Year 2 – Beech

Welcome to Beech, we are now the ‘golden oldies’ of our corridor as we enter our final year of Key Stage One. Our class team is made up of myself (Miss McIntosh), Mrs Kacirova and Miss Murphy. 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.


In Maths we will begin by refreshing our knowledge of place value from last year; working with tens (T) and ones (O), partitioning two digit numbers. We will count forwards, backwards and in steps of 2, 3, 5, and 10. We will compare and order numbers up to 100. Children will also learn to read numbers written as words. By half term we will moving on to our addition and subtraction unit. We will have an additional Maths fluency lesson each day to develop speed and accuracy in arithmetic.


Our first unit of English work will be based on the text ‘A River’ by Marc Martin. The children will write a circular story involving travel and different locations. They will revise their basic sentence skills from year one and enhance their writing with the use of adjectives for description and interesting sentence starters. Children will also write a letter linked to the story. We will be reading a range of non-fiction, poetry and fiction daily to broaden our knowledge and understanding of rivers, seas and boats. In addition all children will have phonics taught daily.


Y1 CEW Word Mat – Click the link for a copy of the Year 1 common exception word list. Children are expected to spell these words from memory, you can support your child in learning these words at home with games and pointing them out during your daily reading.



In Science, we will be investigating seeds and bulbs and learning how to grow healthy plants. If you have the possibility to do so it would be a fantastic learning opportunity for the children to grow and observe their own plants at home. We also now offer a wonderful gardening club.


PE is on Monday and Tuesday with Mr Evans. Children should wear their kit to school on these days. As the colder weather approaches you may wish to send your child to school in plain black jogging bottoms or leggings on PE days.

Curriculum – Why did the Titanic not finish its journey? 

As historians we will be discovering what happened to the Titanic. As geographers we will learn about physical features of our natural world; oceans, seas and rivers as well as developing our map skills.


In religious education we will be investigating the question ‘What do Jews believe about God?’ as an introduction to the Jewish faith.


Reading – 10 minutes every night.

Spellings books – please learn highlighted spellings, 5 minutes Mon, Wed, Fri

Maths – Numbots 5 minutes Tues, Thurs


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.