Year 2 learning

We have had a busy term so far with lots of exciting learning taking place.

In RE, we have been learning about the good news Jesus brings, with a focus on parable: Jesus heals ten men with Leprosy. We discussed how the Lepers were feeling at different points and then acted it out, pretending we were different people from the parable.

In our Science lessons we have been learning about animals including humans. We completed an investigation to find out if there was a link between our age and our body size. Everyone made lots of predictions and then used our Maths learning of measuring length and height to find out if there was a link. By the end of the lesson we found out that there wasn’t a link as some of the younger children were taller and had longer body parts.

The lonely beast

Our text this term is The Lonely beast and we have begun to learn part of the story in preparation for writing a newspaper report. To help us, we pretended to be reporters and interviewed the children and the beast.

Look out for some of our newspaper reports over the coming weeks.


So far this term we have looked at length and height, learning how to measure objects in cm and m. We spent time measuring various places around the school to see how long they were!

We have also looked at estimating how long objects are, deciding that we have never come across a penguin that was 5m tall!

Welcome back!

What an exciting term we have in store for you all!

Here is the curriculum map for Term 2 and the KIRFs.

We would really appreciate it if you could practise the KIRFs as often as you can with your child, so they are embedded and the children become fluent in them.

The children will continue to come home with their reading book – which they should be reading at least 4 times a week – and spellings. In addition to this, the children will be set Learning with Parents sessions every fortnight which will help to consolidate the learning they have been doing in class.


One of our PE units has been dance and the children have created their own dance routines. They looked at the shapes, levels and pace of their dance moves. Lots of great teamwork was shown during these lessons.


This term we have been focusing on structures and used our History topic ‘The Great Fire of London’ to re-create our own Great Fire of London houses. The children spent time learning about which shapes would be best and how to make them stronger before designing, creating, adapting and painting their houses.


Drama in English

This term we have been busy learning about The Great Fire of London and have spent the last couple of weeks focusing on newspaper reports.

To help us with this writing we used a range of drama activities to support our imaginations and understanding of the events.

Maths in year 2

Over the course of the term, year 2 have been working hard on their place value understanding. They have used a ranged of manipulatives to support their learning and are beginning to develop their reasoning skills.