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.


Miss Lewis

Hello my name is Miss Lewis and I am Key Stage One phase leader as well as subject lead in Reading and Writing for Key Stage One. I also teach in Year Two.

I originally studied French and IT at the University of East London. After that I went on to complete a Post Graduate Certificate in Education to teach Primary aged children, specialising in five to eight year olds. Since graduating, I have taught in the Early Years Foundation Stage, across Key Stage One and in Lower Key Stage Two.

My teaching experience also expands to a sought after British Curriculum school in the Middle East. I have a keen interest in Health and try to keep fit! I enjoy the company of family and friends in my spare time and love to travel.

Miss Lester

Hello Everyone!

My name is Miss Lester.

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 van Haeften


My name is Miss Van Haeften and I am a year 2 teacher at John Perry Primary School. It is my first year at the school and I am really enjoying getting to know the staff and students. I love supporting and watching children’s learning and progression and am very lucky to be able to teach such hardworking students!

Outside of school I enjoy travelling and have been all over the world, exploring new cultures. I also enjoy hiking, reading and spending time with my family and friends.

I am looking forward to continuing my career here at John Perry.