Welcome to Year 2's Learning Page 


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Dear Parents/Carers and Year 2 children,

We hope you all had an enjoyable half term break and got up to lots of fun and interesting things.  As a team we are really looking forward to the rest of the term ahead with lots of fun and learning along the way.

The team consists of Mr Smith in 2BS (who taught in Year 2 last year), Mr Steels in 2JS (who taught in Year 4 last year), Mrs Donaldson, Mrs Reed, Mr Plunkett, Mrs Fisher and Miss Stansfield, as well as Miss Cairns who works across both classes as our learning mentor. Please feel free to come and speak with us with any questions, suggestions or concerns- we are always willing to listen and help in any way we can.

All the best,

Mr Smith, Mr Steels and the rest of the Year 2 team.

Our Topic this half term is:


Woodland Adventure

This half term in Woodland Adventure, we are looking at plants, trees and woodland. In science we will look at how plants grow. In RSHE, the topic is What helps us grow and stay healthy? In art, we are going to be drawing trees and plants. In PE, we will be doing athletics. For homework ideas, why not - 

  • Take photos as you walk around the woods

  • Sketch the woods

  • Make a collage of a woodland animal

  • How much can you find out about tree bark?

  • In a shoe box create a model of a wood. Can it have moveable creatures?

  • Create a woodland creature fact file

  • Carry out a bird survey – how many different birds can you spot?

  • Identify some woodland trees

  • How many nests can you spot?

  • Create a tally chart and pictogram of things you see in the woods

  • Can you find out why birds make sounds?


In Maths this half term we are getting ready for our Year 2 SATs by going over the four operations (adding, subtracting, dividing and multiplying). We would also like to ask that for homework you practice telling the time with your child. This can be with digital and analogue clocks – whenever you see one, could you ask your child to tell you the time? Also, is there another way to say it (2:10 or ‘ten past two’). If you Google ‘telling the time KS1’ you will find lots of online games and help to encourage your child. Any help with practising the 2x 5x and 10x times tables will also be very useful.

Homework will be set weekly for Maths using the MyMaths website. We will set work to help the children be ready for the next week of learning, so the best time to do homework is at the weekend if possible.



In English this half term we will be

reading The Owl Who Was Afraid of the

Dark by Jill Tomlinson, which is about

an owl and the people he meets at night.

We will use the book to write our own

 stories from the perspective of a character.