Year 2 Turtles and Dolphins


Dolphins Class: Mrs Hannah Wise

Turtles Class: Mr Kit Furst

Teaching Assistants:

Mrs Jane Corbett

Mrs Sarah Bloxsome


Numeracy and Literacy

Throughout Year 2 the children will be taught a range of:

  • Numeracy skills such as addition and subtraction, place value, simple multiplication and division, money, problem solving, 2D and 3D shapes, data handling and measurement. Where possible these will link to our topic.
  • Literacy skills including elements of handwriting, phonics, spelling, independent writing, guided reading, individual reading, speaking and listening skills and role play/drama.
  • Some activities will be practical while others will be written tasks.
  • Phonics is taught through letter and sounds and an IT programme called ‘Phonics Play’ which are supported by a range of appropriate reading materials, colour banded according to their level of complexity.


We cover a range of topics, encouraging hands on experience wherever possible. Children will also experience a full range of activities in other areas through a topic based approach: Design Technology, ICT, PSHCE, Art, RE, Music and PE. The outside classroom will be used as much as possible to support all subject areas.

Year 2 topics:
Food, Glorious Food
The Wonderful World of Roald Dahl
A Bug’s Life’ and ‘Off to Mexico


A Homework grid is sent home each half term with the topic newsletter, on the first Friday of a new half term. The grid provides many different options for homework, across a range of subjects

St Peters Skills Progression - Yr2 (225.7 KiB)