What’s been happening in Year 2 in September?

The children have had an amazing start to Year 2 and have settled into the new routines extremely well.

In Phonics, the children have been continuing to learn and consolidate their set 2 and set 3 sounds. They have been using this knowledge to write about the Read Write Inc texts their group has read during the week.

Below are a copy of set 2 and set 3 sounds:

During Maths, the children have been securing their knowledge of numbers to 50 and then 100. They have partitioned and represented the tens and units and have used the mathematical symbols < > = to compare two numbers:

<    less than e.g. 34 < 50

>    greater than e.g. 45 > 24

=     equal to e.g. 29 = 29

Super Shropshire

During their afternoon learning, the children have been learning about human and physical geographical features in our school environment. The children have used a range of resources to represent the different geographical features and have drawn simple maps of the school grounds, using aerial maps.


As part of this learning, the children and parents walked from school to Ironbridge to observe the human and physical features surrounding a local landmark.

In PE the children have been learning the basic skills of cricket. The children have enjoyed learning how to pass a ball in a variety of ways and aiming for a target given.


January update

Wow what a busy January!

This month has been jam packed. The children have been working so very hard.

We began with an amazing Free visit to Chester Zoo. Whilst there the children were asking questions non stop and recalling information they had learnt during their previous Science lessons.

During Literacy, the children started their History topic on The Great Plague. The children have researched and produced a timeline of events relating to the Great Plague. The children have learned about when the plague happened. What caused it. How it ended and what life was like during the Stuart times.  They also had the opportunity to use some artefacts form the Stuart era to support their learning.


In our Numeracy lessons we started with fractions, then moved on to shape.

During these lessons we investigated fractions of shapes and amounts using 1/2, 1/4 and 1/3.  As well as recognising non unit fractions. We then identified the properties of a range of 2D and 3D shapes. We began with our Stay and learn session, where some of our parents came to see and share our learning with us.

October update

Another busy month in Year 2 and despite having the half term break we’ve managed to cram lots of learning into October.

In maths we continued to learn addition and subtraction strategies. We learnt how to deal with unfriendly numbers and rename if necessary when subtracting to get the correct answer supported by our jottings. We’ve also had a lot of fun beginning some work looking at gathering, handing and presenting statistics.

Here’s a link to a  fabulous online tool which really clearly shows tallies, pictograms and block charts in action.



In literacy we have continued the ‘Super Shropshire’ theme

Our focus has been looking at the physical and human features of Ironbridge.  We will be writing a setting description, once we have been on our learning walk to use our field work and observational skills.


This terms planned spelling units are units 3 and 4.

Unit 3_4 spellings for October update

In science we have completed our learning for this year on ‘Living things and their habitats’ Examining how and why animals are adapted to where they live and food chains within these habitats and microhabitats.

In computing we have learnt how to use all parts of the ‘chrome music lab’ and we are now experts in creating digital music.

If you want to have a go yourself here’s a link to the music lab;


In music we have been thinking back to our year one learning, what do we know and remember about how to play the recorder. It’s only taken a short while to refresh our memories and we have been playing along to a backing track to show off our skills playing the notes B, A and C.


In PE we have moved onto a unit of ‘sending and receiving’ in outdoor PE working on refining our ball skills. Inside on a Tuesday we have started a new dance unit using our gestures and expression to communicate our ideas through movement.

In personal development we’ve completed our work on keeping safe, thinking about who keeps us safe in school, who to go to if we feel unsafe, online safety and safety in the community.

September’s learning in Year 2

Welcome to our first monthly update.

This month in Year 2 we have settled into our new routines and enjoyed the new challenges Year 2 brings.

In Literacy we have been reading a text called the Ironbridge Ogre, the children have focused on SPAG work (conjunctions and expanded nouns) and written a retell of the story.

In Maths we’ve been sequencing and ordering numbers which is part of our Place value understanding.

Have a look at these links for more practise at home.



During our Science lessons we have been exploring Animals and their Habitats. We began with deciding and investigating what is Living, dead and never been alive, to then looking at our local areas habitats moving on to the different world habitats.

Here are some photos our our Habitat hunt.

At the end of the day we like to share a different book each week. This is called our Favourite 5. We have focused on Julia Donaldson excellent stories.

For you to share at home here are the links of the books we have read in class so far.






Year 2 May learning update

May Year 2 update

How can it be May already? It’s been another fantastic month in Year 2 and we’ve achieved such a lot. May is always important for year 2 as we have SAT’s to complete. We are so proud of each and every child as they have all used their secrets of success to push themselves, work hard and never give up. As well as the all important SAT’s we’ve managed to squeeze in lots of other learning. In literacy we have started to find out about Australia and the animals that live there. We will continue our exploration of Australia and native Aboriginal culture in art, dance and music too. In maths lessons we’ve have been securing our calculating strategies ensuring we are confident in addition, subtraction, division and multiplication. Our science work has taken us on to find out more about plants. We planted our own sunflower seeds and have watched them grow into seedlings. We have taken them home to care for and are looking forward to watching them grow and complete the lifecycle we have learnt about in class. We have done a lot of work in computing lessons programming and de-bugging algorithms (instructions), this has been fantastic fun. Our greatest achievement this month has got to be learning to play the recorder. We have already mastered the notes B and A. We are really looking forward to learning new notes and being able to play more complicated pieces of music.