Rowans (Year 2)

Welcome to Rowans Class!

Class teacher: Mr Sapsford

Class teaching assistants: Mrs Cullum, Miss Woodruff and Ms Jones.

Our topic is The Seaside!

In history, we will be studying how seasides have changed over time. We will be comparing seasides during the Victorian era to the seasides of today. We will learn about the impact of the steam train on the seaside, the introduction of days off and the impact this had on the seaside and the beliefs around the seaside having health benefits. We will be also looking at what stops people going to British seasides today.

In science, we will notice that animals including humans have offspring which grow into adults. We will find out and describe the basic needs of animals including humans and we will look at the importance of exercise, healthy eating and hygiene.

In art, we will be learning to use the dip dye technique using dye which comes from everyday objects.

Maths this Year!


In our English unit, we are writing non chronological reports. We will be using conjunctions, apostrophes, adverbs and expanded noun phrases in our writing, whilst looking at the organisational features of a non chronological report.


PE Kits: Please bring PE kits into school on Monday mornings and take them home to wash after school on a Friday. We will have a mixture of indoor and outdoor PE lessons so please ensure your child's PE kit is appropriate for all weathers.

Reading books: Please make sure your child has their reading record and reading books in school every day.

Water bottles: Please make sure your child has a water bottle in class every day.

Home Learning!

We expect children to read daily with all reading recorded in our school reading records. Reading records need to be in school on Mondays. School books need to be in school each day.

Over the course of the week, we expect children to spend time learning their Year 1 and 2 common exceptions words, their times tables (using Times Tables Rockstars), practise their maths skills (using Sumdog) and learn their Key Instant Recall Facts whilst working on their home learning project.

Recommended Home Reading!

If you would like to know what books we recommend for your child to read in Year 2, please look at the list below.

Year 2 Suggested Reading List:

The Lighthouse Keeper’s Lunch - Ronda and David Armitage

Into The Forest - Anthony Browne

Gorilla - Anthony Browne

The Cat Who Lost His Purr - Michelle Coxon

Mr Wolf’s Pancakes - Jan Fearnley

Cat and Mouse Story - Michael Rosen

The Snow Lady - Shirley Hughes

Grace and Family - Mary Hoffman and Caroline Binch

The Adventures of Captain Underpants - Dav Pilkey

Little Wolf’s Book of Badness - Ian Whybrow

Mrs Wobble the Waitress - Allan Ahlberg

Pirate School: Just a Bit of Wind - Jeremy Strong

The Guard Dog - Dick King-Smith

Emily’s Legs - Dick King-Smith

No Tights for George - Julia Crebbin

Princess Smarty-pants - Babette Cole

Prince Cinders - Babette Cole

Jolly Roger - Colin McNaughton

The Worst Witch - Jill Murphy

Horrid Henry Series - Francesca Simon

The Magic Finger - Roald Dahl

The BFG - Roald Dahl

George’s Marvellous Medicine - Roald Dahl

A First Book of Nature - Nicola Davies and Mark Hearld

The Big Book of the Blue - Yuval Zommer