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Year 2 Learning

Autumn Term

Julia Donaldson

Our Author this half term is Julia Donaldson. All of our english work is based around her stories. Including The Smartest Giant in Town, What the Ladybird Heard, A Squash and a Squeeze and Tiddler. The children are using the stories as a stimulus to create different genres of writing. We will be writing letters, stories, recounts, instructions and recipes.

Where's Wally?

Our geography topic this half term is Where's Wally. Each week Wally is visiting a new continent and we will be learning about each one. We will be creating factfiles, doing crafts, tasting food and locating the continents on a map of the world.


In Science we are learning about humans and other animals. We are looking at how we keep ourselves healthy, including healthy eating, exercise and hygiene. We will also be investigating the 5 senses and finding out about the functions of out body.

Spring Term


Last half term, Year 2 started by learning all about dinosaurs. We wrote inosaur fact files, inspected footprint and dinosaur eggs and examined dinosaur fossils and we even made a dinosaur skeleton!


Our children are naturally curious about the world they live in. We really enjoyed learning all about space, the planets and different astronauts.

Famous People

This term we are looking at different significant people, we have learned about Neil Armstrong and will be studying Samuel Pepys.


Summer Term


During the Summer term our Science topic will be all about Minibeast. We will going on minibeast hunts and learning how to use minibeast equiptment. We will be going on plant hunts in the local area and about the school grounds.

Andy Goldsworthy 

Our Art and DT topic for the Summer term is going to focus on Andy Goldsworthy. We will explore the outdoor area within the school searching for materials to use to make various pieces of art including Minibeasts. 


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