Year 2

Miss Hughes

Welcome to Year 2!

Important Year 2 Information

Please find some of the important information you will need throughout the year below. If you need to contact me, please press the ‘contact me’ button and start your message FAO Miss Hughes. Alternatively, contact the office and leave a message and I will get back to you ASAP.


All children have a school reading book. It is best if your child can bring his/her reading book to school everyday, preferably in a book bag to keep it clean and dry. Children can change their reading book as soon as they have finished their book, as long as their reading record has been signed by an adult who has heard them read. I would hope that children are changing their books at least twice a week and we have a motivational scheme in place to encourage reading at home.


Spellings will be given out on Thursdays. These words will be tested the following Thursday. The spellings that are given follow the recommended spellings in the English National Curriculum for Year 2 expectations . Children are also expected to know how to read and spell common exception words for year 1 & 2. Links to these can be found towards the bottom of the page.


Children in Year 2 have P.E. on Mondays and Wednesdays. We follow the Real PE scheme and children have all been given log-ins so that they can access Real PE at home (see link at the bottom of the page). Details of the correct PE kit can be found on the school website. Children can leave their kits in school – we will send them home at each holiday period so you can wash them.

What are we learning?

In English…

In our English lessons, we will be exploring the book ‘The Story Machine’. We will be learning how to write an explanation text. We will be focusing on our punctuation, tenses, conjunctions and expanded noun phrases.

In Maths…

We will be consolidating our learning of addition and subtraction throughout the year, focusing on using the column method to rename and exchange. We will also be focusing on multiplication and division, using our 2s, 5s and 10s timetables. This term we will be working on units of measurement and fractions.

In Science…

Our unit this term is ‘Living Things & Their Habitats’. The children will be learning about what makes something a ‘living’ thing. They will learn about different habitats and microhabitats. They apply their knowledge by exploring and investigating habitats around the school grounds.

In RE…

 Easter. How do symbols help us to understand the story?

Children will be extending their knowledge of the Easter story, and learning more about why Easter matters to Christians. They will deepen our understanding that symbols are pictures or objects with a deeper meaning and a story to tell.

In Topic…

Our topic this term is ‘Who made it possible to travel the world?’ We will be learning about the history of transport and the significant individuals who made it possible to travel around the world and even into space!

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