Year 2

Welcome to Year 2


Our classes are Hickory and Maple.

Hickory: Your teacher is Mrs Hennessy. Your class email address is

Maple: Your teacher is Miss McBain. Your class email address is


In English this term, we are beginning with consolidation of the work the children completed in Year 1. We will begin by reading On Sudden Hill and The Proudest Blue to build on our knowledge of sentence structure and the use of adjectives. We will then explore non-fiction texts based on the Great Fire of London. We will make links to our history topic by writing a diary entry from the perspective of Samuel Pepys.

In Maths, we will be continuing to follow our Maths - No Problem! scheme. We begin the year by revising our knowledge of place value before moving on to the formal methods of addition, subtraction, multiplication and division using two digit numbers. Throughout these units of work, the children will be developing their knowledge and understanding of numbers up to 100.

In Science, we will be learning about habitats. We will be identifying and comparing the difference between things that are living, dead and have never been alive. We will also explore a range of habitats within the school grounds and describe how these habitats provide for the needs of plants and animals that inhabit them.

In Topic, we will be learning about The Great Fire of London. Through analysing historical sources, we will investigate the cause of the fire. We will also explore the fire’s aftermath and the rebuilding of London.

In Art, we will be starting our year with colour theory work, investigating colours and how they work together in a variety of different ways.  We will be looking at colour families and cool and warm colours.

In Computing, our focus will be Sequences with bee bots. This term we will develop our understanding of instructions in sequences and the use of logical reasoning to predict outcomes. We will use given commands in different orders to investigate how the order affects the outcome. We will also design algorithms and then test those algorithms as programs and debug them.


Half-termly spellings will be sent home in Reading Records.These will be tested every Friday.

Reading: Children should read daily and we ask for three parent/carer comments to be recorded in their reading record each week. Children should have their Reading Records in school every day.



Class PE Days
Hickory Tuesday and Thursday
Maple Tuesday and Friday


Please can your child attend school in their school uniform with their PE kit in their bag. Children will be required to take their PE kit home after their second lesson. Every child needs to bring their full PE kit including a top in their house team’s colour, clean socks and suitable trainers.

Water Bottles

Please ensure your child has a named water bottle in school. These must be taken home at the end of each day and returned the following day.

Communications between home and school

Please don’t hesitate to contact us on your class email address if you have any concerns or questions.  If you need to speak to us directly about anything, then after school when you pick up your child is the best time.


Thank you for your support.

The Year 2 Team