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


Our drop everything and read day is Tuesday, starting Tuesday 27th February. Parents are invited to come into Year 2 and read until 9am. 


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


Our Forest School date for Term 4 is Thursday 29th February. Please come to school on this day wearing outdoor clothes appropriate for the weather. 


Our topic for Term 3 and 4 is 'Coastline'. In Term 4, we will continue to 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 term 4 we will read and explore a range of books. This includes ‘The Enchanted Wood’

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

  • In English, we will be learning our new Finding tale ‘The Magic Brush' Focussing on openings and Endings. 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 explore an instructional text on how to use a magical paintbrush.   

  • 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 growth of plants from seeds and bulbs. We observe the growth of plants first hand, recording changes over time and identifying what plants need to grow and stay healthy. 

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

  • Multiplication and Division 

  • Length and Height 

  • Mass capacity and temperature 


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.


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. 


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.