Welcome to Year 2     


Please click here to view the welcome booklet for Year Two 2020.  

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 Learning Challenge Curriculum

Theme-Led Curriculum

History Detectives: What was life like in 1660? 

Year 2 will begin their journey looking at important people and events beyond living memory. In role as ‘history detectives’, they will use a series of clues, including historical artefacts, paintings, clothing and documents to develop an understanding of how everyday life and homes were different in the 1660s. This will help contextualise our learning about The Great Fire of London, which we will be moving onto after half term. Unfortunately, we are unable to go on our usual school trip linked with this topic. However, there are a number of ‘1660s Houses’ in the local area which you might like to visit with your families to get a feel for homes from this era. We can recommend East Riddlesden Hall in Keighley, Shibden Hall in Halifax and Barley Hall in York for some atmospheric and informative days out.


How can I be the healthiest me?

 There will be scientific investigations too.  The question ‘How can I be the healthiest me?’ will help the children to make conclusions about the importance of a healthy diet and lifestyle as well as making links to growth and change. They will look at the basic needs of animals – including humans- and take part in an exciting Bear Grylls style survival day.


For the long term plan of the curriculum, please click here.


Calling all volunteers!

Last year the children enjoyed and greatly benefited from numerous parent volunteers who supported our curriculum themes, reading and invaluable school trips. This is a real strength of our school, and one which we are very keen to continue!  However, due to Covid 19 restrictions we are unable to welcome any visitors into school at the moment. 

KS1 SATs Papers 2021

The Department for Education's intention is for all existing primary assessments, including KS1 SATs, to return according to their normal timetable in the 2020/21 academic year.

At Burley Oaks, we aim to keep the 'puzzles' and 'booklets' as low key as possible so that the children feel comfortable and able to show their learning. More often than not, the children don't even know they are doing a test.  

The SATs are a series of standardised assessments for pupils, aimed at testing their learning progress. Year 2 pupils will sit these papers in May:

Maths  (2 Papers)

  • Paper 1 is a 25 mark arithmetic test; it usually takes around 15 minutes.
  • Paper 2 involves reasoning, problem solving and mathematical fluency questions, and takes around 35 minutes.

Spelling and Grammar (2 Papers)

  • Paper 1 is a 20 word spelling paper for 20 marks, and takes 15 minutes.
  • Paper 2 is a reading booklet containing several different passages – usually around 900 words in total.

Reading  (2 Papers)

  • Paper 1 consists of a variety of texts totalling between 400-700 words. Pupils will have to answer questions throughout.
  • Paper 2 consists of a reading booklet containing different passages of text. This will average out at roughly 900 words.

We will provide more information about how they will be delivered nearer the time.