Year 2 – Beech

We hope you have all had a lovely break over Christmas and we are very excited to be back for Spring Term as we welcome the lighter nights.  We will keep you up to date with what we have been doing in class on twitter and dojo, so please make sure you are following the class page (TheOaksCPBeech). School will also continue to send out there newsletter which includes lots of key dates. Important dates for your diary this half term include:


Inset 02/01/2024

Finish for half term 16/02/2024


 If you have any questions or queries please come and chat to us.

Reading – as always, reading remains a crucial part of our curriculum. Children should read at home every single day. If this presents a problem, please come and see me as a matter of urgency. Reading at home allows you to support your child in accessing every element of their school curriculum. Don’t forget, write every read in their record and keep track. When your child reaches 50 reads they choose a brand new free book to keep and enjoy forever. 

Homework is now set on Google classroom – please check the stream for updates. If you have any questions please let me know. All of the children will be set up with their own logins for this over the next couple of weeks.

Our class team is Mrs Jeffs (Monday-Wednesday) and Mr Jones (Thursday- Friday). We will also have Mrs Wright in class working with us. We are delighted to be working with year two this year, below you will see an outline of our curriculum this half term. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to ask, one of us will always be at the door in the mornings and afternoons.


Autumn 1 Curriculum Flyer 2023

Autumn 2 Curriculum Flyer 2023

Spring 1 Curriculum Flyer 2024


In Maths we will continuing with White Rose and moving on to explore money. This will be a very practical unit where the children will have lots of opportunities to use coins. We will be looking at finding different amounts and working on change. This will then be followed by multiplication and division.


Our English writing unit this half term is based on the text ‘The Bog Baby’. We will begin by writing our own finding narrative about a creature we find. During this unit we will be looking at using a range of suffixes, expanded noun phrases and subordination. We will be continuing to build on previously taught skills such as using the correct tense and using commas in a list. We will also be writing our own instructions to show how to build a habitat in forest school.


We will be looking living things and their habitats. We will begin by identifying things that are live and not live before looking at different habitats around the world.


PE will take place on Monday afternoons (Children come into school wearing their PE kits on these days). This half term our units are dance and ball skills: feet.


Our key question is, ‘What important choices does a King or Queen have to make?’ We will begin by looking at the monarchy and those who have been in charge before moving on to look at the reign of Queen Victoria and Queen Elizabeth.


In Spring One children will continue to explore the question, ‘Would you rather live in the North Pole or the UK?’ We will continue to discover the continents that make up our world and where the North Pole is located. We will then look at different human and physical features within the North Pole before making comparisons between them and the UK.


This half term our RE sessions will be linked to Christianity and why the Bible is a special book.


The children will be making free standing sculptures linked to the Bog Baby.  This unit will include designing, making and evaluating as well as using technical knowledge.


In music we are using our scheme charanga and looking at the song ‘I want to play in a band’ which includes singing, being able to follow and create rhythms and using the xylophones.

Reading – 10 minutes every night of school book. Phonics video for those in phonics lessons.

Maths – Doodle 5 minutes Tues, Thurs

Homework is highlighted weekly on Google classroom for additional pieces.


Logins are kept in the front cover of your child’s yellow reading record. Please send this record and their reading to book to school each day in their bookbag.