Year 2 2022 - 2023

Miss Simpson


Welcome to the Year 2 homepage!

Class Teacher: Mrs Whitehead

Teaching Assistants: Mrs O'Donnell and Miss Brooks 

'Be Supported, feel supported - make a difference'


Summer Term

In Summer 1, our topic is 'London's Burning!'
In Summer 2, our topic is 'Adrift'


This term, we will be using the following quality texts to support our writing:
Summer 1 - Presuasive Letter and Banning Narrative                                     Poetry - Performance Poetry

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Summer 2 - Invention Narrative and Explanation Text 
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Through our lessons, we will continue to focus on:

- Expanded noun phrases, descriptive language, word types and suffixes.
- Planning, drafting, writing, editing, evaluating and proof-reading our work.
- Developing our comprehension skills.
- Developing our handwriting.
- Improving our spelling.

Year Group spelling list:
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In Summer 1, the theme for our books is 'The Great Fire of London'. We will be focussing on the following quality texts:
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In Summer 2, the theme for our books is 'Stories, Plays and Poetry'. We will be focussing on the following quality texts:
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In Summer 1, we will be focusing on Measurement (Mass, Capacity and Temperature) and Fractions. We will learn to:

Mass, Capacity and Temperature
- Compare mass, volume and capacity.
- Measure in grams (g) and kilograms (kg).
- Measure in millimetres (ml) and litres (l).
- Solve problems involving mass, volume and capacity.
- Measure and record temperature.

- Equal and unequal parts.
- Recognise and find a half.
- Recognise and find a quarter.
- Recognise and find a third.
- Unit fractions and non-unit fractions.
- Recognise the equivalence of a half and two quarters.
- Recgonise and find three-quarters.
- Count in fractions up to a whole.


In Summer 2, we will be focusing on Time, Statistics and Geometry (Position and Direction). We will learn to:

- Tell the time to o'clock, half past, quarter past and quarter to.
- Tell the time past and to the hour.
- Tell the time to 5 minutes.
- Know how many minutes in an hour and how many hours in a day.


- Tally charts, tables and block diagrams.
- Draw and interperet pictograms in scales of 1, 2, 5 and 10.

Geometry (Position and Direction)
- Use and understand the language of position.
- Describe movement and turns.
- Shape patterns with turns.


Summer 1 Learning - Foundation Subjects
Uses of Everyday Materials
History: Events Beyond Living Memory that are Significant Nationally or Globally

DT: Wheels and Axles
RE: Christianity - Who was Jesus and why is he important to Christians today?
Computing: Effective Searching and E-Safety
PHSE: Feelings and Emotions (Worry and Anger) and Computer Safety (Image Sharing and Computer Sharing)

PE: Hit, Catch, Run (Unit 2) and Run, Jump, Throw (Unit 1)
Music: 'Music That Makes You Dance - How Does Music Shape Our Way of Life?' and 'Night'


Summer 2 Learning - Foundation Subjects
Uses of Everyday Materials
History: The lives of significant individuals in the past who have contributed to national and international achievements.
DT: Textiles
RE: Free Choice unit - School Value 'Pride'
Computing: Presenting Ideas
PHSE: Our world (Living in our world, working in our world) and Fire Safety

PE: Run, Jump, Throw (Unit 2) and Send and Return (Unit 2)
Music: 'How does music help us to make friends?'


Please find below a copy of the Year 2 thematic knowledge organiser for Summer Term 1 and Summer Term 2. Here you will find further information regarding what the children will be learning in each subject this half term. It will also provide you with some helpful pieces of information to support your home learning/home work.


PE is on a Wednesday and Thursday. Please remember to send your child to school wearing their PE kit on Wednesdays and Thursdays. Please also remember, that in line with school policy, earrings must be removed or covered with plasters. Thank you.

SWIMMING - Children in Year 2 will be having a 30 minute daily swimming lesson at school from 24th April - 5th May 2023. This will be provided by 'Pools to Schools'. Please ensure children bring a bag with their swimming oufit (girls; a one-piece costume and boys; swim trunks or shorts that are above their knees) and a towel. All items must be named. All children will be reqiured to wear a swim hat, which school will provide. Goggles, earrings, bikinis and armbands are not allowed.


Homework will be sent out each Friday and is to be returned by Thursday the following week. Homework will vary each week, but will include maths, spelling, reading and writing or topic based learning.

Your child will be expected to read each night and for this to be recorded in their reading response book. A member of the Year 2 team will check this on a daily basis.


Petty Pool Outdoor Educational Centre (day visit) - Friday 9th June 2023


Additional resources to support your child
Useful Websites

Times Tables
Please continue to practise your 2s, 3s, 5s and 10s. 
Here are some songs to help...
2 times table

3 times table

5 times table

10 times table



If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to speak to a member of the team either by catching us on the door, calling the school office or emailing please do not rely upon class dojo messages as staff do not check these regularly and your message could be missed.

Thank you for your continued support. 

Mrs Whitehead, Mrs O'Donnell and Miss Brooks

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Year 2 PE Day, by Mrs Large

Year 2 PE Day, by Mrs Large

Year 2 PE Day, by Mrs Large