Teacher – Miss Younge

Teaching Assistant- Mrs Singh, Mrs Moss

Spring 2:

Wow, yet again another super busy term! I can’t believe how quickly the year is progressing.

We have been very lucky in year 2 as we have had a student teacher working in our classroom. Her name is Miss Boardman and we think after teaching us she will become a very good teacher indeed!

We are beginning to enjoy our “Wild About Animals” topic which began by reading the book Paddington Bear by Michael Bond. This led us on to researching and writing about bears. We then wrote a non-chronological report about an animal of our choice. We learnt about lots of animals that we had not even heard of. We will continue this topic into the Summer term as we will be looking at different habitats.

In Maths we’ve been learning all about 2D and 3D shapes. We’ve made our own shape patterns, leaving one missing for our friends to guess. That was really fun! We’ve also been eager to learn how to move and rotate shape, and we’ve been doing lots of concrete activities to help us understand this. For 3D shapes we’ve learnt lots of new shape names such as cuboid, prism and pyramid. We’ve been looking at their faces, vertices and edges, and we’re enjoying being able to build objects with the shapes we have in class.

In Computing this term, year 2 have been learning all about branching diagrams. They have used thier learning to sort animals, shapes, aliens and even types of chocolate! They then created a whole-class branching diagram on the computer using textease Branch. 

In Science our topic has been plants and we’ve learnt lots about them! We went on a Spring walk and spotted signs of plant growth, we’ve looked at different types of flowers and trees and wrote descriptive sentences about their appearances. Then we looked at the process of germination and what we should expect to see when a plant starts to grow, we even planted our own bean seeds to see it happening in class! This led us onto understanding what a plant needs to grow healthy and strong, as well as the jobs of each part of the plant. We’re now plant experts!



  TOPIC NAME Science History Geography Art and DT PSHE RE Computing Music PE MFL Literacy Numeracy
Year 2


Wild About Animals Living Things and their habitats Y2   Polar and tropical region comparisons.


Links to Africa


Pastel artwork

Habitat Boxes

Heartsmart – Fake is a mistake


Heartsmart – No way through, isn’t true!

The Church and Places of Worship


Multicultural Christianity







Our bodies

Athletics – Movements


Striking and Fielding – Group Games

n/a Non chronological reports

Extended stories by the same author

Emily Gravett inc Meerkat Mail

Stories with empathy

Computing– directional and instructional maths vocab





Homework Leaflet-Homework leaflet

Class newsletter: Class news letter Yr2 Summer 2021 

Take at look at what we will be looking at in Summer Term-  Yr 2 Summer 1 Wild about Animals 2021