Harvington C of E First and Nursery School

‘Together we love, learn and grow’

Year 2


Class Teacher: Mrs Magee

Teaching Assistant: Mrs Sams

PTFA Class Representative: Miss Churchill

Class Governor: Mrs Seymour

Information about starting Year 2

Important Information


Homework is sent out on a Friday to be handed in on the following Thursday. Spellings will be sent home at the beginning of the half term and weekly. Spelling and Big Maths tests take place on a Friday.


Please make sure your child has a named PE kit, water bottle, reading book and message book in school every day. 

This half term we are learning...

'How has life changed for children?'

We are going to be learning all about the Victorians. We will find out about the great inventions, use keys and symbols to create our own Victorian town maps and we will be creating our own sculptures of Queen Victoria and even making Victoria sponge cake - yum!

 Click on the picture below to learn more about the Victorians! 


Some vocabulary we will be using is:

gruel: a thin and watery porridge

orphan: a child whose parents have died

workhouse: people who don't have a house were sent to live in a workhouse where they were given tricky work to do!

Watch the video below to see a typical day as a Victorian!

In Science we are going to be learning about...

materials and their suitability!

Click on the picture above to learn more about different materials and what they are used for.

Some vocabulary we will be is using is:

suitable: right or appropriate

unsuitable: not right or appropriate

purpose: the reason for which something is done or made


Our inspirational person is...


Click on the picture above to watch a video clip of the story of Moses.


Why is he inspiring?

Which of our school values does he show?

Can you think of a time when you have been like Moses?

Our class author is...

Oliver Jeffers!

Click on the picture of him to see his website. 


Have you read any of his books?

What is your favourite book?