Year 2

Welcome to Year 2

Dear Parents/Carers

The children have settled into Year 2 very well and have been working hard. Please find below an overview of the topics we will cover in Autumn 2. We hope you will find this useful.


• Writing explanations.

• Reading and writing the traditional tales and alternative versions of ‘The Three Little Pigs’ and ‘Little Red Riding Hood’

• Handwriting where the children will start to learn to join their letters.  

• Grammar, phonics and spellings. Please continue to support your child to learn their spellings each week.


• Addition and subtraction

• Multiplication and division including learning our 2, 5 and 10 times tables.

• Length and mass


Our topic this half term is Materials. The children will be learning about the different properties of materials and their uses. They will be investigating which materials are best for different purposes and why. 


The children will be learning about the Great Fire of London, what happened during the fire and how we still know about it today.


The children will be looking at, and using, software on the iPad to create a comic strip about the Great Fire of London and thinking about the use of font and styles for effect.


The children will study Miro's ‘Magic Animals' in their art lessons to inspire drawings from their imagination.


The children will continue to learn to play the Ocarina. They will learn how to play the B, A and G and how to play these sounds together in a range of songs.  The children will also be learning to play and read simple rhythms notation such as crotchets, quaver, minims and their rests.


The children will learn about celebrations across a range of different religions including Christianity, Islam, Sikhism and Judaism.


The children will learn the names of colours, numbers up to 31, identifying body parts and talk about Christmas.


Year 2 will be taught outdoor games and gymnastics this term. Please ensure that your child has suitable clothes and trainers for outdoor P.E. and that everything is clearly labelled.  Please note if your child has P.E. period 1 or period 2 they are to come to school dressed in their P.E. uniform with their school uniform in their P.E. bags.

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


Tuesday period 2 Gymnastics

Friday period 2 Outside games 


Monday peiod 2 Outside games

Wednesday period 2 Gymnastics 


Monday period 2 Gymnastics

Friday period 1 Outside games 


Wednesday period 2 Gymnastics

Thursday period 1 Outside games 

Extra information

• The children are provided with fruit everyday as a snack for playtime. Therefore, no additional snack is needed. Children may bring a small, labeled bottle of water to drink in the classroom.

• Maths and English homework is given out on a weekly basis; this is set every Wednesday and is expected to be completed by Monday.

• There is a parents evening on Thursday 2nd November and the class teacher will have a sign up sheet at the start and end of each day on the first few days back after half term.

Many Thanks

Kayleigh Reynolds               Roberta Sarll                          Megan Shaw                         Sarah Peach 

Download the Year 2 SPAG letter 2015/16

Download the Year 2 Presentation 2016

Download the presentaion on  Early Reading and Writing at Belleville