Year 2 2023 - 2024

Mrs Proctor

Assistant Headteacher, Year 2 Teacher
Personal Development, Behaviour and Science Lead

 Welcome to Year 2!


Welcome Year 2! I hope you have had a wonderful Summer, and that you are ready and raring to begin our first term together!

I will be with the class Monday - Thursday. Mrs Tomlinson will teach Year 2 on a Friday and will lead a 'curriculum day' for the children where they will be taught areas of the wider curriculum. This allows me to focus on the core subjects of Maths and English, as well as our enquiry theme.  

For this half term, the children will have PE on a Friday with Mrs Tomlinson and Wednesday with Mrs Fernyhough (covering my PPA). Please make sure that as the weather becomes colder, the children are dressed appropriately  - we will try to get outside as much as possible! 

As always, I am contactable at all times! You are welcome to  email me on If it is anything urgent regarding day to day problems, please contact Mrs Carthy in the school office who will be happy to help.  

Mrs P 

This half term we are answering the question...



How did the Great Fire of London change our capital city?


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As writers...

King who banned the dark.JPGA truly delightful picture book talent brings us a fairy tale, in charming, retro black-and-yellow drawings. There was once a little boy who was afraid of the dark. There's nothing unusual about that. Most children are afraid of the dark at one time of another. But this little boy was a Prince, and he decided that when he became King, he would do something about the dark. He would ban it. When a King bans the dark completely, installing an artificial sun, and enforcing "anti-dark" laws, it seems like a good idea. The citizens don't need to worry about monsters, crime, or any of the other scary things that might live in the dark. But what happens when nobody can sleep, and the citizens revolt? Will the King face his fears and turn the lights off? The King Who Banned the Dark is a beautiful story about how we need the dark in order to enjoy the light. We will be using this book to create our own letters to the King, as well as using our unit question to write diary entries from Samuel Pepys. 


As readers...


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We will be looking at a range ofboos to support our knowledge and understanding about the great fire of London! 




As historians...

Children will learn about how and when the Great Fire started. They will be able to recognise and order the events of the Great Fire during the 5-day period in which it ravaged London by looking at Samuel Pepys’ recount of the time. The children will identify the methods and equipment used to try to stop the fire and the conditions which meant the fire spread quicker than necessary. Time will be spent looking at how London has changed since the fire. The children will understand the job of an architect and how Christopher Wren helped to rebuild the city under King Charles’ instructions. They will identify the new regulations put in place to keep the city safe in the future such as house materials and firefighting equipment. Children will also locate the relevant key parts of London such as Pudding Lane, St. Pauls’ Cathedral, River Thames etc to understand how the city has changed over time.  


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 As scientists...


In year 2, children will develop their knowledge and understanding of materials further. The national curriculum for science, states that pupils should:

  • ·  identify and compare the suitability of a variety of everyday materials, including wood, metal, plastic, glass, brick, rock, paper and cardboard for particular uses

    ·  find out how the shapes of solid objects made from some materials can be changed by squashing, bending, twisting and stretching.

As mathematicians...

We Place value.JPGwill be focusing on place value, before moving on to simple addition and sutraction. 


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Open Day and Evening, by Miss Norris

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