Greenkeepers Rd, Great Denham, MK40 4GG


Great Denham Primary

Inspiring excellence; everyone, everyday

Year 2


Welcome to Year 2! Here you can find out all about what we will be learning this year. Our Year 2 team is Miss Neale ( Year group leader), Miss Langstone and Mrs Hollis. If you have any questions please do not hesitate to speak to us at the end of the day, write a note in your child's planner or email us on our year group email address

The Maths Curriculum in Year 2

Click on the link here to view what children will learn in maths in Year 2.

The Year 2 Curriculum 

Each term our projects are carefully planned to ensure all of the objectives for Year 2 are taught in an appropriate sequence. You can find out all about the content of each subject area by visiting our Curriculum Page and selecting the subject you are interested in. Individual subjects are grouped together into common areas, for example STEM subjects such as Science, Computing and DT are under the Science and Technology tab. 

Each term you can see our Curriculum Map and Knowledge Organiser to get more specific information on what your child will be learning that term. These can be found below. 


Curriculum Maps 2023 -2024

Year 2 Summer Term 2024 Curriculum Map

Year 2 Termly Newsletters

Click on the links below to read the termly newsletter for Year 2. This will give you all the key dates and an overview of all of the exciting learning that will be taking place that term!

Year 2 Summer Term Newsletter

Take Home Tasks and homework

As well as your child's weekly homework there is a take home task to complete each term linked to their project. Click on the links below to view each term's take home tasks. 

Summer Term 2024 Take Home Tasks

Year 2 Knowledge Organiser

Click here to view your child's knowledge organiser for this term which you can look over with your child to help them retain information for their new project.

Science Topic Pages

Below are the documents which show you the knowledge your children will be learning in science throughout the year:

Y2 Plants

Y2 Living things & their habitats

Y2 Materials

Y2 Animals including humans


Click on the link here to view the homework expectations for Year 2.

Things you can do at home if you are off school or would like additional work:


In your planner (home school book) you can also explore:

P92 - recommended reads

P95 - random acts of kindness

P98 - Y1/2 keywords

P100 - sounds - how many do you know?

P106 - number bonds - how many can you remember?

P149 - nature hunt

P150 - leaf hunt

P151 - map of the United Kingdom - can you name the countries?

P153 - baby animals




How to support your child with their phonics

As a school, we use a phonics programme called ' Sounds-Write.' Click on the link below to take to additional ideas and materials that Sounds-Write have produced. 


Sounds-Write COVID - 19 resources


As we are currently unable to change your child's reading books, why not look at the e-books on Oxford Owl? All of the books can be decoded using phonics and many of them are ones we use in school. 


Oxford Owl E-books aged 6 - 7 years



The link below will take you to the top-recommended reads for Year 2. Some of these books you may have at home or can be purchased on Amazon or on Kindle. 


Recommended reads for Year 2 


Use your My Maths login to complete your weekly homework tasks as well as play games and practice your skills. 


 BBC Bitesize 

The BBC have produced lessons and resources for parents to use with their children linked to the national curriculum.


BBC Bitesize home learning Year 2


National Oak Academy

Use the link below to the National Oak Academy and select Key Stage 1 to find lessons for your child to follow.