Avon Way, Didcot, Oxfordshire OX11 7GB

01235 519235

Ladygrove Park Primary School

Growing Excellence, Inspiring Success

"Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world." Nelson Mandela (South African first black President, anti-apartheid revolutionary and philanthropist)

Welcome to Year 2


We hope you had a restful half term and are ready to begin our exciting, History-themed topic “Fire Fire!”. We will continue to focus on the core aspects of the Year 2 curriculum this term, and will endeavour to support your child’s mental health and wellbeing through a range of activities, such as arts and craft, reading and stories for enjoyment and physical activities.

In History, the children will be discovering how the Great Fire of London started, the events which followed and its lasting impact on London using historical sources.

In English, the children will be utilising their growing knowledge and understanding of the Great Fire of London to help them write a diary entry from the perspective of a child living during this significant historical event.

Our Big Idea, this term, is Overcoming Adversity. We will be discussing broad questions such as:

  • Is it ever okay to give up?
  • What qualities does a person need to help them overcome adversity?
  • Does everyone face the same struggles?
  • How can we support others when overcoming challenges?
  • How can we become more resilient?


Inspirational People we will be learning about, this term:

  • Christopher Wren - one of the most highly acclaimed English architects in history, as well as an anatomist, astronomer, geometer, and mathematician-physicist.
  • Stephen Hawking - English theoretical physicist, who worked on the physics of black holes, and continued to work his whole life, despite contracting a disabling neuromuscular disease at a young age.
  • Oprah Winfrey - American talk show host, television producer, actress, author, and philanthropist.

Year 2 Curriculum Overview

Year 2 Curriculum Newsletters:

Term 1 2023/24

Term 2 2023/24

Term 3 2023/24

Term 4 2023/24

Term 5 2022/23

Term 6 2022/23


Year 2 Learning Organisers:

Term 1: Science - Animals inluding humans

Term 2: History - 20th Century Toys / 20th Century Toys Quiz

Term 3: Science - Materials / Geography - We Are Britain

Term 4: Science - Plants / History - The Great Fire Of London

Term 5: History - Were the Vikings really vicious?

Term 6: Science - Living things and their Habitats / Geography - Weather around the World


How can I support my child?

Times Tables Rock Stars

Numbots -Children use their same log-in details as for TTRS.

Online phonic comics to read  http://www.phonicsplaycomics.co.uk/comics.html 

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