Welcome to Year 2's Class Page

The Year 2 curriculum contains several different learning topics across the year that are linked to a variety of texts.

Autumn 1 – Chesterton Capers – Geography of our local area
Autumn 2 – We’ll Meet Again – History of World War 2
Spring 1 – Proud to be a Potter - Geography and History of ‘The Potteries’
Spring 2 – Town and Country – Geography of rural and urban areas
Summer 1 – Africa is not a Country – Geography of Africa – mainly Kenya and Zimbabwe
Summer 2 – Hot and Cold – Geography of hot and cold areas of the world

Our books studied this year:

  • Julia Donaldson
  • The Lion and the Unicorn (Shirley Hughes)
  • Traditional tales with a twist (e.g. ‘Little Red Riding Hoody’)
  • The Owl who was Afraid of the Dark (Jill Tomlinson)
  • Orion and the Dark (Emma Yarlett)
  • The Town Mouse and the Country Mouse
  • Kapiti Plain (Verna Aadema)
  • Mufaro’s Beautiful Daughters: An African Tale (John Steptoe)
  • The Mr Majeika series (Humphrey Carpenter)

Class Trips

Planned Trips include:

  • The National Memorial Arboretum
  • Gladstone Pottery Museum
  • Factory tour of Emma Bridgewater
  • Gentleshaw Birds of Prey Rescue Centre

Expected Home Learning in Year Two

  • Read at least 4 times a week
  • Math’s Whizz for 45 minutes a week (this can be done in short blocks of 10/15 minutes)
  • Spelling homework weekly
  • A project style piece of work half termly

SATs Year 2

No doubt you’ll have heard a lot of talk about SATs, but do you know what they involve or how you can help your child to prepare?

Children in English schools take SATs twice during their school career.

The first time is in Key Stage 1, when they will have tests in Year 2, at the end of infants (aged 7). They are tested in maths and English (reading and spelling, punctuation and grammar).

They are taken in a normal classroom situation to keep the pressure off children. Children will be assessed in May during Year 2.