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The Y2 team includes:

  • Miss Woodhams - Class Teacher  / KS1 Phase Leader
  • Mrs. Cotton - Class Teacher 
  • Miss Khan - Class Teacher
  • Miss Needham -Teaching Assistant
  • Miss Fowler - Teaching Assistant

Spring 2 - The Great Fire of London

The Great Fire of London  - Y2 Spring 2 

This half term we will be learning about the events of The Great Fire of London. 

We will be history detectives and use the clues and evidence to find out about what

happened during the Great Fire. We will look at a timeline of events, where the fire 

started and the diaries that Samuel Pepys kept. 


In science we will look at materials and their properties. Re-cap our previous learning about materials and begin to think about recycling, rubbish and re-using materials. We will link this to our DT project and will be up-cycling / re-cycling rubbish. 


In literacy we will be reading an amazing book  called The Secret of Black Rock. By Joe Todd

Stanton. We will write about the characters and events in the story and use the ideas to create

our own stories about Black Rock. As we are investigating the ocean and ocean pollution we will 

be writing non-chronological reports about sea life. 







Spring 1 Women Who Changed the World

Spring 1 - Women Who Changed the World.

This half term Y2 are finding out about famous women who have made changes to the way we live today. In History we will be learning about Florence Nightingale, Mary Seacole and Edith Cavell. 

We are looking forward to a visit from 'Florence Nightingale', when a local historian will bring historic artefacts and a range of activities to school and bring Florence's story to life. 


In literacy we are reading a fabulous story called 'The Dark'. It is written by the author Lemmony Snicket. The children will be writing about their own experiences of the dark and Laszlo's feelings. 

Laszlo is the main character in the story. We will write our own fiction storys from a different viewpoint. Writing instructions about how to make nightlights and writing poetry about the dark. 


In science we will be finding out about how we can keep ourselves healthy, what humans need to be able to stay alive and discuss health, hygiene and germs are spread. We will be experimenting with germs in our bread experiment and looking at changes over time. 

Y2 Maths - Times Tables

In Y2 the children need to become confident with their 2, 3, 5 and 10 times tables. 

Help your children to learn their tables by saying them in order. 


The children will have learnt how to count in steps of 2, 5 and 10 in Y1 and may be familiar with saying " 2,4,6,8....etc' This is great but we would also like the children to say their tables like this....

one times two equals two......two times two equals four....etc. 


When your child becomes really confident with their times tables, try asking them questions in a mixed up order e.g. 6 x 3 =........2 x 3 = ...........9 x 3 =. 


Don't forget to use your login for Times Tables Rock Stars. Your child can go onto the website and practice times table and division questions. If you have any trouble with your password or need another copy, please see your child's class teacher.

Autumn 2 - Curious Creatures

Autumn 2: Curious Creatures


This half term we will be scientists finding out about animals and their habitats. We will find out about habitats that animals live in and discover how they adapt to their surroundings. We will learn about food chains and how animals survive. 


In Literacy we will be reading; The Snow Dragon by Vivan French. This is a great story and will lead to the children writing their own animal adventure stories. We will discuss the settings and characters and the habitats in the story. 


In Geography we will be learning about the 7 continents and 5 oceans. We will find out about the United Kingdom and name the capital cities. We will also be learning the names of the seas that surround the UK. 

Autumn 1 - Explorers


Autumn 1: Explorers


This half term we will be historians finding out about explorers from the past and modern day. We will research famous explorers such as Christopher Columbus, Captain Cook, Dame Ellen MacArthur and find out what happened during the Golden Age of Piracy. 


In Literacy we will be reading; The Pirates next door by Jonny Duddle. This is a great story and will lead to the children writing their own pirate stories. We will research pirates and write about many facts, such as; how pirates lived, what food they ate and the pirate code. 


In science we will be investigating materials and their properties, carrying out experiments to find out which material is suitable to make a boat with. We will link this with our Design Technology work where we will be making boats with a moving part, before checking that they don’t sink in the great Y2 boat float at the end of term.

Other activities you could try at home:

Science Topic words and meanings