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Year 2

Welcome to the Year 2 webpage, we hope this page gives you all of the information about Year 2 that you need. If you would like information about anything else please do not hesitate to contact Miss McDonald & Mrs Yates.

Spring Term in Year 2


We will be reading The Dragon Machine by Helen Ward and learning to: write sentences with different forms (statement, question, exclamation, command) with correct punctuation; use subordination to join clauses; and use present and past tenses correctly and consistently.

We will also be reading non-fiction texts about mythical creatures, materials and machines, and reading Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll, retold by Emma Chichester-Clark.


  • Multiplication and division

  • Statistics

  • Length and height

  • Properties of shapes

  • Fractions

We will be developing our understanding of multiplication and division, measuring length and height, recognising and describing the properties of shapes, and learning more about fractions and statistics.


  • Uses of Everyday Materials

We will be exploring the properties of everyday materials and learning how they relate a material’s properties to its uses. We will also be learning about scientist Charles Macintosh.


  • Local Church

  • Eucharist

  • Lent/Easter

  • Islam

We will be studying topics related to ‘Books’, ‘Thanksgiving’, and ‘Opportunities’ as well as learning about Islam.

Art & Design

Expressive Painting

We will be exploring how painters sometimes use paint in an expressive and gestural way and exploring colour mixing and experimental mark making to create abstract still lifes.


Let’s Go on Safari

We will be continuing our study of the continent of Africa and learning more about the physical and human features of Kenya.


Intrepid Explorers

We will be learning about and comparing the lives and achievements of Christopher Columbus and Neil Armstrong.


Code a Story

We will be learning to use visual coding to create an animated story.


Focus on Dynamics and Tempo

We will be singing songs and playing instruments with a focus on developing our understanding of dynamics and tempo.

Design and Technology

Moving Mini-Beasts

We will be exploring and making different types of mechanisms to create scenes from moving picture books.



We will be developing our gymnastics skills focusing on spinning, twisting and turning.


Living in the Wider World

We will be thinking about belonging to a community, considering issues related to media and digital literacy, and exploring the world of money and work.

Curriculum information


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