Welcome to Year 2

Year 2 staff

  • Class 7 teacher – Mrs Smith
  • Class 8 teachers – Miss Tayabji and Mrs Clarke
  • Class 9 teacher – Mrs Holroyd (Year group leader)
  • Mrs Watts – Higher Level Teaching Assistant
  • Mrs Eady - Higher Level Teaching Assistant
  • Mrs Shafe – Teaching Assistant
  • Mrs Cox – Teaching Assistant
  • Mrs Wheatley - Teaching Assistant

Year 2 has three classes with a maximum of 90 children in the year group. The year 2 children have three big topics a year, each covering two terms. The Autumn term topic is called Narnia. The Spring term topic is called Wonderful world. The Summer term topic is called Lion King. For the past couple of years year 2 children have had the opportunity to go to watch the stage play of the Lion King in London in the Summer term.

We believe in creating exciting and stimulating learning experiences for the children and often start topics with a “wow” day and end with a year group event. We also use drama regularly to engage the children in their learning.

Comments from parents at the end of the year have included:


“I will miss not bringing my daughter to this school. All my girls have made great progress with you. The end of an era.”
“Thank you for all the hard work you have done this year.”
“My son has had a fantastic year in year 2 and come on so well. He loved the Lion King trip.”

Please see our gallery below!

Exhibition photo

This term, our homework project was to make our very own landmark. We put these together with our writing, art and history to make an exhibition of our work. Our families and friends were really proud of how hard we had been working!

Tom the tale teller

We had a visit from Tom the Tale teller who told us stories using puppets and his story stick. We listened to his stories in assembly and then he came to visit our classes. He really inspired us to use our imagination, so we did some great writing which told our own version of ‘The Rabbit who lost its tail’.

Reading Together

We have been practising our reading skills all year this year. We have read to our teachers, teaching assistants and even to each other so that we can tell our friends all about the books that we have been reading. This helps us to build our imagination, reading fluency and understanding what we are reading.

Next Term, we are looking forward to…

Next term we are excited to learn about the Lion King in English, especially as we get to go and see the show in London!

We will also be learning about Kenya in Geography and how it is different to England.

In science, we will learn all about animals. We will classify them, learn about variation between animal groups and how habitats are suitable for different animals.

In history, we are going to learn all about the life of Nelson Mandela so that we can create our very own information booklet about his life and the things he did to help people.

Year 2 Posts

Year 2 Curriculum Information

Contact Us

School Business Manager, Miss Gemma Wright

Higham Ferrers Nursery & Infant School
Wharf Road
Higham Ferrers
Northamptonshire
NN10 8BQ

Tel: 01933 312904