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Welcome to Year 2

 Miss Howarth & Miss Shuttleworth
Mrs Baker 


 Autumn 1- Muck, Mess and Mixtures
• Autumn 2- Turrets and Tiaras
• Spring 1- Australia
• Spring 2- Street Detectives
 Summer 1 - Scented Garden
Summer 2 - Land Ahoy!

This term our topic is:
Turrets & Tiaras

What will Year 2 be doing this term?



This term we will start by looking at the book 'Wolves' by Emily Gravett. The children will be discussing what they like and dislike about the book and thinking about which other books it reminds them of before creating their own version of the book. The children will also sequence and retell the traditional tale 'Princess and the Pea' before going on to study a 'twisted tale' of 'The Pea and the Princess.' They will write a letter in role and then create their own version of the story based on the book. Later in the term the children will write a recount following our trip to Warwick Castle.




The children will continue to look at addition and subtraction this half term. They will cover the following National Curriculum objectives:

  •  solve problems with addition and subtraction
  • apply their increasing knowledge of mental and written methods
  • add and subtract numbers using concrete objects, pictorial representations, and mentally, including:                                                                                          - a 2 digit number and ones                                                                                                                                                                                  - a 2 digit number and tens                                                                                                                                                                                    - two 2 digit numbers                                                                                                                                                                                            - adding three 1 digit numbers
  • recognise and use the inverse relationship between addition and subtraction and use this to check calculations and solve missing number problems.                                                                     


To start our Turrets & Tiaras topic the children will be learning about the Battle of Hastings and why castles were first built in the UK. The children will go on to look at how castles have changed over time, the features of castles and the jobs people did in castles. In their Geography lessons, the children will be looking at various different castles around the UK, especially the castles in each of the capital cities, before looking at Warwick Castle in detail. In Science, the children will be learning all about materials and their different properties as well as carrying out science investigations.



Religious Education

In RE lessons this half term the children will be learning all about the Christian celebration of Christmas. They will be discovering why Christmas matters to Christians and the true meaning of Christmas.



In PE this half term the children will be developing their dance skills and learning how to combine movements to create a dance based on the Gunpowder Plot. 2S will also be going swimming every Thursday.

Important reminders

Please make sure that your child brings their water bottle, reading book and book bag into school every day. Your child may not necessarily read on the same day each week so it is really important that they come prepared every day. We cannot issue the next book until the previous book has been returned. Thank you for your support with this matter.

Homework is given out every Friday and should be returned by the following Wednesday.

Spelling tests take place every Friday.

Please ensure your child's PE kit is in school at all times. They will be sent home at the end of each term to be washed.

Parent Workshop - Transition Powerpoint



Have a look at the photos of what the children have been up to in Year 2


English (Non-Fiction) - Lion Factsheets

English and D&T - Making and Writing Instructions For 'How to Make A Fruit Smoothie'

History - Treasure hunt to find out facts about Florence Nightingale

Following instructions to make a magician's hat

Inventions inspired by 'Rosie Revere Engineer' Growth Mindset Book

Links - Please click to open. 

Schoolhouse Rock: Grammar - Conjunction Junction Music Video

"Conjunction Junction, what's your function?" The classic Jack Sheldon favorite from Schoolhouse Rock. For more information, go to