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 Garrard. 

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


Forest School this term is Wednesday 10th May in the morning. Please send your child to school on this day wearing outdoor clothes, appropriate for the weather.


Our topic for Term 5 and 6 is ' Magnificent Monarchs'. In this topic we learn about English and British monarchs from AD 871 to the present day and consider how the power of the monarchy has changed over time. We will study six significant sovereigns; Alfred the Great, William the Conqueror, Henry VIII, Elizabeth I, Queen Victoria and Elizabeth II. Finally, we will choose which of the sovereigns that they have studied is the most significant.


During term 5 we will read and explore a range of books. Our class book for this term will be Tilly and the time machine.


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

  • In English we will be looking a number of books throughout the term. First, we will be learning the story of Little Red Riding Hood with a focus on setting description. 

  • In Art we will be learning about portraits and poses. We will analyse the portraits of Tudor monarchs and compare Tudor portraits and selfies today. We will use photo editing software to create royal portraits. 

  • In Science we will learning about animal survival. We will learn about growth in animals by exploring the life cycles of some familiar animals. We will build on learning about the survival of humans by identifying the basic needs of animals for survival, including food, water, air and shelter.  

In Maths, we will continue to follow the White Rose scheme. In Terms 5 and 6 we will be covering the following areas. 

  • Fractions 

  • Time 

  • Statistics

  • Mass capacity and temperature 

  • Position and Direction

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. It is also encouraged that your child practices retelling our class story at home. Please use the story map and text below to help them orally learn the story. 

For maths skills practice, please practice timestables weekly using Timestable rockstars weekly. If you require a copy of your child's log in details please speak to your class teacher.

It is also recommended to use White Rose 1 minute app to practice other basic Maths skills.
By the end of Year 2 children are expected to know their 2s, 5s and 10 times tables and be able to count in 3s. Children are expected to know their bonds to 10 and 20 and use these in additions and subtractions to 100.

If you would like some additional Maths resources, please see white rose workbooks below which can be printed.


For spelling practice we use Spelling Frame’s online platform where weekly spelling lists can be found as well as games and activities to learn spellings. Login information is stuck into the reading records. Spelling lists are available each Wednesday. Please see Spelling Frame document below for further information. 

To access spelling frame please follow this link-Spelling Frame 

Please find below further information to support you to access the site. Please ignore the mention of specific days. Spellings will continue to be set on a Wednesday, due in the following Monday. 


Year 2 SATS information.

Please see below for a copy of the letter sent out about the Year 2 SATS in May and some optional resources.