We hope that you and your children had a very enjoyable Christmas break and we would like to welcome everyone back to the start of the Spring term.

The Spring term is always a busy time for children in Year 2.

In English, we will continue to concentrate on grammar, punctuation and spelling every day, through discrete lessons and as part of our daily English lessons. Children will have the opportunity to practise these skills across a range of different texts including recounts, stories and reports.


In Maths, we will continue to focus on methods for addition, subtraction, multiplication and division. Throughout the term, children will secure their knowledge of number place value and will practise their arithmetic skills regularly. Please help your child continue to learn their number bonds to 10, 20 and 100, as well as timetables as these are extremely important skills.

In Science, we will be studying ‘Living things and their habitats’ and children will have the opportunity to visit West Midlands Safari Park to learn more about living things.

In History we will be learning about the famous Antarctic explorer Robert Scott.

In DT we will be designing and making a wheeled vehicle. After half term we will be learning about aerial maps and what they show us in Geography. In Art we will be designing and sculpting a clay owl.

Our PE sessions are: Wednesday

Please ensure that children have the correct PE kit in school at all times. Should you wish, PE kit and water bottles can be purchased from the school office. Please can we remind parents that no jewellery should be worn in school with the exception of stud earrings, and in line with Health and Safety guidelines these should not be worn on PE days. Children may be asked to remove earrings before PE sessions.

Children in Year 2 receive regular homework. Spellings will be given out on Thursday and tested on the following Thursday. In addition to weekly phonics based spellings, children will also be taught ‘whole class’ spelling patterns. These spellings will not be tested formally, but will be practised every day in class. Children are still expected to complete their reading comprehension homework and questions are usually found inside the front cover of their reading book. Children should complete at least one comprehension per week. Children reading junior band books will be expected to complete at least one reading journal (examples will be stuck inside their comprehension book) per week. Additional creative homework (purple book) will also be given out throughout the year.

Should you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact your class teacher, who will usually be available at the end of each day. Thank you in anticipation of your continued support.