Year 2

Hi, my name is Miss Rix and I teach in Year 2. I have been at Abel Smith for 2 years now and love the positive and friendly ethos this school has! I love teaching in year 2, we always have lots of fun while we learn important skills.

In year 2 we ensure that the children cover lots of varied and interesting topics which support them in their SATs which we take in the summer term. We organise these so that they are completed in a calm and supportive envirnoment where they feel comfortable to achieve their potential.

Year 2 Staff

Miss C Rix

  • Teacher

Miss James-Jarvis

  • Teaching Assistant


Term: Summer 2


Week 1 – Favourite Poems
• Read and appraise classic poems
• Read and explain personal favourite poems
• What are the features of classic poems?
• Create a favourite poems book

Weeks 2 and 3: Stories from the same author (Simon James)
• Cold Task
• Read and appraise stories by Simon James
• Summarise a familiar story
• Identifying and using subordinating clauses
• To plan a story in the style of Simon James
• To write the beginning of a story
• To write the middle of a story
• To write the end of a story

Weeks 4 and 5: Flow charts
• What are the features of a flow chart?
• Use time sentence starters
• Research the life cycle of a plant
• Create a flow chart of the life cycle of a plant Ordering flow charts
• Understand the importance of chronological order
• Research how a bee makes honey
• Create a flow chart of how a bee makes honey

Week 6: Favourite texts
• Read and appraise classic stories
• Read and explain personal favourite stories
• What are the features of classic stories?
• Create a favourite stories book

Handwriting- Cursive Script
Phonics – daily group sessions phase 3-6
Guided reading – weekly small group session focussing on HfL Steps


Week 1
• To partition two-digit numbers into different combinations of tens and ones.
• To add 2 two-digit numbers within 100 (e.g. 48 + 35)

Week 2
• To use estimation to check that their answers to a calculation are reasonable (e.g. knowing that 48 + 35 will be less than 100).
• To subtract mentally a two-digit number from another two-digit number when there is no regrouping required (e.g. 74 − 33).

Week 3
• To recognise the inverse relationships between addition and subtraction and use this to check calculations and work out missing number problems (e.g. Δ − 14 = 28).
• To recall and use multiplication and division facts for the 2, 5 and 10 multiplication tables to solve simple problems

Week 4
• To identify 1/3 , 1/4 , 1/2 , 2/4 , 3/4 and knows that all parts must be equal parts of the whole.
• To use different coins to make the same amount (e.g. pupil uses coins to make 50p in different ways; pupil can work out how many £2 coins are needed to exchange for a £20 note).

Week 5
• The pupil can read scales in divisions of ones, twos, fives and tens in a practical situation where all numbers on the scale are given
• To read the time on the clock to the nearest 15 minutes.

Week 6
• To describe properties of 2-D and 3-D shapes
• Reasoning and problem solving


• To understand the growing conditions needed for plants to grow.
• To understand the work of a farmer
• To understand that living things need other living things to survive.
• To record growing conditions
• To harvest the edible foods grown in the allotments and study them carefully.

Other Areas

Topic: Buckets and Spades

This half term we will be studying the history of seaside holidays in our topic ‘Buckets and spades

PSHE: – Values Based PSHE – Empathy and Self-belief

R.E.- This half term we will be exploring different questions

P.E.– Athletics skills including, running, jumping and throwing

Music– This term we will be following the Charanga unit ‘I wanna be in a band’

DT : Food and nutrition – making gluten free cakes and understanding the need for them

Current Homework

  • English and maths homework will be sent home fortnightly.
  • More open topic homework will be sent home fortnightly.
  • Times tables will be learnt during our maths lessons and will be included within homework tasks. By the end of Year 2 the children should know the 2,5 and 10 times tables