Otterbourne Church of England
Primary School

With God's love, all are encouraged to thrive

Year 2 - Leopard and Tiger Class

 Here is some information about what Year 2 looks like at Otterbourne C of E Primary School:


Leopard Class

Miss Smith (Teacher Mon-Wed)

Mrs Harrison (Teacher Thur-Fri)

Mrs Redford (Class LSA)

Mrs Crocker (1:1 LSA)


Tiger Class

Miss Reid (Teacher)

Mrs Kurn (Class SLA)

Mrs Harris (1:1 LSA)



Never mind Strictly, it's been Year 2 Come Dancing this week in Year 2! The children performed the most incredible Tangos, Cha Chas and Rock 'n' Roll numbers in class this week, taking inspiration from Gerald the giraffe from our focus text. The children scored each other and then wrote up some very funny reviews of the dances - "Oh dear darling, those arms were simply awful!"

Adding and subtracting is our focus in maths this week ready to go onto measurement next week.

The children received a letter asking them to complete some fieldwork whilst on their trip to the park in the next few weeks so they practised their tasks in the school playground first.

Beans have been planted in Science and we have discussed what a seed actually is and how it works - the knowledge of the children was outstanding!


This week, the Year 2s have finished and shared their Bear Hunt inspired stories with the Year Rs who LOVED hearing them. They have promised they will come and share their own writing with us soon.

We're now moving on to look at the text Giraffes Can't Dance by Giles Andreae.

In maths, we've looked at missing numbers in number sentences and tackled 'bridging', a very tricky concept that we will revisit throughout the year.

We have had the first spellings quizzes and it's clear lots of children are accessing the Spelling Shed activities to support this practise; THANK YOU for that support.



Another full week in Year 2. The children have been busy using maps to label parts of our school in Geography and have started exploring how to make apple crumble in DT. They have created their own stories based on We're Going on a Bear Hunt but have adapted them to being set in Otterbourne - they're wonderful! 

Spellings and Phonics are well under way and our first quiz will be next Monday (25th Sep).


Just a reminder that we will be going out to play time in all weathers so it is definitely best to send the children in with a coat if in any doubt whatsoever. 



It was super to see so many of you at our Y2 Open Evening! If you weren't able to make it, here's what we shared with everyone.



The Year 2s have got well and truly stuck in to the new year! We are working so so hard. Our timetables are chocca-block and the children have achieved a lot already. They have been learning to think scientifically in science, have explored animal sounds with percussion instruments in music, have practsied using a thesaurus in English and are comparing numbers to 100 in maths. We have established our new spellings and phonics routines and reading has started too. If that wasn't enough, we have been on treasure hunts using maps around school in Georgraphy and playing relay games in PE. If the children are already exhausted, this might explain it!


Welcome back everyone! We hope you had an amazing break over the 'summer' (!) and managed to have some much needed rest. We're excited to establish this area of the school website as a place to come for updates and information about what is going on in Year 2.


We have noticed the imapct of the new organisation of KS1 already...we are all loving being two classes of Year 2s! The children have been so grown up, so smart and so settled and have really showed us how much they have grown up since this time last year. We're all feeling really positive about the year ahead.


Over the last couple of days, we have set up some new routines, shared our high expectations, explored the new classroom set-ups and got used to new friendship groups. We have also started maths and English lessons. We are starting with We're Going on a Bear Hunt by Michael Rosen and Helen Oxenbury in English. In maths, we're exploring Number, Place Value, Addition and Subtraction as our first unit. 


We're looking forward to welcoming you all to the Year 2 Parents Open Evening on Wednesday 13th September 3.30 - 4.30 in Tiger Class initially. It will be a chance for you to see your child's classroom and meet their teacher.