Year 2

Meet the Year 2 Team

Mrs Dyke Mrs Le Gassick Mrs Darby
Ms Harrison    

What we will be learning…with top learning tips

Reading...Decoding (working out) new words using different reading strategies, continuing to develop rapid recall of all the phonemes learnt in Year 1 and their alternate spellings.

Learning Top Tip – Phonics knowledge and recall of sounds are essential when learning to decode and blend new words. Enjoy stories! Challenge yourself to read a variety of books both at school and at home.

Writing...Recounts and story openings

Learning Top Tip –Try to recall what you did at the weekend and put those ideas into sentences by telling someone you know. Plan it, say it, then have a go at writing it down. Try making up and writing your own stories that start in different ways.

Spelling. Revision of common exception words from last year and new common exception words from Year 2.

Learning Top Tip - Check you can still recall how to spell all Y1 words correctly and begin to practise words from the Year 2 list.

Maths....Number, estimating and counting in 10s, 2s and 5s ordering numbers and understanding place value. Recalling number facts to 10 and 20 using both addition and subtraction.

Learning Top Tip –Think of ways you can use maths to help in everyday situations. Practise counting forwards and backwards in 10s, 2s and 5s - you could try to add actions like star jumps, twists or other moves as you count so you exercise at the same time.
Science – Habitats-identifying different homes and the creatures that live there.

DT- Sewing - Designing and making a fairy blanket. Any volunteers willing to help on a Thursday afternoon from 2pm please let us know.

RE-Christianity - Is it possible to be kind to everyone all of the time?

Computing We are photographers

PSHCE/Jigsaw –Being Me in My World.

Music- learning new songs and performing them

PE - Ball skills on a Wednesday outside and swimming on a Friday morning.
It is crucial for your child’s health & wellbeing that they participate in all PE activities. Please ensure they have their PE kit in school and remember their swimming kit each week.

Latest Year 2  Newsletter

To find out all about what we will be learning about this half term, and all about school life, please open our current Year 2 learning letter.


All homework is set on Thursday and due in the following Tuesday.

Each week the children are expected to complete the English and maths learning activity. These will provide children with an opportunity to practise and consolidate learning from the previous week.  As well as these set pieces, your child should read regularly and get an adult to sign their reading record book. Children are expected to read to an adult at least 4 times a week and are rewarded with a Rita Rabbit reading sticker.

Spellings – Children will be given a set of spelling to learn for the whole half term. This allows children to see the spelling they will be learning over the course of a half term. These lists are broken down into weeks with a quiz at the end of each week. Most of the spelling focus on everyday words that your child needs to know how to spell by the end of Year 2.

Times tables learning – In Year 2 we are learning to recall x2, x10 and x5 facts along with the related division facts. Regular practise at home will help children to develop this knowledge and understanding. Once children are secure on these times table facts they can take their bronze, silver and gold time table challenges. There are games on the website that children can play to help develop this knowledge and speed in recalling them.

General information

Please make sure that all school uniform and PE kit is clearly labelled. We advise kits to be in school throughout the week as classes have PE on different days throughout the week. Please include joggers and a sweatshirt for outdoor PE.

We do PE on: Wednesday and Friday.

Please let the school and the teacher know if your child has any allergies (that we do not already know about) or needs to take any medication.

Please remind your child to bring a coat every day in the winter months.                                  

Click on the link below to view an information video aimed at parents outlining the new National Curriculum tests for KS1

KS1 National Curriculum Tests Video

Click on the link below to view the Punctuation and Grammar Glossary

Punctuation and grammar glossary

If you have a grammar question or want to look for an example - check this fantastic website out:

Woodlands Resources

Top Marks - Addition and subtraction - Addition and subtraction

Top Marks - Times Tables - Times Tables

Phonics Play

Keystage Fun -

BBC Bitesize

These short video clips clearly shows you how to pronounce the sounds your child has been learning in school.

Articulation of Phonemes

Sounds of the English Phonic Code




St Andrew's Road


Headteacher: Mrs. D. Brown (BED Hons NPQH)
01308 422846
Fax: 01308 458710