Welcome to Year 2

Here is a snapshot of Spring 2's Topic:

Spring 2 – Life Cycles and Habitats

Launch: Trip to Wheal Martyn

Highlight:  Watching and looking after caterpillars that turn into butterflies in class. Visitor who brings bugs into School!

Landing:   Wheal Martyn achievement.


·         I can write a Non-Chronological Report on a mini beast found in our school environment or from visitor.

·         I can write another Non-Chronological Report, but this time on my own design of a mini beast. (Independent and links with Art.)


·         Fractions    


Working Scientifically:

·         I can observe closely, using simple equipment.

·         I can identify and classify.

·         I can gather and record data to help in answering questions.

Living Things and their Habitats:

·         I can explore and compare the differences between things that are living, dead, and things that have never been alive.

·         I can identify that most living things live in habitats to which they are suited and describe how different habitats provide for the basic needs of different kinds of animals and plants, and how they depend on each other.

·         I can identify and name a variety of plants and animals in their habitats, including microhabitats.

·         I can describe how animals obtain their food from plants and other animals, using the idea of a simple food chain, and identify and name different sources of food.

Animals, including Humans:

·         I can notice that animals, including humans, have offspring which grow into adults.

·         I can find out about and describe the basic needs of animals, including humans, for survival (water, food and air).



·         I can use drawing, painting and sculpture to develop and share my ideas, experiences and imagination. (Frog life cycles through finger painting.)

·         I can develop a wide range of art and design techniques in using colour, pattern, texture, line, shape, form and space. (Symmetrical butterflies using different materials.)

·         I can use a range of materials creatively to design and make products. (Clay mini beasts for bug hotels and NC Reports.)



·         I can use simple fieldwork and observational skills to study the geography of our school and its grounds and the key human and physical features of its surrounding environment.

·         I can devise a simple map; and use and construct basic symbols in a key.



·         E-Safety = I can use technology safely and respectfully, keeping personal information private; identify where to go for help and support when they have concerns about content or contact on the internet or other online technologies.

PE:   Football and Outdoor Education

·         I can master basic movements including running, jumping, throwing and catching, and begin to apply these in a range of activities.

·         I can participate in team games, developing simple tactics for attacking and defending. 

·         I can develop balance, agility and co-ordination and begin to apply these in a range of activities.  

·         I can use simple compass directions (North, South, East and West) and locational and directional language [for example, near and far; left and right], to describe the location of features and routes on a map. (Cross curricular Geography work.)


·         I can play tuned and untuned instruments musically.

·         I can experiment with, create, select and combine sounds using the inter-related dimensions of music.


Christianity – Easter Resurrection

·         We are learning to re-tell the Easter story and understand what Jesus’ resurrection means for Christians.

British Values: (Go Givers)

More Than One Friend

·         I can recognise, name and deal with my feelings in a positive way.

·         I realise that people and other living things have needs, and that they have responsibilities to meet them.

·         I recognise how my behaviour affects other people.

·         I know that families and friends should care for one another.

Outdoor Learning: 

·         I can look for habitats of mini beasts in the school grounds and at Wheal Martyn.

·         I can make our own mini bug hotels out of natural materials. (School + Wheal Martyn.)

·         I can go on a hunt outside to collect/photograph things that are living, dead or never been alive for a display.  (School + Wheal Martyn.)

·         I can design and create an area in the meadow that includes plants for attracting wildlife. 



  • There will be regular spellings given out to learn on a Monday with a test every Friday. These will be found in the little green book.  Please hand it back in on a Friday. Whenever you have a spare 5 minutes please test them on the Y1+2 CEW.


  • We would also ask that your child continues to read books regularly at home to achieve books on their Book Tower and a pin badge in Cup Assembly on Friday 9th February.  Gold = 20, Silver = 15, Bronze = 10. Nearly the whole class got a pin badge last half term!  They can only have one signature a day from home.  Please could you also remind your child to have their reading book with them everyday, and we will endeavour to hear them read regularly too.  We have several helpers in the afternoons now to hear our class read, if you would be interested in supporting with this in the afternoons please see Mrs George in the Office. 


  • If your child is still learning their CEW Lotto Boards we will aim to test them twice a week.  Please encourage your child to learn them at home by reading and spelling the words.  (Remember we go back and test ALL children on previous boards on occasions to check they are still secure on them.)


  • Your child will also receive another piece of homework each week.  This will usually be themed around what your child has been learning in Maths, English, Science or Topic the week before.  It is a great chance to consolidate their learning.  If they are ever struggling with it please let us know before Friday and we can support them in completing it.

Our PE times are Monday and Friday. Please could you help to remind your child to bring their correct kit on these days (or leave it in school for the half term).  If your child does not bring in their PE kit they will have to wear spare kit that the school will supply.

I will ask for wellies and waterproofs in school as and when required for outdoor learning.

It is really important your child is in school in the months of May and June as they will be taking their KS1 SATs (without realising!) and I will be finalising their end of year assessments that go off to County.  Please do not book holidays in this time as it could affect your child’s assessments.

If you have any questions or concerns, or would like to volunteer to help out with reading, please do not hesitate to contact me by approaching me at the end of the day or by booking an appointment at the office.

We are looking forward to continuing to work with you and your child this year.  

Yours sincerely,


Miss Tonkin       Mrs Wheeldon       Mr Young        Mrs Harrison


Year 2 Files

Y2 Spring Letter.pdfDownload
Year 2 Spring 1 Topic - Two Queens.pdfDownload
Year 2 Spring Term 2 Curriculum Summary.pdfDownload
Spring 1 Spellings
Spring 2 Spellings
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