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Blenhein Primary School



Welcome to Year 2! 

Welcome to the Year 2 Curriculum overview for the Spring Term. With our curriculum offer, we strive to ENABLE and INSPIRE children to be happy, healthy and successful in their learning.


Physical education

Your child will continue to have two PE sessions a week: one with their class teacher and another with our PE specialist. Please check your child’s PE day and ensure they are dressed in appropriate PE uniform on these days (jogging bottoms/leggings/white t-shirt, jumper and trainers).

 2A: Wednesday and Friday

2N: Monday and Wednesday 

2R: Monday and Friday

Summer Curriculum



During Year 2, most pupils have transitioned from phonics to whole class reading lessons. In the summer term, some children will continue to learn their sounds, following the RWI programme. Once children complete the RWI program they will be developing their comprehension through the programme Talk Through Stories. Within these lessons, children will develop their vocabulary, understanding of characters and the main ideas within a text.


Remember your child has a Reading Eggs account, their log in details are found in their R@Homebook. 



In English, we will be reading lots of high quality texts to engage children and spark their imagination. We will use these books as a stimulus for writing, drama and artwork, with a strong focus on developing spoken language.


Children will have opportunities throughout the week to develop their handwriting, spelling, letter formation and sentence structure. Some of the genres we will be exploring this term include: stories with a familiar setting; explanation texts, non-chronological reports and stories set in other cultures.

Remember you can practise you handwriting with the help of the Letter Join website: 

Username: lj5501

Password: home



Our maths learning will focus on:

  • Fractions 
  • Time
  • Measuring volume
  • Solving word problems 
  • Revisiting addition and subtraction with renaming


Each Friday, a few maths questions will be shared on Google Classroom. This will give you a greater understanding of the types of skills pupils are developing in class.

Remember  your child has a Numbots account, their log in details are found in their R@Homebook. 



Through our history unit ‘Historical Figures,’ we will be learning:


  • What makes someone a significant, historical figure 
  • About the Victorian era, especially medicine 
  • About the lives of Florence Nightingale and Mary Seacole 
  • How to organise events on a timeline 


This unit will also be complemented by a trip to the National Portrait Gallery.



Our whole school theme in Summer 1  is ‘Relationships’. We will be learning about building healthy friendships and solving problems. In Summer 2, the school theme will be ‘Changing Me’. In this unit, pupils will prepare for the transition into Year 2 and will learn strategies for dealing with excitement and worries.



Through our science unit ‘Living Animals, Including Humans,’ we will be learning:

  • About different habitats
  • Life cycles of different animals 
  • About different food chains
  • How animals grow and change 
  • What animals need to survive 


We will also be conducting investigations, asking questions, making observations and performing simple tests.


Design and Technology

This term, children will have an opportunity to build their own structure and mechanism. We will be learning about: 

  • Mechanisms such as wheels and axles
  • Building stable structures 
  • Selecting appropriate materials



This term we will have one religion topic. We will be learning about special books from Christianity, Judaism, Hinduism and Islam. This will be complemented by a visit to a local mosque. In R.E we encourage pupils to be curious and develop their understanding about different religions as well as allowing children time to reflect on their own beliefs.


  • Homework is uploaded every Friday to Google Classroom
  • A spelling test is taken each Friday and recorded in your child’s Red Homework Book 
  • A ‘Home Project’ is shared at the end of each term, also on Google Classroom
  • Your child is encouraged to borrow a book from the class library at least once a week 
  • Your child is expected to read each night and complete their R@Home Book 

If you are having trouble accessing Google Classroom, have misplaced your child’s Red Book or R@Home Book or have any other questions, please speak to the class teacher or email info@sheringham.lihtrust.uk with your child's name and class in the subject box.

You can visit our subject pages to find out more about how we learn across the curriculum at Sheringham, including our specialist programmes.