Home Page

Year 2

Welcome to Year 2

 Miss Howarth & Miss Shuttleworth
Mrs Baker
Mrs Bruce 





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

This term our topic is:
Magnificent Monarchs

What will Year 2 be doing this term?


We will start this half term by looking at a book called 'The Flower' by John Light. The children will be making predictions and giving a personal response to the story, as well as writing in role as the main character. This will be followed by studying a book called 'The Tin Forest' by Helen Ward. The children will be sequencing and retelling the story, as well as writing letters in role as the main character. Towards the end of this half term, the children will have the opportunity to read and write non-fiction texts. 



 This half term in their maths lessons, the children will be looking at statistics and fractions.
They will cover the following National Curriculum objectives:
  • interpret and construct simple pictograms, tally charts, block diagrams and simple tables.
  • ask and answer simple questions by counting the number of objects in each category and sorting the categories by quantity.
  • ask and answer questions about totalling and comparing categorical data.
  • recognise, find, name and write fractions 1/3, 1/4, 2/4 and 3/4 of a length, shape, set of objects or quantity.
  • write simple fractions, for example 1/2 of 6 = 3 and recognise the equivalence of 2/4 and 1/2.


The children will also be working on time objectives:

  • choose and use appropriate standard units to estimate and measure length/height in any direction (m/cm); mass (kg/g); temperature (degrees Celsius); capacity (litres/ml) to the nearest appropriate unit, using rulers, scales, thermometers and measuring vessels.
  • compare and order lengths, mass, volume/capacity and record the results using >, < and =





Our 'Magnificent Monarchs' topic will be mainly history based and will look at how the monarchy has changed over the years. The children will get the opportunity to study five monarchs in more detail (William the Conqueror, Henry VIII, Queen Elizabeth I, Queen Victoria and Queen Elizabeth II) and they will look at why these monarchs are significant. In Geography, the children will be looking at the location of royal residences and in our Art lessons they will be looking at royal portraits and will have a go at creating their own self portrait in the style of royalty!





In Science this half term, we will be learning all about plants. In particular, we will be looking at the parts of flowering plants and trees and their functions. We will also be looking at what plants need to grow and the children will have the opportunity to carry out some investigations.



Religious Education

 In RE lessons this half term we will be exploring the religion of Islam.




In PE this half term the children will be developing skills in order to play a variety of invasion games.

Year 2's PE day is Thursday. Please ensure your child comes to school on Thursdays wearing their PE kit - school PE t-shirt, school jumper/cardigan, black shorts/jogging bottoms/leggings and a pair of trainers.

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.


Muck, Mess and Mixtures Launch Day - Jackson Pollock Style Art