Year 2 2023 - 2024

Miss McKevitt

Mrs Hiblin


Welcome to the Year 2 Page

Children can come to school in their PE kit.

2M do PE on Tuesday and 2H do PE on Friday.  

Our daily homework is to read to an adult at home and practise our times tables and spellings in order to ensure we make the best possible progress during our time in Year 2. We encourage children to access TTRockstars to help them learn their times tables. To record your child's reading, please fill in their reading record.


A typical day in Year 2 looks like...

8.25 - Children come into school.

8.40-9.30 - English

9.30 - 9.45 - Maths Meeting

9.45 - 10.00 - Break Time

10.00 - 11.00 - Maths

11.00 - 11.45 - RWI

11.45 - 12.45 - Lunch

12.45 - 1.00 - Science Meetings or Silent Reading

1.00 - 1.20 - Handwriting

1.20 - 3.00 Wider Curriculum Lesson


Click here to download our yearly overview


Intrepid Explorers:

Our first topic is Intrepid Explorers! We will be learning all about the continents of the world in geography, and the explorers who've been there in history! In art, we will learn about colour and texture, and in music, we learn about the different types of instruments. We read some fantastic texts about people who have visited new places, such as Where The Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak and Tom Crean's Rabbit by Meredith Hooper. After half term, we learn more about the Polar regions, including the explorer Captain Robert Falcon Scott, and we learn about how animals are adapted to survive in cold places. Please see the Knowledge Organiser section of the website to discover what your child will learn during this topic.


Into The Woods:

In Spring, our topic is Into The Woods. We learn all about different plants and their lifecycles in Science, and we spend lots of our time in Forest School! In English, we read traditional Fairy Tales and even some modern twists on them, especially those by Anthony Browne. We also read Leaf by Sandra Dieckmann. In history we learn all abouts castles, and in geography we learn about the physical features of land, as well as developing our fieldwork skills. We even visit a local castle! In DT, we create our puppets based on a fairytale character. Don't forget to have a look at the Knowledge Organiser section of the website to find out more about this topic!


Beside The Seaside:

In Summer, our topic is 'Beside the Seaside!'. We learn about The Victorian era, and their seaside holidays. We even go on a trip to the seaside to experience it for ourselves! We read Winnie at the Seaside by Valerie Thomas, and we create potions whilst working scientifically just like Winnie the Witch! In geography, we learn all about how seasides are different to Doncaster, and we also think about the things that they have in common. In Science, we learn about the different animals who live in coastal habitats, and we also think about the effect that humans have on coastal areas, inspired by the book A Planet Full Of Plastic by Neal Hayton. See our knowledge organsiers for this topic to find out more!


Our Learning Journey so far...

2023 - 2024


In art, we have been learning to make tints and shades of different colours. We are learning about Kandinksy and Picasso and how abstract artists use colour.


In Science, we have been investigating the properties of different materials. We classified materials into rigid and flexible.



In history, we have been learning about The Titanic. We role played different characters in First, Second and Third Class. We decided that we'd have preferred to have been First Class passengers.



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In Science, we experimented to find out how cold animals are adapted to their habitat.

We learnt that blubber keeps polar bear warm and that penguins feathers make them waterproof!



In Maths, we explored data and represented the different coloured Smarties on a bar chart and pictogram.





In DT, we designed and made puppets.





To kick off our Into The Woods topic, we created tin foil knights!



In English, we've been reading The Owl who was Afraid of the Dark!


We had a visit from James Brunt, an artist, who worked with us to create a piece of natural land art in the forest school!


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