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Year 2

It’s the last year in Key Stage 1, and hopefully a thrilling and fulfilling one! Year 2 brings about a deeper knowledge, more responsibility for those ready to fill big shoes, and a ton of valuable and memorable learning experiences that will make school life enjoyable and meaningful. I’m sure you will be as excited as I am to learn new times tables, find out about our countries Kings and Queens, and plant and grow this year.

The engaging topics we study over the year enable the children to develop key knowledge and skills in all subjects through a cross-curricular, imaginative learning approach. 

In mathematics, we use the ‘Maths No Problem’ scheme which builds children’s mathematical skills alongside their thinking, reasoning and problem-solving skills. There are many parts to the lesson, allowing time for children to discuss and develop a range of methods to solve questions and achieve a greater depth of mathematical understanding.

A range of stimulating and topic-based texts are used to teach English. Reading and studying various genres, including poetry and non-fiction books, provide a basis for children to develop their writing skills and imagination alongside improving their spelling, grammar and vocabulary. When used together our Year 2 prove themselves to be talented and passionate writers.

Reading is taught through a systematic approach to phonics using the Read Write Inc. scheme where the children will participate in daily lessons during which their phonic knowledge is developed and applied enabling children to read with fluency and expression. Books are carefully matched to the reading ability of the children to allow them to build their fluency as well as their understanding of the texts they have read.


What the teacher says:

It’s an exciting time for Year 2 as they begin a busy year with wide-ranging topics which will see them build on prior learning and become more independent as they prepare to transition into KS2. I am delighted to be teaching in this wonderful year group.
Mr Robson

The Summer term 

In our Coastline topic, Year 2 children will explore and investigate a broad range of both physical and human features of coastlines. In addition to reading maps using a key, they will learn to use a compass to help navigate. We will explore the effects of erosion on our coastline and discuss the ways we can stay safe when at the coast. They will also add lots of new geographical terminology to their vocabulary. This topic will culminate in a research topic of the tourism industry as the children consider what makes for a successful tourist destination. 

What the children say:

I am so excited for me and my friends to be in Year 2 now because we get to learn about even more things (Maisey). I can’t wait to do lots of fun things in maths and P.E. (Riley)

Find full curriculum information and knowledge organisers here.