Welcome to Year 2!

Welcome back! We hope you have had a lovely break and are ready for the Autumn term.

The teacher in Year 2 is Miss McGowan. The teaching assistant is Mrs Cooper.


Autumn 1 Learning
In Autumn 1, we have been discovering what life was like over 350 years ago in London. We have learnt about the Great Fire of London and how it changed London. In English, we have been reading Jack and the Beanstalk and have used it to help us write our own stories and letters from the giant to Jack. We also read Jack and the Baked Beanstalk and compared it to the original story – it is very different! In Maths, we have been consolidating our knowledge of the place value of numbers up to 100. We have also been making a big effort to learn our number bonds to 10 and 20. In Music, we have learnt the song London’s Burning and have performed it as a round and in Art we have made our own fire pictures using mixed media. Year 2 have had a great start to the year, well done!

Autumn 2 Learning
We will be learning about explorers, in particular Ernest Shackleton who set out on an Antarctic expedition in the early 1900s. We will be putting ourselves in the shoes of Shackleton and his crew to write diaries just as he did. In Maths, we will be moving onto addition and subtraction of two 2-digit numbers. In Science, we will be doing some investigations using our scientific skills to predict, observe and evaluate.


Homework will be given out on Mondays, and will be expected back in on Fridays. This may be Phonics, Writing, Maths or Topic related. If you need any help understanding what to do with the homework, please come and see either myself, Mrs Cooper!

Reading Books

Reading books and records will go home every day. Please bring them back into school every day, so they can be listened to by an adult. It is important that the children read as much as possible (with an adult) at home, in order to maximise their potential. Please comment in their reading record when your child has finished their book.

Please comment in their reading record when your child has finished their book.

Snack/ Water

All children will be provided with a free piece of fruit at snack time. If you would prefer to have an extra snack provided for your child by the school, there is a cost of 20p per day (£1 per week). Please pay this to Miss McGowan or Mrs Cooper on the door on Monday mornings.

Please provide your child with a labelled water bottle. These can only be filled with water (not juice!).


We have P.E. on Mondays and Fridays. Children will need a plain white t-shirt, black shorts and black pumps in a bag.

Please ensure these are all clearly named.

Class Dojo

We use Dojo points in school to reward positive behaviour. You can see the points your child has been awarded.

Please sign up and stay in touch.


Our topic this half term is the great fire of London. We encourage children to share things they have learnt at home or to bring in books to show the class on our topic.