Welcome to the Year 2 class page!



Dear Parents and Carers, 

Welcome to the Summer Term in Year 2!

Here is an outline of the work we will be covering in the first half term.

Mathematics – We will develop the children’s understanding of Statistics and Geometry, Positon and Geometry

Literacy – We will be writing and reading narrative stories based on African myths and legends. We will be learning to use and apply exciting vocabulary in our stories, letter writing and poetry that will bring our writing to life.

RE – Our lessons will explore the themes of Pentecost and Reconciliation. 

Topic – In our ‘Kenyan Safari’ unit we will developing our knowledge of Kenya, looking at the similarities and differences between Kenya and England.

Science – Our learning in science is the topic Animals Including Humans.

Music – This will be learning a song about friendship and playing rhythm games, playing the glockenspiels to the friendship song and composing.

PSHE – learning about physical health and wellbeing.

PE – Gymnastics based on landscapes and cityscapes.


The homework will be set each week on a Friday to be completed by the following Wednesday. There will be a weekly spelling test on a Friday.

Maths -This will focus on the maths topic we have been covering this week. A paper copy of this will be sent home.

Spellings – Paper copies will be sent home each Friday, with a test the following Friday.

Literacy – There will be a weekly comprehension sent home every Friday.


Reading Books

We will send home weekly reading books. The children have a specific reading day on which they are to bring their reading book in.  The expectation is that children in Year 2 should read at home every day. A record of this can be kept in the children’s reading record. We are aiming to foster a love of reading in the children. 

Please, whenever possible, read to your children. They will absolutely love this.


P.E. kits

Children will need to arrive at school in their P.E. kits for their lessons. They MUST have the correct P.E. kit for outdoor games – a plain white t-shirt, black or blue shorts (or plain tracksuit bottoms and top when it gets colder). P.E. is on  Wednesday and Friday every week.



Here are some extra websites to explore: 

10ticks.com has been updated to help practise mathematical fluency at home.

We use https://www.phonicsplay.co.uk/ to practise our phonics in class, there are free to use resources there to practise some phonics at home! If you click on these links and select a game to play and a sound – any would a good starting point to practise:




The BBC website has some great resources :


There are plenty of phonics games to play at home here:


Here are some extra maths games which cover what has been taught in class so far this term:





Here are some free online books that you can select from:



And Manchester Library’s free Borrow Box: https://manchester.borrowbox.com/



Outside of school, you could even try to complete some of the edited activity passport: