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.

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


Our Forest School date for Term 2 is now Wednesday 8th February. Please come to school on this day wearing outdoor clothes appropriate for the weather.


Please note that Class 2's Theatre trip is Thursday 12th January.


Our topic for Term 3 and 4 is 'Coastline'. In this topic we learn about the physical and human features of coastal regions across the United Kingdom, including a detailed exploration of the coastal town of Whitby, in Yorkshire.


During the term we will read and explore a range of books. These include 'The Lighthouse Keeper's Lunch' and 'Katie Morag and the New Pier'



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

  • In English, we will be continuing our warning story 'Kassim and the Greedy Dragon' Please see below for the story map children have been using to retell the story and a copy of the text. Later in the term we will continue to explore the theme of Dragons, we will be learning 'The Bath Ridge-back' text and creating our own non-chronological texts.
  • In DT we will be learning how to make a beach hut, making and strengthening structures, including different ways of joining materials. 
  • In Science we will exploring the use of materials. Understanding the uses of everyday materials and how materials' properties make them suitable or unsuitable for specific purposes.


In Maths, we will continue to follow the White Rose scheme. In Term 3 we will be covering the following areas.

  • Shape
  • Money
  • Multiplication and Division

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 use White Rose 1 minute app or Timestable rockstars.

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.