Welcome to Year 2

Otter Class is taught by Miss Holden  (Mon-Wed) and Mrs Wilde (Thur-Fri) 

and is supported by Mrs Kalbassi alongside Mrs Caswell.

Fox Class is taught by Miss Goymer and is supported by Mrs Nunn alongside Mrs De Quincey.

Badger Class is taught by Miss Tingle and is supported by Mrs Gault alongside Mr Grace.

Further information about Year 2 can be found at the bottom of this page including  Key Stage 1  SATs

SPRING TERM 2: Where are we in the world? 

`Harmony Principle of Oneness

Starting off in our home town of Walton, Year 2 will be exploring the world and our place in it. 

SPRING TERM 1: How can we bring Traditional Tales to life?

Harmony Principle of Cycles

Once upon a time, in the cold winter months of January and February, Year 2 were learning all about Traditional Tales...

This half term has been very exciting! We started off the year with Joe Ridgley's Puppet Workshop. He taught us all about the different techniques and tips for creating our own sock puppets and performing our very own puppet shows. We had lots of fun and made excellent sock puppets!

Puppet Shows

After learning all about the different Traditional Tales, we wrote our very own twisted tale, based on the story of the Three Little Pigs. We produced some extremely creative stories and looked at effective adjectives, adverbs and verbs we could use to describe our characters and setting. 

We collated all of our learning together in our Great Work and celebrated the end of our learning enquiry by performing our very own puppet shows to our parents. It took a lot of practice but they were very good! Well done Year 2!

AUTUMN TERM 2: What can we learn from the Great Fire of London? 

The Principle of Adaptation

Click on the link to find out about our learning this half term. Autumn 2 Curriculum Map

The Great Fire at Ashley School

After learning all about the Great Fire of London and studying the materials they used we decided to make our own houses. To finish our exciting learning enquiry, we recreated The Great Fire (with some added safety precautions) on the school field.

It took some time for the houses to catch alight but once they did, the fire spread quickly destroying all of our closely packed houses. Luckily we were able to put out our fire quickly unlike Londoners of 1666.

We made sure we followed our safety rules that we had written about fire safety and had an exciting but safe experience of fire.

Fire Poetry

After watching a fire light up in the school field, we were inspired to write our own fire poetry. We explored using powerful adjectives, interesting verbs and amazing adverbs to write our poems. Here is a selection of some of our ideas.


Enormous plumes of smoke whirling through the bright air- Maddie

A bright blue sky looking down at the fire below it - Mimi

Bright flames clapping loudly. Hot ash falling like white snow- Ava

Red hot flames attacking the sticks playfully- Dylan

Dancing, fighting flames flickering angrily- Frankie

Hot flames, shaped as mountains, sparkling in the air - Ellie

Furious flickering flames leaping up - Isabelle

AUTUMN TERM 1: What does it mean to be healthy? The Principle of Health

Autumn 1 Curriculum Map 

Autumn welcome letter 2017

 Click on the link to see what we will be learning this half term.  

Great works- Pizza

To culminate our learning this half term we designed and made our very own balanced meal pizzas. We included all food groups and made sure we followed all the hygiene rules we had learnt. They tasted DELICIOUS! Many children have continued to make their own food at home using the safe cutting skills. Well done year 2.  

Salad Making

During our second visit from Idris, a chef from The Royal Academy of Culinary Arts, Year 2 made delicious fresh salads. We practised safe cutting skills such as the claw and bridge grip. We'll be using these skills when we make our healthy pizzas next week. 

Harvest Festival

We celebrated our learning enquiry by singing a song all about fresh, healthy salads. It's a catchy tune and we hope the grandparents enjoyed it and inspired them to make their own salad for tea. 


Chorus: It's time to make a fresh salad, a fresh salad, the best fresh salad in the world x 2

We've got carrots to peel and chop. Put them in the bowl with the dressing on top! x 2


We've got tomatoes to wash and chop. Put them in the bowl with the dressing on top! x2


We've got beetroot to peel and chop. Put them in the bowl with the dressing on top! x2


We've got peppers to wash and chop. Put them in the bowl with the dressing on top! x2





We have been learning yoga in our PE lessons and we were lucky enough to have a visit from Mrs Rich who taught us lots of different poses such as butterfly, tree, cat and downward dog.  We have also been thinking about which ones make our bodies symmetrical and which ones don't. When talking about how yoga makes us feel we came up with the  words...

calm      relaxed       stretched      mindful       sleepy      excited   

How does yoga make you feel?



Information for parents

KS1 SATs information

Suggested books for Year 2

Questions for reading with your child

Progression in Calculations

Year 2 Number Targets


Click on the above links to see a PowerPoint for progression of maths skills at Ashley school. These will be useful so that you are able to understand the methods your child uses, which may be different to the methods you use, so that you can best support them. Please ask your child which method they use as it will differ for each child. The key is that they are comfortable and secure in the method they use.