Welcome to Year 2 Penguins



Miss Plant - class teacher             



Welcome to Year 2 Penguins class webpage. My name is Miss Plant and I have the pleasure of teaching your children this year alongside my teaching assistants Mrs Renfrew and Mrs Martin. In Year 2 we aim to make our learning fun and exciting! We will work together to ensure that all children reach their full potential and make good progress. We are looking forward to watching your child progress throughout the year and will prepare them for their transition into Key Stage 2. We want to keep you informed and up-to-date with what is going on in our classroom so if you have any questions please don’t hesitate to ask. You can contact me through the Class Dojo app or by appointment made through the office.  You can support us at home by reading with your child daily and making sure homework is completed. See below for our weekly timetable.       


Through our webpage you can find out more about what we will be learning over the course of this year. You can also keep up to date with what work we are doing by following us on Twitter, Facebook and now on Instagram! We look forward to working with you all this year. Have a look at our beautiful classroom!  




Homework set

                           Reading book in school


Reading book in school

Reading books changed

                                              PE day


Reading book in school

PE day


Reading book in school



Homework to be completed for today

Spelling test




Homework will be set using Spelling Shed and Times Tables Rockstars/Numbots on a Monday and should be completed ready for Friday. It is very important for you to help and support your child at home with learning these spellings and times tables.


Reading and Phonics

Reading forms an essential part of the KS1 curriculum and phonics is a strategy used to help pupils develop their reading skills. We will be completing lots of guided reading and whole class reading in Year 2, as well as reading comprehensions to develop our understanding of texts.


Reading at home should be done daily, with each book sent home being covered over two days. The first day pupils are encouraged to read the book, focusing on decoding words. The second day the book should be re-read to help develop pace and fluency. The comprehension questions at the back of the book should be verbally completed with an adult. Reading books will be changed every Monday. From time to time pupils may need to keep a book for longer to help them to consolidate their reading or comprehension skills. Parents should comment in their child’s reading record so we know they have read at home. Reading books should be in school every day. 

Below is some information about phonics for parents and some links to phonics games. Further information can be found on the school's phonics pagePhonics screening assessments will be repeated for children who did not pass the screening test in Year 1. 

 What is phonics?

 Phonics guide for parents

 Phonics games 


Year 2 Curriculum Overview 


We have used the national curriculum and our expertise to map out a broad, balanced, creative and coherent curriculum. We believe our curriculum empowers our pupils to access and develop their knowledge, skills, attitudes and dispositions to enable them to become well-rounded citizens who take with them a life-long love of learning.


Have a look at the Year 2 Curriculum below.

Science content and key knowledge 

Geography content and key knowledge 

History content and key knowledge


Year 2 long term plan

Year 2 long term plan 2023-2024


Medium term plans

  Autumn term 1

  Autumn term 2

 Spring term 1

 Spring term 2

 Summer term 1

 Summer term 2


Knowledge organisers

   Autumn 1 - Topic

   Autumn 1 - Science

   Autumn 2 - Topic

   Autumn 2 - Science

   Spring 1 - Topic

   Spring 1 - Science

  Spring 2 - Topic

  Spring 2 - Science

  Summer 1 - Topic

  Summer 1 - Science

  Summer 2 - Topic

  Summer 2 - Science


Boarshaw Primary Promise

This is what we aim for all our pupils to have experienced by the end of the year.

Boarshaw Primary Promise


Our Newsletters

Keep up-to-date with information about each term and find out what we are learning through our class newsletters.

 Autumn 1 Newsletter

 Autumn 2 Newsletter

 Spring 1 Newsletter

  Spring 2 Newsletter

  Summer 1 Newsletter

  Summer 2 Newsletter

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