Year 2

In Year 2, the children will be learning:

Spring TERM


Subject/Unit of Learning


  • Daily phonic sessions; development of phonic knowledge and decoding strategies for accurate word reading
  • Year 2 spelling; revision from Year 1, common and exception words, adding correct endings to root words, nouns,verbs, suffixes, possessive apostrophe
  • Development in use of accurate vocabulary, grammar and punctuation in writing and to aid understanding in reading
  • Read accurately words of two or more syllables
  • Range of reading and writing opportunities – planning, composing, editing and improving using high quality texts and real life contexts


  • Addition and Subtraction
  • Mass
  • Temperature
  • Picture Graphs
  • Word Problems
  • Money
  • 2D Shapes


  • Stories Of Living Things
  • The difference between living and non-living things.
  • Exploring and comparing living things in local and less familiar habitats
  • Identifying basic needs of animals, naming a variety of animals
  • How living things are suited to their habitats
  • Describe how animals obtain their food- simple food chains and sources


  • Getting started with code
  • Code Spark Academy


Days stated below:

2A Thursday

2K Thursday

2C Tuesday

  • Gymnastics
  • Team Building
  • Dance


  • The Industrial Revolution
  • Differences between Victorian working class children and rich children
  • The jobs of Victorian child workers and why many Victorian children had to work
  • Education wasn’t free
  • The hazards Victorian children faced at work
  • The treatment of child workers by their employers


  • Locate 7 continents and 5 oceans on a map and globe
  • Food Journeys: from farm to plate
  • What Fair Trade is and how it works

Languages (Mandarin)

  • How to tell people your age
  • Counting up to 20
  • Revision of daily greetings
  • Writing 1-5
  • Expressing likes and dislikes
  • Understanding the meaning of Red and significance of Chinese New Year in Chinese culture
  • Describe our school uniform and colours
  • Describe a person’s appearance
  • Naming of 5 animals and pets


  • Industrial City Landscapes
  • Study of Lowry
  • Paint using acrylic and watercolour
  • Draw and paint a Lowry inspired landscape based on the Docklands


Food and Nutrition

  • Strong Structures; Bridge designs
  • Test out different ways of joining
  • Construct a bridge using the most stable structure
  • Evaluate stability of structure and design of bridge


  • Composition - create and explore sounds and patterns of rhythm in a repeated sequence
  • Create sounds using untuned and tuned instruments using recordings from the local environment


  • Why Are Different Books Special For Different People?
  • What Special Stories Are Told At Easter?

PSHCE/Global Citizenship

  • How to keep safe: school, home and local environment
  • How to look after myself
  • Showing respect for myself and others


  • Complete a minimum of two projects during each term
  • Practise spellings given every week
  • Practise joined handwriting
  • Practise times tables - 2,3,5 and 10
  • Read for 15 minutes every day

Miss Allen  - Year Group Leader