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Year 2

Apple Class

Our teacher is Mrs Khalid


Cherry Class

Our teacher is Mrs Amin


Strawberry Class

Our teacher is Miss Powell


Our teaching assistants are Mrs Cann, Mrs Qandill, Miss Young, Miss Fiaz, Mrs Sibinska and Mrs Blake


Here’s what we’ll be covering over this term in Year 2:


This term, we will be following the Primary Writing Project for English. The children will learn, innovate and invent a variety of text types such as stories and instructions.




In maths, we are going to be focusing on learning a variety of skills such as place value, addition, subtraction, multiplication and division.

We are going to be encouraging the children to deepen their knowledge of number bonds.

You can also encourage them with this at home using the Numbots website!

Topics that we will be covering across the half-term


Science – Living things and their habitats


Computing – Effective searching


DT – Mechanisms


RE – Inspirational people


PSHE – Dreams and goals


PE – Hockey and gymnastics




We have PE on the following days:


Apple – Monday and Thursday

Cherry - Monday and Tuesday

Strawberry Tuesday and Thursday


Children will need trainers for all PE lessons. Please ensure your child has appropriate clothing; this can be in the form of plain black tracksuit bottoms with elasticated legs, plain black or red shorts and a plain white or red t-shirt.


No jewellery is to be worn on PE days.


Homework options

The table below shows a list of topics that we will be covering in Year 2 this half term and the dates that we will be doing each topic.


Each week, you can choose one objective to complete with your

child at home.






Learning log options to be done at home

Effective searching – Computing topic (1 week)


Week beginning 8th January


Search for information based on a topic of your choice.




Write instructions about how people can search effectively for information.

Inspirational people – RE topic (1 week)



Week beginning 15th January

Draw or paint someone you find inspirational.




Write what you have learnt about inspirational people.

Living things and their habitats – science topic (2 weeks)


Week beginning 22nd January  &

week beginning 29th January


Draw living things and their habitats.




Write about living things and their habitats.

Mechanisms – DT topic (2 weeks)


Week beginning 5th February  &

week beginning 12th February

Create your own moving vehicle.




Write what you have learnt about wheels and axels. 


To share what your child has done at home, you can send a message/photo on Class Dojo or upload a photo onto your child’s Class Dojo profile.


Your child does not need to bring any of the work with them to school.


Please also encourage your child to read regularly at home, practice their number bonds using the Numbots website and practice their spellings.


Below is a list of the spellings we will be focusing on this half term.


Week 1

Week 2

Week 3

Week 4

Week 5

Week 6











Recap all words

Recap all words

Recap all words


Here are some examples of how your child can practice their spelling words:



Test Dates for 2024

May 2024


Key Stage 1 SATs test period

Monday 10th June 2024

Phonics Screening check week