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Year 2 is the final year of Key Stage One, which means the children are in their last year of the infants. We prepare children for the bigger challenges of Key Stage Two and work towards a more independent and reflective approach to learning.

Every term we have a new theme, around which most of the learning is planned, and we focus on reading particular authors during the end of the day story. Literacy is always linked to the theme and is taught using quality texts, lots of partner talk, and many opportunities for shared as well as independent writing.

Children continue on the Read Write Inc programme, which they started in Reception. Many of them complete this during Year 2 and we extend their literacy skills during this first hour of the day through structured spelling and writing practice as well as exploring longer chapter books in small groups to improve their comprehension.

Numeracy  is taught with a high focus on Number and Calculation with lots of discussion and opportunities for children to extend their learning and prove it!

Most of all, learning is fun! Independent thinking skills, evaluation of their own progress and working collaboratively are all highly valued in Year 2,  to enable children to move on confidently to the Juniors.

The last hurdle…

What a busy couple of weeks it has been! In English, we have been planning our adapted story based on Pie Corbett’s ‘Gussie goes bonkers.’ Next week we will be writing our versions. In Maths, we have been revisiting fractions. In Music, we have been learning and rehearsing our Graduation songs. In Science, we have been thinking…


Over the past couple of weeks we have learnt a lot about our topic. In English, we are currently reading ‘The Iron Man’ by Ted Hughes. We have written lots of about text so far: poems, letters and diary entries. Here is a video link:- https://www.bbc.com/education/clips/z878q6f We are totally loving our end of the day…

Sports enrichment week

What a fantastic week it has been! We have made some lovely memories… I certainly had a lot of fun! My favourite part was definitely Go Bananas because I felt like a child again. What was your favourite part of the week?  

Our new topic: Africa & Asia

We have had great fun with learning ‘Jambo Bwana’ with Mrs Booth. Some of us already knew the lyrics because we had learnt it as a Topic homework task. Josh even typed up the lyrics to stick into his Topic book. Here is the YouTube link if you fancy listening to the song and learning…