Waverley Preparatory School & Nursery

Waverley School & Nursery






Year 2 at Waverley - For Ages 6-7 Yrs

Year 2 Overview

Learning in Year 2 is fun with a broad and varied curriculum catering for a wide range of interests. We undertake regular teacher assessments of pupils' progress throughout the school year, PIRA and PUMA tests in English and Maths at the end of each school term and at the end of the year SATS tests are taken in Maths, English Grammar and English Comprehension. However, we also study a broad range of subjects including Science, ICT, Design & Technology, Music, French and PE. Specific Year 2 study topics include:

  • Wheels and Axles
  • Puppets
  • Fruit and Vegetables
  • The Great Fire of London
  • Mexico
  • Famous People
  • Plants and Animals
  • Seaside Holidays in the 1900s
  • Islands
  • The British Coastline

In the Summer Term cooking is a popular activity and the children prepare dishes such as potato salad, fruit smoothies, milkshakes and chocolate fondue with fruit.  

In Year 2, children learn to explain and demonstrate the huge amount of information they have already gathered and begin to transfer what they know to paper. 


School Trips and Visits From Local Professionals

Highlights of Year 2 also include day trips to a variety of destinations. Here are just a few of the places that Year 2 have visited in recent years:

  • Milestones Museum, Basingstoke
  • Alice Holt Forestry Commission, Farnham
  • The Living Rainforest, Newbury
  • Theatre productions
  • The Lookout, Bracknell Forest
  • Legoland
  • Windsor Castle
  • Tesco (Farm to Fork)
  • Local farms 

We also welcome a variety of visitors including Wokingham Fire Brigade when we study the Great Fire of London and drama workshops run by Stagecoach. Our weekly 'Joke Time' is hugely popular with the children and encourages them to present and speak in front of an audience. Year 2 pupils perform in the Christmas Concert, the Class Assembly and the Summer Concert - every child in Year 2 has a speaking part in all productions.


Curriculum Maps For Year 2

Please click on the pdfs below for an in-depth plan of Year 2 study term by term.

Autumn Term Year 2 Learning Journey

Spring Term Year 2 Learning Journey

Summer Term Year 2 Learning Journey


Photo Galleries

Year 2 Assembly