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

Anti-Bullying Week 12th November

During Anti-Bullying Week we met as a whole school on our playground to make a pledge together to Bulldoze Bullying and to work together to prevent bullying at our school.  We held hands in a big circle as a whole school and then made a human wave together to...

Victorian Day

On Monday 18th June, West Oxford travelled back in time to the Victorian Times. The children enjoyed dressing up as Victorian children and taking part in traditional Victorian school activities. William Morris art work, Victorian handwriting and PE drills were some of...

World Book Day

Year 2 enjoyed reading their books, and dressing up as their favourite characters, during World Book Day.

Fire safety

Year 1 and 2  recently had a visit from the local fire brigade. They found out lots about fire safety and also had the chance to explore the fire engine. They were even allowed to spray water from the hose!

Paddington 2

On 20 November the children in Years 1-4 enjoyed a special screening of Paddington 2 at the Phoenix cinema in Oxford. This was an exclusive schools’ event celebrating World Children’s Day in partnership with Unicef. Unicef statement: "The iconic Paddington Bear has...

History workshop – Toys

Year 1 and 2 had a very exciting one day toy workshop run by the company ‘Off The Page’. During the day the children were able to  explore and play with a variety of toys from the past. They developed their historical detective skills through the...