St John's Upper Holloway C.E Primary School

Jesus said: 'Love each other as I have loved you'. - John 15:12

Welcome to the Year 2 webpage

Welcome to the Year 2 class webpage where you can find out about what we are learning each term as well as see pictures of some of our highlights. Further down the page there is guidance about homework and some useful websites that you can use to support your child's learning at home. 



Autumn Term


Humanities - Significant historical events in our locality

Our Big Question:  Why do we remember the 5th November? 

In this unit we will spend some time learning the story of the Gunpowder Plot, acting out and retelling this historical event. We will consider the influences that lead to the planning of the plot and consider if it is appropraite to celebrate on the 5th November each year. We will use this topic to learn the countries of the UK and it's capital cities and will compare maps of London from now and in the past. 

Topic Highlights 

We acted out the Gunpowder plot and then wrote our own retells of the story.

Science - Animals Including Humans

Our Big Question: What do we need to survive and grow into healthy adults?

Through this unit we will investigate what animals need to survive, including what babies need and want. We will identify the stages of different life cycles and growth of animals including humans and butterflies. We will then explore the importance of exercise and hygiene through investigations and finally we will learning about a healthy diet and the Eatwell plate. We will use this knowledge in our DT unit to make a healthy (but delicious) smoothie.
Topic highlights - We used the dolls to learn all about what babies and humans need to survive. 

Home Learning 

Reading books will be changed every Monday and Thursday. You should read with your child every day for about 20 minutes and ask them questions about what has happened in the book. Remember to re-read the book your child takes home as this is an important part of learning to read.
Homework will be set every Friday and is to be completed by the following Wednesday. We are using Numbots, TT Rockstars and Spelling Frame for our homework. Please speak to Miss Davis if you need a new copy of your passwords.
Links to Support Learning



Learning to read (also available in an app)

Click here to find the 'common exception words' which year 2 children need to be able to read and spell.