Mrs Collins’s Year 2 Class

Mrs Collins’ Year 2 Class

On this web page you can find out about all the exciting things taking place in Year 2!

Teacher: Mrs Collins


Twitter: @Year2Discovery

Teaching Assistant: Miss Goodson

Please follow the link here to our meet the teacher presentation.

Term: Summer 2

Our Learning this term:

Maths: This half-term, we will start by learning about statististics, looking at tally charts, tables and pictograms. We will then move onto Position and direction where we will look at describing the movement of an object using positional or directional language such as clockwise, anti-clockwise. Finally, we will link this to our fractions by learning about quarter turns and half turns to the left and right.

English: In English, we will be looking at the story The Owl Who was Afraid of the Dark and write our own story based on character that is afraid of something. We will also learn how to write a non-chronological report about nocturnal animals.

Science: How important is it to protect the different habitats?

This half term we will learn about living and non -living things and whether they are alive, dead or never been alive. We will then learn about animal habitats, plant habitats and microhabitats and why it is important tot protect these.

Geography: What are the key points of interest in Hattersley?

In Geography, we will be looking at the local area, plotting the human and physical features in Hattersley and the surrounding areas. We will also being using the directions on a compass to help us navigate and begin to look at some of the ordinance survey symbols.

DT: What impact does where you live have on the food you eat?

We will be researching Nadia Hussain, exploring healthy foods, practising our cutting skills and making our own healthy meal.

 Computing: Can I explain how computer games work?

This half term, we will be learning the basics of coding, what an algorithm is and how to debug a program using the programme Scratch Jr.

Music: Can I talk about the impact of gradual tempo changes in music?  We will be listening to different pieces of music and analysing how the tempo changes. We will then create our own music with different tempo changes.

RE: What does it mean to belong to a faith community?

As part of Religious Education, our focus will be looking at people who have multi-faiths and people who have no faith. We will then compare and contrast the similarities and differences.

PSHE: This half-term, our focus will be on Relationships. We will look at our relationships with each other and how our bodies are different and change as we grow up.

General Class Information

Reading: Each week, the children read a range of texts through their learning. They also take part in whole class or small group Reading sessions where their decoding and comprehension skills are developed with a different reading skill being focused on each day.

Home reading is to practice and consolidate their fluency, expression and comprehension. Children still being taught phonics will take two books home – 1 decodable book and 1 reading for pleasure book and be assigned a Collins ebook based on the book they have read in school that week. The decodable book is for the children to practice their fluency and expression as well as to show their understanding through questioning. The reading for pleasure book is for the children to share with an adult and to promote a love of reading. If they are past being taught phonics they will be sent home 1 colour banded book to practise decoding and comprehension as well as 1 reading for pleasure book. Please let us know how your child has got on with their reading books using the reading record. We would like you to write a comment each time you hear your child read.

The children will also be listened to at least once every two weeks on a 1-1 basis with their teacher or teaching assistant. The class teacher or teaching assistant will change your child’s book on the day they are listened to read. We will not change a home reading book unless there is a comment in the reading record. If we do not have a comment or a book is not returned for two weeks Mrs Collins, our English curriculum leader, will contact you.

One child per half term will be nominated for being the Reading Hero for their class based on their commitment to home reading. The child will be chosen based on the evidence seen in their reading record and in class. If your child is chosen to be the class Reading Hero they will be given a prize and a certificate and acknowledged in Friday’s good work celebration assembly.


  • Read at home at least 3 times
  • Go on TTRockstars twice for 10 min
  • Go on Lexia twice for 10 min
  • Complete Maths or English homework

PE:  PE is two times a week on a Tuesday and Thursday.

Your child will participate in a dance lesson and sports/gymnastics lesson every week. It is normally expected for children to have a full PE kit kept in school at all times.

Children should not be wearing any jewellery including earrings for PE. If your child does wear earrings, please could you ensure they are taken out before school on a Tuesday and Thursday please.

Snack: Snack is to be a piece of fruit or a cereal bar. No chocolate, crisps or sweets are allowed