Year 2 2023 - 2024

Mrs Pritchard

Miss Drayton


Welcome to Year Two

We hope you enjoy visiting our Year Two page which shows the wonderful learning that happens in our classroom. Click on the links below and take a look at the photographs to see what we've been up to.  Please follow us on Twitter @CanonYeartwo to receive updates and see what exciting things we get up to in school.    


This half term our history topic is:

Movers and Shakers

Movers and Shakers


In the Movers and Shakers project, your child will learn five statements from Dawson's model that will help them identify people who are historically significant and use the words year, decade and century to describe dates and times. They will study the life and impact of a significant person in the locality and of 10 significant individuals from around the world. They will complete in-depth studies of significant explorers Christopher Columbus and Neil Armstrong, and significant activists Emmeline Pankhurst and Rosa Parks and think carefully about the impact of their actions. The children will also carry out an independent study of a significant person from the past and learn about people who are significant today. They will also learn how significant people are commemorated and design a memorial for a person they have studied.

Science  - Human survival

In the Human Survival project, your child will revisit learning about humans, such as how humans are living things and a type of animal, called a mammal, that grows and changes. They will learn about the human life cycle and think about what humans need to survive, including food, water and shelter. They will learn about the four things we need to stay healthy: a balanced diet, plenty of water, exercise and enough sleep. As part of this learning, they will evaluate their diet and other people's diets. They will learn about the importance of exercise and take part in an exercise challenge over time to observe firsthand the benefits of exercise to their health. They will learn about hygiene practices, such as washing hands and brushing teeth. They will investigate why we should use soap to wash our hands and bodies, learning that washing hands with soap and clean running water helps humans avoid getting ill and spreading germs to others. They will complete their learning by investigating how easily germs can spread from person to person.



Y2 Homework Expectations

Home Learning:

PurpleMash: Children are set weekly tasks on PurpleMash in their '2Do' folder  which they are encouraged to complete at home.

Home Learning Project: We ask children to choose to complete a home learning project linked to their curriculum project being studied. Home learning projects provide a fun and creative opportunity for children to practise and apply new skills, as well as express their knowledge in a topic area. 


Useful information 

Reading books should be returned to school everyday and will be changed at least once per week. 

Our PE day is Thursday - Children are to come to school in their correct school PE kit.                                         

Useful Links:


CBeebies Numberblocks  


PhonicsPlay - Fun activities to support early reading skills. Phases 4 and 5 activities are appropriate for most Year 1 children, whilst some children would benefit from practising other phases carefully linked to their progress. Ask your child's class teacher if you would like some support/further information. 

Oxford Owl - Free Ebook library - select any of the books in the appropriate age category


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