Year Two

Welcome to Year 2, Elephant Class!

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                                     Class Teacher

                                                                     Mr J. Frecknall

                                     Teaching & Learning Assistants

                                                             Mr Stanley (Mon - Fri AM)

                                              Mrs Hughes (Mon, Weds and Thurs - All Day)

                                                        Mrs Trupia (Tues and Fri - All Day)

                                                             Mrs Cummines (Tues - PM)

                               We are very excited to be starting a new year in Year 2. We are a team and are committed to ensuring that all Year 2 children learn, develop and thrive in our setting. The information below is always subject to change but we hope it gives you an understanding of the sorts of things we have coming up this year. Thank you for visiting our class page!

Please bear with us as we update this page full of the important information for the year.

Autumn 2023

Curriculum Presentation:

year 2 curriculum presentation autumn 2023.pdf


Homework Menu:

English  Maths  Topic 
Choose your favourite fairy tale and turn it into a comic strip/story board. Don’t forget to include your characters and draw the boxes yourselves.  Design your own number line that can be used in class. The number line should span the numbers 1-25 and should be small enough to be stuck onto your core space in class.  Only 24 out of the 26 letters of the alphabet are represented by a country. Create a list of countries for every letter of the alphabet that you can and work out which 2 letters are missing. 
Write a poem about a country of your choice. This might be a country in Africa linked to our art, or even a country that Tom from ‘The Boy Who Biked the World’ cycled through.  Create a home timetable. This should detail what time you get up, what time you have breakfast, leave for school etc. These timetables can then be explored and compared with other children’s.   Create a silhouette of an animal for display in our gallery. This can be any animal of your choice, but perhaps link it to an animal we have discussed in our life-cycle work – Frogs, butterflies or chickens! 
Create a speech about why you want to be the student council representative for Year 2. Speeches will happen in the week beginning 02.10.2023  Using weights and measures, create a recipe in grams that Mr. Frecknall can cook at home for his children (they love cake!).  Create a dance to your favourite song. This can be done as a pair/group or individually and could be performed in front of the class if you would like, 
Create a list of the 25 things people should do before the end of Primary School. This might be reading a particular story, playing a particular game or even learning a particular topic. 








8.45am - 9.00am 

Registration & check in (Spellings) 

Registration & check in: (Reading) 

Registration & check in: (Phonics) 

Registration & check in (Times tables) 

Registration & check in: (Reflection) 


9.00am - 10.00am






10.00am - 10.40am 


Phonics (10.00 - 10.20) 



Phonics (10.00 - 10.20) 



Phonics (10.00 - 10.20) 



Phonics (10.00 - 10.20) 


Weekly Spelling/ 

Arithmetic tests 

Handwriting (Spellings) 

(10.20 - 10.40) 

Times tables 

(10.20 - 10.40) 

Mental Maths  

(10.20 - 10.40) 


(10.20 - 10.40) 

10.40am - 11.00am 

Break Time & Daily Mile 


11.00am - 12.00pm 


English (Grammar) 

English (Reading) 

English (Planning) 

English (Writing) 

English (Writing/Editing) 

12.00pm - 1.00pm 


1.00pm - 2.00pm 

Class Assembly (1.00-1.20) 


PSHE (1.00 - 1.30) 


KS Assembly 

(1.00 - 1.20) 

PE (Outdoor) 





Art/DT (1.20 - 2.00) 

RE (1.30-2.30) 


Science (1.20 - 2.30) 


2.00pm - 3.00pm 


PE (Indoor) 


Guided Reading (2.30-3.00) 

Computing (2.00-2.45) 

Music (2.00-2.30) 

Leadership Assembly (2.40 - 3.00) 

Singing Assembly (2.45 - 3.00) 

HT Assembly (2.30 - 2.50) 

3.00pm - 3.15pm 

Read Aloud 

Read Aloud 

Read Aloud 

Read Aloud 

Read Aloud 

Autumn 1 2023 - Medium Term Plan


Week 1 

Week 2 

Week 3 

Week 4 

Week 5 

Week 6 


Animals, including humans 

Notice that animals, including humans have offspring which grow into adults 

Notice that animals, including humans have offspring which grow into adults 

Find out about and describe the basic needs of animals, including humans, for survival (water, food, air) 

Find out about and describe the basic needs of animals, including humans, for survival (water, food, air) 

Describe the importance for humans of exercise, eating the right amounts of different types of food, and hygiene 

Describe the importance for humans of exercise, eating the right amounts of different types of food, and hygiene 


Autumn 2 








Where in the world? 


To find and name the 7 continents of the world 


To find and name the main oceans of the world 

To compare the size of the UK to other parts of the world 

To use directional language to explore the area around our school 

To take part in a traffic survey of our schools and local roads 

To create a map of our school, including labels of the different areas 


Information Technology Around Us 

To recognise the uses and features of information technology 

To identify information technology in the home 

 To identify information technology beyond school 

To explain how information technology benefits us 

To show how to use information technology safely 

To recognise that choices are made when using information technology 



Investigate different kinds of art that can be created inc. different media. 

Create outlines of elephants for silhouettes. 

Create an animal art collage inc. Silhouette of elephants and african animals 

Explain the difference between front on and profile 

Create a profile of a face using photography. 

Use profile portrait to create a full silhouette 


Being in my world 

Hopes and Fears 
for the Year 

Rights and 

Rewards and 

Rewards and 

Our Learning 

Owning our Learning Charter 


What did Jesus teach? 

What does it mean to be kind? 

Jesus taught us to be kind to everyone but is it possible to kind to everyone all the time? 

Why do you think Jesus showed kindness to someone he didn’t know? 

What would Jesus want a Christian to do? 

Revisit key question: Is it possible to be kind to everyone all the time? 

Revisit Session 1 - What does it mean to be kind? 


Hands, Feet, Heart 

Sing a song as a group 

Sing a song and play instrumental parts within the song 

Sing a song and improvise using voices and/or instruments within the song 

Sing a song and perform composition(s) within the song 

Start to prepare for the end-of-unit performance 

Perform end of unit song/ 



Outdoors- Ball Skills 

Roll, throw and kick a ball to hit a target 

Develop catching a range of objects with two hands. Catch with and without a bounce. 

Consistently track and collect a ball being sent directly. 

Explore dribbling with hands and feet with increasing control on the move. 

Know that it is easier to move towards a ball to track it than chase it. 

Know that stepping with opposite foot to throwing arm will help me to balance. 


Indoors - Team Building 


Work as a team to solve a simple challenge 

Work as small team to undertake team challenges 

Display simple teamwork qualities, considering the abilities of others within their group 


Work as a class to take turns at playing simple parachute games. 

Display good teamwork qualities 

Explore good team work skills working as a whole class.