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Welcome to Year 2

Mrs Roberts and Mrs Milbourne

We hope you've had a nice relaxing summer and you're ready for an exciting half term of learning!

This half term


Our theme this term is called 'Food Glorious Food'.

We will be learning lots about food from how to sort it into different groups to where in the world it comes from and how to plan and make a healthy meal. We will also be learning about artist Guiseppe Acimboldo who created portraits with different fruits and vegetables.



A busy half term for English – the children will be learning about: writing lists and using commas in their writing, as well as using more than one adjective to create noun phrases in their writing. We will be looking at and following lots of different types of recipes and instructions and learning to use ‘bossy’ verbs in our instructional writing. Finally, with a big focus on vocabulary this half term, the children will be learning about synonyms and using ambitious words in their writing.






In Maths, we will be focusing on place value for numbers up to 100. The children will be learning how to partition a number into tens and ones. We will then move onto addition and subtraction, using manipulatives, drawing maths pictures and using number lines to add and subtract 2 digit numbers. Towards the end of the half term, we will begin to look at word problems and work on the different strategies we can use to solve them.



Some of our class books this half term will be ‘Beware of Boys’ by Tony Blundell, ‘I will not ever never eat a tomato’ by Lauren Childs and ‘Revolting Recipes’ by Roald Dahl. Although we will, of course, share lots of other, exciting books as a class on a daily basis. 



Your child will have a reading book and a guided reading book from the Key Stage 1 library which must be in school every day. There are many opportunities for reading with teachers during the school day so it is important that children do have a book and their reading record in school.


You should read with your child as often as possible during the week at home, we expect that you will write in your child’s reading record at least 3 times a week, this is especially important in year 2.

Home Learning

For spellings, children should practise the words and rules, which we are learning in class, you can find these on our weekly letter. The 6 speed spell words are from the Year 2 common exception words (attached to this letter) which we will be practising as much as we can all year.


For maths, children will have their Schofield and Sims books, which will be collected in and marked weekly.


There will also be a reading grid sent home with different tasks on, we ask that you choose 6 tasks to complete with your child – we will collect these in just before the half term holiday to have a look at all the wonderful learning you have been doing at home.




 PE is currently timetabled for Wednesday mornings, children should have a white T shirt, shorts/trousers and trainers/plimsolls in school every week.


The children will also be taking part in Forest Schools on Thursday afternoons. They should have trainers/wellies, trousers and a jumper/coat that you don’t mind getting muddy in school every week.


Please be aware that our cloakroom does not have space for large bags and keeping these bags as small as possible helps your children to keep track of their things.




Resources are all provided for Year 2 children, they should not be bringing pencil cases to school. 


Thank you for your continued support.

If you have any questions regarding any of the information above or regarding your child’s learning and progress, please do not hesitate to pop in and see me at the end of the day or alternatively make an appointment with the office.

Useful Links:


Oxford Owl - provides access to free e-books (You have to create a free account to view them) 


This website is American, but it has some nice phonics and reading games.

This website has lots of great phonics games that your child will be familiar with. 



This website has lots of interactive maths games. 

This website groups games together well and you can search by subject.


This game lets you plan your own lunchbox and tells you how healthy it is...!

This website has lots of child friendly recipes to look at and try. 

This website follows the story of how bread it made from farm to loaf. 




Year 2 Common Exception Words

Our Maths Meeting Sheet

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  • Coombe Drive, Binley Woods, Coventry,
  • Warwickshire, CV3 2QU
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