Year 2

Welcome to Beech Class! 

A very warm welcome to the Year 2 class page!

We hope you enjoy reading our Connected Curriculum overview for the term, including exploring our home learning activities which are inspired by our Topic.

In Year 2, we love to ‘Fly High and Soar like Eagles’ and we strive to be brave change-makers to make a difference to the world we live in. We enjoy making connections with one another, within our partnership with St Mary’s (Yate), with our past as we learn from those that have gone before us, with our local community and across different subjects to fully immerse ourselves in our learning.

We focus on developing the skills and confidence to speak out as in the words of Greta Thunberg ‘No one is too small to make a difference’.


A few messages from Year 2:

- We have so much fun in Year 2.

- We are kind to each other and nice to the adults.

- We have calm time and we have fun playing with friends at break times.

Miss Hurd

Teaching Assistants:

Mrs Woolford (Mon, Tues, Thurs, Fri AM)

Mrs Tweehuysen (1:1) (Mon-Fri)

PPA and Leadership Time Cover:

Mr Cox

Mr Chappell

Mrs Higgins

Please click on the link below to find out all about the great things that we will be looking at this term in line with our Connected Curriculum.

Connected Curriculum Year 2 Term 1


Summer Term Learning


During the Summer Term, the children will be exploring the Big Question of ‘Why go exploring?’ whilst our Global Theme is Global Neighbours. The children will compare similarities and differences between various parts of the world, including own setting, which closely links with our Geography objective of studying a small area of the UK and an area in a contrasting non-European country.

During Term 5, the children will learn all about Isambard Kingdom Brunel, who is a significant individual from the past, whilst studying the geography of Bristol. Brunel was a famous engineer whose designs changed the lives of many people by developing travel between places which has supported exploring.

During Term 6, the children will learn all about Christopher Columbus, who is another significant individual from the past, whilst studying the geography of the Bahamas. Christopher Columbus was a famous explorer and sailor who made landfall in what is now the Bahamas. Columbus and his ships landed on an island that the native Lucayan people called Guanahani. Columbus renamed it San Salvador.

Throughout this Topic, our brave-change maker skills are communication and critical and creative thinking. This means we will be participating in discussions and stating opinions in addition to listening carefully to others. We will also be focusing on developing exploratory talk to consider different viewpoints and ask relevant questions.

Summer Term Connected Curriculum Overview