Willow Tree Primary School

Realise your potential, Realise your goal, Reach for the stars whilst Growing, Learning and Achieving Together

 Our Teaching Team

Mrs Bagdonavicius

Ms Cowley

Miss Topping

Mrs Wilson


Welcome back Year 2! I hope you and your family have had a lovely half term break. 

Year 2 marks the last year of KS1 and it is a very fun, exciting and busy year. 


Children need to:

  • come to school in their PE kits on Tuesdays and Thursdays. 

  • bring their reading book bags in every day. 

  • read at least 3 times a week.

  • learn their weekly spellings that are given out every Monday.

We provide a healthy snack and milk during the day. Water only can be kept in the classroom. No juice or fizzy drinks. Please remember to take your water bottles home daily to be cleaned. 


In Year 2 we strive to make all children feel safe, secure and confident both in their learning and in their school life. We want our children to leave Year 2 feeling independent, motivated and have high expectations. 


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Our priority is your child's happiness and well-being. If you have any questions or concerns throughout the year, please don't hesitate to contact us. Every morning there will be a member of staff at the door to welcome your child into school, and will be available to answer any questions or queries. If you wish to make an appointment to discuss anything further, please contact the school office. 

Make sure to keep updated by checking Class Dojo and by following our school’s Facebook page.


We hope your child enjoys Year 2 as much as we will!


Mrs Bagdonavicius


Please find below information about what we will be learning this half term.

Our goal is to create confident, fluent, independent readers. Through our Read, Write, Inc. programme we will continue to support the children's phonic knowledge. Our phonics lessons are an hour every day. We mainly use Read Write Inc books to support reading because these match the children's phonics progress and are phonetically decodable.


If you would like to help your child to learn their speed sounds then you can download the set 2 and set 3 sounds below.

In our Steps to Read lessons, we will be exploring animals, habitats and plants through these amazing fiction, non-fiction and poetry books!

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In our writing lessons, we will be exploring the book Grandad's Island by Benji Davies. 


Through exploring the vehicle text, there are many opportunities for children to write their own poems and a non chronological report about a rainforest animal. 


Watch the video below to see Benji Davies reading the book. 




Please learn how to spell the common exception words below correctly. 

  • Why don't you play a game of 'speed spelling'?
  • Challenge your grown up to see who can spell more words in 1 minute! 
  • Rainbow spelling - Write these words using as many different colours as you can!

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In Maths, our topics are Money, Multiplication and Division and Measurements.  

Children in Year 2 we use the Numbots program to help embed the core maths skills of subitising, number bonds, addition and subtraction. We will also begin to use Times Table Rockstars to help us learn our 2, 5 and 10 times tables.

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In science this half term, we will be exploring Plants.

  • We will identify how different plants grow from seeds and bulbs and look at how seeds are dispersed.  
  • We will carry out investigations to look at conditions for germination and explore how plants change as they mature
  • We will also be developing our skills when working scientifically - how can we observe closely? What questions could we ask? What research could we carry out?



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Movers and Shakers

Children will learn about historically significant people who have had a major impact on the world. They will learn to use timelines, stories and historical sources to find out about the people featured and use historical models to explore their significance.


Neil Armstrong - Wikipedia  Rosa Parks - Wikipedia 


Religious Education


Islam - Why do Muslims believe it is important to obey God?

What are 5 pillars of Islam and their importance? 

In this unit pupils will examine Islamic beliefs and practices linked to prayer. Opportunities are provided for pupils to explore the significance of prayer as one of the Five Pillars of Islam and to consider the purpose of prayer for religious people.
Within this, they will discuss the importance of rituals and how these might unite communities and give a sense of order, security and belonging to individuals.
Children should have opportunities to reflect on the value of making time for those things that are important to us – for religious people this may be God, but for others it may be the family and friends. Making time is a way of showing that we are thankful to have these people in our lives.




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Online Safety

This term the children will learn to stay safe online. They will learn about the risks of their online lives and to develop skills when using online services. 

Online Safety for Parents & Children | Ranelagh Primary School

PE will be on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Please come to school in your PE kit and don't forget your water bottle! This term we will be developing our skills in invasion games like football and also our skills in dance.

       Your School Games - KS1 PE - Week 1


Curriculum Overview

Below is our learning overview for the year.

Home Reading

Our home reading scheme is RWI Book Bag Books, Oxford Reading scheme and Oxford Owl online. This fabulous platform allows us to see how well you are reading at home and gives you a wide range of books that you can read again if you have enjoyed them! Please make sure you are reading every day and complete the quiz questions. 


Our Golden Promises


yes Keep hands, feet and objects to yourself.

yes Always tell the truth.

yes Look after property.

yes Use kind words to everyone.

yes keep each other safe.