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Trotts Hill Primary School and Nursery

Year 2

Welcome to Year 2

The class teacher is Mrs Dent and the teaching assistant is Mrs Paice. We also have a Schools Direct teacher, Miss Carpenter, working in our class so we are very lucky indeed!


Year 2 is an exciting year as the children grow in confidence and become independent learners. In Year 2 we aim to extend children’s knowledge and enrich the curriculum by learning through enjoyment. Children will be learning about lots of exciting things, including:

  • The Great Fire of London
  • Comparing localities- Kenya and England
  • Mini beasts and their habitats
  • The Great Plague
  • Super heroes


The children will also be completing some transition units from Year 1 into Year 2 to support the children after lock down.


This year, in school, children will be focusing on reading and spelling. They will read a range of texts and learn lots of new vocabulary. We encourage the children to read as much as possible at home. Please ensure the children read at least four times a week. Please sign the reading record to show you have read with your child.


The children will be participating in PE and Yoga on Wednesdays and Fridays. They will need to wear their school PE kit on these days.

The children have great fun and enjoy learning new skills and topics!

Maths resources to support learning- to be printed if needed

Year 2 Curriculum Overview Spring 2022

Week Commencing 17th January 2022     LI: To add money.

Year 2 went on a virtual shopping trip and bought different items. The children took turns being both the customer and the shopkeeper.  The children had to focus on their accuracy when counting money.

Week Commencing 10th January 2022      LI: To investigate different artefacts.

Stevenage museum visited Year 2 today. The class investigated different artefacts linked to the Great Fire of London. The children learned about old buildings, structures and new and old lighting. They asked interesting questions about the different artefacts.

Week commencing 3rd January 2022     LI: To investigate

As part of our Maths and Science themed week, the children observed a real fish and looked at all the features closely.

Week commencing13th December 2021      LI: To subtract.

The children have been using number line to support their understanding of subtraction across the 10s.

Week commencing 6th December 2021      LI: To roleplay

Year 2 had a surprise this week. All of the white board pens had left the classroom but had left a message! The children got into role and imagined how it would have felt being the whiteboard pen. They thought of ways to persuade them to return.

Week Commencing 29th November 2021    LI: To  understand different festivals.

Year 2 had a special visitor today who shared their great knowledge about Chanukah. The children learned about it and investigated different traditions.

Week commencing 22nd November 2021.         LI: To research

Year 2 worked very hard with their home learning. They investigated The Plague and looked at plague doctors.

Week commencing 15th November 2021   LI: To infer

Year 2 have been learning about a new book; The Day The Crayons Quit. This week the children have been investigating the book and learning about the characters.

Week commencing 1st November. History: LI To use historical sources as evidence. 

Year 2 have started a new History topic on The Plague. As an introduction to this, they looked at evidence and wrote about what they could see. This begins their learning and they are looking forward to learning more and more. 

Week Commencing 18th October. LI: To make sandwiches

Year 2 made sandwiches and had an indoor picnic. As part of DT week the children investigated where their food came from and then designed, created and ate their own sandwiches.

Week Commencing 11th October 2021    LI: To investigate different islands.

Year 2 investigated an island. The children created islands and investigated how they flooded.

Week Commencing 4th October 2021   LI: To use number lines.

This week Year 2 were learning about number lines. The children had blank number lines today and had to place different numbers.

Week Commencing 27th September   LI: To investigate a setting.

Year 2 pretended to be Rapunzel, escaping the tower. The children thought about what they would see, hear and feel alone in the woods.

Week commencing 20th September 2021    LI: To investigate bread

The children investigated different types of bread. They described the smell, taste and appearance of a variety of breads.

Week commencing 13th September 2021   LI: To create bar charts

In Science this week the children investigated that different food groups. they then discussed what fruit they had eaten, and created interactive bar charts to show this.

Week commencing 6th September 2021   LI: To recount

Year 2 had some visitors this week. The quiet Critters have visited the classroom. The children each wrote a recount about the experience.