Welcome to Year 2

2B                                                                      2Y

Teacher – Mrs J Dews                                       Teacher - Miss S Lewsley

Teaching Assistant – Miss J Saddow                Teaching Assistants - Miss D Charalambous/

                                                                                                             Miss H West

                                                                          Learning Support Assistant - Mr A Roberts      

Important days

  • Homework books will be given out on Friday and must be returned by Wednesday. If your child needs help with their homework, please speak with their class teacher before the return day.
  • Indoor PE is on Tuesdays and outdoor PE is on Friday for 2B and Monday for 2Y. Please ensure your child has shorts, t-shirt, trainers and something warm for outdoor PE such as a tracksuit.
  • We will be changing reading books every day. Please ensure that you have left a comment in the reading record each time your child reads at home. Aim to read with your child 3 times a week so they get lots of opportunity to practise skills learnt in class. Your child may be asked to read the same book again in order to improve fluency.


This half term our topic is Asia. We will be comparing areas of Asia to our local area, and looking at animal habitats around the world. This also links into our science, where we will be identifying the habitats in which different animals live, and looking at why the habitat is suitable for each animal, thinking about how different habitats provide for the basic needs of different kinds of animals and plants, and how they depend on each other. We will also explore and compare the differences between living or dead things and things that have never been alive.

As part of our topic we will be having an Asia celebration day. If you have a skill, linked to Asian culture, that you would like to share with the children or if you would like to come and talk to the children about Asian culture and life in Asia, please speak to a member of staff from Year 2.



In English, we will be writing a recount of our trip to Chester Zoo, thinking about all of the animals that we saw and the different habitats that they lived in.

We will then look at stories from another culture, focussing on ‘Akimbo and the Lions’ and also looking at the tale of ‘Aladdin’. We will share the enjoyment of these tales together, and then the children will create their own story from another culture, using their new knowledge of different animals and their habitats.



In maths, we will be moving on to statistics, looking at data handling linked to animals. We will also look at position, direction and movement, and will be doing lots of problem solving linked to the areas of maths that we have covered so far this year.


To learn more about the Y2 SATs click here.


Please see the attached document about supporting your child with reading:

Monday 10th July

In English, we looked at some of Brenda Williams's poems.
We thought that they rhymed really well and we talked about what we liked and disliked about them. 


In Topic, we found seaside resorts on a map of the UK and placed them on our own map.


Tuesday 11th July

In English, we highlighted seaside vocabulary to make a word bank so that we have lots of ideas when we write our own poems.

In Maths, we have been making board games to share with Year 1 next week. We used addition and subtraction up to 20 and we used halves and doubles.

We also used our knowledge of number, addition, subtraction and pattern to find out about 2 digit numbers.