Welcome to Year 2 Learning

Key information for children, parents and carers

Year 2 Curriculum Overview

Essential Reads
Common Exception Words
Mental Arithmetic

Year 2 Spellings Homework

Building Learning Power




Homework is given out every Thursday and expected in your class tray on Tuesday.


Big Talk

Big Talk homework is distributed by your teacher every two weeks.



Spelling words are posted on this page each week for all groups. They are tested every week.


Physical Education

Your class PE day is Thursday. Please remember your full PE kit on this day.



Please read every day at home. Bring your completed reading record into school on Tuesday.



Please write in pencil for maths. When you have a pen licence you may write in black pen only (not biro).

Mathletics at Montpelier Primary School
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Year 2 Curriculum Map

Summer 1 Topic - Sports

Building Learning Power:

We will become Questioning Queen Bees when we begin to investigate how the Olympics have changed over time. We will need to be Planning Pandas.

Be a Collaborating Koala

Be a Collaborative Koala

Be a Questioning Queen Bee

Be a Questioning Queen Bee

Be a Planning Panda

Be a Planning Panda

Hi-Ho! Hi-Ho! It’s off to work we go! During our first topic this term, we will be looking at traditional tales with a twist. We will be exploring ‘Snow White in New York’ through a variety of activ- ities such as drama, sequencing and hot-seating. How exciting that will be!

Can we convince you? During our second topic of the term we will be looking at persuasive writing and become experts in arguing our point, asking rhetorical questions and using emotive language. Swoosh! Crunch, Crunch, Crunch! At the end of the term, we will be looking at poetry and writing seasonal poems using onomatopoeia, similes and alliteration.


We will have fun estimating, measuring and comparing weights. We will also be reading scales to the nearest division, so it’s time to start baking at home!

We will consider the best equipment to use and what units to measure in. Don’t leave your cakes in the oven too long! Year 2 will be looking at how we use time in real life contexts.


This term, we will look at seeds and plants in more detail; observing the cross section of a bulb using a magnifying glass. The children will have the opportunity to plant a bulb and variety of seeds. We will be comparing seeds and the best conditions that these grow in. It will be all hands on deck, becoming expert gardeners!


What computer games do you enjoy? This term in computing Year 2 will be using software to create their own game and will learn how to manipulate a sprite character to move and rotate.


On your marks, get set, go! Inspired by Sports Day we will look at the history of the Olympic games, comparing and contrasting past and present events.


Can you feel the rhythm? We will be creating, selecting and combining sounds using interrelated dimensions of music.

Art & Design Technology

It’s a puppet! This term we will enjoy a visit from an experienced puppeteer and use the skills we have learned to assemble and combine materials to make our very own puppets.

Religious Education

Water, water everywhere and not a drop to drink! We will continue to investigate the importance of water in different religions and listen to stories from other cultures.


We will be using mapping skills to locate Rio de Janeiro – the home of the 2016 Olympic and Paralympic games. We will then bring sporting achievements closer to home by looking at significant sports personalities in Ealing.

Physical Education

It’s Sports Day! This half term we will practising athletics, including throwing and jumping skills, in preparation for the big day! Let’s hope for good weather this year…


Can you name any objects in our classroom in French? This half term we will learn classrooms objects as well as investigating the country of France.

In assemblies this term KS1 will hear stories about kindness. They will also learn about being good sportsmen and women in readiness for Sports Day. We have Year 1, Year 2 and Reception class assemblies to enjoy.
This half term the children will learn the PANTS rule. The children will explore some of the differences between males and females and to understand how this is part of the lifecycle.

This term our upcoming events are:

  • Art week
  • Sports Day
  • Enabling Enterprise
  • 2CH Class Assembly
  • Puppet making workshop
Global Citizenship

We will look at how sports can bring people together across the globe. We will also be learning key enterprise skills and investigating the needs of a society when we design our own city as part of our Enabling Enterprise project.

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