Bathampton Primary School

Together on a Learning Adventure

Year 2

Welcome to Year 2


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

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


Our drop everything and read day is Thursday. Parents are invited to come into Year 2 and read until 9am.


Our Forest School date for Term 1 is Thursday 5th October Please come to school on this day wearing outdoor clothes appropriate for the weather.


Our topic for Term 1 is 'Movers and Shakers’. In this topic we learn about historically significant people who have had a major impact on the world. We will learn to use timelines, stories and historical sources to find out about the people featured and use historical models to explore their significance. 


During the term we will read and explore a range of books. 


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

  • In English, we will be learning a portal story 'Jack and the beanstalk' where we will focus on how to write about settings. 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 move onto journey tales, learning 'The Papaya that Spoke'. Our focus for this story will be character and dialogue. 

  • In DT this term we will be learning about sources of food and tools used for food preparation. We will discover why some foods are cooked and learn to read a simple recipe. 

  • In Science we will learning about the basic needs of humans for survival, including the importance of exercise, nutrition and good hygiene. We will learn how human offspring grow and change over time into adulthood.

In Maths, we will continue to follow the White Rose scheme. In Term 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. If you would like some additional Maths resources, please see white rose workbooks below which can be printed.


Homework is set each week on Thursdays and is due the following Tuesday. It is completed online (login details found in reading record books). Doodle Maths will be set from 21st September.



In Year 2 children should read daily using the book set in school. Please use the comprehension questions at the back of the book. 


DoodleMaths – pupils will be set activities to complete, based on in-class learning that week. 

TTRockstars - By the end of Year 2, pupils are expected to know their 2s, 5s and 10 times tables. They should also be able to count in 3s. This will help them to know all times tables by Year 4. Certificates will be given throughout the year, so make sure you're practicing regularly! 

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


Spelling Shed - children will have access to Spelling Shed’s online platform where weekly spelling lists, set by the class teacher, can be found as well as games and activities to learn the spellings learnt in class. There will be a spelling test every Tuesday.