Year Two Blog – A Super Half Term

Year Two have had an exciting and jam-packed first half term. The children have demonstrated resilience to become more independent, and have been driven to try their best in all lessons.

In English, the children learnt about the author ‘Roald Dahl’ and read his story ‘The Giraffe and the Pelly and Me’. The children then created character descriptions and sequenced the events in the story. Later in the term, the children learnt ‘The Crocodile’ poem, using ‘Talk for Writing’ strategies. They then created their own version, by changing the animal: the children impressed us with their rhyming skills.

In Maths Mastery, the children have been comparing numbers within 100, exploring number bonds to 20 and solving addition and subtraction word problems. Their enthusiasm for Maths is lovely to see, and we have been impressed with their hard-working attitude.

In Project, the children learnt about the four layers of The Rainforest and created a rainforest in a jar, using art materials. We also had an exciting visit from a Rainforest Ranger, who brought lots of different animals and insects to show us. Our Project lessons have also included learning to play the keyboard in Music, and using the programme Paint to create rainforest animal images in Computing.

We hope that everyone has a restful and enjoyable half-term break and look forward to starting our preparations for the Art Exhibition, when the new term starts.

Mr Mayes and Miss Beal

Welcome to Year Two

Welcome back! The children have settled in fantastically to Year Two and have impressed us with their ‘can-do’ attitude to learning.

In our English lessons this term, we will be studying: stories by Roald Dahl, traditional and fairy tales, recounts, non-chronological reports, stories with familiar settings and poetry.

Maths Mastery will continue to be taught this year. We will work on numbers within 100 and begin to add and subtract 2-digit numbers, before focusing on word problems.

For this term’s Project, we are going to be exploring the Rainforest. We will be learning all about the continents, before focusing on features of the Rainforest. We will then be ready to produce some amazing artwork that represents our learning throughout the term.


  1. Homework is sent out on Thursdays and due in the following Tuesday.
  2. Spellings are sent out on Wednesdays and due in the following Tuesday.
  3. PE is on a Wednesday.
  4. Please continue to hear your child read as often as possible.

Please do let us know if you have any queries or concerns: we will be happy to help.

Mr Mayes and Miss Beal