Year 2

Miss Davis
Class 5 Teacher
Miss Entwistle
Class 6 Teacher
Lower School Leader of Learning

Welcome to the Year 2 page!


In mathematics this half term we will be exploring the unit of addition and subtraction. This will use and expand our knowledge on place value and apply our skills to addition and subtraction problems. We are using a CPA approach which stands for 'Concrete, Pictorial and Abstract'. For each strand of learning we begin with focusing on exploring this strand using concrete objects, then moving onto pictorial and finally working on the skill in an abstract way. This gives the children the understanding of how number works. In addition and subtraction we will focus on: number bonds within 20; adding and subtracting ones to a 2-digit number; adding and subtracting two 2-digit numbers; number bonds to 100; 10 more and 10 less and apply this within context and problem solving. In all areas, we get the children to apply this to reasoning skills and reason why something has worked in this way or what mistake has been made. 


In English, we are looking at recipe writing. This follows on from our Narrative unit which was based on the story 'Oliver's Vegetables'. We will be identifying features of a recipe, identifying nouns and verbs, using commas in a list and then writing our own recipe. 

Once we have finished this unit, we will be looking at diary writing. This is linking with our current History unit of the ‘Gunpowder Plot’. We are going to develop our description skills and describe a setting using expanded noun phrases. We will then be looking at the features of a diary and writing in first person. We are going to explore Guy Fawkes' feelings and how he may have felt during different parts of the event. We will be writing questions to ask Guy Fawkes and the children will role play and take the character of Guy Fawkes and answer questions as if they were him (hot seating). The children will be expected to use questions marks and exclamation marks within their writing, developing their use of punctuation.


This half term is our History unit based on ‘The Gunpowder Plot’. We are going to look as to how an event which happened 400 years ago is still thought about today and is called ‘Bonfire Night’. We are going to think about why the event took placed and how Guy Fawkes and others may have felt. We will be using role-play to help us understand the feelings of others.

Religious Education

The focus for RE this half term is incarnation. Firstly, the children will explore the story of when Jesus was born. We will be thinking about the message Gabriel gave to Mary and Joseph and why this was important.


Homework and spellings will be set every Friday. Homework will be due in on the following Wednesday. Spelling tests will take place on the following Thursday and will consist of ten words that have followed a sound or spelling pattern taught in the previous week.

Key Dates:

Curriculum Meeting: This year due to Coronavirus, this will be a recorded presentation from Miss Davis and Miss Entwistle and will be available to you via Teams. 

KS1 SATS Meeting: This will be in January. We will confirm how this information will reach you. 

Useful websites

Times tables Rockstars - this is a resource that can be used at home. All children have been given a username and password to use this resource which is stuck on the last page of their homework book.

Every week, additional homework is set on this website for Year 2. The activities are based on concepts that we have learned in class. Please note that this homework is optional and not compulsory. 

Provides a useful reading list for children that are currently in year 2.

An interactive website that helps children with their phonics. We are currently working on Phase 6 however there is sections on other phases that may be useful. 

A great website that provides a range of activities covering literacy, numeracy and science.

A site all about coding, it included a number of coding platforms for logo, visual coding and many more.

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