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Year 2

Welcome to Year 2 

Miss Gilbert

Supported by Mrs Frederick and Mrs Hartley


Online Reading Library

Oak National Academy are working with the National Literacy Trust to launch a new online library for pupils. The Virtual School Library hosts free reading and writing content from children’s authors, providing a free-to-access book every week from the platform’s author of the week. This week’s author is Jacqueline Wilson.

A great way to keep children reading at home!

Class Saint

St Paul the Apostle


Y2 class Saint is St Paul the Apostle and this feast day is celebrated on Tuesday 29th June.




Summer 2

We will start the term by looking at Our Church. We will develop our understanding of what it means to belong to God’s Family. In the unit we focus on the role of the parish and people with special responsibilities. Children will also hear about the origins of the Church through the lives of the Apostles. We will then look at The Mass, where we develop our understanding of the structure of the Mass and what is taking place. The focus will be on seeing Christ present when we gather, in the Word and in the Eucharist.




Summer 1


We will start the term by continuing the Easter Story with the resurrection of our Lord and the visits of Jesus to the disciples, this will lead onto the story of Pentecost where will study the activity and presence of the Holy Spirit. We will also look at how Pentecost is celebrated in church and how confirmation is the Sacrament of the Holy Spirit.







Through a variety of texts, children will:

Read aloud to help with fluency and expression.

Read aloud with expression and intonation.

Comment on plot, setting & characters in familiar & unfamiliar stories.

Recount main themes and events.

Comment on structure of the text.

Make simple inferences including a character’s thoughts and feelings, justifying their reasons.

Recognise commas in lists and apostrophes of omission and possession with singular nouns.

Write different kinds of sentence: statement, question, exclamation, command.

Use expanded noun phrases to add description and specification.

Write using subordination (when, if, that, because) and co-ordination (or, and, but).

Correct and consistent use of present tense & past tense

Use apostrophe to mark omission and singular possession in nouns.

Show evidence of diagonal and horizontal strokes to join handwriting.

Write under headings.




Identify, represent and estimate numbers using different representations, including the number line.

Recall and use addition and subtraction facts to 20 fluently, and derive and use related facts up to 100.

Add and subtract numbers using concrete objects, pictorial representations, and mentally, including: two-digit number and ones; a two-digit number and tens; two two-digit numbers;       adding three one-digit numbers.

Show that addition of two numbers can be done in any order (commutative) and subtraction of one number from another cannot.

Recognise and use the inverse relationship between addition and subtraction and use this to check calculations and solve missing number problems.

Interpret and construct simple pictograms, tally charts, block diagrams and simple tables.

Ask and answer simple questions by counting the number of objects in each category and sorting the categories by quantity.

Ask and answer questions about totalling and comparing categorical data.




How can a water bottle save the planet?

Children will know the uses of different everyday materials (wood, metal, plastic, glass, rock, brick, paper, cardboard)

Children will know that solid objects can be changed by squashing, bending, twisting and stretching.

Children can classify and group materials based on their uses.




Who was the Lady with the Lamp?

I know what certain objects from the past might have been used for.

I know how some people have helped us to have better lives.

I recount the life of someone famous from Britain who lived in the past. I know about what they did to make the world a better place.

I know about the life of a famous person from the past because I know how to research.

I know how to use books and the internet to find out more information about the past.


How could we survive the Crimean War with Florence Nightingale?

Think of an idea and plan what to do next.

Explain why they have chosen specific textiles.

Choose tools and materials and explain why they have chosen them.

Join materials and components in different ways.

Measure materials to use in a model or structure (shelter)

Make a model stronger and more stable.

Use wheels and axles when appropriate to do so.

Explain what went well with their work.






How can we program using Turtle Logo and Scratch?

Understand what algorithms are and how they are implemented as programs on digital devices.

Understand programs and how to execute these by following precise and unambiguous instructions.

Create and debug simple programs.

Use logical reasoning to predict the behaviour of simple programs.

Use technology purposefully to create.



Demonstrate changes of direction, level and speed,

Repeat and perform sequences with increasing difficulty

 Develop the fundamentals of movement – jog, jump, hop, weight on hands and balance)




Music continues to be taught by Mrs Amison



This term we will be following the Ten:Ten ‘Life to the Full’ programme for RSE. Please log into the parent portal to access Information about the programme your children will be following, access to resources and suggestions for further activities at home.


You will need the following login credentials for our school:

Username: st-mary-st6

Password: vision24-st6




Class Texts

summer 2


Vlad and the Florence Nightingale Adventure



Not now, Bernard by David McKee



Summer 1

Traction Man by Mini Grey


Hodgeheg by Dick King-Smith



Tuesday by David Wiesner


Gorilla by Anthony Browne


Spring 2

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl


Meerkat Mail by Emily Gravett


The enormous Crocodile by Roald Dahl



Spring 1

Fantastic Mr. Fox





The Owl who was Afraid of the Dark.










Homework/Reading Expectations

Summer 1


Maths books must be returned every day for new questions.

English books will be given out on a Monday and collected on a Friday. Each word should be put into a sentence and there is one word per day.

Subject homework – this is given out on a Monday and collected on a Thursday.

Reading Diaries

Please read 3x a week and have diaries signed. Children may complete Accelerated Reader quizzes after reading the book through twice. Quizzes will be taken on a Monday or a Thursday.



Spellings are given out on a Monday and there is a spelling test on a Friday. Please practice these words at home.



Class Diary- trips, assemblies etc.

Spring Term 1