Year 2

Welcome to Year 2

Dear Parents/Carers,

                       We hope you have an enjoyable and relaxing half term break. Outlined below is a brief overview of topics we will be covering in each curriculum area next half term.


We will be learning to plan and write acrostic poems and extended story writing.

We will continue to focus on improving spellings, handwriting, grammar and punctuation.

Please continue to encourage your child to practise their joined handwriting at home as well as the spellings in their reading record. 


We will be learning to recognise different coins and notes, Children will add and find change with money.

We will look at the properties of 2D and 3D shapes.

Please continue to practise the 2, 5 and 10 times tables including the division facts for these times tables with your child.


Our topic will be ‘Apprentice Gardener.’ This will involve children observing seeds and bulbs closely and growing plants of their own. We will also continue to learn about our changing world and how plants and animals in our local habitat change throughout the years.



We will be learning about the life and achievements of Florence Nightingale and Mary Seacole.

Next month, we will be visiting the Florence Nightingale museum at St Thomas’ hospital. A letter has been sent out and thank you for returning the permission slips.  The class dates for the trip are:     

Tuesday, 27 February - 2S        Wednesday, 28 February - 2RS     Thursday, 1 March - 2R    Friday, 2 March - 2P


Mr. Lynch will continue to teach the children next half term. The children will be making an e-book about Florence Nightingale using Book Creator


Ms. Green will continue to teach art next half term. The children will be learning about the Hindu Spring festival 'Holi', also called the 'Festival of Colours'.


The children will learn about how to keep themselves safe. This will include learning about risks and hazards around them, how and when to make 999 calls and e-safety. A separate letter was sent out on Monday, 5th February. If you have not received this letter please collect a letter from the office.


The children will be continuing to learn the Ocarina.  So far the children have learnt how to read rhythmic notation and to play songs using the sounds BAG on the ocarina. Next term they will be composing their own songs using the songs BAG and learn how to play the new sound E alongside BAG on the ocarina.


The children will continue to learn with Madame Lambert and learn to count up to the number 31, body names and names of colours.                                                                                                              


Each class will have P.E. on the following days:


Monday period 3: Dance

Friday period 2: Outside games


Monday peiod 2 Outside games

Tuesday period 1 Dance


Monday period 2 Dance

Friday period 1 Outside games 


Wednesday period 3 Dance

Thursday period 1 Outside games 

Please ensure your children have a named PE kit on these days, otherwise they may not be able to take part in the lesson. 

If your child is coming into school dressed in PE uniform (see above table), please ensure they bring their school uniform with them to change into afterwards.

Guided Reading

Thank you to the many parents that write a comment in their child’s reading diary. Please use the reading diary each week to inform your child’s class teacher on how your child enjoyed their guided reader and how they progressed through it. Please make sure that your child brings in their guided reading book each day as reading days may change.

Many thanks,

Kayleigh Reynolds                Roberta Sarll                     Sarah Peach                     Megan Shaw

Download the Year 2 SPAG letter 

Download the Year 2 Presentation 2016

Download the presentaion on  Early Reading and Writing at Belleville