Year 2

Mr A Brown
Mr A Brown
PE Leader
Mrs Miller
Higher Level Teaching Assistant
Mrs Miller
Mrs M Hutchings
Teaching Assistant
Mrs M Hutchings

Year 2 Curriculum Project

Year 2 Project - Wriggle and Crawl

Grab your coat and pooter - we're going out and about on a minibeast hunt. Sweep your nets in ponds and lift up logs to see who's home. Then set up a minibeast laboratory and observe their every move. Add notes and labels and ask research questions, just like a real entomologist. Learn about bees and worms and butterflies too. Can you make a food chain to show who eats who? Carry out investigations to find out more, like how far a snail travels in a day and how a spider catches its prey. Then animate to show how your favourite bug transforms from one form to another, perhaps a caterpillar to a butterfly or a maggot to a fly. On your belly, legs at the ready, it's time to wriggle and crawl. 

Memorable Experience - Minibeast Hunt

Innovate Challenge - Minibeast life cycle animation

Science - Habitats; Animals, including humans; Working scientifically

Art and DesignObservational drawing; Model making

Computing - Creating and debugging programs; Algorithms; Uses of ICT beyond school; Stop motion animation; Logical reasoning; Presentations

Design Technology - Origins of food; Selecting natural materials

Geography - Fieldwork

Science Investigations 'Do snails have noses?' 'Do insects have a favourite colour?', 'What is the life cycle of a ladybird?', 'Where do snails live?'

Year 2 Key Information



In Year 2 PE lessons are timetabled for Monday and Wednesday every week. 


Spelling Tests will take place every Thursday. 



Next week we will be;

  • Developing our sentence writing to include key vocabulary. 


Next week we will be;

  • Adding and subtracting ones and tens to 2-digit numbers using a range of methods. 

Additional Information

In Term 2 the children need to bring their reading book/record in every day. Once they have read a book they will complete a comprehension quiz about it and then choose a new book. Please ensure children are reading for at least 10 minutes every day at home. 

There will not be any spellings set over the half term. 


This week's homework is;

  • Read for at least 10 minutes everyday. If the book is relatively short, it would be useful to read it a few times in preparation for the quiz they will take about the book.
  • Aim to complete 3 progressions on Maths Whizz every week. 
  • Spellings have been sent home. Spelling tests will be on Thursdays. Children can practice their spellings on Spelling Shed using the log-in in their reading record.