West Oxford Community Primary School

Welcome to Year 2

In year 2, from their large airy classroom beside the school hall, children start to deepen their knowledge of the world around them and build on their literacy and numeracy skills with Mrs Gwen Whiting and her team. 

About Year 2

Children are so adventurous in Year 2, and even the quietest are starting to find their voice in the classroom, speaking up to share their latest discoveries and experiences.

We are lucky to be located so close to all that Oxford has to offer, and we make regular trips to the Ashmolean Museum, the Museum of Natural History and the exciting Pitt Rivers Museum to reinforce our learning and bring everything to life.

Mrs Gwen Whiting

Year 2 Teacher

Our Curriculum For Year 2

We follow the National Curriculum at the West Oxford Community Primary School. Our team in the classroom works hard to make sure that every child is nurtured and supported as we work together to achieve the milestones set down by the  government, creatively and effectively.

The subjects that we cover include: English, mathematics, science, art and design, citizenship, computing, design and technology, geography, history, languages (Italian), music and physical education.

National Curriculum guidelines for English in Year 2

National Curriculum guidelines for Mathematics in Year 2

National Curriculum guidelines for Science in Year 2

Full list of National Curriculum Subjects for Key Stage 1

What Books Will Your Child Enjoy in Year 2?

Check out this great list of books from The School Reading List. This list of books is put together every year by a team of English teachers, librarians and parents, and features books for all abilities at this stage.

The School Reading List – Year 2

Year 2 News

World Book Day!

Thanks to all of the children and staff who dressed up and shared their favourite books on World Book Day. We have also enjoyed decorating the classroom doors - what a selection of books you have shown!  

Project Look – Monday 25th November

We have spent this afternoon presenting our projects to other classes and having the opportunity to visit other classrooms to look at their projects. Year 6 were visited by Year 4 and Year 2, and also got to visit Year 4 and Year 2 themselves.  

Science Workshops

Today, Foundation Class up through Year 6 were able to take part in a Science Workshop run by Oxford Hands On Science. This is a volunteer group of Oxford University PhD students who are studying various fields of science themselves.   The children had a...

Year 2 – Art Week

Year 2 have been busy during Art Week.   Here we are getting soaking wet on our walk home from the Ashmolean - some of the children said this was their favourite part!   They have also been testing their bridges with Jeff.  How much weight can their...

World Book Day Assembly – Thursday 7th March

Well done to everyone who dressed up or brought a book to share on World Book Day. In assembly we looked at the winners of the book cover design contest and we enjoyed sharing our costumes.  

KS1 trip to the Winchester Science Centre

In November Year 1 and 2 had a fantastic trip to the Winchester Science Centre! They visited the planetarium to learn lots of interesting facts about the solar system and they enjoyed exploring all the wonderful hands on exhibits. They also participated in an exciting...