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Haydon Abbey School and Pre-School

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Year 2

Introducing the Year 2 Team:


  • Miss Doyle – Class Teacher
  • Miss Kent – Training Teacher
  • Ms Hughes - Learning Support Assistant


  • Mrs Rossiter – Class Teacher
  • Miss Javed - SEN Learning Support Assistant
  • Mrs Nallasamy - Learning Support Assistant
  • Miss Wood – Learning Support Assistant


This term our Year 2 theme is ‘London Through the Ages. We will learn about key events that have taken place in London – including the Great Plague and the Great Fire of London. We will enjoy looking at key historical figures of this time and will be exploring how London has changed as a result of these major events.


The children will also learn about this theme through their other subjects including Art, Design and Technology and Science.


Across the year in our writing, we will be spending four weeks on particular text types to build the children’s confidence with them. The children will be learning the texts using story maps and shared writing before beginning to independently apply the skills they learn.


In Maths, the children will start the term by looking at numbers and place values before moving onto addition and subtraction and developing their methods for these operations; as well as looking at division and multiplication.


We will also be starting our ‘Multiplication Marathons’ this year. Children have three minutes to answer their questions and have to achieve full marks to be able to move on to the next mile! These weekly tests will support your child’s multiplication knowledge and general mental maths.



The children are going to be given one book to read a week. They should read this book two to three times to build their fluency and comprehension of each text that they read. Please can Reading Diaries be signed 3 times a week.

You will also be able to find a homework grid on our website, which outlines six homework suggestions, in line with what we are learning about at school. The homework is optional; however, is a great way for you to get involved in your child’s learning and to complete them together, as a family.



Year 2 will have PE on Mondays and Fridays please send the children to school on both these days in their PE uniforms.


All of the staff in Year 2 are looking forward to working with you and your children over the next year.


Miss Doyle   Mrs Rossiter