Year 2 – Walnut Class

Welcome to the year 2 class page.The year 2 teacher is Mrs Deppe who is supported by Mrs Basu full time and Miss Pople Tuesdays to Friday.

Mrs Duffy will be teaching on Tuesday afternoons until Christmas.

Mrs Rea will be teaching on Thursday afternoon (last session) until Christmas.

Our Autumn 2 topic is: Frozen Planet

Please click the link for our topic web: Frozen Planet Topic Web 2019

Topics can evolve differently to what is on the topic web if children have a particular interest in a certain area linked. We aim to link all areas of our learning to our topic.

Homework Grid for this term: Frozen Planet Homework

Our Autumn 1 topic is: Superheroes

Please click the link for our topic web: Superheroes Topic Web.

Topics can evolve differently to what is on the topic web if children have a particular interest in a certain area linked. We aim to link all areas of our learning to our topic.

Useful Information


Homework is set on Friday and are expected back latest, the following Wednesday. Children will have a grid of activities related to our topic, which they can choose from.


Reading a little bit every night is beneficial for your child’s learning not only in reading but in their writing too. Please write in their reading record when they read and if a book is finished.

When a book needs changing, your child can put it and their reading record in the ‘reading books to change’ box. One of us will check the diary and change the book and it will be handed out at the end of the day. As children become more fluent readers, they will be asked to choose their own books however their diaries still need to be handed in in the morning before this happens.


A new spelling rule is taught each week and then example words and the rule will be sent home in spelling books to reinforce at home. Spellings are taught for writing, so we do not expect the children just to learn a list of words. We would like them to understand the rule and be able to apply that to words they come across when they are writing. Spelling rules will be sent out on Wednesday. We will have a quick spelling recap every Monday on the spellings from the week before.

Forest School

As forest school is first thing on a Tuesday morning, it would be helpful for them to come dressed in their kit with their uniform in a bag. We will then send the kit back home at the end of the day for the following week. Wellies can stay at school on their pegs.


PE will be on a Tuesday and Thursday however please make sure kit is in all week.

Class Dojo

Class Dojo is used to positively reward good choices in school. Children can earn points which they can then bank in for prizes. It will also be used as a whole class reward. When children reach each multiple of 100 they will get to choose a treat.

Useful Links

Year 2 Spelling Curriculum Overview An overview of all the spelling rules we will be covering this year.

Year 2 suggested reading list – A great website with lots of fabulous books suitable for year 2. If you are looking for inspiration, have a look on here.

Times Tables Games In year 2 we are learning our 2x 5x and 10x tables

Phonics Play Games There are some free games for each phase you can play at home.

More phonics games

English Games There are some great games for spelling, punctuation, reading and writing in the 5-7 year old tab and some suitable games in the 7-11 tab as well.

More English games

The Hour of Code A great website for coding.

Spelling and grammar games Games linked to the KS1 spelling and grammar curriculum.

Forest School Blog: Click here to see what Year 2 have been up to at Forest School this term.