Castlefort Junior Mixed and Infant School

Inspiring Bright Futures Together

Year 2

Welcome to Year 2


All of the staff in our class would like to wish you all a warm welcome to Year 2! 

Please take a look at the information below to find out more about our learning. 


Meet the Year 2 staff

Our Topics!  

In Year 2, we have many exciting topics. Our topic changes each half term which are: 

Autumn 1

Turrets, Towers and Tunnels

History Focus
Autumn 2Street DetectivesHistory Focus
Spring 1Land AhoyHistory/Geography
Spring 2The Journey of FoodGeography Focus
Summer 1Famous for more than five minutesHistory Focus
Summer 2Let's go on SafariGeography Focus


These are our Big Picture Maps for our topics. These show you what we will be learning about in our topic lessons. 



Creative English 


We are working hard to be come better writers, this includes the quality of our sentences as well as starting to join our letters with cursive handwriting. We are very lucky to use a selection of quality texts, fiction and non-fiction, in our English lessons. Writing tasks include story retelling, letters, descriptions, recipes and fact files.  Below are some of the front covers of the books we will be reading in class. 


Our Science Topics 

Science is one of our favourite afternoons! We enjoy practical, hands on science and we learn the different areas of science in some exciting topics. Some of our topics are also linked to a Scientist. 

Topic NumberTopic NameLinked Scientist 
1Materials: Good ChoicesJohn Boyd Dunlop
2Materials: Shaping Up 
3Take Care (Personal Hygiene) 
4Growing UpAlfred Wallace
5The Apprentice GardenerCarl Linnaeus
6What is your HabitatJane Goodall



Don't forget to log on to 'TTRockstars', 'Spelling Shed' and 'Doodle Maths'. You can earn castle coins for working on your apps!  

Reading at home is crucial so remember to read at least 4 times a week. You will earn castle coins if you read at home!



PE lessons are Monday and Tuesday afternoons.

Please ensure that your child has the correct PE kit on these days - a white t-shirt, black shorts and black pumps. Warm black sweatshirt and jogging bottoms for the winter. 

Remember to remove earrings before school.  


Useful websites to enhance our classroom learning. 

ToGo NoGo Website for Road Safety:


National Geographic kids website:


BBC Newsround: