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Year Two

Mrs Maxfield – Teacher Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday
Mrs Stacey – Teacher Thursday and Friday
Miss Craddy – Teaching Assistant  
Mrs Mawson – Teacher
Mrs Bottomley – Teaching Assistant
Learning in English and Maths

In English and Maths children are following the national strategies. A greater emphasis is now placed on spelling and grammar in Literacy and on mental calculation, problem solving and reasoning skills in maths, including knowing the two, three, five and ten times tables by heart.

Maths Primary Schemes of Learning



Children will begin to develop an understanding of the context of the United Kingdom and the wider world using world maps, globes and atlases. They will explore and research similarities and differences comparing our own city of Leeds with Mumbai in India focusing on the human and physical Geography of both cities. Children will study the city of Leeds to gain an understanding of their own heritage.

In Science children will learn about the life cycle of plants and animals. They will also explore the uses of different materials and will investigate how materials can be changed by heating and cooling.

In ICT children will work on staying safe on the internet. They will work on programming a floor turtle, learning to give accurate commands to create routes, patterns and shapes



London’s Burning

Children will learn about the Great Fire of London as an event beyond living memory that is significant nationally. They will also consider ways in which we find out about the past using a variety of sources for example Samuel Pepys diary and contemporary art. They will be introduced to thinking about the reliability of sources.

In Science children will deepen their knowledge about animas including humans. They will learn about basic needs of animals to survive and the importance of maintaining a healthy lifestyle.

In ICT children will begin to record and edit videos and deepen their knowledge of programming skills.



The Seaside

Children will compare and contrast features of the seaside in the past and today; looking at how resorts and seaside activities have changed over time.

They will be taught about the geographical features of the seaside, both human and physical. They will use simple compass directions and locational and directional language to describe the location of features and to describe routes.

In Science children will observe and describe how seeds and bulbs grow into mature plants. They will have opportunities to plant a variety of different plants and will carry out investigations related to plant needs.

In ICT children will start to use devices to record and use sound. They will learn how people communicate using different devices on the internet and what devices use the internet.


Parental Involvement

Parents are made aware of current learning in Year 2 via termly newsletters, homework books and reading diaries.

Children are set weekly home learning tasks in Literacy, Maths and in topic as appropriate. Parental support with this is both valued and appreciated.


Year 2 – Latest News

Y2 Bee Assembly

Year 2 have been very busy bees! They showcased their learning about the journey of a bee and why they are so important. We were told that bees are the most important pollinators of food crops as they pollinate a third of the food that we eat. The children were... read more

Fair Trade

To finish our super Spring term, Parklands learnt all about Fairtrade and the need to spot the label. Reception made tasty chocolate crispy buns using Fairtrade chocolate. Year 1 made an amazing Fairtrade feast. They made their own special recipe Fairtrade lemonade... read more

The story of Shepherd Little

Shepherd Little has difficulties with the truth, Shepherd Little often tells lies. He will tell you he is the biggest, bravest, cleverest and richest shepherd but he isn’t, so when he sees an angel appear on the hillside to tell the world that a special baby is... read more

Year 2 explore chemical reactions

Year 2 had a great science session exploring what happens when you mix vinegar and bicarbonate of soda. They carried out an investigation to find out if adding more bicarbonate of soda creates a bigger reaction and discovered it... read more

Singing Assembly

This morning Reception told the story of ‘Little Red Riding Hood’. They sang beautifully and the acting was spectacular! After, year 1 and 2 performed ‘Eddie the Penguin Saves the World’. They told us about ways in which  we can help to save the world. They read their... read more

Celebrating Black History with Year 2

This morning the hall was packed with parents and children to watch the year 2 assembly. Year 2 have been learning about Mary Seacole and how she helped soldiers in the Crimea War as a nurse. We learned she travelled from Jamaica to England and then on to Turkey. She... read more

Year 1/2 Singing Show

Mrs Ellerby came into her own this morning with a spectacular singing show in front of over 40 happy, smiley parents. They sang with gusto and confidence. What talent we... read more

Y2’s mini beast hunt

Y2 welcomed the RSPB into school today to go on a mini beast hunt. They were amazed at what they found with a magnifying glass. They took real care collecting the samples. Real awe and wonder. Thanks Ms Hattersley for arranging this... read more