Year 2

Welcome to Year 2! This year we have a rich and challenging curriculum for our Year 2 pupils, designed to help all children access all subjects and give opportunities for children to extend their knowledge in dynamic and creative ways. Year 2 will be incorporating many of the aspects of the new curriculum which has recently been updated to give children the relevant skills they will need as they progress.

In Year 2 children will be assessed using the levelling system as used in previous years. Preparation for this is on-going and a final SATS assessment will be taken in the summer term.

Curriculum at a glance

Autumn 1 Autumn 2 Spring 1 Spring 2 Summer 1 Summer 2
Living Things Materials The Great Fire of London Sounds Animals and Humans Change

Autumn 1 – In Literacy this half term our main text is ‘Jamela’s Dress’. Children will be reading, role playing and writing stories linked to this enjoyable children’s book. In science we will be studying Living Things – mini-beasts and their habitats, and learning about food chains. Children will be working to develop their skills in maths. The school is now using Abacus maths, a new fun and exciting way to enhance their learning. Children are also able to access fun activities in maths (linked to their class learning) at home by logging into their Abacus accounts.

Autumn 1 topic web

yr 2 aut 1

Autumn 2 – In the second part of the autumn term children will be investigating materials and their properties. One of the books in Literacy is ‘Three Little Pigs’ and children will be making houses in Design & Technology to test the strength of different materials. Children round off the term with a well earned Trip to the Panto at the Millfield Theatre.

yr 2 autumn 2 topic web

Spring 1- The theme for the first part of the spring term is ‘The Great Fire of London’. Children will study this remarkable and dramatic historical event. In literacy children will be writing reports and reading stories linked to the topic and also looking at several books by Roald Dahl. In computing this term children will be getting creative using cameras to capture still and moving images.


Great fire of Latymer – Year 2 History Topic – Great Fire of London

To view our story click on the link below.

The Great Fire of Latymer




Spring 2 – Sound is the main theme for this half term, Children will be looking at how to make a musical instrument, which they will investigate in both Science and D & T lessons. The book we are working with in Literacy is ‘What the Ladybird heard’. Children will also be learning poetry off by heart, this term a poem called Spaceman by Charles Connell.


Summer 1 – The beginning of the summer term will see year 2 begin a topic linked to Animals and Humans, and they will be building up their Literacy skills by looking at explanation texts and creating their own explanations. Books children will be studying include ‘The hungry caterpillar’, ‘Room on a Broom’ and ‘The Snail on a Whale’. Children will also be starting their computing topic linked to finding information and using websites safely.


Summer 2 – Year 2 round off the year with the fascinating theme of ‘Change’. Through our study of the book ‘The Jolly Postman’ children will look at letters and start to write letters of their own. Children will also get the opportunity to make puppets to help role play their ideas this half term. In humanities we will be looking at how Rosa Parks and Emily Dawson made the world a better place. In science pupils study lifecycle of living things and look at how plants grow and flower from seeds.

Lincolnsfield Residential

From: 26 – 28th June 2017

Pupils will get a coach to and from the venue.
They receive 3 meals a day includes catering for special diets.
Pupils stay in well-kept accommodation.
They get to see and interact with farmyard animals including ponies, goats, sheep, pigs, chickens, ducks, rabbits, guinea pigs, peacocks and lots of other animals.
Fun world – Pupils play in a giant indoor soft play area.
Other activities on the trip include:
Camp Fire
Mini Beast Hunt
Environmental Education
Parachute Game
Team Building
Treasure Trail
Football & Table Tennis Table




 Year 2 SATs parent information meeting 28.3.17

Many thanks to the parents who attended our Year 2 SATs information meetings on 28th March 2017. We hope you found the information given useful. To access the power point shown at the meeting please click the link below.

Year 2 Parents’ meeting 28 3 17

Standards & Testing Agency Information re 2016-17 SATs results

Information for parents 2017 results at the end of KS1