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Year 2

Summer Term


Hello Class 2! I hope you have all had a fantastic, well deserved holiday ready for our final half term! Below you will find this term's topics and knowledge organisers:  


English - Grandad's Secret Giant (Writing Outcome: Fiction - Story with a moral focus) 

Maths - Measurement, Time, Position and Direction and Problem Solving 

Science - Animals including Humans: How much chocolate should we eat?

RE - Holy Spirit: What do Christian symbols teach about the Holy Spirit?

Geography - What happens when a street becomes a river? 

Music -  Reflect, Rewind and Replay 

PSHE - Health and Well-Being

Computing - Programming: Quizzes

Art: Drawing 

PE - Games 


Miss Hill smiley

Spring Term


Hi Class 2! I hope you had a wonderful half term break and enjoyed a well deserved rest! Below you will find our knowledge organisers for this half term and an overview of what we will be learning over the next few weeks:


English - Major Glad, Major Dizzy (Writing Outcome: Recount) 

Maths - Fractions, Geometry and Measurement 

Science - Materials and their Properties: Why is there no such things as a paper umbrella? 

RE - Salvation: What do Christians believe about Salvation? 

Geography - Would you prefer to live in a hot or cold desert? 

Music - Zootime 

PSHE - Living in the Wider World

Computing - Programming: Robot Algorithms 

DT - Vehicles

PE - Games 

Tuesday 4th January 2022


Hello Class 2! I hope everyone has had a wonderful Christmas holiday and a well deserved break! 


We have lots of new exciting topics to learn about over the next few weeks! Here is a summary of what we will be learning this half term: 


English - The Dragon Machine

Maths - Multiplication and Division and Statistics 

Science - Materials and their Properties: Why is there no such things as a paper umbrella? 

RE - Creation: Why do Christians looks after their local environment? 

History - The Great Fire of London: Was London better before or after the Great Fire? 

Music - I Wanna Play In A Band 

PSHE - Living in the Wider World: Belonging to a Community, Media Literacy and Digital Resilience and Money and Work

Computing - Data and Information: Pictograms and E-Safety 

Art - L.S. Lowry 

PE - Dance 



Homework will continue to be sent home on a Tuesday and due the following Monday.

PE will be on Wednesday afternoons with Mrs Watson. Please ensure you have your PE kits in school at all times as we may need to make some last minute timetable changes. 

Spellings will be sent home in your English homework books on Tuesdays and we will have our Spelling Quiz the following Monday. 

Reading should be recorded in your reading records. Please try and read for 15 minutes each day. Remember to change your 'free choice' reading book in the mornings as you arrive at school. 


I am looking forward to seeing you all this week and hearing about all of the fun and exciting things you have done over the holidays! 


Miss Hill 

Monday 1st November 2021


Hi Class 2! I hope you have all enjoyed a lovely half term break! We have lots of very exciting things to look forward to over the next few weeks...


We will be reading the story 'The Owl who was Afraid of the Dark' during our English lessons and working towards writing our own non-chronological reports about owls - we may even have some special visitors coming to school who will help us with our writing...! In geography, our enquiry question is "How can predicting the weather save lives?" and in science we will be exploring the question "Why do polar bears live in the Arctic?".


We have another super busy half term and it will soon be time to begin our Nativity 2021 rehearsals which I know you are all very excited about! Please see below for your Autumn 2 Knowledge Organisers. 


Miss Hill 

Hello Class 2!


Welcome back to school! I hope you have all enjoyed a lovely summer and I am looking forward to hearing about all of the fun things that you have done. We have lots of exciting new topics to look forward to in Y2! I have attached our Curriculum Map below which shows what we will be learning about each half term and key questions that we will be exploring throughout the year...smiley

Here is some information that you might find useful…


In Class 2, homework and spellings will be sent home every Tuesday and due the following Monday. We will have a quick spelling quiz each Monday. You will receive 1 piece of maths homework and 1 piece of English homework each week. These will be short tasks that should take no longer than 15-20 minutes to complete and will be linked to our learning in class.


Please make sure that you are reading daily at home and record this in your yellow reading record. These will be checked each week by myself or Mrs Marshall.


This half term, we will have PE on Wednesday afternoons. However, please make sure that your PE kits are in school each day in the event that there are any last minute timetable changes!


I am super excited about our new year together and I am very much looking forward to being your class teacher! If you have any questions or your parents are concerned about anything at all, please let me know! Year 2 is going to be a great year full of new things to learn about and share!


Miss Hill


Below, you will find knowledge organisers for our Autumn term topics…