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Year 2 Class 2023/24

Welcome to Year 2!

Use this page to find out about this year's learning across the curriculum 

Don't forgot to monitor our class dojo page for daily Learning updates and challenges.


Who's who?

Mrs Poonia - Class Teacher

Miss Jones- Learning Support Assistant 

Miss Pearson- Learning Support Assistant


PE - Every Wednesday afternoon


Forest School

Throughout the year, children have the opportunity to continue with their weekly Forest School sessions in the Forest School area.  This is an exciting way to learn in an outdoor setting and is proven to improve children’s confidence, self-esteem, and communication skills as well as them having lots of fun!  They develop skills in team work, using tools safely and learning about looking after our natural environment. During the session, the children will take part in a range of activities including den-building, wood craft, playing games and cooking on a campfire! 


What will my child need?

Forest School will happen in all weathers (unless it is VERY windy or icy). Please make sure your child has plenty of warm clothes including a jumper, gloves and a hat (sunhat in sunny weather). Lots of layers are more effective than a single thicker layer in terms of protecting from the cold.  Please make sure your child is suitably dressed to ensure they can fully enjoy the experience.


Homework - Children will be given spellings on Fridays. They will be tested in a written test the following Friday. It is recommended that spellings are practised for a short period daily.


Library- Every Monday afternoon 


Reading - Children should be reading regularly to an adult at home - minimum of 3 times per week.  Reading records are checked every Friday and the number of times your child has read is noted down. Reading certificates are awarded after every 20th log in their record.


Summer Term Learning 


In Year 2 we plan and teach using the white rose scheme of work. This scheme of learning is designed to support a mastery approach to teaching and learning and is consistent with the aims and objectives of the National Curriculum. The children have opportunities to build competency through concrete, pictorial and abstract approaches. The children have opportunities to revisit and consolidate prior learning and build upon this, using strategies to solve problems and mathematical language to explain our reasoning. 



Online Maths Games

Please find a range of resources to support your child in maths.

Times Tables Rock Stars – Times Tables Rock Stars (

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

Daily 10 - Mental Maths Challenge - Topmarks

1-Minute Maths App | White Rose Maths



In Year 2 our literacy is taught through a key text which provides a stimulus for our literacy lessons. Throughout Y2, children are developing their skills in transcription, oral rehearsal of sentences, and sequencing their ideas. The children increase their confidence in writing and are encouraged to write more detailed pieces.  The children are taught a range of SPAG objectives and are encouraged to up-level there writing using descriptive language and a range of conjunctions.  We develop their confidence in discussing and sharing their ideas with their peers and with staff

Genres covered in Y2 writing may include: letters, instructions, setting and character descriptions, poetry and recounts.


Our key texts and end of unit expectations for summer term..



Year 1 & Year 2 Common Exception Words 




Our science unit is Plants.  Please find the Knowledge Organiser below, detailing the information children will learn over the course of the unit. 


This terms scientist is: 




Our topic Ocean Explorers.  This topic will run throughout the whole of Spring Term.


Please find the Knowledge Organiser below, detailing the core knowledge and skills that the children will learn over the course of the topic.




PSHE Education is a planned programme of learning through which children and young people acquire the knowledge, understanding and skills they need to manage their lives – now and in the future. As part of a whole-school approach, PSHE Education develops the qualities and attributes pupils need to thrive as individuals, family members and members of society. We teach of PSHE curriculum through the Jigsaw Scheme of work. Jigsaw brings together PSHE Education, emotional literacy, mindfulness, social skills and spiritual development. A variety of teaching strategies are used and are mindful of each child’s preferred learning style. Jigsaw is designed as a whole school approach, with all year groups working on the same theme (Puzzle) at the same time. Each year the children repeat these units and build on their prior knowledge and skills. 

Autumn 1: Being me in my world 

Autumn 2:  Celebrating difference 

Spring 1: Dreams and Goals

Spring 2: Healthy me 

Summer 1: Relationships

Summer 2: Changing me 



What can we learn from sacred books? 





Autumn 1 Highlights 
Well done to all the children that are getting full marks in our weekly spellings! 




We have been busy creating a new character for Traction Man's next mission! 







Autumn 2 Highlights 

Trip to the British Motor Museum in Gaydon 







Year 2 Open Afternoon






Spring 1 Highlights

Year 2 Math's workshop 





Science investigation

Which material is most suitable for a spoon? 





Spring 2 Highlights
Observing the growth of chicks.