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Year 2

Welcome to Year Two.

2H Miss L Head

2V Mrs M Vale

2C Miss J Chandler

Our Teachers

and Our Learning Support Assistants

Autumn 2023 


Welcome to Year 2.



The expectation in Year 2 is for the children to read five times independently at home as part of their homework. Reading books are able to be changed on a Monday, Wednesday and Friday. Children will bring home a bug club reading book and at times other books including a phonics book and/or reading for pleasure book. If your child finishes a book before the set changing days, there are activities to complete inside the cover of the book, extra online books are available via bug club or they could read a book from home for pleasure.  Reading should be recorded on Boom Reader. House points and raffle tickets for the reading draw will awarded for five or more signatures.

Text we are currently reading:


Texts we are looking at in Autumn term




For this term our focus in English is writing based around some beautiful picture books including 'The Crow's Tale'. This is a story with a morale about how our differences should be celebrated and the wonders of diversity. It also encourages us to think about how beauty is on the inside. 

In our second Write Stuff unit, we will be writing a diary entry based on The Great Fire of London. 


Texts we will cover within Autumn term:




This term, following the White Rose scheme of learning, we will be compelting three blocks: Place Value, Addition and Subtraction and Shape. 

Place Value: 

  • Numbers to 20
  • Partition into Tens and Ones 
  • Read, write and order numbers to 100
  • Count in 2s, 5s and 10s, 
  • Count in 3s 

Addition and Subtraction: 

  • Number bonds to 10, 20 and 100
  • Add/ subtract to and across 10s 
  • Add / subtract two-digit numbers 
  • Number sentences 
  • Missing number problems 


  • Recognise 2D and 3D shapes 
  • Count sounds and vertices on 2D shapes
  • Drawing shapes 
  • Lines of symmetry 
  • Sorting and patterns in shapes 

Times tables and number bonds continue to be an important focus in Year 2. Please encourage your child to practise their tables as often as possible, both mentally and using their TT Rockstars log in. Please contact their class teacher if you need a reminder of the password for this, these will however be found stuck inside your child's maths homework book. 

Children will be completing weekly Froggy Maths test to check their recall of multiplication facts. Children will have the opportunity to practise these questions prior to the test through their maths homework activity. Maths homework books will be monitored weekly, they should be handed in on a Wednesday and a new sheet will be given out each Friday.



The Apprentice Gardener 
Children will be observing and describing how seeds grow into plants. They will also find out how plants need water, light and a suitable temperature to grow and stay healthy. 


Take Care and Growing Up

We will find out about the basic needs for animals and humans to survive, including food, air and water. Following on from this, we will describe the importance of regular exercise and a healthy diet. 


P.E. and Swimming

P.E kits are still required to be worn to school on the day of your child’s P.E. lesson. Just a reminder that the school P.E. kit consists of plain black shorts or joggers, a black sweatshirt or hoody and white t-shirt (with or without the school logo) and trainers.  Please ensure that if your child wears earrings to school, these are either able to be removed by the child themselves or taped up with tape provided from home.

2V are swimming until Christmas on Wednesday afternoons.  2C and 2H have P.E.