Year 2

About the Staff

Mrs Walker and Mr Gabriel are the Year 2 teachers. They are supported by Mrs Williams and Mrs Fisher.  Mrs Bennett and Mrs Lockett support individual children.

Introduction to the Year

We have an action packed year in Year 2. The children continue with Maths and English and have some fantastic topics to look forward to.

The autumn term topic will be centred on the Great Fire of London – the children will be finding out what it is like to live in London in 1666. They will look at houses, food and even the Plague! The term will also feature a visit from the Fire Brigade. We will look at famous people from history, such as, Samuel Pepys and King Charles. We will compare our local area to London. The children will learn to bake their own bread

In spring our topic will be Castles – the children will have the opportunity to visit a real castle in Lancaster. They will learn how they would have grown up to be a knight. The children look at some of the food they might have eaten, the entertainment they would have watched and find out about how a castle could have protected them. At the end of the topic the children will make their own castle with moving parts.

The summer topic will be the Seaside. The children will be looking at how seaside towns have changed. They will look at different activities you can do at the seaside. During the term the children visit the beach at Morecambe to spend a day investigating and playing a variety of seaside games.

Things to know about Year 2

PE takes place on a Tuesday afternoon and during the year children will learn dancing, gymnastics and team games. Children will need a full PE kit every week.

Reading records will be sent home daily and we would encourage children to read every night. Our library day is Wednesday and children will need to bring their book to be changed each week.

In Year 2 we start to introduce joined up handwriting and it is important that children are forming their letters correctly.

Please come and see us if you have any issues, however small they may seem.