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Year 2


Your teachers are

Mrs Bell and Mrs Simmons.

Your teaching assistant is the lovely

Mrs Bryan.


On Monday 20th November, the children will be making their own fruit salad using Australian inspired fruits including pink lady apples, granny smiths and raspberries.

Contacting Staff:

If you need to contact us then please speak to us on the door in the morning or after school. An email can be sent if you would prefer to communicate that way. The emails are checked regularly (but not daily). 

Mrs Bell and Mrs Moore -

Contact can also be made through Class Dojo.


Our Weekly Timetable

Termly subject coverage – Autumn 2 2023


Maths– Each week we will be completing work from different areas of maths.

On a Monday we will be looking at number and place value. The children will spend time looking at tens and ones whilst completing addition sums, then tens and ones using a part-whole model. They will begin to use a place value chart and they will compare objects and numbers. On a Tuesday they will continue to learn about different calculations with a particular focus on addition and subtraction. They will complete fact families, learn to check their calculations, compare number sentences, spend time looking at related facts and complete addition and subtraction number bonds to 20. Each Wednesday the children will spend time working with parts and wholes, spend time making equal parts, recognise the fractions ½, ¼ and begin to find ½ and 1/4. On a Thursday the children will continue to investigate money. They will add money and provide combinations for a given value. They will begin to complete addition and subtraction word problems. On a Friday, the children will spend time consolidating their maths work and then address any misconceptions from the week’s learning. They will also spend time completing their CLICs and Learn Its.


Reading – Every day the children will have a phonics session where all of the sounds are learnt; words are segmented and blended back together; read green words which can be decoded phonetically and read red words that need to be learnt by sight. Time will be spent completing phonic activities and reading texts to suit each child’s reading level.

For children who are ready to take the next step, comprehension sessions take place where a text is read and discussed in detail. The children then answer questions to test their overall comprehension skills.

The children are given time to read in school and take the Accelerated Reading tests when they have finished and understood their book. These tests ask the children questions to clarify their understanding and only allow them to move onto the next stage when ready. We would like each child to read one book per week and at least 3 pages per night.


Writing – During this half term we will be covering a variety of fiction texts including Roald Dahl’s Minpins. We will also look closely at one of the John Lewis Snowman adverts. We will be focussing on lots of different skills such as using subordination, describing a character, re-telling a story and writing a diary entry as a character. We will also be using some short videos to inspire us when writing. Over the next half term we will be continuing to concentrate on making sure we always use punctuation independently, we sit all our letters on the line and have clear finger spaces. We will also be working on our letter formation ensuring the letter sizes are correct and there is a clear difference when using ‘tall letters’.




This half term the children will be learning about exercise, food, hygiene and teeth.  


Creative Curriculum:

Geography (WIDER WORLD) Australasia

History (MODERN HISTORY) Victorians


Design Technology (FOOD and EATING 1)


Spellings –

The children have now all been given their spelling booklet which lists the spellings to be learnt each week until December half term. Each week a spelling test will take place and then the new spelling list will be introduced.



Useful websites -

BBC Bitesize

Autumn Term 2 Weekly Spelling lists

National Curriculum Spellings Lists

Strategies to help you learn your weekly spellings

Fab 5 and Pupil of the Week Winners Autumn Term 1