Welcome to Year 2

In the Autumn term our theme was “The Great Fire” where we will learnt what impact the Great Fire of London had and compare this to modern day fire disasters such as the Fire at Note-Dame. 

Linking to our theme, our English for the Autumn 1 term was be based around the story of The Gingerbread Man. We will learnt about the characters, setting and story plan before innovating the story with a twist. We will then moved on to instructional writing where we will followed both oral and written instructions to make our own Gingerbread Man before writing our instructions. You can listen to the story of the Gingerbread Man being read here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YoQyyB5xvLk

We began Autumn 2 with a trip to Bolling Hall museum where we took part in a Great Fire of London workshop. We read Samuel Pepys diary and learnt about how the great fire of London started and what happened next. You can learn about the great fire of London from this video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JuTamHKt318

In maths we will be consolidating our knowledge on place value and begin to complete calculations across all four operations (addition, subtraction, multiplication and division). We will also practice our 2 times, 5 times and 10 times tables and number bonds to 20.

In science we will be learning about self-care and keeping ourselves healthy as well as looking at human life cycles and comparing ourselves to those older and younger than us. Additionally, we will be learning how Mary Seacole and Florence Nightingale influenced nursing today.

Can you describe how you are different to a baby and an adult?

In the second half of the autumn term, we looked at animals and their habitats, focusing on minibeasts. We linked this to Design and Technology and made hedgehog and minibeast houses. 

For the spring term our theme is ”Welcome to the Future” where we will look at the geographical features of Japan and materials. We will also be learning about significant people, such as Tim Peak and Neil Armstrong.

For the summer term our theme is “The Seaside” where we will look at the seaside in the past and compare it to the seaside we see today. We will be visiting the seaside to make geographical comparisons and have a day in the sun (hopefully)!


This is the phonics scheme we are using, click below for resources to help you work with your child 



From Mrs Hawkshaw and Miss Clayton

Year 2