Welcome to Year 2

Teachers: Mrs Ingham and Mr Lowers

TA: Miss McFadden & Mrs Bennett

Welcome to the Summer Term!


English - In English, we are going to finish off our theme of 'Chickens' by writing our own information report. We will be using all of our knowledge that we have learned from our Guided Reading to help us to include all of the correct features.

We will then be moving on to explore books about the seaside which will be linked to our new Geography topic. We will be exploring different texts; including fiction, non-fiction and poetry and we will be writing for a range of purposes. We will be consolidating our use of punctuation within sentences- capital letters, full stops, commas and apostrophes. We will also be continuing to use conjunctions and apply known spelling rules within our independent writing.

Reading – We read in Year 2 EVERY day. This includes through guided reading, phonics activities and also by individual reading. Now that the children are in Year 2, we will also be furthering our reading for understanding and meaning. There will be additional focus on developing our comprehension skills.

Please continue to read with your child at home as often as you can. You can use your child’s reading diary as a method of communication with us about how your child is reading at home. The ‘Reading at home’ sheet is full of ideas of activities and questions that you can ask your child when reading at home. If you would like any help with this please ask a member of our team. Your child will read with an adult twice a week in school and these days will be written into your child's reading diary. 

Maths – In Maths, we will be looking at Fractions. We will be exploring half, quarter, three quarters and thirds of shapes and amounts. We will also be consolidating our knowledge of the four operations: addition, subtraction, multiplication and division.

Please keep up with TTRockstars and Numbots. Your child can access these from home. If you require your child's log in details, please let a member of Year 2 staff know.

Science – This half term we will be exploring plants. We will be observing and describing how seeds and bulbs grow into mature plants. We will also be finding out and describing how plants need water, light and a suitable temperature to grow and stay healthy.

Topic -  This term in History, we will be learning all about transport in the past. We will be exploring the inventions of George Stephenson and the Wright Brothers and how transport has evolved over time.

In Geography, we will be developing our place knowledge and we will be exploring the features of seaside locations. We will be exploring the similarities and differences of where we live in an urban area.

PE- Please remember to bring your PE kit (black shorts, white t-shirt and black pumps; all named) for each lesson. You can leave your PE kit on your peg if you prefer. Our PE day will be on a Friday.

This half term we will be having an extra PE session on a TUESDAY afternoon.


  • Please remember to send your child to school with a water bottle daily.
  • Please can all children bring a coat to school each day as it is starting to get colder.
  • Please can your child bring their reading book to school daily even if it is not their day to read with an adult in school.
  • Homework and spellings will be given out and returned to school on a Friday. Your child will bring their homework home in their folder and their spellings will be stuck into their orange spellings book.
  • Please can children bring their PE kit into school on a Friday. Your child can leave their PE kit on their peg. 
  • If you have any questions or queries you can contact the school office to arrange an appointment with your class teacher.

Thank you for your continued support.