Bathampton Primary School

Together on a Learning Adventure

Otters - Year 2

Welcome to Otter Class


In Year 2, Miss Thorn is the class teacher and we are supported by Mrs Kelly and Miss Sloan.

Our PE days this term are Tuesday and Thursday. Please come to school wearing your kit on these days.


Our Forest School date is Wednesday 19th October. Please come to school on this day wearing outdoor clothes appropriate for the weather.


Our topic for Term 1 is Let's explore the world. Please find the unit Knowledge organiser below.

We will be exploring the world. In particular, we will be learning about atlases, maps and cardinal compass points. We will learn about the characteristics of the four countries of the United Kingdom and find out why there are hot, temperate and cold places around the world.

During the term we will read and explore a range of books. These include 'The owl who was afraid of the dark''Neil Armstrong (Little People, BIG DREAMS)' and 'Claude at the Palace'


The topic will also flow through our wider curriculum as we explore:

  • In English, we will be covering adventure stories, and recounts.
  • In Art we will be mixing it up, exploring basic colour theory by studying the colour wheel and colour mixing.
  • In Science we will explore human survival.

For more information about each topic you can find the knowledge organisers below.


In Maths, we will continue to follow the WhiteRose scheme. In terms 1 we will be covering the following areas.

  • Place value
  • Addition and Subtraction

If you wish to follow White Rose at home, you can see the yearly overview, small steps and individual lesson resources.


For homework, children in Year 2 are encouraged to read daily, practice spellings and basic maths skills.
For maths skills practice, please use White Rose 1 minute app or Timestable rockstars.

For spelling practice, 5 to 8 spellings will be sent home on a Wednesday to be practiced by the following Monday. Please see the spelling strategy document below on how to practice these spellings.  

Useful links to support learning at home:

BBC Bitesize

Timestables Rockstars

White Rose 1 Minute Maths App