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Year 2

Welcome to year Two!


Our English work this term will be inspired by our Theme topics ‘Our Wonderful world’ and ‘One planet: Amazing Africa’. Through this we will be reading books including ‘One Day on Our Blue Planet: On the Savannah’,’ Anansi and the Golden Pot’ and ‘Meerkat Mail’  We will be learning about the features of a variety of texts and then writing our own pieces, this will include a character description, our own fable and a letter.


This term we will be working on two topics, the first will be continuing ‘Our Wonderful world’ where we will be learning how to use a compass, how to read a map and what aerial photos are. For the second half of the term we will be completing  the topic ‘One Planet: Amazing Africa' where we will be learning about Africa, including the geography and culture.


Our first Science topic of the term is ‘Young Gardeners’. We will be exploring plants, including classifying them and what they need to germinate and grow. We will then move onto ‘Little Masterchefs’ where we will be finding out what we need to survive, the importance of hygiene as well as the properties of material used in the kitchen.


The children will be working with clay this term, they will explore how to manipulate it as well as make a clay house.

Design and Technology

In DT, the children will be designing and making baby bear’s chair and a pouch out of material.


Our RE unit this term is ‘To the ends of the Earth’. We will be focussing on the ascension, the Fruits of the holy spirit and the conversion of Saul.

Supporting your child at home

There is an expectation that children will read at home daily. Please ensure that you note what has been read in your child’s reading diaries and send these to school every day.

Other classroom Information

Please avoid bringing backpacks into school. Please ensure that your child has their water bottle and book bag in school every day. Children need to wear PE clothes on Thursday. Please make sure that it is appropriate for the weather for outside lessons.


Thank you for your continued support. I am sure we will continue to have a fantastic year and have a lot of fun (there will be a lot of work as well).

The Year 2 teaching team (Mrs Batchelor, Miss Dowds, Miss Mather and Miss Lobozzo)