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Year 2

Welcome to the Year 2 page! 

On this page, you will be able to find out about all of the children's learning and gain an insight into what we are doing in class.

The Year 2 teachers are: 

Miss Beardsley - 2B

Mrs Ind (Mon, Tues, Weds am) and Ms Halliwell (Weds pm, Thurs and Fri) - 2IH.

Mrs Sobis and Miss Bushell also support the children's learning every day. 

Message from the Year 2 teachers: 

It is hard to believe that we are starting the Summer Term but we have lots of exciting things planned for the children. The children will be completing their SATs throughout May and will sit papers in Reading, Spelling, Grammar and Maths. The children will also continue to have a focus on learning their 2,5 and 10 times table.

If you want to get in touch with any of the Year 2 teachers, please send us an email to year2@springbankpri-ac.gloucs.sch.uk

Important Information: 

In Year 2, we recognise how important PE is as part of the curriculum.

Our PE lessons are as follows:

Indoor PE -  Tuesday (2IH) and Friday (2B) 

Outdoor PE - Wednesday

The children will need their PE kits in school for their outdoor PE lesson. This should consist of:

- blue, black or grey shorts/ bottoms

- a white or house coloured t shirt 

- pumps or trainers which the children can fasten themselves. 



Each week, your child will receive a spelling homework. These spellings will cover the Year 1 and 2 common exception words and spelling patterns that they have been learning in school each week.

The children also have access to Numbots https://play.numbots.com/#/account/school-login/52740 

This website allows your child to practice and apply their understanding of number. It supports them with their maths learning in school. We recommend that your child uses their login at least three times a week.

Reading at home: 

In Key stage 1, we value the importance of reading. We know that learning to read is a priceless, life-long skill that will unlock the whole curriculum for your child. Reading is important in all year groups but particularly in Year 2 as your children will be tested not only on their fluency but also their comprehension. 

It is important that your child reads regularly at home to help them consolidate their sounds that they have been learning in school, develop their fluency and support their comprehension. It is really important that all children have their reading records and reading books in school each day. Within their reading record, it is really important that you record every time they read at home as this provides important communication between home and school. When your child reads at school, you will receive feedback in the reading record too. 

Year 2 Curriculum 


In Maths this term, we will be learning about weight, capacity and temperature. Then, the children will be recapping what they have learnt for addition, subtraction, multiplication and division.  We will be continuing to practise our 2, 5 and 10 times tables and daily arithmetic through fluent in 5. 

We will be relaunching Numbots with an exciting competition this term too!



 In English, we are going to be learning about defeating the monster stories.  The children will be learning about the power of 3 and applying what they have learnt about adverbs. 

The children will be showcasing all of the skills they have learnt this year, including conjunctions and expanded noun phrases. 


We have been focusing on reading fluency so the children have the chance to read the text several times to develop their comprehension. We have been focusing on different strands of the strategy VIPERS. We have learnt the following so far:

V -  Vocabulary: children find and explain the meaning of words.

I – Inference: children use clues from the text to create meaning.

P -  Predict: children use clues from the text to say what you think might happen.

E -

R -  Retrieval: children find the answers in the text.

S - Sequence: children order the events from the text

The children will now be applying all of the VIPERS strand and answering a wide range of questions throughout the reading units. 


This term the children are learning all about ‘plants’. We will be observing and describing how seeds and bulbs grow into mature plants. We will be investigating how plants need water, light and a suitable temperature to grow and stay healthy.

Through our science lessons, we hope the children will ask questions to develop their scientific understanding, set up tests, make observations and present their findings in a variety of ways.

The children will be planting sunflower seeds this term and testing the conditions which they need to grow. 


This term we will be learning about the Great Fire of London and the consequences of this event in history. The children will be looking at the impact of this event and how it changed the world we live. They will be looking at different historical sources such as photographs, diaries and a range of books.


In our PSHCE lessons, we will be learning all about permission and how we should treat others. They will also be learning about different jobs, how people choose their jobs and why people have to work. 


In our RE lessons, we will be exploring the key question 'What is the 'Good News' Christians believe Jesus bring?' Throughout our lessons, we will be telling stories from the bible and giving examples of how Christians bring good news to their communities. 


During our computing unit this term, we will be learning about programming. The children will be using ScratchJr to create quizzes. 


In music, we are learning the 'friendship song’. The children will singing the song, playing the glockenspiel and continuing to learn what pulse and dynamics mean in music.


In our DT lessons this term, we will be learning about moving vehicles. The children will be exploring different moving vehicles and will be planning, designing, creating and evaluating their own fairytale moving cars. 


In PE, the children will be introduced to Cricket and Athletics. We are really looking forward to teaching the children lots of new skills.