Bathampton Primary School

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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 Tuesday and Friday. Please come to school wearing your P.E kit on these days.  


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


New reading books will go home on a Friday and children should bring library books in to change on a Friday. 


Our Forest School date for Term 6 is Wednesday 18th June. Please come 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. These include’ The queen’s hat and Tilly and the time machine 


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

  • In English, we will be learning the story of 'Where the Wild things are' with a focus on description.

  • In Art we will continue to learn 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 DT we will learn about fabric home products and the significant British brand Cath Kidston. We will learn about sewing patterns and using a running stitch and embellishments before making our own items.

  • In Science we will continue to learn 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 Term 5 we will be covering the following areas. 

  • Time

  • Statistics 

  • Position and direction 


In Year 2, we have been doing a variety of activities such as looking though past papers and practice questions in order to prepare them for the SATS. There is no expectation that you need to be doing anything extra with your child at home.

If you wish to support your child further over May half term, please find some useful resources below.


Spelling Punctuation and Grammar

Karate Cats-

Spelling shed -


Homework is set each week on Thursdays and is due the following Tuesday. It is completed online (login details found in reading record books).



In Year 2 children should read daily using the book set in school. Please use the comprehension questions at the back of the book. They will also have the opportunity to change their library book every Friday.


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.


DoodleMaths – pupils are 2 assignments each week to complete, based on in-class learning that week and the learning they will complete the following week. They should also do additional practice to stay in the green zone. The recommendation is 10 minutes 3/4 days a week.

Doodle Tables- 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.  

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