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Welcome to Year 2!

Here you will find out all about our brilliant learning this year. We are so excited to watch you learn and grow into independent learners who are ready to move into Year 3 at the end of the year.

Here you will find our overview of the learning that will take place in Year 2: 

The Year 2 Team are:

Marvellous Medicine – Mrs Morss (Monday-Wednesday) and Mrs Gwilliam (Thursday/Friday)

Giant Peach – Miss Mera

Chocolate Factory – Ms Hogan

Our Teaching Assistants that support us across Year 2 are:

Miss Burke, Miss Jallow & Ms Deab


This half-term Year Two will be following a unit of work called ‘Buildings’ that focuses on learning all about the different structures we see in towns and cities around the world. We will explore our locality to look at old and new buildings and use this as inspiration for Art. As geographers, we will be learning about how houses and structures differ from country to country and the purposes they serve. As engineers, we will be exploring the Science behind the construction of structures through making models and testing materials. Our key questions will be: What is your home like? How is it similar and different to other homes around the world? Here you will find our Medium-Term Plan for this unit and the Topic Web previously sent home.

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Year 2 - Top Web

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Year 2 Curriculum Targets
Targets in Year 2: It is important that your child works towards the Band 2 targets but also consolidates their learning from the Band 1 targets too.



In Year 2 children are assessed at their reading level for word reading, fluency and comprehension. The more you read at home the more confident and fluent reader your child will be!

Colour banded books/Picture books - Children are expected to read at home every day and record this in their reading record book. Reading record books should be left in school on Friday’s and will be written in at the start of the week by the Year 2 team.

It is important that you listen and ask your child a few questions about the text. If you are unsure what questions to ask here is a list of questions to use – pick 2/3 each time. 

Reading Stars – our whole school reading competition. If your child reads 3 times a week and records this in their reading record – they are a reading star! We will be competing to be the best year group at reading at home.

Bug Club - All children have access to Bug Club at home where they can read online and answer questions. If you have trouble logging in please email your class teacher. 

  1. Visit the website www.activelearnprimary.co.uk (Make sure you have flash player downloaded) or download the App ‘Puffin Academy’ then click ‘Puffin Portal’ . Next, click the search bar and type ‘bug club.’ Afterwards, scroll down to the bug club logo and click ‘launch’
  2. Log in using your child’s details

Log in: (see childs print out sent home in Reading Record book) Password: read2 School code: k3xx

       3. Click ‘Log in’

       4. Don’t forget that when reading if you see the bug to answer the questions about the text

Homework Takeaway Menu

We can’t wait to see the brilliant homework you produce and send in via Portfolios on Class Dojo!

Each half-term we will upload the takeaway homework menu to Class Dojo and this webpage. If children complete their homework please upload this to their portfolio on Class Dojo. Click here for a useful video from Class Dojo’s YouTube channel if you are unsure how to post to your child’s portfolio.

The homework menu has a chilli rating which suggests the difficulty or challenge the homework may offer. Every half term you should attempt at least one ‘flaming hot’ task!


Every Friday your child will be set spellings on Class Dojo. Please take the time to help them learn their new spellings. Children are expected to include these correct spellings in the learning at school.

Ideas to support with spelling at home:

  1. Create a set of flashcards with your child’s spellings (and the definition of the word on it for more-able children)
  2. Play ‘Spelling Memory’ – say the word, child spells the word
  3. Use alphabet magnets or scrabble ties to spell out each word
  4. Write sentences for each word
  5. Type the spelling words onto a computer or tablet
  6. Write or type a story using the spelling words
  7. Use the ‘Spelling city’ website http://www.spellingcity.com/index.php?option=com_route&route=newuserregistrationform (cannot be used on a tablet) – you can type in your spelling words, it helps you to learn them and then tests the spellings taught
  8. Create a crossword with your child’s spelling using http://www.discoveryeducation.com/free-puzzlemaker
  9. Let your child spell their spelling words with their alphabet cereal or trace it into mashed potato with a fork!
  10. Use old magazines/newspapers to find the spelling words - How many times can you find the word in the newspaper?

Play Spell Bound https://gridclub.com/activities/spellbound

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