Mitton Manor Primary School

Mitton Manor Primary School

Year 2

Welcome to Year 2! 


In Year Two, Miss Booth and Mrs Fowler help us every day with our work. Year Two is a very important final year in Key Stage 1 and the children continue to develop their independent skills in preparation for Key Stage 2.


Our PE day is Wednesday and our spelling checks are on Monday. New spelling words are sent home via Seesaw on a Monday. Homework will be given out every Friday through Seesaw and expected to be handed in the following Wednesday.


Please don't hesitate to pop in and see us if you have any questions!

Summer Term

This term, our topic is Movers and Shakers! We will be learning all about significant people who have had an impact on the world. From daring explorers to talented artists, and role-model footballers to powerful activists. In English lessons, we will be learning how to successfully write a postcard, biography and instructions. In Maths, we will be focusing on fractions, time, statistics and position. In Science, we will be looking at plants and how they grow. As part of PPA cover, Mr Swale will be teaching RE and CPSHE. Geography lessons will be focused around weather patterns in the UK and around the world. In Art, we will be stitching fabrics to create a spacesuit. In DT, we will be creating a mini greenhouse using different tools and materials. As part of PE, we will be completing athletics and tennis units. In Music sessions, we will compose a soundtrack to a Charlie Chaplin film. In Computing, we will learn how to open, edit and save files. 

Overview of Learning - Year 2 Summer Term

Spring Term

This term, our topic is Beside the Seaside! We will be learning about the location of the world's seas and oceans and about the human and physical features of a coastline. We will compare and contrast a coastal town in the United Kingdom to one outside of Europe and we will learn about significant explorers. Oh we do like to be beside the seaside!

Overview of Learning - Year 2 Spring Term

Autumn Term


This term, our topic is called Turrets and Tales! We will be exploring the magic of fairy tales and castles. We will be taking a step back in time to explore different monarchs and royal residences. 

Overview of Learning - Year 2 Autumn Term

For more information on Year 2 please find attached the Tea Party slides:

Reading every day is very important in Year Two as the children work towards being fluent readers. Children need to have a reading book and their reading record in school every day. Reading records should be written in by parents at home and adults in school. Reading books will be carefully matched to each child’s phonics level and they will either be sent home with a physical reading book or provided with a ‘Rhino Readers’ reading book through Seesaw. The children will also be able to bring home a reading for pleasure reading book. This may be more difficult than their phonics reading book. This can be read as a double act between yourselves and your child as they may need support with sounding out and blending. 
If you want to read other books at home feel free to see the Year 2 book lists on the following websites: 




Ways to Help!


*Please continue to practice the times tables with your child (2,5,10). There is also a speed test on Purple Mash which the children love and the children also have access to the Times Tables Rockstars app.

*Support your child wherever possible with their handwriting – joined if possible.

*Help your child to learn their spellings.