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The Beacon C of E (VA) Primary School

'Living life in all its fullness' (John 10:10)


1 Beacon Place, Exmouth, Devon, EX8 2SR

01395 264300


Year 2 :  2022 - 2023


Your teaching team is Miss McDonald (Monday and Tuesday), Mrs Lynn (Wednesday - Friday) and Miss Fisher. 

Miss Brunwin teaches music on Wednesday afternoons.  

PE is on Tuesday afternoons (dance with Miss Murray), so please arrive in school PE kit on this day. 

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This project teaches children about the physical and human features of coastal regions across the United Kingdom, including a detailed exploration of the coastal town of Whitby, in Yorkshire.

Companion projects include:


  • Art &Design: Materials and techniques to create flower/ plant designs
  • History: Jobs in the past; Significant people – Captain Cook
  • Science investigations: How many arms does an octopus have? Why do boats float? Will it degrade?


See document below for great Coastline home learning ideas!


Outdoor Learning

Outdoor learning with Miss McDonald will take place every Monday afternoon, weather permitting. Please wear suitable shoes, coat and trousers/shorts to school and bring wellies in a bag if wet.  Also, please wear a hat and sun cream in the hot weather. Extra adult helpers are required for these sessions. Please let the office know if you can help.

P.E Days 

In Spring 1, P.E will be Dance with Miss Murray on Tuesday afternoons. 

P.E kits should consist of one yellow school logo t-shirt and blue shorts. In colder weather, children can also wear their school jumper and blue/black joggers or leggings. 

Year 2 Newsletters and Curriculum Information

(Please note they may be subject to change but we aim to update the document on this page as quickly as we can)


Reading books need to be in school every day. We will change books when needed. Your child will bring home 1 or 2 reading books which match their reading ability. We suggest children are heard read at least 5 times a week - little and often is very effective. Please comment in the accompanying yellow reading journal each time your child has read at home to an adult. Children Reading Clip Art Images, Stock Photos & Vectors | ShutterstockIn Year 2 we do a Rocket Reading challenge. For every 10 reads completed, children move their rocket to the next planet  on our class display and receive a certificate in celebration worship. We would like to emphasise the importance of reading a book more than once, three times ideally. The first read should be to decode the words using their phonic knowledge; the second should be to increase their reading fluency, and the third time to develop their understanding of the story further. When reading in school, we always love spending time talking about the story with the children, this discussion is vital for developing comprehension skills.

Home Learning 

Home learning will be given each Friday. This will consist of both a spelling/handwriting activity and a mathematics activity. Children can access games via their Sumdog accounts. It is also expected that children practice their times table facts and Common Exception Word spellings using the website links below:

Learning Support Resources



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Click here to go to the Sumdog for weekly maths and spelling tasks.