Year 2

Welcome to Year 2

The adults names are:

Mrs Page

Mrs Taylor

Mrs Worthington

What can you expect to do in Year 2?

  • Seaside Clean Up
  • Visit a Mosque
  • Go to Diggerland
  • Visit the Hull and East Riding Museum
  • Visit the Street Life Museum
  • Have a family picnic in the park






Your class reading book will be:

The Tunnel ( Anthony Browne)

The Owl Who Was Afraid of The Dark (Jill Tomlinson)

The Great Kapok Tree (Lynne Cherry)George’s Marvellous Medicine (Roald Dahl)

Your teacher will read these books for you to enjoy.

- The Angel of Nitshill Road (Anne Fine)
- The Accidental prime Minister (Tom Mclaughlin)
- Bill’s New Frock (Anne Fine)
- Harry The Poisonous Centipede (Lynne Reid Banks)
- Captain Underpants (Dav Pilkey)
- Charlie and the Chocolate factory (Roald Dahl)
- The Abominables ( Eva Ibbotson)
- Diary Of a Wimpy Kid (Jeff Kinney)
- More Naughty Little Sister Stories (Dorothy Edwards)
- Stuart Little (EB White)
- The Orchard Book Of First Greek Myths ( Saviour Pirotta)
- Horrid Henry (Francesca Simon)
- A Moment In Time (Thomas Hegbrook)
- The Hodgeheg (Dick King Smith)
- Hansel and Gretel (Anthony Browne)
- Journey ( Aaron Becker)

We want you to read these books at home by the end of the year.

• The Bear and The Piano David Litchfield)
• The Three Wolves and The Bog Bad Pig (Eugene Trivizas)
• Meerkat Mail (Emily Gravett)
• The Lighthouse Keeper’s Lunch (Ronda Armitage)
• The Big Book of The Blue (Yuval Zommer)
• Into The Forest (Anthony Browne)
• The Book With No Pictures (DJ Nevak)
• A Planet Full of Plastic (Neal Layton)
• Dougal’s Deep Sea Diary (Simon Bartram)
• The Tear Thief (Carol Ann Duffy)
• The Clue Is In the Poo (Andy Seed)
• Grandad’s Island (Benji Davies)

- The Way Back Home (Oliver Jeffers)
- A First Poetry Book (Pie Corbett)
- Little Mouse’s Big Book of Fears (Emily Cromwell)
- Dr Xargle’s Book of Earthlets (Jeanna Willis)
- Fungus the Bogeyman (Raymond Briggs)
- The Very Best of Brian Moses’ Poems for Young Children
- Mrs Wobble The Waitress (Janet and Allan Ahlberg)
- Press Here (Herve Tullet)
- The Day The Crayons Quit (Oliver Jeffers)
- Salty Dogs (Matty Long)
- Mr Wolf’s Pancakes (Jan Fearnley)
- Amazing Grace (Mary Hoffman)
- Fantastic Mr Fox (Roald Dahl)
- Don’t Look In This Book (Samuel Lawsley Swan)





The pieces of writing you will do in literacy are.

  • Traditional Stories (To entertain)
  • Stories with familiar settings (To entertain)
  • A story inspired by a familiar author (To entertain)
  • RESPECT Write
  • Poetry (1 week)
  • Stories with familiar settings (To entertain)
  • Information text about a significant person (To inform)
  • Traditional stories (To entertain)
  • RESPECT Write
  • Poetry (1 week)
  • Instructions (To inform)
  • Non-chronological report on different countries (To inform)
  • Stories from other cultures (To entertain)
  • RESPECT WritePoetry (1 week)

The spellings we want you to learn are:


In maths this year you will learn



Number - number and place value

count in steps of 2, 3, and 5 from 0, and in 10s from any number, forward and backward
recognise the place value of each digit in a two-digit number (10s, 1s)
identify, represent and estimate numbers using different representations, including the number line
compare and order numbers from 0 up to 100; use <, > and = signs
read and write numbers to at least 100 in numerals and in words
use place value and number facts to solve problems

Number - addition, subtraction, multiplication and division

  • solve problems with addition and subtraction:
  • using concrete objects and pictorial representations, including those involving numbers, quantities and measures
  • applying their increasing knowledge of mental and written methods
  • recall and use addition and subtraction facts to 20 fluently, and derive and use related facts up to 100
  • add and subtract numbers using concrete objects, pictorial representations, and mentally, including:
  • a two-digit number and 1s
  • a two-digit number and 10s
  • 2 two-digit numbers
  • adding 3 one-digit numbers
  • show that addition of 2 numbers can be done in any order (commutative) and subtraction of 1 number from another cannot
  • recognise and use the inverse relationship between addition and subtraction and use this to check calculations and solve missing number problemsrecall and use multiplication and division facts for the 2, 5 and 10 multiplication tables, including recognising odd and even numbers
  • calculate mathematical statements for multiplication and division within the multiplication tables and write them using the multiplication (×), division (÷) and equals (=) signs
  • show that multiplication of 2 numbers can be done in any order (commutative) and division of 1 number by another cannot
  • solve problems involving multiplication and division, using materials, arrays, repeated addition, mental methods, and multiplication and division facts, including problems in contexts

Number - Fractions (including decimals and percentages)

  • recognise, find, name and write fractions , , and of a length, shape, set of objects or quantity
  • write simple fractions, for example of 6 = 3 and recognise the equivalence of and


  • interpret and construct simple pictograms, tally charts, block diagrams and tables
    ask and answer simple questions by counting the number of objects in each category and sorting the categories by quantity
    ask-and-answer questions about totalling and comparing categorical data


choose and use appropriate standard units to estimate and measure length/height in any direction (m/cm); mass (kg/g); temperature (°C); capacity (litres/ml) to the nearest appropriate unit, using rulers, scales, thermometers and measuring vessels
  • compare and order lengths, mass, volume/capacity and record the results using >, < and =
  • recognise and use symbols for pounds (£) and pence (p); combine amounts to make a particular value
  • find different combinations of coins that equal the same amounts of money
  • solve simple problems in a practical context involving addition and subtraction of money of the same unit, including giving change
  • compare and sequence intervals of time
  • tell and write the time to five minutes, including quarter past/to the hour and draw the hands on a clock face to show these times
  • know the number of minutes in an hour and the number of hours in a day

Geometry - properties of shapes

  • identify and describe the properties of 2-D shapes, including the number of sides, and line symmetry in a vertical line
  • identify and describe the properties of 3-D shapes, including the number of edges, vertices and faces
  • identify 2-D shapes on the surface of 3-D shapes, [for example, a circle on a cylinder and a triangle on a pyramid]
  • compare and sort common 2-D and 3-D shapes and everyday objects
  • order and arrange combinations of mathematical objects in patterns and sequences
    use mathematical vocabulary to describe position, direction and movement, including movement in a straight line and distinguishing between rotation as a turn and in terms of right angles for quarter, half and three-quarter turns (clockwise and anti-clockwise)

Times Tables and Number Facts


5+9, 6+9, 7+9, 5+7, 5+8, 6+8

x3 Table

Y2 Summer

4+5, 5+6, 6+7, 7+8, 8+9

x2 Table

Y2 Spring

3+8, 3+9, 4+7, 4+8, 4+9

x5 Table

Y2 Autumn


Click on your Topic to find out more about what you will be learning and how it builds on what you already know.

Castles, Kings and Queens




Your topic will be

Castles, Kings and QueensEquality Travelling around the world


Click on each topic to find out what you will be learning about and where it fits in your learning journey.


You will cover the following units:

Animals including Humans

Living things and their habitats

Use of everyday materialsPlants

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