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Our Year Groups

Welcome to Year 2

Our classes are 2 Spain and 2 France.

This half term, our topic is The Victorians.

In English, we will be reading 'You Wouldn't Want to be a Victorian Miner' by John Malam and David Antram and 'The V+A Introduces: Queen Victoria'. We will be focusing on writing personal recounts, biographies and narratives.

We are preparing for our end of Key Stage One Reading assessment with comprehension practice on a range of text types in our Reading sessions daily, as well as continuing to reinforce our secure phonic knowledge.

In Foundation, we will be looking at the Victorian period in History; putting events in chronological order and comparing school life in the Victorian times to modern-day schooling.

In Science we will be exploring the human life cycle and the way humans change over time.

In Art we will be focusing on the work of Monet and taking a trip to the National Gallery to see his watercolours, as well as creating our own Victorian-style portraits.

In Maths, we will be doing Statistics and Position and Direction, as well as revising some key concepts from Year 2 to prepare ourselves for the end of Key Stage One Maths assessment.

What can you do at home?


- Weekly spellings will be sent out on a Friday and tested the following Friday. Please find these attached at the bottom of the page. Weekly spellings can be practised online on Spelling Shed: 

- Weekly mathletics is also set that links up with our maths focus of the week.

- Daily reading.

Resources such as J2e and Busy Things can be accessed by typing 'LGFL My USO' into your browser and using your child's logons which are sent home near the beginning of term.

On J2e, click on shared folders to see the class and this will show you activities for the children to complete. You can write straight onto the documents and then to save just press the back arrow in the top left hand corner.

Our class code for BusyThings is bug76

Twinkl is a FANTASTIC resource with lots of free resources and activities to keep on top of everything!   Setting a profile up is really easy to do - go to and enter the code UKTWINKLHELPS

Mathletics  is a great resource for you to work your way through the curriculum and have fun playing games and challenging your classmates!  You can also earn Bronze, Silver and Gold certificates for your efforts. 


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In Year 2 children should know the 2, 3, 5 and 10 times tables. Hit the Button is a great resource to help with times tables and other mental maths facts. Access it here: Hit the Button



Children should be reading at least 10-15 minutes a day. Please remember to sign your child's reading journal every day - they will be given a certificate for reading every day!

Sample SATs style reading comprehensions can be found on Twinkl or on

Additional Resources

Useful maths links for home learning:

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