Welcome to Year 2

Where learning is fuelled by creativity

What to expect in Year 2

Being the eldest year group in Key Stage One (Infants), this is the year where children take on new responsibilities and complete their KS1 SATS. We use all of the wonderful learning from our Key Stage One journey, as well as the brilliant new learning we will be doing in Year Two, to really show everyone how fantastic and unique we all are. We still love to play and get really creative!



What we’re learning: English and maths - 2023-2024!

Learning Letter Year 2 Autumn 2023

Year 2 Launchpads 2023-2024

Writing 2023-2024

Year 2 Writing 1

Year 2 Writing 2

Art 2023-2024

Year 2 Artists

Year 2 Art Skills

Year 2 Art Progression

Science 2023-2024

Year 2 – Chemistry – Use of everyday materials

Year 2 – Biology – Animals, including humans

Year 2 – Biology – Living things and their habitats

Year 2 – Biology – Plants

DT & Computing 2023-2024

Year 2 DT

Year 2 Computing

PSHE  & Online Safety 2023-2024

Year 2 PSHE

Year 1 & 2 Online Safety

History 2023-2024

Year 2 How have holidays changed since the 1800s?

Geography 2023-2024

Year 2 – Does TMS have all the amenities that people need?

Year 2 – What does it feel like to live in different parts of TMS?

Year 2 – Where in the world are hot and cold areas?

Year 2 – How is day to day life the same and different between London and Nairobi?

Year 2 – Where are the continents and oceans in the world?

Year 1:2 Map skills and knowledge

Homelearning - how to support your child at home

STAR learning at home

Your child will be given a STAR learning homework grid at the start of each term, with a range of project-based learning activities for your child to do at home. This is to give all children the opportunity to shine and get excited by learning, in whichever area their strengths are. You can help as much or as little as you like – even grannies and grandads can get involved!

Homelearning grids 2023-2024

Homelearning Year 2 Autumn 1 2023


Reading regularly is crucial to your child’s development and it’s really beneficial if they read aloud to you every night. Your child will bring home a reading book and a library book, and of course they can also read something else at home  whatever they choose, don’t forget to update their reading record!


Spellings are assessed on a daily basis through games and in the children’s writing. It’s really helpful for children to practice spelling their common exception words with you at home. We will also be reinforcing the Year 1 Common Exception Words as well (found on the Year 1 area)
Download and print the year 2 list of common exception words.


Learning and rehearsing basic maths at home is time very well spent. Good things to practise include:

  • Number bonds to 10 and 20
  • Doubling and halving
  • Times tables – we hope that children are able to recall the multiplication and division facts for the 2, 5, and 10 times tables by the time they leave Year 2.


This year's residential - SLEEPING WITH SHARKS - 21st and 22nd March 2024