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Long Crendon


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Oak - Year 2

Welcome to Year 2 - Ash Class!


The Team


The Teacher:

Mr. Aziz


The Learning Support Assistants are:


Mrs Simms: Monday - Wednesday

Mrs Ellis: Thursday - Friday 


Important Information


P.E - Wednesday and Thursday

Please ensure you come to school in P.E kit on those days.


Forest School and Music - alternate Tuesdays


For Forest School, please ensure you have waterproofs, wellies and warm clothing.


Curriculum Information


For the Spring term we will be focusing on writing about feelings and then moving onto people and events in history. This includes Edward Jenner, The Great Fire of London and The Plague. They will be learning how to use conjunctions, exclamation marks, question marks, similes and more! 



We use Rising Stars for our spellings from year 2. Each week the children will be learning about a different spelling rule though activities and games. Spelling rules with examples of spellings will go out in Spelling books every week, to come back in the following Wednesday. Children are not expected to learn a list of words, it's about knowing the spelling rule and thinking of words that follow this rule. We do not do spelling tests, we want them to learn how to spell these words in their writing so in their homework, if they spell any words that we've covered, please support them in spelling these correctly.



We will be starting our whole class reading sessions. We will be using VIPERS (Vocabulary, Inference, Predictions, Explain, Retrieval and Sequence) to learn how to answer comprehension questions. Each week we will focus on a different text and a particular VIPER.

We have a slot each week for library where the children are able to choose a book for pleasure and we read a story each day in class.

We aim to read with individual children as often as we can and will move children up book bands when we feel they are ready based on their word reading and comprehension skills.



We follow White Rose Maths at Long Crendon. In Year 2 we focus on strengthening their number skills using the four operations: addition, subtraction, multiplication and division. For this term we are focussing on Money, Multiplication and Measurement. 

Within all of the areas of Maths, we challenge the children to have a greater depth of understanding by practicing tasks that develop their reasoning skills. 



Our topics in Science cover: Living Things and Their Habitats, Everyday Materials, Plants and Animals, including Humans. We aim to bring science to life by preparing many practical experiments and tasks which help to engage them when learning scientific knowledge. 



We will be learning about the four countries of the UK and their capital cities.  We will also be developing our geographical skills, such as mapping and compass work, and using them to conduct field work in our local area.



We will be learning the facts behind the Great Fire of London, analysing different sources and considering its significance today.



RE is taught once a week, looking into the different religions that are practiced in our community and all around the world. We focus on learning key knowledge and understanding that we all have similarities and differences between us. We will then develop this into a celebration of the differences between us and learning to respect one another.  



PE is on Wednesday and Thursday. The children cover a number of skills in different sports and prepare for sports day too. 


PSHE and Citizenship

We use the Jigsaw curriculum for our PSHE curriculum which covers: Being Me In My World, Celebrating Differences, Dreams & Goals, Healthy Me, Relationships and Changing Me. 


Art and DT

We teach the children new skills throughout the year and learn about famous artists of the past and present. 


Forest School

Forest School is taught by Mrs Simons on Tuesday afternoon, every other week.



Music is taught by Mr Lee on Tuesday afternoon every other week.


Supporting Your Child's Learning at Home


Our experience has shown us that the support children get from home has a positive impact on their learning. We hope you find the below information useful.


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