Eldon Primary School

Aspiration, Determination, Success

Year 2


The Year 2 teachers are:

Ms Rawlinson – Assistant Head & KS1 Phase Leader

This year the class teachers are:

Miss Koumbas and Mrs Wells - Panther class

Miss Wright and Miss Azevedo - Lion class

Ms Christodoulou -Tiger class

Miss Cantrell -Leopard class

Miss Boateng - Jaguar class


We're very excited to welcome back all the new year 2 children after the summer holidays. 

Thank you to all the parents and carers who joined our year 2 curriculum meeting. We would like to remind you all that it is very important that you are reading with your children at home and signing their reading records. 

The year 2 teachers are always available to answer any questions should you have any.

We look forward to getting to know you all better throughout the school year. 


Autumn Term 

In year 2 this half term we continued learning about The Great Fire of London. We read the story of Toby and The Great Fire of London and wrote about it in English and in Art, we created our own silhouette pictures. We learnt about colour mixing to create our backgrounds and then used our cutting skills to create our silhouettes. Have a look:

In maths, we learnt how to add, subtract and multiply. We’ve been learning to understand what multiplication is and used arrays to help us learn how multiplication works.

 In geography, we learnt about human and physical features and how to identify towns, villages, cities, farms, cliffs and ports. We’ve learnt lots of new vocabulary which we have been using in our geography lessons.

In History, we learnt about Gladys Aylward who was from Edmonton (just like us!). We learnt about her life and wrote our own fact files about all the amazing things she did with her life. Did you know that there’s a local school named after her?

In RE, we learnt all about Sikhism. We read the story of Guru Nanak, learnt why he is an important person to Sikhs and found out how Sikh people celebrate his birthday. We even painted our own pictures of him and learnt about why people respect him.

In science, we’ve learnt about living things and their habitats. We learnt how to create food chains and all about how animals are suited to their habitats.

 We’ve also learnt about what makes us the same and different in PSHE. We learnt that even if we are all different, we can still get along and respect each other!

We‘ve had a great half term in Year 2.

The children have all worked very hard and we would like to wish you all a very restful break.

Autumn 2

In year 2 this half term we have been learning all about The Great Fire of London.

In DT we made our own structures. We created dolls houses by learning how to join wood.

We practised using a saw and creating joins.



In maths, we have learnt all about place value and representing numbers in different ways. We then moved onto learning how to use bar models to add and subtract numbers.


In geography, we learnt the compass points and went on a walk around the local area to help us practise using them.


We’ve also learnt about what good friends are in PSHE. We thought of qualities we look for in friends and then decided what we can do to be good friends to others.


Autumn 1

This half term we will be focussing on place value and addition and subtraction in maths. 

In English, we are retelling the story of the runaway train and writing letters to year 1. We will also be working hard on our phonics in preparation for the phonics screening in December as well as working on our handwriting. 

In science, we have started learning about plants and when they they need to be planted. We have even had a go at planting our own bulbs which we look forward to seeing in the Spring. 

‚ÄčIn history, we are learning all about The Great Fire of London.

In geography, we are learning about direction and then later we will be learning all about the importance of recycling. 

In DT, we are planning on designing and building our own doll's houses. 

In RE, we are learning about the Hindu festival of Diwali and why it is celebrated. 

We are also enjoying two PE lessons a week (dance and games) and we are continuing our PSHE work to help us become respectful members of society.