Year 2

Welcome to Year 2! We have two classes with a total of 50 children. Our two classes are 2H and 2D, Mrs Houghton with Mrs Breakwell and Miss Cartwright and Mr Downes with Miss Danks and Miss Brazell.

During the Autumn term our topics are This Is Me, My Place, My Time and Celebrate. We will be studying our local area and London and compare both places. We will also learn about the Great Fire of London and how artefacts are used to help us find out about the past.

Towards the end of term we will explore the story of Jesus’ birth and discover why Christmas is important to Christians.   In Science, we are learning about living things and their habitats and it will also be exciting to discover more about plants and how bulbs grow into mature plants.   In Maths, we are consolidating our number skills  from Year 1 and we will develop our learning in the topics of Place Value, Number and Shape.  

This term in English lessons, we will be writing to entertain and we will be developing our use of conjunctions and expanded noun phrases in sentences. We will write stories and descriptions of characters and settings.  

In Reading lessons, we have been really enjoying Five Minutes Peace by Jill Murphy, exploring character feelings and developing our knowledge of vocabulary. We will be studying a variety of lovely books over the term and learn to make predictions and make inferences.  

In Art, we will be studying the illustrations of Anthony Browne and learn drawing techniques to produce a self-portrait. We will develop our knowledge of colours by looking at the work of the artist Stephanie Peters.    

In DT, we will find out where some of our food comes from and we will design and make a healthy pizza.   During PE lessons this term we will focus on Multi-skills, Net/Wall and Dance.  We will develop our throwing and catching skills and participate in team games. We will explore movement to music and create sequences for a class dance.    

Weekly Routines

This term we have PE lessons on Monday (indoor) and Thursdays (outdoor).

Forest School is on Fridays and specific dates will be given, so that parents/carers know when appropriate clothing is required.

Useful Links


What are suffixes? – BBC Bitesize

KS1 English free game – Karate Cats – Spelling, grammar and punctuation – Improve literacy and comprehension – BBC Bitesize


Parent video: How to say the sounds – YouTube

Oxford Owl


Number Fact Families – Topmarks

Hit the Button – Quick fire maths practise for 6-11 year olds (

Purple Mash


Science Fun at Home – Primary Science Teaching Trust (


KS1 – England – BBC Bitesize

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