainers. Children should wear their school jumper too. The children will take part in Outdoor Learning every other week and they will need wellies, warm clothing and a waterproof coat. Outdoor Learning kit will need to be brought into school in a named bag. 


Please bring PE kits into school at the beginning of the half term and leave them in school until the end of the half term. This ensures that PE kit is in school when needed.

Homework in Year 2

Each week, we ask that all children read with somebody at home at least three times a week and record it in the Communication diary. This could be any adult, an older sibling or friend. Every little bit of reading really does help children on the learning journey and these children tend to make the most progress throughout the year. We also ask that all children practise the printed texts that are sent home each Friday in their reading bags. There will also be weekly spellings which can be found in Communication Diaries, along with the logins for NumBots and Times Table Rock Stars so that the children can practise their mathematical skills.


Please ensure that everything that your child brings to school (including OL kit, PE kit, hats, scarves, gloves and water bottles) has their name on it. Name tags are great, but biro on a label is just as good. This will hopefully make it possible to return any lost property.

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