Year 2

Welcome to Year 2

Sophie-Jayne Guest  Carol Bamford  Sammi Jo Langham  JK.JPG

Miss Guest - Rosemary Class
Ms Bamford - Lavender Class
Miss Langham - KS1 Teaching Assistant
Miss King - KS1 Teaching Assistant



A Very Warm Welcome to Year 2

Welcome to the new academic and the first part of the Autumn term 2022 from all of the Year 2 team. We are really excited to jump into teaching and learning with our amazing 'science’ led topic.

‘What will we find in the deep dark woods?’


This half term we will be exploring living things and their habitats. We will be investigating what we can find in our local habitats and comparing this to world habitats. We will be learning about seasonal and weather changes in the different countries and capital cities of the UK and comparing this to other countries around the world.

Our focus texts this half term will include ‘Little Red Riding Hood’ and ‘The Magic and Mystery of Trees’ by Jen Green:



Over the half term, we will also be learning:

  • MATHS – Place Value, Addition and Subtraction       
  • SCIENCE – Living Things and their Habitats.
  • COMPUTING – IT Around Us.
  • GEOGRAPHY – Seasonal changes and weather.
  • ART – Trees and Nature
  • RE – Leaders and Teachers.
  • PSHE – Digital Wellbeing.
  • OUTDOOR LEARNING – Living Things and their Habitats.
  • PE – Gymnastics and Football.

We will continue to ask the children to read three times a week at home and to practise their spelling weekly. These will be given each Friday and tested the following Friday.  We would also like to encourage you and your child to access NumBots and TTRockstars, as we will be using these maths programmes during the year.

Key Dates for Autumn 1


PE and Outdoor Learning

In the Autumn term, PE takes place on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Please could all children bring their PE kits to school each Tuesday (see timetable below) and Thursday in a named bag.


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 (see timetable above) in a named bag.

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.

Check out the blogs below to see what we've been doing in our classes!






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