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Year 2 Willow Class

Year 2 Willow Class

Year 2 Class Willow Key Information

Teacher: Mr Ali Gaffney

Teaching Assistant: Mrs. Emma Kidd

Weekly Spelling Test: After each spelling unit (notification of date via Class Dojo)

PE day: Monday

Long Term Plan: 



What’s happening in the Autumn term?

Please click on the images to find out more about what the children are learning this term.

Our Main Project –

Our Companion Projects –


What’s happening in the Spring term?

Please click on the images to find out more about what the children are learning this term.

Our Main Project –

Our Companion Projects –


What’s happening in the Summer term?

‘Magnificent Monarchs’  is our history learning project in the summer term.


This  teaches children about the English and British monarchy from AD 871 to the present day. Using timelines, information about royal palaces, portraits and other historical sources, they build up an understanding of the monarchs and then research six of the most significant sovereigns.

This project runs alongside a design and technology learning project called ‘Cut, Stich and Join’ and a science learning project called ‘Push and Pull’. In RE we also learn why saying  Friday prayers are important to Muslims.




Here’s a selection of some of the great books we read in Y2.





There isn’t a specific list of words to spell in Y2. Instead, the requirement in year 2 is that children are introduced to some specific spelling rules, patterns and common exceptions and that they practice spelling age-appropriate words where these rules apply.

There are some words that don’t fit specific spelling rules and patterns. These are called common exception words.



Our Maths Curriculum Overview –

Click on the units to download the Knowledge Organisers (A document that contains short explanations, making it clear to the student as to what is essential to learn)

Autumn Spring Summer
Unit 1 – Number and Place Value

Unit 2&3 – Addition and Subtraction

Unit 4 – Properties of Shape


Unit 5 – Money

Unit 6&7 – Multiplication and Division

Unit 8 – Length and Height

Unit 9 – Mass, Capacity and Temperature

Unit 10 – Fractions

Unit 11 – Time

Unit 12: Problem solving and efficient methods

Unit 13 – Position and Direction

Unit 14 – Statistics

Home Learning


We expect all children to read at least 5 times each week at home. We send home a RWI Book Bag book to practise phonic skills and the children can also choose to take home a book from our class library. Our hugely popular Book Swap shop is free for children to access during playtimes too.

Of course, children in Y2 still love to be read to at home. Here are some videos explaining why reading to your child is so important and some great tips to help you along the way.


Lexia Core5 Reading is an adaptive blended learning program that accelerates the development of literacy skills for students of all abilities, helping them make that critical shift from learning to read to reading to learn. Follow the link below:


Numbots compliments what your child is learning in school and focusses on securing any gaps in their knowledge, before moving them onto the next challenge. This self paced journey improves children’s confidence and means they are fully prepared to tackle each new topic.

We recommend playing for 5-10 minutes a day, 4 or 5 days a week. NumBots is available to play via our website or mobile app, so your child will be able to learn maths at home or on-the-go, whenever suits your family.



We use the RWI Spelling programme to learn spelling rules and practise spellings. We select and post on Class Dojo, approx 10 spellings for the children to practise at home over a 2 week period. These spelling are then tested in class. We let you know on Class Dojo the date of each test.