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Year 2


Welcome to Year 2


Here you will find all the information you need to know about the goings on in Year 2. 



Our topic this term is 'Explorers' this is a history and geography unit of work, studying significant explorers over time.  We will be discussing how travel, equipment, clothing and food has changed over time and what we have discovered from these significant figures. We will also be learning about the places these explorers visited. 

This will be done through:


* Talking about similarities and differences

* Discussing ways of life in the past

* Using stories and historical sources


Throughout our learning, we will be considering key questions (listed below) and using our research and newly acquired knowledge to answer them. 



1. What do we mean by significant?


2. Who made the most significant contribution to exploration?


3. How and why should we remember these individuals?


4. What impact has each of the explorers had?



For additional curriculum information about our topic unit, please click here



Our  English units of work will be based on The Bear and The Piano and The Bear Under the Stairs. 

For details about curriculum coverage of our English units please click here.


We follow White Rose curriculum in maths and the Year 2 topic overview can be found by clicking here.

For details about curriculum coverage of our maths units for the Spring Term please click here.


Adults in our class are Mrs O'Brien and Mrs Broadbent


Mrs Foster will be teaching Year 2 on a Thursday afternoon. 



Please ensure you bring your pencil case, reading diary and reading book to school every day.  


Our PE days are Mondays and Thursdays.

Please remember jogging bottoms when the weather turns colder.

Please bring in your school uniform in a named bag in case we need to change after PE due to bad weather.


For general things e.g. lost jumper, wearing trainers because shoes too small etc, please contact the class teacher using the updated messaging function on Seesaw

For more significant concerns or worries, please email

with FAO Mrs O'Brien Class Teacher in the subject.

Any changes to school pick up should go through the school office.




Information on Key Stage 1 Assessment 2020

Recommended Books for Year 2