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Year 2

Children in Year Two participate in daily phonics which follows the 'Letters and Sounds' scheme. Children participate in daily guided reading sessions. Each classroom has a role play area, craft area, book corner and a range of resources for children to access a variety of activities.

We follow a topic based curriculum with children learning through the themes such as Holidays, Healthy Living, Special Places, ‘Move It’ (looking at forces and friction) and Light and Dark in the Autumn term.

In the Spring term we learn through comparing. We look at Victorian Times compared to the present in our topic ‘All in the Past’, explore different versions of Cinderella and compare London to our Local Environment in ‘Location, Location’. Growing Things, The Great Fire of London and a geographical study of our local area are our topics in the Summer term.

The children participate in a range of reading, writing and mathematical activities linked to these topics. Children have opportunities to write for a range of purposes including story writing, poetry, riddles, recounts and diary writing.

Our curriculum follows the National Curriculum and the ‘Living Difference’ agreed Religious Education syllabus for Hampshire. Further details on our curriculum, topics and how parents/carers can support learning at home can be found in the half termly leaflets below.

Things to do at home...


  • Talk with your child about things you see, do, etc.
  • Help your child to use a dictionary.
  • Have a writing kit with lots of different types of paper and pens.
  • Find an object. How many different words can you find to describe it?
  • Make a collection of ‘WOW’ words – describing words.
  • Write letters, postcards, lists.
  • Make a book about a journey or make their own information book.
  • Rearrange letters from their name to make new words.
  • Word challenge – how many different ones can you do in 2 minutes.
  • Play hangman, Countdown, and do word searches and crosswords.
  • Find words beginning with different consonant clusters e.g br, cl fr.
  • Create a personal word bank, a topic wordbank.
  • Work on an internet site together and bookmark useful sites.