aspiring flourishing loving

Year 2

Mrs Beckett Mrs Graham Miss Dumbreck Mrs Barratt

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?


 What is the best way to travel around Europe?


Why go to Africa?

 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 visits for this year are:

  • Ripon Fire Station
  • A beach
  • Yorkshire Wildlife Park

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

We hope that you can join us fortnightly for our class celebration, when you are invited to share and celebrate learning and see our certificates and rewards being presented.

You are welcome to join us for Welcome Worship. These special worship sessions are led by the children once per term. Join us in the Chapel after drop off for some refreshments and the children will come along to lead worship - its' a great way to catch up with other parents in the class too. Our Welcome Worship dates can be found in our diary dates.

We welcome parental involvement in the life of our school. If you are able to visit the school or help in any way, please contact your child’s class teacher.

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.