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Year 2 Miss Taplin

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Mindset video 2016

As a school we have been continuing to work hard, exploring what we think about learning and how we can ‘grow our brains!’ Year 2 have been talking about the language of learning, the importance of exercising your brain and how best to achieve great things. We have put our learning into a class song. We hope you enjoy listening to it and look forward to hearing your feedback.

Year 2 Mindset Song: 'I can't do it!'




In English we will be covering a range of text types and developing our confidence in writing. There will be daily phonic sessions where children will be concentrate on phase six. We will continue to revisit phase five in order to ensure that your child becomes a fluent speller.


Fiction - Children will read and listen to lots of stories based on traditional tales from other cultures, quest and fantasy stories. They will generate ideas, plan and write stories.


Non Fiction – Children will explore features of non-chronological reports and have a go at creating their very own.


Poetry – Children will enjoy a variety of humorous poems. They will read and perform a variety of poems with repeated patterns and have a go at creating their own.




Sequencing and place value – ordering and comparing numbers to 100, count on in tens from any 1 or 2 digit number and mental addition and subtraction using place value/ partitioning.


Money and time - Coins: Recognise, find the total value of two, find totals up to 20p, find change from 20. Read the time to the quarter of an hour on digital and analogue clocks, begin to identify time intervals.


Multiplication and Division - Recognise multiples, use grouping to count larger groups, understand multiplication as repeated addition and use multiplication to describe an array. To understand grouping as a model of division; understand that division can leave some left over; solve a word problem. Mental multiplication and division of the 2, 5 and 10 times tables.


2D and 3D shape and data - Recognise common 2D and 3D shapes, draw, sort and describe 2D and 3D shapes, referring to their properties including symmetry and right angles.





Children will develop an awareness of the past, using common words and phrases that relate to the passing of time. They will develop an understanding of where people and events fit within a chronological framework and identify similarities and difference between ways of life in different periods. Children will ask and answer questions, choosing and using parts of stories and other sources to show that they know and understand key features of events.




Here is a copy of the Year 2 expectations - this covers what children will be learning throughout the year in Reading, Writing and Maths.

Here is a copy of the new Numeracy Framework for Y2 to help you understand what your child will be learning and when.

Penpals Handwriting Information for parents

Summer Newsletter 2017

Year 2 Spring Term Newsletter 2017