Year 2

Teacher Name

Mrs Bentzien


Summer Term Information

Please click here to view our Summer Curriculum Overview

My name is Mrs Bentzien and I am the year 2 class teacher.  I am also the school SENDco (Special Educational Needs and Disabilities Co-ordinator), Computing subject lead and KS1 lead.

Mrs Franklin teaches Art, PE and Religious Education on Monday and Tuesday afternoon (during my allocated SENDco time and SLT time).

My email address is

Here is our class timetable for Summer 2023

timetable 2022.2023


Homework is handed out every Friday and needs to be returned by the following Wednesday.



Mobberley Reading Journey – Our Favourite Five

Summer 2 – This half term we will be enjoying, Somebody Swallowed Stanley by Sarah Roberts, Clean Up! by Nathon Bryon and Dapo Adeola, Tilda Tries Again by Tom Percival, The World Needs Who You Were Made To Be by Joanna Gaines and Our Planet by Matt Whyman.

Shared Reading – Oliver and the Seawigs, by Philip Reeve and Sarah McIntyre

This half term we will be reading Oliver and the Seawigs, by Philip Reeve and Sarah McIntyre.  The children will take part in daily shared reading activities to develop their comprehension, prediction and inference skills.



Summer Stimulus Text Grandma Bird, by Benji Davies

Our writing focus will be recounts.  The children will be learning about the features of recounts with a focus on using time connectives, senses to describe and writing past tense.  We will work on using noun phrases, similes, prepositions and alliteration in our descriptions to make them more interesting to the reader. 

SPaG – The children will be focusing on using the correct spelling rules for suffixes taught in year 2.  Our punctuation work will focus on using commas in lists as well as using exclamation and question marks accurately independently.


Our focus this half term will be describing position and direction, using terms like left, right, clockwise, anti-clockwise, quarter turn, half turn and three quarter turn.  Then we will move on to telling the time, with a focus on 5 minute intervals.

Finally, we will look at 2-step work problems in relation to all four operations and we will recap strategies for addition, subtraction, multiplication and division.


Summer 1 Geography – The UK

This half term our focus will be geography.  The children will be learning about the countries and capital cities of the UK.  They will be using atlases, maps and satellite images to compare different places in the UK and identifying the human and physical similarities and differences of rural and urban environments.

Summer 2 Geography – Coastal Environments

Topic Launch – Beach Trip Wednesday 7th June 2023

The children will learn about different coastal environments and the features, plants and animal life that live there.  The children will be visiting Thurstaston Country Park for a Life on the Seashore experience day.  They will take part in mud dipping, scavenger hunts and feature spotting activities.


Science – Plants continued…

science symbols

This half term we will be learning about plants.  This half term the children will learn about different plants in the local area and will find out about what plants need to survive.  They will find out about plant life cycles and conduct an observation of a growing plant in class.

Scientist Study 1: The children will find out about Jane Colden.


Summer 2 – The Environment

This half term the children will be finding out about ways to help the environment.  We will research different renewable energy sources and look at ways to reduce, reuse and recycle in school.  We will link our learning to our geography unit and look at plastic pollution in our oceans and find out about important conservation work being done in the UK.

Scientist Study 2 – David Attenborough 


PSHE (Jigsaw) – Relationships


This year we are starting to use Jigsaw for a whole school approach to PSHE (Physical, Social, Health and Emotional learning).  Each class has their own Jigsaw character – Year 2’s is called Jo. 

The focus this half term will be on families and friends.  The children will learn about different make up of families and think about their friendships and how to build strong positive relationships with others.

After Half Term – Changing Me

In this unit the children will look at the human life cycle and how we grow and change as we get older.  They will think about the different responsibilities that they have taken as they themselves have gotten older and more independent.  We will also think about the transition to year 3 and how to make that a positive and happy change. 

D&T – Food Technology – Making a Healthy Lunch

The children will be learning about healthy food choices before designing and making their own healthy wrap.


The children will need to come to school wearing their full Mobberley PE kit on a Tuesday and Thursday.


Art is taught on a Tuesday afternoon by Mrs Franklin.  This half term the children will be designing and making 3D paper and clay sculptures.

Religious Education

RE is taught on a Monday afternoon by Mrs Franklin.  The children will be learning about the Christian Church with a focus on Christian values and our own school ethos.

Maths Game Links

Place Value Basketball

Ordering numbers


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