Year 2 – White Rhinos and Buffalos

Year 2 – White Rhinos and Buffalos

  • Year 2 Long Term Plan 2021-22


Important information

Click the link below for important information about what we will be learning in Year 2 this half term.

Y2 Curriculum Overview Autumn 1

This half term, PE will be on a Tuesday. Please ensure children come to school in their PE kits each week.

The teachers in Year 2 are Mrs Wimpenny (2 White Rhinos) and Mrs Basar (2 Buffalos). The Educational Teaching Assistants working in our classes are Miss Lord and Mrs Scholey.

Below is a summary of what we will be covering in English this year. For more details on this, and to look at the other work we do in Year 2, please look at our half termly newsletters.


In Year 2 we will be looking at using different sentence types, consolidating our use of punctuation and using a range of conjunctions in our writing. We will also improve our spelling skills and ensure we are applying the spellings which we know.

In reading we will  read a range of genres and complete whole class guided reading activities alongside 1-1 reading with an adult. We will focus on reading fluently, using expression and ensuring children have a range of strategies to decode any unknown words. Additionally, we will look at a variety of questions types to strengthen reading comprehension skills.

Wherever possible, we aim to link reading and writing opportunities to our topic work.

Maths objectives for Year 2:

In our maths lessons, we will be covering many different areas such as:

  • Interpreting and reading scales
  • Measuring (capacity, length and mass)
  • Column method for addition with carrying  and subtraction with borrowing.
  • Place value.
  • 2D and 3D shape – identifying shapes and describing their properties (vertices, edges, faces)
  • Data handling (pictograms, bar charts, venn and carroll diagrams)
  • Money – writing and reading amounts, conversion of pence to pounds, calculating change
  • Lines of symmetry
  • Position and direction (left, right, forwards, backwards)
  • Solving two step problems
  • Rounding to the nearest ten and nearest hundred
  • Telling the time

Learning links

Please find below some activities and games which link to our learning in class:


TT Rockstars – Your child will need their username and password to log in and practise their times tables

White Rose Maths – Some free access resources available

NRich  – reasoning and problem solving activities

Reading and Spelling:

Rising Stars online reading planet – Your child will need their username and password to read the books set by their teacher

Oxford Owl: Click ‘My Class Login’ and use the class login details below to access e-books:


Username: 2rhinos

Password: rhino


Username: 2buffalos

Password: buffalo

Teach Your Monster to Read – free to sign up online on a web browser but there is a cost for the app


Purplemash: A variety of learning activities which may at times be set by the class teacher. Your child will need their username and password to log in

Recap week

Practise all of the spelling rules covered so far this half term

2 times table random order


Spelling, reading and arithmetic homework should be completed each week. Choose an extra activity from another curriculum area to complete each week in addition.

Homework Aut 1


Year 2 – White Rhinos and Buffalos
Year 2 – White Rhinos and Buffalos
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