Year 2

In Year 2 we cover some fun and exciting topics. These include:

  • Street Detectives
  • Muck, Mess and Mixture
  • Towers, Tunnels and Turrets
  • Wriggle and Crawl
  • Land Ahoy!
  • Beachcombers

During our Street Detectives topic we will look at how our local environment and how Longbridge has changed in recent history. We will go on a walk to see the changes for ourselves. We made our classroom into a street and made a mini village.

Muck, Mess and Mixture is a perfect topic to experiment with colours, different materials and to get messy. We will also be looking at a few of Roald Dahls books including: George’s Marvelous Medicines.

In the topic Towers, Tunnels and Turrets we will be able to explore what castles were used for and what they look like.

Wriggle and crawl will provided us with the opportunity to observe the bugs around us. We have a visit from Zoolab who bring unusual insects into our classrooms for us to look at and handle. We will link our other subjects to this topic too.

In beachcombers we will look at life at the seaside. We will look at how the seaside has changed over the years and what creatures live at the beach.

In literacy we learn how to write for a range of purposes. These include stories, poems, instructions, explanations and other non-fiction genres.

To help us with our spellings we use the No Nonsense Spelling scheme and learn our spellings every day in school. We take our test on Friday mornings.

Every day we enjoy phonics and Guided Reading lessons. This helps us to read new words and gain higher comprehension skills. Children can take a levelled reading book home as well as a free choice book.

We are enjoying the new curriculum science topics. We learn about animals including humans, plants, living things and their habitats and uses of everyday materials.

In Numeracy, children are able to consolidate their number work, focusing on addition, subtraction, multiplication and division. We also introduce the importance of learning our times tables, and by the end of the year we expect every child to know their 2, 3, 5 and 10 times tables. We also learn to name different 2D and 3D shapes and identify their properties, along with looking at fractions and statistics. Every week children complete an arithmetic test and times table test.

Every child in Year 2 has the opportunity to take part in our Christmas production, class assemblies and Inspire workshops.

Our Learning

Find out about our learning:


Book Fair.
Building 3D houses.

Team skills with Commando Joe.
Following instructions to make a jam sandwich.

A visit from the police.
Sharing Mehndi patterns.