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The Heys Primary School The Heys Primary School

Year 2

Autumn 1 2022


Welcome back to a new school year in year 2!

Working in Year 2 this year will be myself (Miss Streets), Mrs Dowell and Mrs Munir. 


We are looking forward to welcoming you into Year 2 and watching everyone develop over the next year. 


On this webpage you will find information about what we are learning, key events, pictures of the children's learning and useful websites to visit. 


If you have any other questions, please do not hesitate to send me a dojo message and I will respond within the working week. 


We are looking forward to starting the busy year we have ahead of us.


Miss C Streets 

The Heys Primary School Phonics Scheme Information

Knowing Me, Knowing You!



In English this half term we are going to be writing a story with a familiar setting and writing poems about families. 



Our first maths focus we will be looking at is Place Value. We will be looking at numbers to 20, counting objects to 100 by making 10’s, recognising 10’s and ones, using a place value chart and partitioning numbers to 100. We will also be looking at writing numbers to 100 in words, flexibly partitioning numbers to 100, writing numbers to 100 in expanded form, 10’s on a number line to 100 and 10’s and 1’s on a number line to 100. 



In Science this half term we will be learning about animals including humans. This includes noticing that animals, including humans, have offspring which grow into adults,  to find out about and describe the basic needs of animals, including humans, for survival (water, food and air). This also includes describing the importance for humans of exercise, eating the right amounts of different types of food, and hygiene.

We will also be linking our learning to the work of a real life scientist.  

In computing we will be focusing our learning on e-safety, understanding how to use online searches safely and that our online search leaves a digital footprint. 


In geography we will be focusing our learning on naming and locating the world’s 7 continents and 5
oceans, naming, locating and identify characteristics of the 4 countries and capital cities of the United Kingdom
and its surrounding seas. We will also be learning how to ask and answer geographical questions linked to
physical and humans features within our area and further. We will also use google maps on the chrome books and on the iPads to investigate human and physical features.


In PE we will be master basic movements including running, jumping, throwing and catching, as well as developing balance, agility and coordination, and begin to apply these in a range of activities.


In PSHE our unit will be 'Being Me in My World.' will leach the children to identify some of their hopes and fears. To understand the rights and responsibilities of being a member of the Year 2 class, to listen to other people’s ideas and to know that the choices you make have consequences. We will also learn to know what is right and what is wrong, to know that bullying can sometimes be about differences and to know that it is ok to be different from others.


In art we will be developing our skills of how to draw our self-portraits,  using a range of materials creatively. 
To develop a wide range of art and design techniques in using colour, pattern, texture, line, shape, form and space.
We will also use drawing, painting and sculpture to develop and share their ideas, experiences an imagination.


In RE we will recognise that sacred texts contain stories which are special to many people and should be treated with respect.

Year 2 2021- 2022

Hello everyone and welcome to Year 2's class page. We will be using this page to share important information, key events, links to websites and much more. Please make sure you are checking this page on a regular basis.  



The children have been taking part in an exciting Health week this week. (W/B 27.06.22). Click the link below to see all the fantastic activities. 



Year 2 timetable

This half term (Summer 2) we are using the below book, Someone swallowed Stanley. Have a look in our learning gallery to see what we have been up to!

SATs information

Please remember to practice your common exception words as often as you can. 

Common exception/High frequency/Tricky words

Summer 1

This half term (Summer 1) we are using the below book, linking to the Queen's Jubilee. Have a look in our learning gallery to see what we have been up to!

Spring 2



This half term (Spring 2) we will be learning all about Habitats. 

The children will be writing a their treasure hunt set of instructions, a non-chronological report and a recount of an event that has happened. 

History day 2022 (22nd March)


The children dressed up on history day based on the different clothes people would have worn in the time of The Great Fire of London in 1666.

Spring 1



This half term (Spring 1) we will be learning all about Explorers and Quests. 

The children will be writing a their own story and a set of instructions to help a Pirate get to his treasure. 


These are the 3 focus books for Spring 1.

Autumn 2

The Great Fire of London


This half term (Autumn 2) we will be learning all about the Great Fire of London. 

The children will be writing a newspaper article as if they were there. 

They will be writing a postcode, pretending to be somebody that witnessed the fire and they will also be writing a poem about The Great Fire of London. 

Autumn 1

Knowing me, Knowing you

We are now looking at non-fiction texts. 

Why are these different to fiction texts?

What are the key features?


For this block of writing the children will be writing an explanation piece of writing linked to our science learning, animals including humans.

Autumn 1 class book

This half term we will be using the book 'Once there were giants' to support our learning. In our English sessions we will be writing stories, thinking about all the key features needed to write an exciting and enjoyable story. 


We will also being using this book to support our Science learning. 'Animals including humans.' Looking at the life cycles of different animals and revisiting our learning in Year 1 about the different groups that animals belong to. 


In our Maths sessions we will be looking at place value and addition and subtraction. All activities set on Purple Mash and Mathletics will support the learning we have been doing in class. Please remember to log on.