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Year 2 Information

Autumn Term

We are keen for parents to support the children’s learning at home as much as possible. To help with this we produce Topic Overviews for each term outlining our main topics.

Please download our Information Booklet to find out more about the routines and expectations in Year 2. You may also wish to take a look at the Y2 Curriculum Map, which shows you the topics we will be covering in different subjects over the course of the year. Please talk to us if you would like more information.


Optional Homework

No Nonsense Facts

Purple Mash

We are delighted to tell you that we have now set up Class Blogs on Purple Mash for each class in Year 1 to Year 6. Children can now share, with their teacher and classmates, some of the wonderful things they have been doing at home. Teachers will check their Class Blogs once a day. All posts and comments need to be ‘approved’ by the class teacher before they can be seen ‘live’ by other members of the class. The blogs have been set up so that they are only accessible by the class teacher and members of the class. Please see the attachment for some simple instructions on how to access and post information onto the Class Blog. We are looking forward to sharing work and finding out what you have been doing at home.

Mrs Holman

2.1 Penguin Class
KS1 Phase Leader

Mrs Rutter

2.2 Polar Bear Class

What's been happeningYear 2


Year 2 children enjoyed creating observational drawings of leaves and flowers in their sketch books. They took great care to add detail and to draw what they could see.


What's been happeningYear 2


Year 2 have had fun exploring maps of the UK and finding out about the different countries and their capital cities. They used the directional language of North, East, South and West to state where the countries lie in relation to each other.
The children have also found out about physical and human features and sorted them as a group. They discussed where each of the pictures should so and worked together to complete their posters of different physical and human features.


What's been happeningYear 2


Year 2 have been creating story maps for their journey stories. They have also explored the characters by using role play . They have been learning about past tense by playing a game and they found features of journey stories too .


What's been happeningYear 2


Year 2 have been partitioning into tens and ones. With a partner, children used part-whole models to show two-digit numbers in different ways.


What's been happeningYear 2

Place Value

Year 2 have been exploring place value to 20 by using equipment such as dienes and bead strings. We learnt some new vocabulary, ‘digit’ and ‘numeral’ and counted using a Gattegno chart. We’re having lots of fun in Maths!