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Year 2

Welcome to the Year 2 page!

We have had a brilliant start to the new school year in Harbour, Lighthouse and Pier Class. We are loving exploring our new classrooms and are really excited to begin our Year 2 learning journey. 

Our main project for Autumn 1 is called Movers and Shakers. This project is all about historically significant people who have had a major impact on the world. We will begin by learning about the vocabulary used to describe the work or actions of significant people, such as activists, artists, explorers, monarchs and scientists. We will also learn to use timelines, stories and historical sources to find out about the people featured and use historical models to explore their significance. Alongside this, we also have a mini Art project called ‘Mix It’ in which we will be exploring colour theory. Our Science mini project is called 'Humans' and we will learn about the basic needs of humans for survival, including the importance of exercise, nutrition and good hygiene. 

 If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to get in touch by email via the school office.

The Year 2 Team - Miss Otter, Miss Townsend and Ms Waithe

Additional Information:


Encouraging a love of reading is the single most important contribution you can make to your child's educational development at this stage.  We ask that you and your child read four times each week and make a note of this in their reading diary. 


A list of the Year 1 and 2 common exception words that your child is expected to read and write by the end of year can be found here.

Mental Maths

Don’t forget that your child can use Mathseeds to reinforce their Maths learning at home. The driving tests are great for practising their quick recall of number facts.