Year 2


Teachers: Mrs Naylor, Mrs James

Teaching Assistants:  Miss Crane, Mrs Duke, Mr Bush


Summer 2024

Welcome back to the final and most fun-filled term at Great Dunmow Primary School. This information has been put together to keep all parents and carers fully informed of what their children will experience this term.



Year 2 will be exploring the features of non-chronological reports including headings, subheadings, captions, labels, factual information, bold technical language and glossaries. We will write a report about humans related to our science topic. We will also develop further our comprehension skills by looking closely at the reading skills of retrieval, vocabulary, prediction, inference and sequencing. We will do this via a range of books. We will develop our story writing by working on descriptive sentences using noun phrases and conjunctions in an exciting visual story from the large screen. After half term we will link our writing with our science learning related to the book ‘Ben’s Butterfly garden’. We will also be writing a persuasive letter to Mr Watts related to sports day! We will explore poetry with a focus on writing riddles. This term we will continue our focus on the application of Phonics through our ELS reading scheme.  



We will begin the summer term with a focus on telling the time to the nearest five minutes.  We will then explore measurements with a focus on each of the units of mass, capacity and temperature. Position and direction will also be taught through practical movements and games as well as book-based activities. We will then recap and consolidate the methods for addition and subtraction, multiplication and division and fractions. We will review the learning after half term and continue to ensure methods are secure ready for Year 3!



General Information




Please make sure that children come to school with all the relevant P.E equipment: shorts, T-shirt, a tracksuit, plimsolls and trainers. No jewellery is to be worn at any time during P.E sessions and long hair should be tied back. Earrings are to be removed before school on P.E days.


In addition, please ensure your child has a water bottle in class.


For both classes


  •                   Monday
  •                   Tuesday




  •               Reading – Reading records will be checked weekly and books will be changed once a week.
  • Spelling – Your child will have weekly spellings to learn. These will be tested on a Wednesday each week. 

  • Maths - A weekly task will be set for you to complete. This will be linked to the maths we have been working on in class and will be set on Splash Maths.

All written homework should be completed in your Homework book. Homework will be set and submitted for marking via class dojo on your child’s portfolio. Please keep the homework book at home throughout the year.


Upcoming Events in Year 2


  WOW day trip to the Doctors Pond


Swimming lessons



If you have any further questions and wish to speak to us, please do not hesitate to make an appointment via Class Dojo.



Mrs Naylor & Mrs James


For further information about our curriculum – please see the long term plan below


Please click on this link to access the Year 2 long term plans for 2023/2024