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Year 2

Welcome to our class! 

The Year 2 Team 

Hello from the Year 2 class teacher, Miss Sharratt, and teaching assistant, Mrs Saywell. Our main aim here at Huttoft Primary and Nursery School is to ensure our pupils are safe and happy at school. We have put strategies in place to ensure a smooth transition from Year 1 to Year 2 can be made so that all children feel supported in their learning.  Let us tell you about Year 2…


Daily Maths lessons are based on the White Rose Maths Scheme. Children will develop their knowledge and understanding of place value, addition and subtraction, money, multiplication and division (2, 3, 5, 10 times tables), statistics, properties of shape, fractions, length and height, position and direction, time, mass and capacity and temperature. Pupils will learn efficient methods for calculating and solving problems. Reasoning and problem-solving form a big part of each Maths lesson in Year 2. 


Children have plenty of opportunities to read and listen to a variety of texts to help them develop a love of reading. We have a class text that we read together every day and a key book that links to our Project we are learning about. Be sure to look out for our classroom door as our key book will cover this in a beautiful display to give reading the sense of importance that it deserves. We also do reading comprehension every week so that pupils become familiar with using the text to help them form their answers in preparation for their SATs at the end of the year. In class we will use dictionaries to explore the meaning of new vocabulary and we have regular access to our class and school libraries where children are encouraged to borrow books from here every week. Throughout the week Guided Reading activities are carried out using VIPERS.

Furthermore, in Year 2 children will learn how to join letters to develop a cursive style of handwriting.  We will study specific spelling patterns and rules as well as Common Exception Words.  

Phonics plays a key part in Year 2 English with revision of Phases 2 to 5; we begin Phase 6 following the Letters and Sounds programme alongside Monster Phonics, a visual and engaging resource, to help us learn our sounds. 

In writing, we focus on using a wider range of punctuation correctly, using different types of sentences, eg: commands, using the past tense correctly, including expanded noun phrases, spelling words with suffixes, eg: –ing and –ed and using conjunctions to extend our sentences (and, but, or, because, that, when, if, so).  Our writing skills are developed through our amazing curriculum projects. 


We explore some exciting themes from the Cornerstones Scheme to cover National Curriculum expectations and objectives for foundation subjects. Core concepts and key vocabulary are taught and referred to regularly throughout each project. Our projects for this academic year are history or geography driven and are listed below:

Autumn Terms: Movers and Shakers

Spring Terms: Coastline

Summer Terms: Magnificent Monarchs

In addition, children will have weekly lessons of Science, Art / DT, Music, RE and PSHE and two PE sessions per week, as well as keeping active with the Daily Mile!












Click below to see the exciting learning we have planned for this half term: