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Year 2

Welcome to Year 2!

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Reading books

The home reading books will normally be changed twice a week, every Monday and Thursday. The children will get the greatest benefit if parents or another adult can hear them read as often as possible – a few pages each night is ideal, they do not need to read the whole book every time. After hearing the children read, parents should sign and write a comment in the reading record. The children need to bring their reading book to school every day.





Your child will have PE twice a week and they need to wear their PE kit on the days listed below. It is advisable to keep PE kits in school and take them home every half term for washing. Children will need a white T shirt and dark shorts. Girls can wear leggings and boys and girls can wear tracksuit bottoms if you would prefer, but can we please ask that these have elasticated ankles for safety reasons. The children will also need plimsolls.

PE Timetable Lark Tuesday and Thursday
  Puffin Monday and Friday
  Owl Wednesday and Thursday
  Kingfisher Monday and Wednesday
  Robin Monday and Tuesday




In Year 2 the children are set into ability groups for English and Maths. Within English, children read, write, explore stories and story features such as settings, characters and story plots. They also look at poetry and think about rhyme and rhythm. Children also develop their understanding and interest in non-fiction texts such as recounts, non-chronological reports and instructions.


During Maths children learn a range of skills including counting and number skills, calculations, shape and measure, and data handling. Children use a range of equipment such as cubes, counters, number lines and hundred square. They are also taught different recording methods for the four operations which can be found in the school’s ‘Calculation Policy’.


In Year 2 children take home a learning log task once a week. Learning Logs go home on a Wednesday to be handed in on the following Monday.

Spellings go home on a Friday and the children have a week to learn them before their spelling test the following Friday. 

Mental Maths goes home on Wednesday to be handed in on Monday.


Please speak to your child’s class teacher if you have any questions before the deadline for homework.