Autumn Term 1 – Welcome Back

Welcome back! The children have settled into year 2 well and we are all excited about getting stuck in to our new topic ‘From A to B’, which is all about transport.


In Maths, we’ll be working on:  Number & Place Value

Counting in steps of 2, 3, and 5 from 0, and in 10s from any number, forward and backwards.

Recognising the place value of each digit in a two-digit number (10s, 1s)

Identify, represent and estimate numbers using different representations, including the number line.

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

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

Use place value and number facts to solve problems.


In Literacy, we will be reading Beegu and the Naughty Bus.

We will focus on writing narratives about our own and others’ experiences (real and fictional)

Demarcating sentences with capital letters and full stops and with some use of question marks and exclamation marks.

Using some expanded noun phrases to describe and specify.

Using co-ordination (or / and / but) and some subordination (when / if / that / because)


We have started off with a narrative unit based on the book ‘Beegu’ by Alexis Deacon and will be writing our own stories based on the book.

From next week the children will take part in daily phonics sessions and guided reading will take place every day. Please continue to read with your children at home and ask lots of comprehension questions to ensure they understand the text, as well as being able to decode it successfully.

In Geography, we’ll be finding out:

  • How we travel to school
  • How to make maps to record our journey to school
  • How we can travel to different countries
  • How to create our own activity holiday

In History, we’ll be finding out:

  • About transport in the past
  • How to make a timeline

Homework will be given out on Tuesday each week to be completed and handed in by the following Monday.

P.E lessons will take place every week on a Tuesday dependent on the weather. Thursday will be our indoor session.


We will be running a Year 2 Coffee morning on the Tuesday 19th September at 9.00am and would be delighted to see you all there.


Please feel free to contact us regarding your child’s progress or any concerns that you may have. We will happily arrange an appointment at a mutually convenient time.

Best wishes,

Year 2 Teaching Team