Year 2

Year 2 is Led by Mrs Grant and supported by Ms Smith, Mrs Thompson and Ms McDonald

This is a very exciting and important year for the children at Prendergast Vale as they are approaching the end of key stage 1 and have their ever important SATs at the end of the year. We have a rich, immersive curriculum which supports creativity, independence and cross-curricular links.

Our Topics this year are:

  • The Great Fire of London
  • Explorers
  • Incredible India
  • Amazing Animals
  • Superheros
  • Sun, Sea and Sand

Each term, there is topic, in which children will experience and engage with a variety of reading and writing genres. They will deepen their understanding of a range of texts and use this as a basis for their independent writing. There are high expectations in Year 2 and children are expected to write in the cursive script. We build upon their phonic knowledge and support transcription skills by embedding high quality teaching of spelling, punctuation and grammar.

In Maths, Year 2 have a hands on approach. They learn through practical activities and begin to explore a wide range of strategies to help them solve addition, subtraction, multiplication and division problems. Throughout the year we also use our knowledge of number to explore the areas of measurement: time, weight, capacity, length and money.

We have school trips every half term which support our enriching curriculum and help provide a stimulus and purpose to our learning. We aim to make all of our trips free though occasionally ask for a contribution towards any costs. London is a fantastic city to explore and lean from.

For more information regarding the curriculum for Year 2, please visit:

https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/national-curriculum