Welcome to Year 2

Who are we?

We are 6 and 7 year old pupils and we take great pride as the oldest class in Key Stage 1.

We work hard to reach high levels of achievement in all areas of school life.  We enjoy learning and making new friends.  We always strive to try new activities, which develop our confidence and widen our horizons.  We are not afraid to make mistakes.

Who teaches us?

Mrs Palmer is the class teacher in Year 2 and Deputy Headteacher of school.

Mrs Willson teaches the class on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday afternoons. 

Mrs Lawrence is our teaching assistant and Mrs Hutchinson, Mrs Richardson and Mrs Scoulas also work in our class at different times.

What do we do in class?

In Year 2 we follow a broad, creative curriculum which covers the key objectives in the National Curriculum.  We cover a wide range of topics including life and creation, celebrations and famous people.  We also work very hard to develop our independent skills and work on our own.

Our topics this year are:

Autumn 1 – Seaside Life

Autumn 2 – Where’s Whitley Bay?

Spring 1 – London’s Burning

Spring 2 – Superheroes

Summer 1 – Plant Hunters

Summer 2 – African Adventure


PE - Multi-skills

History - Grace Darling

Acting out the rescue of the survivors from HMS Forfarshire

Useful Information

Homework given out 

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Reading Books

New Spellings

Weekly Homework


(Spelling Test)


Reading Books

New Spellings

Weekly Homework

History - Great Fire of London Re-creation

Year 2 enjoyed a WOW afternoon re-creating the start of the fire on Pudding Lane. We watched how the fire spread so easily between the tightly packed cardboard houses and what happened each time the breeze caught the flames. This was followed by a science workshop learning about the fire triangle and how fire can be made in a safe way. The afternoon was rounded off by toasting marshmallows on the fire.

Science - Visit to St Mary's Lighthouse

We all enjoyed a lovely morning rock-pooling, discovering the many creatures hiding among the rocks!