Menston Primary School

Making our World a Better Place

Welcome to Year 2

In Year 2 we love to learn and take full advantage of all the exciting learning opportunities.

We are resilient, resourceful learners who love a challenge!

On this page you will find information about our exciting curriculum. We will regularly showcase the children’s fabulous learning throughout the year.

You will find key information about day-to-day routines and homework in the sections below.

If you would like to discuss anything, please see a member of the Year 2 team.


Class Teachers

Beech – Miss Greenwood

Holly – Ms Baker (KS1 Phase Leader)



Monday – Spellings, PE

Tuesday – Library

Wednesday – French (Madame Brown), Music (Mrs Pedley), RE (Mrs Gray) and PE (Mr Gibson).

Thursday –

Friday – Celebration Assembly, Computing

Science, History and Geography are taught through our learning curriculum challenge.

Please click this link to see our long term plan.


Big Talk and Maths Activity – Sent out to parents, via School Comms, as part of the weekly letter.

Other homework may be set to support your child’s learning.

Please follow this link to access parent information about end of year non-negotiables for English and Mathematics. Any support that you can give to your child to achieve these targets will be extremely valuable.

Our Learning this Term

Please click this link to view our Spring Two Newsletter.

Spring Term

Would you rather live in England or Africa?

Year 2 have been contemplating the above question carefully. We have been learning lots of exciting facts. Can you name the continents and oceans of the world?

To get a ‘feel’ for Africa, we had an African themed day. Children took part in a drumming workshop, made thumb pianos, African masks and necklaces and also animal prints.

World Book Day

MPS held World Book Day a couple of days early so managed to celebrate before the snow arrived! We began the day with a special assembly and enjoyed a themed PE session on Jack and the Beanstalk. Staff and pupils looked fantastic in their outfits. Which character did you come as?

Budding Artists

We have been learning about David Hockney and have recreated some of his art work in class using pastels.

Autumn Term  

What a busy term we have had! Children are now very familiar with our Learning to Learn puppets: Ronnie Relationship, Resilient Reena, Rohan Ready, Reflective Rosie and Resourceful Ruby. Year 2 try very hard every day to follow The Golden Rules.

Some of the exciting topics we have covered include: Seasides, Dinosaurs, The 1953 Coronation and Habitats.


The First Christmas

Well done to KS1 for their excellent performance of ‘Superstar’. Y2 enjoyed a wonderful visit to St John’s Parish Church in Menston. We participated in the story of The First Christmas with Mr Proudlove and members of the church congregation.