aspiring flourishing loving

Year 2

Miss Brown Mrs Baker 

Welcome to year 2 - we have planned a whole year of hands on experiences, problem solving and challenges that will lead to outstanding outcomes. We are especially looking forward to leading the Nativity service at Christmas. Here are our plans for the year. 


Our main topic themes for this year


How great was the Great Fire of London?


 Why do we need to be healthy?


How are plants and animals adapted for their environment?

 Learning in Year 2

A more detailed look our expectations for each year group can be found by exploring the subject pages under the curriculum tab.

To support our understanding of our topics we have planned exciting visits which will enrich our learning and give our children the opportunity to develop their social skills.

Our yearly overview can be accessed by clicking on the link below

Year 2 Overview

Our proposed learning beyond the classroom events for this year are:

  • Forest Schools
  • Ripon Fire Station
  • Fairburn Ings
  • Askham Bryan Wildlife Park
  • A synagogue

Year 2 Maths Curriculum

Year 2 English Curriculum Overview

Year 2 Spellings and Grammar

Homework expectations 




Basic skills


Basic Skills



10 mins 5x per week with an adult

Spelling list sent home weekly in homework book

Spelling Log sent home for daily practice

Daily practice of number skills

Daily times tables practice 



In Year 2 children are encouraged to read every night and record this in their reading diaries.

All children have access to a wide variety of books. Children have the opportunity to choose a book of their choice and also a book levelled at their ability. Parents can support their children's learning through reading with them every day, taking children to the local library to read about our topics, and by practicing maths with them. 

Supporting your child at home - a parent guide for year 1 and 2

If you have any questions about year 2, please do not hesitate to make an appointment with me or pop and see me before or after school. You can also contact me directly on my email address below.