Pelham Primary School

Year 2: Swallows and Swifts

The curriculum in year 2 is taught through topics, one main topic per term. These include ‘Wheels of Change’, ‘Pioneers and Places’ and ‘Islands and Oceans’. To enhance our learning, we take the children on many trips, such as to the Florence Nightingale Museum and the Transport Museum in London, and hold special themed days such as a Hawaiian Luau!

Our timetable also includes daily phonics groups, where the children continue to develop their knowledge of sounds and spelling patterns and guided reading sessions. Children are exposed to a wide range of literature, not only to support their writing but also to enhance their understanding of mathematical concepts and scientific processes.

At the end of Year 2, children will take SATs in: Reading, English grammar, punctuation and spelling and maths. Children will be given a standardised score for these tests.

Teacher assessments will also be used to build up a picture of your child’s learning and achievements. In addition, your child will receive an overall result saying whether they have achieved the required standard in the tests.

Year 2 Homework

From September 2019, Year 2 homework will be paperless. Maths homework will be set via Mathletics each week. Weekly spellings will be posted on our blog by Wednesday each week and children will be tested on their spellings every Monday.

Click for our spelling blog here:

Curriculum Overview

Click on the link below for an overview of the topics taught in each subject area, over the year.

Year 2 Curriculum Overview

Open Evening

Click here to view the presentation given to parents at the Open Evening on 24th September 2019, outlining the year ahead and how parents can get involved.