Year 2

Dear Parents,

Welcome to Year 2! 

We hope everybody has had a lovely break and are as excited as we are about the upcoming term.

The updated curriculum/topic web has been uploaded outlining the learning taking place this term, please feel free to take a look. It is named 'Autumn 1 Topic Web'. Our new topic is 'Seasons'.

Our PE days this term are on Tuesdays and Wednesdays. We will be Swimming on Tuesday, but please still come in wearing PE kit. 

Please note that if children have a sporting club after school they should come to school in their school uniform bringing their PE kit in a bag to change into at the end of the school day.

Please keep looking at our blog to see what we have been up to!

Miss Stimpson 

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Termly Topics

At Brill School, English, Maths and Core Skills are taught through focused daily lessons; usually in the morning. For other lessons we have in recent year moved away from narrow subject based teaching and have developed a curriculum that is imaginative, child focused and cross curricular.

Year 2’s thematic topic units for this year are:



Main focus

Autumn Term1



 Autumn Term 2 


 Spring Term 1 

 Spring Term 2  


Useful Information

Reading books: The children either have a colour banded reading book suited to their reading ability to read or a book from the library. Our daily Guided Reading lessons will give children the opportunity to explore a variety of texts as a class,  strengthen their core reading ability and develop specific comprehension skills.  

Pencil cases: Please do not send your children in with pencil cases. We will be providing the children with all necessary equipment while they are here. 

Spellings: We will cover the core spelling patterns from the National Curriculum as well as tricky and common use words in class. Further details on our approach to learning how to spell can be found on the school Literacy page.

Supporting your child's learning at home 

  • Reading with your child every night and discussing the story and the characters.
  • Select texts from our Year 2 recommended book list  to read with your child.
  • Having the first 100 High Frequency Words and the next 200 available when your child is writing at home. 
  • Practising times tables regularly to improve recall. 

Supporting your child's learning at home 


Times Tables practice 


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General Resources


Year 2 Blog!


Congratulations to all of Year 2 on completing their Secret Agents Training Service, they've all worked incredible hard over the past two weeks. Especially on their final task, to find out who stole Tilly-Fern (our class teddy). They each had to identify whose fingerprints and shoe prints were left behind and then present their findings to the class. I hope everyone has a fantastic half term !! 

Miss Stimpson, Mrs Vincent and Miss Ashely 


Year 2 have had the lovely opportunity to share and explain their homework to year 3. They then went on to have a look at year 3s homework and learn all about maps and atlas.

Have a fantastic weekend!

Miss Stimpson, Mrs Vincent and Miss Ashley


World Book Day has been a blast!! The children's costumes were amazing. Throughout the day Year 2 had the chance to created their own story based on what would happen if their favourite character landed in another story. One of the activities we did was conscious alley with a TWIST! Have a fantastic weekend and see you all on Monday. 


WOW what a week Year 2 have had! They have worked incredibly hard to produce a fantastic Nativity! A massive thankyou to all the parents and family members that came along and enjoyed the show, we hope you smiled, laughed and shed a tear! 

Miss Stimpson, Miss Ashley and Mrs Vincent 


Year 2 have had a great start to the half term! To start the week off we began to investigated the different things around us and categorise them into living, never living and once loving in science. We then came across some letters that had been cut up! Year 2 had to see if they could put them back together again using the correct layout. To end the week we investigated the Indian culture! Overall Year 2 has a fantastic week ! 

Miss Stimpson, Miss Ashley, Mrs Vincent



What an amazing half term Year Two have had back! We have done so much this half term from recreating Vincent Van Gogh artwork by using texture and mixing paints to pretending to be solid and liquid gases in science. I hope you all have a fantastic half term off and look forward to seeing you all back!

Miss Stimpson, Miss Ashley and Mrs Vincent 




Year Two have had a fantastic week this week. They have explored a new text, by creating some small drama pieces. In maths they've learnt how to use a number line and were able to identify missing numbers on them. Finally, in art the children had the chance to experiment with different types of texture that they might use in their final art pieces. Overall it has been a brilliant week! 

Miss Stimpson, Miss Ashley and Mrs Vincent

The Year 2 Team

Miss N Stimpson

Class Teacher 

Mrs L Green 

Teaching Assistant


 Mrs Z Cawston

Teaching Assistant


 Topic Web Autumn 1 .pdfDownload
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