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St. James' CE Primary School

Welcome to Year 2

Hello and Welcome to Our Year 2 Page. Here you will find information about the topics we are learning about  as well as any other general information, such as a list of the term's spellings which are posted for download at the bottom of this page. We also have a list of ideas for home projects and stories to read. Do bring in your projects as we love to see them.

The 6-minute video below provides information for parents about the Key Stage 1 tests which are completed in the spring term, including the optional Grammar, Punctuation & Spelling Test.




Our topic during the Autumn was 'The Dark'. We  investigated 'What is darkness?' through Science and through our Literacy novels.  The key topic books  we  focused on were The Dark, Owl Babies and The Owl Who was Afraid of the Dark. These novels prompted a number of different types of writing such as diary entries, letters, poetry and even non-ficiton writing on nocturnal animals.

Some Home Project Ideas:

Creating 3D Sources of Light

Creating Story Boxes of our Topic Books: 


Exploring the Sun and how we have light and day: 


Science Experiments:

Making Nocturnal Animals and Creating Fact Files:


Website and Songs 

Nocturnal Animals:

The Dark:

Owl Babies:

The Owl who was afraid of the Dark:

Learning about Light:


Extra stories to read with your child:

Can’t you sleep little bear?

Mika Bear is afraid of the dark


The Darkest Dark