Y2 Curriculum Information

Term: Summer 2024


 Please read the curriculum information carefully below:

Home Learning:

Home learning is set on Google Classroom every Wednesday, this needs to uploaded and returned for the following Monday. Children will also practise their rapid recall target weekly and spellings. Homework activities will alternate between English and Maths. Please work with your child to complete the activities, but please don’t do it for them! In Year 2, we always remind the children to try their best even if they might make mistakes. 

When we set writing activities, it would be best to get your child to write down their answers on a piece of paper and take a photo of it. This way we can make their spellings, handwriting and punctuation too. 



Spellings will be set and available to view every Friday on Google Classroom. The children will then be tested in class every Friday morning so that they have a week to practice. It will be a mix of high frequency words and words linked to a phonics sound. Your child will receive a login and password to access Spelling Shed, a programme we are using to teach spellings. There will be games for them to access at home. Please encourage this at least once a week. 



At OLM we use the Maths No Problem scheme. This scheme focuses on mastery of different mathematical concepts.  This term we will be focusing on:


Shape- 3D





Times Tables

Pupils should know times tables: 2, 5, 3, 4 and 10s by the end of Year 2

Please ensure you continue to practice on your rapid recall targets as these are invaluable to your child’s mental arithmetic skills.

Times Tables

We will continue to practice the 2, 5 and 10 times tables until the children are completely confident in these.  If you feel they are ready to move on, then please start practising the 3 and 4 times tables too.  Please do practise these regularly. We have introduced the children to Times Table Rockstars and already sent home log ins. This is a fun way to motivate them to learn their tables. We will assign time during our Computing lessons to also support them. 



We will be focussing the book called 

The Emperor’s Egg by Martin Jenkins

The Emperor penguin is the only large animal to remain on the Antarctic mainland throughout its bitterly inhospitable winter. Once the female has laid her egg, she heads back to the sea, leaving the male to incubate it. He then spends two months standing on the freezing cold ice with the egg on his feet!


and also...

The Jolly Postman by Allan Ahlberg

The Jolly Postman is off on another adventure as he delivers letters around fairy-tale land! Children will love opening the envelopes to read a letter from Goldilocks, a postcard addressed to a giant up a beanstalk... and even a note for the Big Bad Wolf!


We will be doing lots of writing surrounding these texts.

Text Types: Diary entries, character descriptions, stories, setting descriptions



Our grammar focus will be sentence types (statement, command and question), using subordination e.g. when, if, but and using a variety of punctuation including commas, exclamation marks and question marks.


In Year 2, we will continue the teaching of phonics, with a focus on consonant graphemes.  We will also begin looking at the spellings of homophones, words that sound the same but have a different meaning and are spelt differently e.g. their and there, pair and pear


The children are read to daily by an adult and also have twice weekly sessions on a one to one basis. This is to ensure that children are exposed to a rich vocabulary and a chance to explore their understanding of a text. Please could parents support their child with reading by reading aloud to them but also ensuring children are reading to them independently for approximately 10 mins a day.  It is important that children now work on their comprehension skills (understanding) so please do spend time discussing what you are reading and questioning your child about a text.


Text Types: Diary entries, character descriptions, stories, setting descriptions


Grammar includes:

Write different kinds of sentence: statement, question, exclamation, command.

 Use expanded noun phrases to add description & specification.

 Write using subordination (when, if, that, because) and co-ordination (or, and, but).

 Correct & consistent use of present tense & past tense.

Correct use of verb tenses.


Write with correct & consistent use of:

o capital letters

o full stops

o question marks

o exclamation marks

Use commas in a list.

Use apostrophe to mark omission and singular possession in nouns.


Write under headings.


Handwriting- Write lower case letters correct size relative to one another.

Show evidence of diagonal & horizontal strokes to join.



 Rooted in Love: Dignity of Workers



Topic 7: Spread the Word- The children will be learning about Jesus leaving His tomb, Pentecost and Jesus’ Ascension into heaven.


Topic 8: Rules- The children will learn about making the right decision, making wise choices and examination of conscience including reflecting on sin.



No Geography this half term



The Stone Age- we will be following the HEP curriculum for this



Class teachers will be teaching Team Building in PE

Coach Costa will be teaching a Summer Olympics Unit



 Mrs Edwards will be teaching children music every Tuesday. This half term, she will focus on pitch, tempo, dynamics and rhythm. 

The focus will be 'Vocal Control-Singing'


Creating Media


Digital Music


Online Safety: Internet Traffic Light


Drawing: Designing and making a chair for Baby Bear





(Planning for growing seeds and bulbs outside)

observe and describe how seeds and bulbs grow into mature plants

find out and describe how plants need water, light and a suitable temperature to grow and stay healthy



Key Dates:

History Trip to a 1900's school-29th April 2024


How you can support your child’s learning:





Hit the Button - Quick fire maths practise for 6-11 year olds (topmarks.co.uk) 


Information for parents- National Curriculum Tests



Phonics Screening:

This year, some children will be tested on their phonic sounds. Please find attached an example of a phonics screening test. You can find more resources uploaded to Google Classroom:

2022 Phonics screening check: pupils' materials - standard (publishing.service.gov.uk)