Year 2

Welcome to Year 2!

Burgundy class is taught by Mrs Kamanyire and Mrs Remington Davidson.

Ruby class is taught by Ms Everrett .

The fantastic teaching assistants who work across both classes are Ms Cooper, Ms Giddings, Ms Lorence and Ms Sanderson.

‘London’s Burning’

Why was the Great Fire of London so catastrophic and what could be done about it?

This half-term our topic is London’s Burning. In English, we will focus on writing in role as a witness to the fire, creating a vivid description from the scene. We will then explore the text A Walk in London and will conduct our own local walk to create A Walk in Cambridge recount. In maths, we will be focusing on securing fluency with number, introducing quotative and partitive division. We will identify, group and sort different 2D and 3D shapes. We will also explore fractions, focussing on halves, quarters and thirds. In history lessons we will learn about the Great Fire of London and will begin to think like historians, asking and answering questions about historical events and using different sources to find out about why the Great Fire of London was so catastrophic and what could be done about it. We will also be designing and building moving carts for our ‘great fire’ in the final week of term. In PE we are very fortunate to have some specialist cricket training from Steve at Chance to Shine. Further detail can be found on our ‘Curriculum Descriptor’. 

General Information

Book-bags should be brought into school every day: we encourage children to be as independent as possible and to remember their book-bag for themselves.

The children will go home with four new books every week: a Library book, a class book corner book, a fluency practice book (banded) and a guided reading book.

We hear children read in Guided Reading sessions, and individually at other times.

Children are encouraged to change their books regularly.

Our PE days

    Burgundy Class: Tuesday (outdoor) and Wednesday (indoor)

Ruby Class: Tuesday (outdoor) and Wednesday (indoor)

On PE days please bring your Morley PE kit to change into at school (see here for more details). A PE kit consists of T-shirt, shorts, long-sleeved top and jogging bottoms, spare socks, trainers or plimsolls.  Long hair must be tied back and no jewellery please.

PE lesson pic

Children will need to bring a filled and named water bottle to school each day. The class tap is drinking water and the children are able to fill their bottles as needed.

water bottle

Homework will be set on Wednesday via Google Classroom, to be submitted by the following Tuesday. Login details can be found in your child’s reading record. Homework will be acknowledged by the class teacher on Google Classroom. 


Key Stage 1 SATS will take place in May. Children will be assessed in Maths, Writing, Reading and Spelling. We will be holding a parent information session in Spring 2.

Welcome to Yr 2 22-23

Curriculum information for parents Spring 2

Year 2 ARE – Writing

Year 2 ARE – Reading

Year 2 ARE – Maths 1

Year 2 ARE – Maths 2

Year 2 ARE – Science

Year 2 Spelling List

Year 2 KIRFS Morley

Useful tips for reading with your child

Handwriting – Letter Formation

SATS information session (from 7th March)