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Year 2



 Parent Curriculum Planners 

Each term, before the children embark on their learning in a new topic, we send home a Parent Curriculum Planner explaining for parents and carers the learning opportunities across the curriculum that each child will receive. Teachers select and suggest useful websites and places to visit which will enhance and prepare the child for the topic they are about to start. There are also useful dates and a bank of topic words that families may choose to talk through with their children.

Year 2 Parent Curriculum Planner Spring Term 2023



Whole School Curriculum plan 2023/2024

National Primary Curriculum


Promoting Language at Home


Parent Workshop Presentations, please click on the blue links below to open the presentation 

Parent Information Meeting Presentation September 2023 
Year 2 SATs Phonics PowerPoint March 2022
Year 2 Phonics Presentation 
Supporting Developing Reading and Comprehension
Phonics and Early Reading in Foundation Stage and Keystage One  
Growth Mindset Presentation
Teaching Maths



Year 2 Expectations

Year 2 Vocabulary, Grammar & Punctuation 

Year 2 Spelling Expectations

English Appendix 

End of Year 2 Expectations  

Year 1 expectations- count in steps of 2’s, 5’s and 10’s.

Year 2 expectations- recall and use multiplication and division facts for the 2, 5 and 10 multiplication tables.

Year 3- recall and use multiplication and division facts for the 3, 4 and 8 multiplication tables.


Relationships and Sex Education Overview - Year 2


Please see below some useful websites to assist with your child's learning.

Purple Mash Information Guides
Information Letter to Parents

Guide to accessing Home Learning Tasks on Purple Mash:


Guide to uploading work on Purple Mash:


Guide to accessing your Class Blog on Purple Mash:


Geography – Our world

file:///C:/Users/HannahL/Downloads/01SubscribersKS1OddizziWorldExplorersPlaces.pdf - Geography- continents - Geography – different activities –

2L’s Username: 2L2020 Password: Barnsbury2L                       

2S’ username: 2S2020 Password: Barnsbury2S - Explore the World- Geography. Task: They can great a mini fact file about the different countries using the short clips. They can research more if they wanted to. Can use this to create a fact file too. - Geography- Continents. - Geography- Oceans. – Geography - Maps



Science- Nature of life - Science- After Easter - Habitats - Science- After Easter- Mammals - Science- After Easter- Mini beasts. Children can go outside and explore mini-beasts habitats. Take pictures and they can send them to school. - Science After Easter- Plants- Children can use the plant section to watch all the videos. They can make a poster about the life cycle of a plant and make write instructions on how to look after them. Science-  After Easter-  Habitats and the environment section.  Children can create their own food chains. They can also write about why animals are suited to their environment. - Science - Plants activities - Outdoor learning and Science and ART. children to do this in the garden or on their walks with their families. 


Maths - Maths- White Rose home learning activities. - Maths- Hit the button. Times table and number bond activities. -Measure - maths - Maths - multiplication and division - maths - Fractions - maths - Money 


English - English- Spelling- Common Exception words. - English- Grammar. English-  Grammar - English- Homophones. English-  Writing a poem- Children can create their own poems. They could create one about mini beasts or nature. They could email them to the office and forward them onto Mr Stringer and Miss Lee. - English- Writing activities. 

file:///C:/Users/HannahL/Downloads/Book%20of%20Butterflies%20KS1%20Activity%20Pack%20-%20Book%20of%20Butterflies%20KS1%20Activity%20Pack.pdf - English Writing activities.



R.E- Easter - RE- The Easter story - RE - Easter story and activities.  



Recommended Books to Read  


Timestable Rockstar

Please click here to see the Timestable Rockstar Letter

Logging into to the program at home;
 Go to or download the Timestables Rockstar App from the App store.
 You can create a bookmark or favourite for this web address.
 Go to Login (these details are in your children’s reading diaries). Once you are logged in, you will be
asked to create an Avatar and choose a rockstar name for yourself.
 You now need to choose your venue. The Garage and Arena are specifically set questions set by your
class teacher. The Festival and Studio have timestables questions randomly selected up to 12x12.
 Your child will be challenged to see how many timestables questions they can answer in a set amount of
time. As they complete challenges, they can earn Rock Status! We recommend using this programme
for 10 minutes a day.
 For more guidance and help, please see