Dunchurch Infant School & Nursery

Welcome to year 2

During the year the children are taught through these topics in a cross-curricular way.

Our topics for the year are:

  • To Infinity and Beyond
  • Frozen Planet
  • Feeling Hot, Hot, Hot
  • Sailing on a Stormy Sea
  • Growing
  • Courageous Creatures

The children will also have the opportunity to take part in some school trips relevant to these subjects, such as visiting Brandon Marsh as part of their ‘Growing’ topic and a visit from Mark Wood to support our ‘Frozen Planet’ topic.  Also, in the first part of Term 1 the children take part in advertising and planning a cake sale to support the Macmillan Coffee Morning.


  • Children have 3 books at a time
  • Children are able to change one, two or even all three books each day if they need to
  • When children read to an adult, individually, comments will be made and possible advice given.  If you have any questions or queries please feel free to write them in the diary
  • Children will have two guided reading sessions per week.

Phonics/SPaG (Spelling, Punctuation and Grammar)

In Year 2, children work at Phase 6 in their phonics.  This involves re-capping the graphemes involved in Phase 5, the introduction of prefixes and suffixes, and grammar work.  The children continue to work on applying their knowledge of phonics when reading and spelling out words.


The children will be applying the above skills in their day-to-day writing, based on our topics.



The children will build upon the basic skills learned in Reception and Year 1.  They learn how to solve questions involving addition, subtraction, multiplication and division, using a variety of methods.  Work is also carried out in relation to fractions, space, shape, measures and data handling.  The children also take part in problem solving activities where they can demonstrate their understanding of maths skills.


PE (Physical Education)

The children have two sessions of PE a week.  This year the children will have their lessons on a Monday and Tuesday.


Children take their SATs in the Summer Term of Year 2.  These are statutory and must be taken by every child.  The children really enjoy the SATs and they are presented to them as a special task.



For the children transitioning to Dunchurch Junior School we begin the process in the Summer Term.  All children visit the school and carry out fun and exciting activities with their new Year 3 teachers.


Please feel free to contact us at any time if you have any questions or concerns. Our doors are always open!