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Year 2: Mrs Potter - Queen Victoria Class

Welcome to

Queen Victoria



Our history curriculum for Year 2 includes life for children in Victorian Britain, which we will teach in the Spring term. Children will be learning about this fascinating era and understanding how the many developments in science, technology and culture have shaped the way we live today. 

Our teachers and teaching assistants are: 

Monday - Thursday morning: Mrs Potter 

Thursday afternoon & Friday: Mrs Robinson

Mrs Salt and Mrs Leese (TAs)



I hope you had a lovely break, and I am sure the children were more than ready for it after such a busy half term!  I was very proud of how well the children managed their SATs, with every single one of them trying their best and working incredibly hard.  And, as if that wasn't enough, they also put on a fantastic performance at our class assembly too!!  It was particularly lovely to see lots of children who were reluctant to take speaking parts in 'You are Special', now having the confidence to speak in the assembly. They have all come on so much this year!


We already have lots planned for this half term and I have included some key dates for you below - please keep checking as I am sure the list will get longer with more events as things get confirmed. 


On Tuesday 11th July your child will find out their new teacher, and will spend the morning with them in their new classroom. On Wednesday 12th July, you will have the opportunity to meet the new teacher after school.  They will explain more about the transition to KS2 and the Y3 routines.  You will also have the opportunity to ask any questions you may have. 


Please find below further information about our curriculum for the Summer term 2  including our timetable and knowledge organisers.  Please note our PE days are: Monday (outdoor) and Thursday (indoor). 


Please don't hesitate to get in touch if there is anything you would like to discuss. I can be contacted on class dojo or by email:


Kind regards 


Mrs Potter 

Our class book

 Our class text for this half term is: 

Lost and Found by Oliver Jeffers 



This is a beautiful story of hope and friendship, linking to our PSCHE and RE blocks for this half term. The book will be a focus for our literacy lessons, and children will be using Talk for Writing to imitate and innovate the text to create their own story. 



Your child will receive a reading diary and a wallet containing 2 books. The first book is a black and white ‘storybook’ – this will be a copy of the book your child has learned to read in their Read, Write Inc phonics group.  They will know this book and should be able to read it fluently – this is their book where they can show off their great reading skills to you! The second book is a ‘Book Bag Book’ – this book will be matched to your child’s phonics knowledge.  Although they will not have read this book in school, they should be able to read it quite easily. This book enables your child to apply their phonic skills independently and for this reason, this is the book we encourage you to focus on at home. 


Each child will also choose a book to share together at home. We promote a love of books and reading at school and would like to encourage this at home. We do not expect children to be able to read the sharing book themselves, but we do expect them to enjoy listening to it, learning from it and talking to you about it!


In order for our phonics teaching to work effectively, it is essential that all books are returned to school. After hearing your child read at home, or sharing a book together, please make sure all books go straight back into their reading wallet / bag so they are always readily available at school. Depending on their phonics group, children will be given new reading books every 4 to 6 days.


Please note:   Some black and white storybooks have a space for the child's name. Please leave this blank as these are not personal copies, and will be re-used. 


Finally, a reminder that we ask for you to hear your child read at least 3 times each week. Please sign your child’s reading diary after each read and include any comments you would like to make. If your child has read at least 3 times each week their name will get entered into our Reading Raffle!    





Our weekly spelling test of Year 2 words takes place every Monday.  

Your child will also receive spelling practice and tests on words at their phonics level, which takes place throughout the week as part of their phonics lesson. 


Our PE days for Summer 2 are as follows: 

Outdoor PE - Every Monday afternoon 

Indoor PE - Every Thursday afternoon


The PE kit should include: 

A plain red t-shirt (with or without the school logo) 

A plain black sports jacket/zip-up jacket - please ensure these are named

Plain black or navy joggers or shorts (weather dependent)

If your child has long hair please make sure they have a bobble to tie it back in.

Our Curriculum


Maths: Recap: Basic skills 

English: Talk for Writing using 'Lost and Found' by Oliver Jeffers

Geography: Fieldwork and mapping

Science: Scientific enquiry

DT: Technical skills: textiles

Music: Exploring improvisation - How does music help us look after our planet?

Computing: Digital literacy using Word plus additional online safety through Project Evolve

PE: Indoor - Sending and receiving  Outdoor - Athletics

RE: Living strand: How should we care for others in the world and why does it matter?

PSCHE: Health and well-being: Being safe


Key dates for your diary


Summer term 2

  • Monday 5th June: Return to school
  • Wednesday 21st June: World Music Day
  • Monday 3rd July: Children to watch upper KS2 performance
  • Friday 7th July: Sports Day
  • Monday 10th July: Dovedale's Got Talent
  • Tuesday 11th July: Whole school swap - children visit their new classroom and meet their Y3 teacher
  • Wednesday 12th July: Meet the Teacher - parents are invited to meet their child's Y3 teacher 
  • Friday 14th July: End of year reports out
  • Friday 21st July: Break up for summer holiday