Year Two

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Year 2 Newsletter

Y2 Newsletter – Term 1 (click to open)

Welcome back after the summer break. It’s so good to see you all again!  Thank you for ensuring that your children arrive on time as this means no learning time is lost.

This term our topic is called Space Mission! We had a fantastic space day and will be going on many space adventures.

All of this learning will help us for our ‘Ask the Expert’ day at the end of term.  All families will be invited to come into school to find out about this term’s learning. More details to follow!


School Trip

This term we will be having a school trip to the Science Observatory Centre. There will be many hands on activities and a show!

English—Writing a story about a going on a journey.

Maths— Place value, Addition and Subtraction.

Phonics—Phase 6 (

Geography—Ariel photographs and naming landmarks.

History—Researching astronauts over time and the moon landing.

Art—Creating our own Van Gogh’s Starry Night masterpieces.

D&T—Making a simple model of the solar system with moving parts.

Music—Learning to play ‘Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star’ on tuned instruments.

Computing—Uses of technology at home, school and the world we live in.

PE—Fundamental skills including throwing and catching.

Science—Gathering and recording data through various investigations.


End of Year Expectations – Y2 (click here to open document)

Year 2

Year 2 Reading Key Objectives

–        Apply phonic knowledge to decode words.
–        Speedily read all 40+ letters/groups of letters for 40+ phonemes.
–        Read high frequency words on sight.
–        Read accurately by blending.
–        Read aloud phonically decodable texts, checking that it makes sense.
–        Listen to and discuss a wide range of poems, stories and non-fiction at a level beyond that at which you can read independently.
–        Become very familiar with key stories, fairy stories and traditional tales, retelling them and considering their particular characteristics.
–        Predict what might happen on the basis of what has been read so far.
–        Participate in discussion about what is read to you, taking turns and listening to what others say.
–        Show you understand what is read to you by asking and answering questions.

If you would like any more information on these expectations, then please speak to your child’s teacher.

Year 2 Writing Key Objectives

–        Break words into phonemes for spelling.
–        Know some spellings which use variations of standard phonemes.
–        Use the possessive apostrophe (singular) e.g. The girl’s book.
–        Spell more words with contracted forms e.g. didn’t, can’t, haven’t.
–        Add suffixes to spell longer words, including -ment, -ness, -full, -less, -ly.
–        Write for different purposes.
–        Read aloud their writing using appropriate intonation.
–        Use noun phrases.
–        Use four main sentence types appropriately: statement, questions, exclamation and command.
–        Use present and past tenses correctly.
–        Use some coordinating (or, and, but) and subordinating (when, if, that, because) conjunctions.
–        Use appropriate punctuation (full stop, exclamation mark, question mark, comma, apostrophe).

If you would like any more information on these expectations, then please speak to your child’s teacher.

Year 2 Maths Key Objectives

–        Count in steps of 2s, 3s and 5s, and steps of 10.
–        Recognise place value in two-digit numbers.
–        Compare and order numbers up to 100 using <, > and =.
–        Recall and use number addition/subtraction facts to 20, and derive related facts.
–        Add and subtract mentally and with objects one and two-digit numbers.
–        Understand and use the inverse relationship between addition and subtraction.
–        Know 2×, 5× and 10× tables, including recognising odd & even numbers.
–        Calculate mathematical statements using x and ÷ symbols.
–        Recognise, find, name and write 1/3, 1/4, 1/2 and 3/4 of size, shape or quantity.
–        Write simple fraction facts, e.g. 1/2 of 6 = 3.
–        Combine amounts of money to make a value, including using £ and p symbols.
–        Tell the time to the nearest 5 minutes, including drawing clocks.
–        Describe properties of 2-D shapes, including number of sides and symmetry.
–        Describe properties of 3-D shapes, including number of edges, vertices and faces.
–        Interpret and construct simple tables, tally charts and pictograms.

If you would like any more information on these expectations, then please speak to your child’s teacher


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