Welcome to Year 2!

Welcome to year 2! I hope you have had a fantastic summer and are excited to be starting year 2!

Our class teacher is Miss Bray and during this half term we have Mrs Carroll teaching us in the afternoons.

We have lots of exciting things planned for Autumn term. This term we have an exciting visitor coming from Prescot museum to help us with our IPC topic ‘The Magic Toymaker’.

In year 2 we all strive to be kind, caring, friendly and considerate children who aim to always be green and follow the golden rules.



Spellings and maths homework will be given out each week and tests will take place on a Friday. Please remember reading should be completed each night and book bags sent into school each day.

Music will take place every Tuesday and will be taught by Mrs. Hughes who is a specialist music teacher in line with the national curriculum.
PE will take place every Monday please ensure your child has their PE kit in school with suitable footwear.


Snowy Weather Work

In the event of a school closure due to bad weather please complete this work at home and bring it into back into school on your return or email the school office  mosscroft@knowsley.gov.uk with the subject ‘Year 2 Snowy Weather work’.

Year 2 Snowy Weather Work


Please take a look at our curriculum map to see what we will be learning about this year:




Autumn Term Spring Term Summer term
English Narrative:

A Story with a familiar setting



Persuasive writing: Brochure/Leaflet




Story with a fantasy/sci-fi setting


Writing riddles

Formal writing – a letter




Traditional tale



Diary Account


Maths Place value


Addition and subtraction




Multiplication and division



Multiplication and




Measurement, Mass, Capacity and Temperature

Properties of Shape




Problem solving


Statistics and graphs


Position and direction



4 operations




IPC The Magic Toymaker People of the Past Hooray Lets Go On Holiday
PE Games x2 per week


Dance x2 per week

Gym x2 per week


Dance x2 per week

Games x2 per week


Athletics x2 per week

Computing You’ve Got Mail

Whatever the Weather


Super Sci-Fi

Let’s Fix IT


Science Humans



Living Things and Their Habitats


Super science

SEAL New Beginnings

Getting On & Falling Out

Going for goals

Good to be me



RE Hinduism

Divali & Light

Special places


Families and friends
Theme Week Diversity Week Enterprise Shine Week

Autumn Curriculum


During this term we are going to learning about different writing genres. We will be reading the texts Cottonwool Colin and Sister for Sale which considers families and relationships, where we are building up to write our own story about friendship. We will also begin to look at a variety of poems, with the intention of writing our own.


Place Value

Read and write numbers to at least 100 in numerals and in words.

Recognise the place value of each digit in a two digit number (tens, ones)
Identify, represent and estimate numbers using different representations including the
number line.

Compare and order numbers from 0 up to 100; use <, > and = signs.

Use place value and number facts to solve problems.

Count in steps of 2, 3 and 5 from 0, and in tens from any
number, forward and backward.

Addition and Subtraction

Recall and use addition and subtraction facts to 20 fluently, and derive and use related facts up to 100.

Add and subtract numbers using concrete objects, pictorial representations, and mentally, including: a two-digit number and ones; a two-digit number and tens; two two-digit numbers; adding three one-digit numbers.

Show that the addition of two numbers can be done in any order (commutative) and subtraction of one number from another cannot.

Solve problems with addition and subtraction: using concrete objects and pictorial representations, including those involving numbers, quantities and measures; applying their increasing knowledge of mental and written methods.

Recognise and use the inverse relationship between addition and subtraction and use this to check calculations and solve missing number problems.

Multiplication and Divison

Recall and use multiplication and division facts for the 2, 5 and 10 times tables, including recognising odd and even

Calculate mathematical statements for multiplication and division within the multiplication tables and write them using the multiplication (x), division (÷) and equals (=) sign.

Solve problems involving multiplication and division, using materials, arrays, repeated addition, mental methods and multiplication and division facts, including problems in contexts.

Show that the multiplication of two numbers can be done in any order (commutative) and division of one number by another cannot.


Recognise, find, name and write fractions 1/3, 1/4, 2/4 and 3/4 of a length, shape, set of objects or quantity.

Write simple fractions for example, 1/2 of 6=3 and recognise the equivalence of 2/4 and 1/2


Animals, including humans

Notice that animals, including humans, have offspring which grow into adults.

Find out about and describe the basic needs of animals, including humans, for
survival (water, food and air).

Describe the importance for humans of exercise, eating the right amounts of different
types of food, and hygiene

Uses of everyday materials

Identify and compare the suitability of a variety of everyday materials, including
wood, metal, plastic, glass, brick, rock, paper and cardboard for particular uses.

Find out how the shapes of solid objects made from some materials can be changed
by squashing, bending, twisting and stretching.



Our IPC topic for the Autumn term is ‘The Magic Toymaker’. Take a look below at what we will be learning in each subject this term!


We will be learning about the seven continents around the world, and discussing the different oceans.


Be able to use key words and phrases relating to the passing of time

Be able to order events and objects into a sequence

Be able to identify differences between their own lives and those of people who have lived in

the past

Be able to find out about aspects of the past from a range of sources of information



Be able to plan what they are going to make

Be able to describe their plans in pictures and words

Be able to use simple tools and materials to make products

Be able to comment on their own plans and products and suggest areas of improvement



Be able to respect one another’-s individuality and independence

Be able to work with each other where appropriate



We will be having lots of fun collecting our class Dojo points!  We can earn Dojo points in class and around school for following the Golden Rules, making sure we are adhering to the Core Values at Mosscroft, bringing our PE kits and having the correct uniform. We can also collect a Dojo point each week for homework which we know is very important.


Year 2 Top Sites

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Our Learning in Action

Keep checking this page as we will upload pictures of all the exciting things we will do in year 2!