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West Wycombe School

An Academy of the Great Learners Trust


Year 2

Welcome to Year 2

Class teacher: Mrs M. Darby




About Year 2:

In Year 2, we celebrate every individual and provide a safe environment where everyone feels a sense of belonging. All children are provided opportunities to actively be engaged in their learning and take part in hands on activities. We are always trying our best and we know that it is okay to make mistakes because they help us with our learning. 

What are we learning in the Autumn Term?


English: We will focus on writing a journey this term, based on our core text about  "Zig the Alien". We will start by writing a cold task. We will develop our skills by using our toolkit to describe settings and recount a text. Working together to understand key features of the text will help us to produce a final piece of writing that will show all of our progress. We are a Talk for Writing school! 


Maths: We will start the term off by learning about place value to 100. We use White Rose Maths to learn how to recognise tens and ones, how to partition numbers and how to identify numbers on a number line. We will also focus on using problem solving and reasoning skills. 


Science: We will be learning about Living Things and their Habitats this half term. We will start by identifying living and non living things and move on to explore their habitats by going on a . We will also be exploring food chains and how living things depend on each other. To develop our working scientifically skills, we will be focussing on classifying and sorting objects and carrying out research to find answers to questions.


Humanities: In History this half term we will work on answering the enquiry question "How was school different in the past?" We will make comparisons between schools in the present and schools in the 1960s and 1900s and recognise some similarities and differences. We are very excited to welcome a visitor into our class to ask them questions about our school in the past.


Music: Our theme this term is "Space". We will use our voices to make sounds, focussing on Dynamics, Timbre, Tempo and Motifs. We will compare different pieces of music and create our own motifs.  


RE: We will be discussing special books and celebrations. As a class we will explore the questions "What makes some stories important to different people?" and "Why do we celebrate important occasions?"


PSHE: We will focus on Families and Relationships this term. We will look at how to maintain healthy friendships and how to deal with any friendship worries we might have. We will also look at manners and how we can show kindness and respect to everyone.


Topic Web Autumn

PE Information


Year 2 has PE on Monday and Tuesday. Please remember to send your child to school in their PE kit so that you are ready for the lesson. Long hair must be tied back, earrings taped and any other additional jewellery removed to avoid accidents.


PE Kit: 


black tracksuit - plain (no brands showing, no stripes, no print)
black shadow stripe shorts
red round-neck t-shirt
black plimsolls or black trainers (no lights, no logos or prints) 

Nail varnish is not permitted
Plain studded earrings must be taped

long hair must be tied back


Homework will be sent out weekly on Friday and needs to be returned on the following Wednesday. Work will be sent home based on in class performances if necessary to support individual learning. Children will receive Maths, Spelling and SPAG homework each week.


Reading - the books go home on Fridays and must be handed back on Wednesdays. 

Your child will take one Little Wandle Big Cat Collins book and one Reading for Pleasure book.