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Year 2

Welcome to Year 2!

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 once a week and they need to come into school wearing their PE kit on the day listed below. Children will need to come in to school wearing a white T-shirt and dark leggings or tracksuit bottoms, but can we please ask that these have elasticated ankles for safety reasons. The children will also need to wear plimsolls.

PE TimetableLarkThursday




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’.


All children use the school library each week to select a new library book which is chosen by the children to reflect their interests and enjoyment. These books are to be looked after : please do not allow younger brothers and sisters to play with them. Any loss or damage will need to be paid for before your child can borrow another book.

Please see below for your child's class Library day:

                              Monday       Owl Class

                              Tuesday       Puffin Class

                              Wednesday  Robin Class

                              Thursday      Lark Class

                              Friday           Kingfisher


Homework will be set and completed on Google Classroom.

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.

Click on the link below to take you to the Home Learning page.

Isolation Activity Grid

The isolation grid is to be used by children who are self isolating in addition to any work that is sent home via Google Classroom. The grid has a wide range of activities that can be completed in your home, including Maths, English and Science tasks, as well as well-being and creative activities like baking, drawing etc.

Life in Lockdown Photos

We asked you to send in photos of the children being creative, baking cakes, enjoying family time and playing with their siblings. Take a look to see if you recognise anyone in the gallery below!