Year 2

Teacher Name

Mrs Bentzien

Summer Term Information 2024

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), Senior Mental Health Lead, 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 2024


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

Mobberley Reading Journey – Our Favourite Five

Summer 1 – This half term we will be enjoying, Can I build another me? by Shinsuke Yoshitake, Somebody Swallowed Stanley, by Sarah Roberts, Big Book of the Blue by Yuval Zommer, Book of very Silly Poems, by Michael Rosen and Clarice Bean; That’s me, by Lauren Child.

Shared Reading

Summer 1 continued The Enchanted Wood by Enid Blyton

This half term we will be reading The Enchanted Wood by Enid Blyton.  The children will take part in daily shared reading activities to develop their comprehension, prediction and inference skills.

We will then begin to look closely at a variety of information texts.  Looking at using contents pages, glossaries and indexes.


Summer 1 Stimulus Text: Seahorse: The Shyest Fish in the Sea, by Christine Butterworth

Our writing focus will be information texts.  The children will be learning about the features of information texts and learning all about different seahorses.  They will produce a non-fiction text about seahorses, including information about their habitats, diet, babies and body parts.

Summer 2 Stimulus TextDougal’s Deep Sea Diary, by Simon Bartram

Our writing focus will be real and fictional recounts.  The children will be learning about the features of recounts and writing a real recount of our beach trip as well as fictional recounts based on different texts.

SPaG – we will continue to revisit different word classes including nouns, adjectives, verbs, adverbs, prepositions and time connectives.  We will review the rules for adding different prefixes and suffixes.  The children will continue to learn the contracted form in the words, didn’t, couldn’t, wouldn’t, shouldn’t, isn’t.

At home reading – Please see information regarding Book Bands. Once your child has completed phase 5 of the Little Wandle programme, they will be moved onto Book Bands. Book Bands for Parents


Our focus this half term will be Fractions and Time.  The children will be learning how to find fractions of shapes and amounts.  We will continue to consolidate their understanding of telling the time and measuring length, height, weight, capacity and temperature. In our maths reasoning sessions the children will work on finding the most efficient way to solve one and two step word problems.

Geography – The UK

The children will learn about the countries and capital cities of the United Kingdom.  They will use maps and atlases to locate and label the key locations and landmarks of each country.

Coastal Environments

This half term our focus will be geography and looking at coastal environments.  The children will be going on a beach trip this half term, where they will study the physical and human features of the area and find out about the plant and animal life in coastal environments.

science symbols


This half term we will be learning about the parts of plants, different plant habitats, seed dispersal and the life cycles of plants.

The children will design and carry out a fair test to find out what plants need to grow well.

The Environment

This half term we will be finding out about ways to help the environment by reducing, reusing and recycling.  They will learn about sustainable energy and ways to conserve energy and water.  The children will take part in comparative and observational experiments and they will also gather and record data.

Scientist Study: David Attenborough

PSHE (Jigsaw) – Relationships and Changing Me


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

We start the summer term with ‘Relationships.’  This unit has a wide focus, looking at diverse topics such as families, friendships, pets and animals, and love and loss. A vital part of this Puzzle is about safeguarding and keeping children safe; this links to cyber safety and social networking, as well as attraction and assertiveness children learn how to deal with conflict, their own strengths and self-esteem. They have the chance to explore roles and responsibilities in families, and look at stereotypes. All Jigsaw lessons are delivered in an age- and stage-appropriate way so that they meet children’s needs.

After half term our unit is ‘Changing Me‘ which deals with change of many types, from growing from young to old, becoming a teenager, assertiveness, self-respect and safeguarding. Self and body image, puberty, attraction and accepting change are diverse subjects for children to explore. Each year group thinks about looking ahead, moving year groups or the transition to secondary school. Life cycles and how babies are made and grow are treated sensitively and are designed to meet children’s needs. All year groups learn about how people and bodies change. This Puzzle links with the Science curriculum when teaching children about life cycles, babies and puberty.

Computing – Stop Motion Animation

The children will be using the ipads to create a stop motion animation. 

Key Skills:

  • Using greater control when taking photos with cameras, tablets or computers.
  • Using logical thinking to explore software,  predicting, testing and explaining what it does.

Knowledge Outcomes:

  • To understand that an animation is made up of a sequence of photographs.
  • To know that small changes in my frames will create a smoother looking animation.
  • To understand what software creates simple animations and some of its features e.g. onion skinning.


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


Art is taught on a Tuesday afternoon by Mrs Franklin.  

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.

My Happy Mind

This term we are proud to announce that we will be starting to introduce the children to My Happy Mind.

My Happy Mind is taught across five modules and each introduces a new set of content and habits to help children build resilience, self-esteem and confidence.

Meet Your Brain

Understanding how your brain works and how to ensure we look after it so that we can manage our emotions and be at our best. Growth mindset is a key part of this too.


Understanding your unique character strengths and learning to celebrate them. This is a fantastic module for building self esteem.


Understanding why gratitude matters and how you can develop gratitude as a habit. Gratitude is key to well-being and resilience and we’re all about making it a habit!


Understanding why positive relationships matter and how to build them. We’re focussed on the building blocks of good relationships and friendships.


Understanding how to set meaningful goals that matter and how to keep resilient in times of challenge. This module is all about building self esteem and resilience too.

Maths Game Links

Place Value Basketball

Ordering numbers


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