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Transition from Yr1 to Yr2 September 2020

Welcome to your Year 2 transition page. Here you can find out more about your class for September 2020. We are really excited to show you - who you will be learning with, where you will be learning and what you are going to learn in Year 2.

Some of you have not been in school for a long time, coming back to school you may be feeling a bit worried. Some things are going to be different in your new class but some things will stay the same. All your friends from year 1 are going to be starting year 2 too.

You will have new teachers

A message from your teacher

Miss Knott.MOV

Your new classroom

You will line up in the playground outside the Yr 2 door, your coat pegs are in the corridor by the classroom. You will still use the same toilets as you used in Year 1. At lunchtime you will eat you lunch and play on the playground, the same as in Yr 1.

Have a look at the photos below to familiarise yourself with your new classroom.

What will you learn in year 2?

There are so many fun learning activities planned for Year 2!

Have a look below to see some of the exciting topics you will cover. More detailed information will follow from your teacher in September.

Learning Challenge

Through Learning challenge you will learn creatively about  History and Geography, you will explore through Design and Technology and Creative Arts.

These are some of your Learning Challenge topic questions in Year 2...

  • Where would you rather live England or Kenya? (comparison)
  • Why did London burn? (The Great fire of London)
  • What's so special about Forty Hall? (local History Heritage Study)
  • Queens of England - Queen Elizabeth I, Queen Victoria and Queen Elizabeth II
  • Why do we love to be beside the seaside?
  • Mapping skills


Much of your Literacy learning will be taught and linked through your Learning Challenge - you will be exploring narratives and traditional tales, newspaper reports, biographies, recounts and writing creatively. You will learn about writitng instructions and recipes and exploring fiction and non fiction texts from a range of cultures.


You will continue to be taught to read, write, compare and order numbers. You will learn different methods for partitioning, adding and subtracting numbers and learn more about fact families. You will extend you learning about shapes and learn to interpret data from graphs and pictograms. You will learn about telling the time more accurately. There will be learning about fractions, multiplication and division.


In Science you will learn through these topics

  • what is in your habitat?
  • Materials - good choices
  • Materials - shaping up
  • Growing up 
  • Taking care
  • The gardening apprentice



The Global Pandemic of Coronavirus meant that many things changed for us all, When change happens it can cause us to become worried or confused, it can effect how we are feeling. We will be working on the importance of our mental health throughout this year to give us the skills to cope with how we feel and to enable us to know how to ask for and find help when we need to, so that we feel safe and secure and ready to learn.

  • New beginnings, transition to year 2, feelings and the Zones of emotional regulation
  • Black history
  • Anti bullying
  • Fire safety
  • Looking after our environment
  • Water safety
  • Manners
  • Listening to advice
  • Learning from your mistakes


In RE this year you will focus on the questions below, learning about what Christians believe as well as extending learning about other faiths and religions...

  • Why did Jesus teach the Lords prayer as a way to pray?
  • Who is the Saint of our school?
  • Where is the light of Christmas?
  • What is the best way for Muslims to show their commitment to God (Allah)?
  • Why is Easter the most important festival for Christians?
  • What is the story of Noah really about?
  • Why do Christians make and keep promises before God?
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