St Lawrence


'Teach children how they should live, and they will remember it all their life.' (Proverbs 22:6)


Year 2

Class Teacher

Teaching Assistant

Mrs Cox on Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays.

Miss Temple on Thursdays and Fridays.
Mrs Draper

Welcome to Year 2.

We are a kind class who love learning about new things and try our best every day.

Our Topic is: 'Coastlines'

This half term, the children will be learning about the physical and human features of coastal regions across the United Kingdom, including a detailed exploration of the coastal town of Whitby, in Yorkshire.

In English, we will be reading The Storm Whale by Benji Davies.  A beautifully illustrated story that takes the reader on a heat-warming and magical tale.  The children will be continuing to focus on writing stories with a clear beginning, middle and end. 

In Maths, we are using the White Rose scheme for Year 2. This will be building on knowledge learned year 1 and supporting all levels, so that every child is able to progress.

We will continue our recorder lessons.  Please ensure that your child has their recorder in school for their weekly lesson each Friday.

For our RE lessons, we follow the Guildford Diocese recommended curriculum.

We will be also working on other parts of the curriculum, so that everyone has a chance to shine.

Long Term Plan:

Medium Term Plan:

Half Term Plan:



Every week the children will be given their homework on Monday, to be completed by the following Monday.

 They will be given:

  • Weekly spellings to learn;
  • activities, focusing on Grammar and Punctuation;
  • For Maths, every week:
    • 1000 points of Mathletics, including any activities set.
    • TTRockstar times tables practise of 2, 5 and 10 times tables – 10 minutes a week.

 In addition, we ask for them to read for 15 minutes every day.

This is an important part of their learning and will support and reinforce their progress during the year.

If the children would like to explore the topic further and earn extra house points, they can complete one or more of our fun and interesting activities from the Scented Garden Homework grid below.


Please look at the list below of recommended books to read with your child. Sharing books with them is something you can do regularly to support them in their learning.

Listen to your child read and read to them. Ask them questions about what they are reading: Do they understand all the language? Are they following the plot developments? Can they make predictions about the progression of the story? Have they understood what's being inferred by the author?

These books are recommendations only, not compulsory!


On Tuesday mornings the children will be swimming in our outdoor pool, in small groups.  Please ensure that they bring their costume, towel, goggles and swimming hat to school each week for their lesson.

On Wednesday afternoons, the children will be enjoying outdoor PE.