Welcome to Year 2 

Teacher: Mr Adams  
Teaching Assistant: Miss Pugh

Teaching Assistant: Mrs Thornhill

Welcome to the Year 2 class page!  The children have settled in wonderfully after the Christmas break and are working incredibly hard with their new teachers Mr. Adams and Mrs. Thornhill!

Below you will find a snapshot of the National Curriculum areas that we will be focusing on throughout the spring term.  In Year 2, homework is handed out on a Tuesday and this will usually be a maths or English focus.  Please ensure homework books are handed in each week and are placed in the basket ready for marking on Mondays.

Spellings are issued every Monday ready for testing on Friday.  Please try to support your child with these at home as spelling is an important part of The National Curriculum.

Your child will be read with at least once per week with an adult 1:1 and in regular reading sessions during the school day.  If your child has finished a book, please try to check their understanding by posing some of the questions below.

If you have any worries or concerns please don't hesitate to contact one of the Year 2 team!

Mr. Adams

Spring Term Objectives

Year: 2      Date: Spring 2018

This is intended for parents and pupils to share the learning objectives for the term. It also provides targets for the term ahead.

We will be consolidating a lot of the work from the Autumn term in order to prepare your child for the end of Key Stage assessments.









  Recognise the place value of each digit in a two-digit

  Identify, represent and estimate numbers using

    different representations, including the number line.
  Compare and order numbers from 0 to 100; use <, >

    and = signs.

  To solve problems with addition and subtraction using      the number line.

  Show that addition of 2 numbers can be done in any

    order and subtraction of one number from another


  Recognise and use the inverse relationship between

    addition and subtraction to check calculations and

    solve number problems.


Find and identify fractions of amounts and shapes including recognising the equivalence of a half and two quarters.

Use mental methods to solve multiplication and division problems.

Using written methods (repeated subtraction and addition) when multiplying and dividing and comparing these to addition and subtraction.

Tell the time to 5 minutes.

Read and interpret block diagrams, pictograms and tally charts.

My Maths target is:

Count forwards and backwards to 125 in 1s, crossing every 10s boundary correctly.

Count in steps of 2, 3 and 5 from 0, and in 10s from any number, forward and backward.  







  Give opinions on what we have read/listened to.
  Discuss sequence of events in story.
  Discuss and clarify meaning of new vocabulary.

  Predict what might happen in a story and explain ideas.

  Focus on letter formation, sizing and spacing.

  Write stories based on experiences of fictional


  Use different types of sentence: statement,

    exclamation, questions, command.

  Use past and present tenses correctly.

  Use conjunctions: when, if, that, because, or, and, but.

  Use capital letters, full-stops, questions marks,

    exclamation marks.


In reading there will be a focus on building our stamina when reading longer pieces of text and using our retrieval, inference, prediction and vocabulary skills.


In writing sessions there will be a focus on handwriting and sentence structure to support the children in developing the length of their simple sentences.

My English target is:

Use capital letters and full stops correctly and understand where a sentence starts and ends.
Other useful information for this 1/2 term:

P.E. is on a Friday afternoon, correct kit must be in school. This includes long hair tied back and ear-rings removed.


Year 2 children are welcome to join choir on Mondays 12.30pm - 1pm, and recorder club on Fridays 12.30pm - 1pm.


We have planted some bulbs in the school garden. We don't yet know what they will grow to be, but we are looking forward to finding out once it is spring! What do you think will grow?

More science...

We played tennis with different materials as we wanted to find out what the best material for a tennis ball would be!

Little Bloxwich C of E VC Primary School | Grenfell Road | Walsall | WS3 3DL
Tel: (01922) 684301 | Email: postbox@lit-bloxwich.walsall.sch.uk
Head Teacher: Ellen Taylor