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Year 2

Teacher : Mrs Moynihan
TA: Mrs Fleetwood


News from Year Two

Welcome to a new term in Year 2. Please have a read of the information below; this should give you a brief overview of the topics that we will be covering this term. 



As in previous terms, homework will be given out on a Friday and due back in on a Wednesday. It will be related to work covered in class and is meant as a chance for the children to consolidate their learning.  If homework is not completed I will work with those children during their break/golden time to help them complete the task set.  This work is in addition to the regular reading at home.



I will be teaching PE on a Monday afternoon, and this term the focus is on multi-sports and games. Mr LeClerc will be teaching a session on a Wednesday afternoon.  Please make sure that your child has their PE kit (named) in school on both days.



Our science topic for this term is everyday materials. The children will be investigating the properties of different materials. The children will be learning how to code as well as spending time on creating and editing images.



Our first topic is, ‘What was it like when the Queen came to the throne in 1953?’ We will then be looking at the physical and human features of the seaside, and what it would be like to live beside the sea.



We will be learning about the reggae sound in music and in RE our topic is religious leaders. In art we will be learning about fashion during the 1950’s and designing our own piece of clothing to fit that time and in DT we will be focusing on moving mechanisms. 


School Trip

We also have our school trip to look forward to. It I going to be a wonderful day out to Kidzania, please look out for the letter to follow.

If you have any questions please do not hesitate to pop in to school to see me, it is ever so important that we work together to provide your child with the very best experience at school.


Thank you



Natasha Moynihan



In Year 2 we learn to:





  • Secure the year group phonic expectations.
  • Recognise simple recurring literary language.
  • Read ahead to help with fluency and expression.
  • Comment on plot, setting & characters in familiar & unfamiliar stories.
  • Recount main themes and events.
  • Comment on structure of the text.
  • Use commas, question marks and exclamation marks to vary expression.
  • Read aloud with expression and intonation.
  • Recognise:

o   commas in lists

o   apostrophe of omission and possession (singular noun)

  • Identify past/present tense and why the writer has used a tense.
  • Use content and index to locate information 

Our phonic scheme is Letters and Sounds

Our reading scheme is Phonics Bug and Bug club from Pearson




  • Write different kinds of sentence: statement, question, exclamation, command.
  • Use expanded noun phrases to add description and specification.
  • Write using subordination (when, if, that, because) and co-ordination (or, and, but).
  • Correct and consistent use of present tense & past tense.
  • Correct use of verb tenses.
  • Write with correct and consistent use of:

o capital letters

o full stops

o question marks

o exclamation marks

  • Use commas in a list.
  • Use apostrophe to mark omission and singular possession in nouns.
  • Write under headings.
  • Write lower case letters correct size relative to one another.
  • Show evidence of diagonal and horizontal strokes to join handwriting.




  • Compare and order numbers up to 100 and use < > =.
  • Read and write all numbers to 100 in digits & words.
  • Say 10 more/less than any number to 100.
  • Count in steps of 2, 3 & 5 from zero and in 10s from any number (forwards and backwards).
  • Recall and use multiplication & division facts for 2, 5 & 10 tables.
  • Recall and use +/- facts to 20.
  • Derive and use related facts to 100.
  • Recognise place value of any 2-digit number.
  • Add & subtract:

o   2-digit nos & ones

o   2-digit nos & tens

o   Two 2-digit nos

o   Three 1-digit nos

  • Recognise and use inverse (+/-).
  • Calculate and write multiplication & division calculations using multiplication tables.
  • Recognise, find, name and write 1/3; 1/4; 2/4; 3/4.
  • Write and recognise equivalence of simple fractions.
  • Tell time to five minutes, incluing quarter past/to.