Year 2

Welcome to the class page for Year 2.


Here you will find lots of useful websites to support learning at home.

We will also post any news on this page about the exciting learning that we do in school.

All of our class letters can be found here too, along with our knowledge organisers and resources for learning that you may find useful. 

Yearly Overview

At Glenmere we have established, within each year group, an overview for the year within out 'Broader Curriculum. This includes what is covered across the curriculum in addition to maths and English. 

Year 2 Yearly Class Curriculum Overview

Class Newsletter

Our class newsletters celebrate all the great learning that has been going on in Year 2. They are full of the learning that has been taking place and how the children have been learning in many ways.



Supporting Your Child Letter

Our supporting your child letters are full of useful ways to support your child at home with their learning. They contain recommended reading, strategies for problem-solving and useful web links about the topics that are being taught in school.

Autumn Supporting Your Child Letter


Knowledge Organisers

These are our year 2 knowledge organisers. They give you bite sized information about the learning that will be covered for each of our topics. They also include key vocabulary  that is used in our lessons with their definitions. 

Autumn Geography - Would you rather live in a hot or cold place?

Spring  Geography - Hot and Cold Places

Summer Geography - Why is Our World So Wonderful?

Autumn 1 Science 

Autumn 2 Science 

Spring 1 Science

Spring 2 Science

Summer 1 Science

Summer 2 Science

Autumn History - Crimean Nurses

Spring History - The Great Fire of London

Summer History - The history of Our Canals and Locks in Leicestershire

Autumn Art

Spring Art - Painting and mixed media 

Summer Art - Sculpture & 3D

Autumn DT

Spring DT

Summer DT

Autumn 1 Computing 

Autumn 2 Computing 

Spring 1 Computing - Programming 

Spring 2 Computing - Data & Information - Pictograms

Summer 1 Computing - Creating Media - Digital Music

Summer 2 Computing - Programming Quizzes

Autumn 1 RE

Autumn 2 RE

Spring 1 RE - Who is Jewish, and How Do They Live? (pt2)

Spring 2 RE - What is the good news that Jesus brings?

Summer 1 RE - Why Does Easter Matter?

Summer 2 RE - How Should We Care For Others, the World, and Does it Matter?

Autumn 2 PSHE - Families and Relationships

Spring 1 PSHE - Citizenship

Spring 2 PSHE - Economic Wellbeing

Summer 1 PSHE- Safety

Summer 2 - RSE

Autumn 1 Music - Hands, Heart, Feet

Autumn 2 Music - Ho, Ho, Ho!

Spring 1 Music - I Wanna Play in a Band

Spring 2 Music - Zootime

Summer 1 Music - Friendship Song

Summer 2 Music - Reflect, Rewind & Replay




Personal Development

At Glenmere, we like to ensure our pupils to be prepared to engage as individuals, parents, workers and citizens with economic, social and cultural change, including the continued globalisation of the economy and society, are able to adapt to new work and leisure patterns and keep up with the rapid expansion of communication technologies. We will showcase our learning on Twitter and in our photo gallery. 

Pease find below our Personal Development Overview and the books we use to support our learning with Everyone Welcome

Personal Development

Everyone Welcome Road Map



At Glenmere, we use a systematic approach to the teaching of synthetic phonics to enable children to develop secure reading and spelling skills. It is proven that high quality phonics teaching is ‘the best route for children to become fluent and independent readers. A strong emphasis on high quality teaching of phonics can substantially reduce the number of children at risk of falling below age-related expectations for reading. At Glenmere we use Reading Planet Rocket Phonics to teach phonics.. Teachers make use of the resources(including online,  interactive resources) to support the children’s learning of phonemes in KS1. This sequence sets out clear expectations of pupils’ progress in phonics week by week and term by term.

Click the weblink for more information.

The Reading Planet Guide to Reading with your Child provides guidance for reading at home with children aged 4-7 years. This handy guides explains phonics and book banding and includes tips of developing comprehension skills.

Parent Guide to Reading Planet


The Teach Computing curriculum is structured into units for each year group, and each unit is broken down into lessons. Her you will find the unit overview for each of Year 2's half termly units

Autumn 1 - What is IT

Autumn 2 Digital Photography

Spring 1 - Robot Algorithms

Spring 2 - Data & Information - Pictograms

Summer 1 - Creating Media - Digital Music

Summer 2 - Programming Quizzes



White Rose Maths Resources

Here you will find lots of useful resources to link with our maths in school. We use the White Rose approach to our maths learning and there are some helping leaflets and web links for you to support mathematical learning at home 

White Rose Maths is excited to have produced a range of work booklets for parents and children to use over the summer or during next year. These booklets can be found on Amazon for the Kindle or downloaded below.  There is one booklet for each of our blocks for Y1 to Y6.

Recommended Book List for Year 2

Take a look at the books that are recommended for year 2 readers

Children in KS1 are encouraged to read a range of books, and I have included examples of the types of books which cover each genre the children need to be reading.




Mister Magnolia

Quentin Blake

Picture book


Anthony Browne

Picture book

Hey, Little Bug!

James Carter



Rob Childs

Football / Realistic fiction

Pumpkin Soup

Helen Cooper

Picture book

The Day The Crayons Quit

Drew Daywalt

Picture Book, Humour

Croc and Bird

Alexis Deacon

Picture Book

Aliens Love Underpants (series)

Clare Freedman

Picture book, Humour

The Ant and the Big Bad Bully Goat

Andrew Fusek Peters

Picture book

Toys in Space

Mini Grey

Picture book

Dear Greenpeace

Simon James

Picture book

The Chocolate Monster

Jan Page


Quick, Let’s Get Out of Here

Michael Rosen and Quentin Blake


The Cat in the Hat

Dr Seuss

Picture book, Humour

It’s a book

Lane Smith

Picture book, Humour







The Solar System

Emily Bone

Space (Science & Nature)


Suzi Eszterhas


Exploring Mountains

Anita Ganeri


Eddie’s Garden and How to Make Things Grow

Sarah Garland

Plants (Science & Nature)