Radipole Primary School

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Together we learn, together we grow, together we soar.

Year 2


Welcome to Year 2


Year 2 provides children with the opportunity to explore, investigate and learn new skills, whilst building on those they have learnt in previous years.  Children enjoy the variety of opportunities our curriculum and school environment offer enabling them to develop independence and resilience.  The particularly enjoy exploring Math's, Science and art activities whilst in the school nature reserve.


As well as exploring a variety of engaging texts in English and exploring a range of mathematical concepts, children have the opportunity to carry out investigations in science and develop historical understanding through looking at the first aeroplane flight, Mary Anning and Ernest Shackleton.  They gain geographical skills through asking questions about Polar Regions, a region of Kenya and more locally Lyme Regis.  They enjoy creative subjects such as music, art and design and technology, where they design and make their own smoothie and moving vehicle.  Throughout the year children are given enrichment opportunities through many exciting events including dressing up days, visitors and trips out of the classroom.


Mrs Mutch, Mrs Hilton, Ms Probert, Miss Johnson, Mrs Westhead and Mrs Woolrich are there to ensure that learning is fun and the children make the best progress they can throughout the year.


Year 2 Teaching Team

 Mrs Sally Mutch
Mrs Natalie Hilton
Ms Probert
Mrs Westhead - TA
Miss Sarah Johnson - TA
Mrs Sally Woolrich - TA




Outdoor PE - Thursday

Indoor PE - Monday

Nature Reserve - Tuesday

Year 2 Curriculum



Phonics is an essential tool in teaching children to read. Here at Radipole we use Little Wandle Letters and Sounds.  You can read more about the Little Wandle here.

Reading Spine


This half term Year 2 are reading The Day the Crayons Quit by Drew Daywalt


Poor Duncan just wants to colour in. But when he opens his box of crayons, he only finds letters, all saying the same thing: We quit!

Beige is tired of playing second fiddle to Brown, Blue needs a break from colouring in all that water, while Pink just wants to be used. Green has no complaints, but Orange and Yellow are no longer speaking to each other.

The battle lines have been drawn. What is Duncan to do?


This half term Year 2 are reading Saint George and the Dragon by Louie Stowell


A humorous re-telling of the legendary tale, specially written for children who are starting to read on their own. Easy-to-read text and colourful illustrations bring the story of a fire-breathing dragon, a princess in peril and a bold knight to life. Includes background to the legend and the art it has inspired



Key Objectives




Year 2 Links

Useful Information

National Curriculum Tests (SATs) at Key Stage 1