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Year 2

Welcome to year 2


The year 2 team for 2022 - 2023 consists of Miss Cox (2E) and Mr Whitehouse (2F).  The teaching assistants supporting the children in year 2 are Mrs C Carty, Mrs R Carty, Miss Fazackerley and Miss Tenchio. 


The topic for year 2 this half term, will be all about the world around us.  Children will be discovering interesting facts about the seven continents and five oceans.  They will be using maps of the world and a compass rose to locate continents and oceans, before identifying hot and cold climates around the world. Finally, the children will compare the United Kingdom to another country from around the world recognising similarities and differences. 


To find out more interesting facts about the world around us, please visit:


For this half term, year 2 PE days are Thursday and Friday.  Please familiarise yourself with the uniform policy in relation to PE, including health and safety requirements linked to jewellery.


Please ensure that your child brings in a water bottle and their reading book/record, as well as their link book, every day.


Homework is set on a Friday, and is due in by the following Thursday.  Children should be reading to an adult at least three times per week for at least 15/20 minutes each time.  Reading can take place with either the book sent home from school or an allocated book on your child's Bug Club.  Each book must be recorded in your child's reading record, including any ebooks.


Please ensure that any belongings are labelled - it makes it easier to return when left around school.

Homework (10th - 16th March)

Learning showcase

Coding and writing algorithms

Year 2 have been learning to write their own code.  They have explored the importance of ensuring code is written in a specific order and how to ensure each step is clearly organised and clear.  The children also started to read through code carefully in order to find the problems before debugging the code.  No fish were harmed during this process!

Scooter safety

The children learned all about the importance od scooter safety.  They found out about how to stop safely, how to ride their scooters safely and how to check scooters before going on them to ensure that they are safe.  They explored how to make sure they stay safe when riding scooters including keeping others safe too.

Year 2 explored what life was like during the Great Fire London.  They discovered how the fire was able to spread so quickly through the streets of the capital.  they used this information to design and recreate the style of the houses that were built druing his time.

To celebrate the end of our space topic, the children enjoyed a day at the National Space Centre in Leicester. The children explored the museum, finding facts about our universe before experiencing the 360 observatory! 

Gathering research

In English, the children have been gathering facts all about blue whales. They all enjoyed using the iPads to scan QR codes, accessing videos and webpages in order to gather their research. 

Home learning


For your home learning tasks you are expected to access Education City and Hit the Button and Times Table Rockstars. In addition to this it would benefit your child to download the new White Rose Maths app. Click below to access these websites.


Education City

Hit the Button

Times Table Rockstars

White Rose Maths 1 - Minute Maths app


Long term plan 2022 - 2023

Writing key objectives

Maths key objectives

Curriculum spelling list