In Year 2 we work as part of a highly effective team to support our children in making the best possible progress.  Our aim is for all children to reach their full potential in a happy, caring atmosphere, where everyone is valued.

We want children to become self-motivated, organised, responsible and considerate to others and the environment.  We believe enjoyment and willingness to learn are key factors in your child’s success at school.

We foster these by providing a relevant and challenging curriculum that will establish a sound foundation on which to build future learning.  We recognise that children develop in different ways and at different rates and therefore we ensure each child has appropriate levels of work.


In English, we study a range of text types, including adventure stories such as Peter Pan, stories by Julia Donaldson and traditional tales such as Jack and the Beanstalk. We love putting our own twists on the stories once we have learned them. We also begin to look at the grammatical features of writing more closely. In Mathematics we spend time learning to add and subtract two digit numbers, developing an understanding of multiplication and learning to tell the time. This all helps to make sure that we understand the key skills of mental arithmetic by the time our children leave Year Two.

Our foundation subjects are taught through the IPC. The Year 2 IPC units are fun and exciting and provide cross curricular links. Many units have a focus on science which provides us with the many opportunities to put on a white coat and become scientists! We love conducting experiments, practising fair tests and predicting outcomes. Each week, year two also enjoy playing a range of musical instruments with a specialist music teacher.

To find out what we have been up to this week, visit our class blog!

For further information you can view our Curriculum maps here: Our Curriculum.


Mrs Buckle

Hello, I am Mrs Buckle. In 2012 I completed my Primary Teaching with Science Specialism degree at Kingston University obtaining a first class degree with honours.

My first teaching post was at Aveley Primary School in Thurrock where I taught in Year One and Year Two. In 2014, I joined the team at John Perry Primary School and have spent three enjoyable years as a Year Two class teacher.

I strongly believe that all children should have positive learning experiences at school, which give them the skills and qualities that they need to help them develop into well rounded members of society. When I am not teaching, I like to cook, travel and look after Dotty and Betsy (my cats!).

Ms Akther

Hello Everyone!

My name is Ms Akther.

In school, I ensure a positive and safe learning environment for all children. An education should empower a child and help them make a positive contribution to the world.   As an individual, I am very positive and self-motivated and I have an extremely good work ethic. My interests vary from reading, blogging, being up-to-date on current affairs and leading a healthy lifestyle.

I’m looking forward to contributing to the future of John Perry Primary School, as we grow together to develop my teaching career in this ambitious school.

Miss Stratton

Hi, my name is Miss Stratton. I have worked at John Perry for the last four years working across year 3 and year 6.

The reason I moved to John Perry was due to its warm and welcoming nature. Everyday is a new challenge and I enjoy working with children helping them to succeed. I love to be creative in my classroom and always try to create an exciting and enthusiastic environment to learn in. I love the arts, especially music!

In my spare time I love to horse ride, take cooking classes, learn a new language, Play the saxophone, flute and piano and travel.

Ms Kemp

Hi, my name is Ms Kemp. I am currently a year two teacher.