Year Two

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Year 2 Newsletter

Y2 Newsletter – Term 3 (click to open)


Monster Madness

Firstly, thank you to everyone who has been completing a weekly home learning activity from the grid.  We have seen so many great things, especially the potions you have made as a family.  The children love seeing and sharing their work with the rest of the class.

This term our topic is ‘Monster Madness’.  We will be reading a story about a monster under a bed and using this to write our own story. Also, we’re excited to be creating our own monsters with inspiration from Ricky Gervais’ book ‘Flanimals’.

We are also hoping to have Phil from ‘Jaws and Claws’ come to visit us and bring some of his beastly friends! More details to come soon.

English—Writing a story about a monster under the bed!

Maths— Multiplication and division.

Phonics—Phase 6 (

Geography—Looking at geographical features and making maps.

History—Changes within living memory.

Art—Making a monster collage.

D&T—Making a monster puppet and evaluating existing products.

Music— Playing untuned instruments to help describe a monster.

Computing— Using technology to create, organise and store content.

RE – Purim (Jewish festival of Spring).

PE— Developing tactics and taking part in team games.

Science— Finding out about animals, including humans.


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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