Year 2 2023 - 2024

Mrs Durban

Miss Atherton

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Welcome to Year 2



We hope that you had a good Easter break and are ready for the final term in Year 2. We are looking forward to having a fun Summer term!

This term our topic is called ''What makes our spinney special?'

The children will be working hard to achieve their goals in all areas of the curriculum. Have a look at some of the things they will be learning!


    MathsSouth View Community Primary School - Maths Curriculum

    In Maths, we will be learning about money, multiplication and division, length and height, mass, capacity and temperature.




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Last half term we amazed by the writing that was produced by our Year Two children.  We cannot wait to see where it will take us next!  This half term we will be exploring the text ‘The Last Wolf’ by Mini Grey.  Just like our previous text, this text has so many opportunities for fantastic writing and getting the children using their imaginations and creativity.  As well as developing further those skills previously taught; the children will be participating in discussions and role play, recognising simple recurring language used in story writing, writing narrative based on real life experiences and writing for different purposes.  They will also be researching, writing a persuasive speech, creating guides and lists, descriptive writing and so much more. 

Learning Adventure - What makes our Spinney special?


This area of learning links to many areas of the curriculum. The

Geography focus will take children into the world of rainforests where

they will be researching the different rainforest locations, using the

world map. They will learn about the layers of the rainforest, climate,

weather and the deforestation of the rainforests.  They will enjoy a residential trip to Fox Howl in Delamere and will explore the human and physical features on their trip comparing them to the Spinney at school.



Our Science topic during the Summer term will see the children                                      

observe and describe how trees and plants need water, light and a                                     

suitable temperature to grow. We will be exploring and comparing

the differences between things that are living, dead, and things that

have never been alive. The children will identify that most living things

live in habitats. They will explore and name a variety of plants and minibeasts in their habitats, including micro-habitats and describe how animals obtain their food from plants and other animals, using the idea of a simple food chain. Much of our field work will take place in the Spinney, ending the term with the children hosting ‘Spinney tours.'




PE will be delivered twice a week on Wednesday and Friday. Please ensure that your child has their PE kit and pumps or trainers, in school at all times.



We put a high emphasis on reading in school with daily reading and spelling activities.  It’s our expectation that all children read at least 3 times per week at home.  We ask that parents read with their children and sign the home journals at least 3 times a week (ideally every night).


Planners/ Messages Please ensure your child’s home journal is in school everyday. If you wish to deliver a message to your child’s teachers please use the home journal as a form of communication, however please send your child into the class with their journal if there is a message in it.



Spelling – 5 practice games on EdShed every week.

Maths – 5 practice games on EdShed every week.

Grammar on quiz shed every other week.

Homework is set on a Friday and needs to be completed by the following Wednesday. Rockstars is also set weekly through the garage section, where children will work on 2,5 and 10 times tables. All passwords are at the front of your child’s reading journal.


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We cannot wait for an exciting term of fun filled learning.

Miss Atherton, Mrs Durban and Mrs Caveney


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Manor Park School & Nursery
Manor Park North,
Knutsford, WA16 8DB
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