Year 2

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Key Information

Class Homework Library PE*

 Sent out each Friday, due in the following Friday

Spellings tested on a Monday


Monday for all classes

2H Wednesday*
2N Friday*
2S Wednesday*

*Class PE is on the days noted in the grid above and this occurs weekly. Specialist teacher PE is on alternate Thursdays. Please check the presentation file for the Thursday dates that your child should wear their PE kit to school. This can be found by scrolling down this page, above the 'Online Learning' button.

Year 2 Curriculum Enrichment

Science Mission: make a safe place for mini beasts to live at Horsenden

Talk for Writing: Year 2 become journalists! 

Trip to the Tower of London 

Curriculum Overview

Summary information about what the children will be learning each half term can be found in the curriculum overview documents. These are uploaded at the beginning of each half term and can be found by clicking the buttons below.
Paper copies are available on request from the school office.






Year 2 Pawsome Reading Bookmark  (click to view/download) 

Your child will receive a Year 2 pawsome reading bookmark from school at the beginning of the school year. The characters on the bookmark are linked to the reading skills that we teach in school and will help you to support your child's reading at home. Please use this frequently when reading at home with your child.

Talk for Writing Story Maps & Model Texts

Story maps and model texts help children to retell their class text. They are used in our Talk for Writing lessons. We use model texts to teach pupils how to use new vocabulary and sentence structures effectively, how to structure their writing and how to use their writing toolkits and techniques for effect. Use the model text documents below to help your child practise and remember these at home. There are actions that accompany the text that the pupils will learn in school. The more that children internalise the vocabulary and sentence structures from our model texts, the better equipped they are for creating their own stories. And practising can be lots of fun - so please have a go with your child at home! 

Autumn 1:
The Dragon Machine (fiction)        Dragon Captured in Greenford (non-fiction)

Autumn 2: 
Queen Victoria's Bathing Machine (fiction) 

Key Texts & Story Spine for Year 2

The document below shows you the key texts that Year 2 will be using for their Talk for Writing units this year, as well as the supplementary reading texts that they will use as class readers. The class readers are set for all year groups and this makes our Horsenden Story Spine.


Year 2 Information Presentation


Click the 'Online Learning' button below to view the recommended websites to help support your child's learning at home.


Storytelling Videos

At Horsenden Primary, we love reading books! If you want to enjoy a story read by some of the teachers, browse through the story videos below. Enjoy!

Giraffes Can't Dance - read by Miss Borsig

Malala's Magic Pencil - read by Mr Carpenter

Leaf - read by Mrs Donaghy