Year 2

The moment we decide to fulfil something, we can do anything – Greta Thunberg, environmental activist who has challenged world leaders that started a movement which has seen over 13 million children in 150 countries around the world participate in school strikes to raise awareness about climate change.

Welcome to the Year 2 class page!

The year 2 teachers are Mrs Deppe, who teaches on Monday – Wednesday and Miss Auster who teaches on Thursday and Friday.

They are supported by Mrs Philips  (Monday & Tuesday) and Mrs Edmunds (Wednesday – Friday).

Year 2 Spring Term – Our Current Topic

Rumble in the Jungle!

This half term, the children will be learning all about rainforests around the world and the animals and plants that live there. They will be making 3D globes and locating the continents and oceans as well as identifying where the rainforests are and will also be creating dioramas of the layers of the rainforest. Click on the topic web to find out more.

Our Spring 1 Topic Web:Rumble in the Jungle Topic Web

Our Spring 1 homework grid: Rumble in the Jungle Learning Log

Y2 – Class Information


Homework is set on Friday and is expected back by 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 Friday.

Forest School

As forest school is first thing on a Tuesday morning (alternate weeks for each group). Children can 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.


PE is on Tuesday and Thursday however it is beneficial to have kit in all week.

Y2 – Supporting Your Child’s Journey at Home

Year 2 grammar guide for parents

Year 2 Writing – Non-negotiables Year 2 writing non-negotiables  These are the things we expect to see in writing by the end of year 2.

How to support your child with reading

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.

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

Year 1 and 2 Common Exception Words

Spelling Guide for parents


Free home-education resources – Lots of links on this website that relate to lots of different areas of the curriculum.

Collins SATs Workbooks

Twinkl resources – This guide will show you how to access Twinkl for free

Year 2 Practical Ideas

Other links for your information:

Online safety at home for ages 5-7

Online safety at home activity 2 for ages 5-7

Online safety at home activity 3 for ages 5-7

Online safety at home activity 4 for ages 5-7

English (including reading, writing, SPaG):

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

More phonics games

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

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

Maths and English games linked to the curriculum

Classroom Secrets SPaG and Reading Pack


Bubbles Multiples – A very popular maths game linked to learning multiples of numbers

Maths and English games linked to the curriculum

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

Classroom Secrets Maths Pack


Hour of Code – coding activities