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Ocker Hill Infant School

Gospel Oak Road, Tipton, West Midlands, DY4 0DS


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Welcome to Year 2.

There are two Y2 classes, Oak Class and Willow Class.


The children in Y2, as the oldest children in our school, have the opportunity to take on several Monitor roles including Fruit Monitor and Playground monitors to help with Huff and Puff equipment.


As the children are at the end of their Key Stage 1 education; they are assessed to measure how much progress they have made since the end of Reception. This assessment is the new Key Stage One tests. These tests will consist of a reading paper and a mathematics paper. All of the tests will assess the children's application of key skills they have learnt throughout the Key Stage One Curriculum. The teacher assessments are made by the child's class teacher throughout the year in Y2.  These tests further confirm teacher's assessment and will take place in the first two weeks in May each year. Teacher assessments throughout the year inform final judgements.


Key Skills Overview - key skills powerpoint.pdf

 Phase 5 and 6 Phonics - Phonics

Year 2 Learning Journey Below you will find the topic mats for each half term in Year 2; this helps you understand more about the curriculum in Year 2.

Autumn 1 - Autumn 1

Autumn 2 - Autumn 2

Spring 1 - Spring 1

Spring 2 - Spring 2


 Children have personalised learning outcomes for lessons between the two Y2 classes so lessons are really tailored to meet their needs.  Children are taught in classes for all subjects but are in groups for phonics. 

Children take part in a range of activities including workshops with outside visitors.

Autumn One: Florence Nightingale visits the children in Autumn One where they take part in a workshop about the life and events in her life.

Autumn Two sees Year 2 involved in the famous stories of Julia Donaldson, with a particular focus on 'The Gruffalo'

Spring One is a focus on space and around the world, whereby they take part in their parent Inspire day.

Spring Two sees a return to stories with traditional tales with a focus on 'Little Red Riding Hood'

Summer One is the 'Big Splash' a seasides past and present topic which will involve time travel and plenty of fun.

Summer Two ends our school year, with a history focused ' London's Burning' topic. The Great Fire of London and Castle. 




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