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Year 2



Mr Keohane (Monday and Tuesday), Mrs Smith (Wednesday to Friday), Mrs Cahill and Mrs Ball look forward to working with the class this year.


PE: In Year 2, P.E. will take place on a Wednesday and Thursday this term.  Please make sure the children have their full kit with them on this day (including tracksuit bottoms and trainers for the autumn term). However, children need a full PE kit from Monday to Friday in case we do an extra lesson or activity.


Library:  In Year 2, our library day is Friday. We will encourage children to select appropriate books to read independently or a book which you could read with them.


Our first theme of Year Two is CASTLES

Please take the time to read the Curriculum Newsletter for the term.

For HOME LEARNING information, please scroll down to the bottom of this page


On Friday 6th September, we kick-started our topic with a costume day. We had a vast selection of princesses, knights, the Queen’s guard, and even a chess set!

Either wearing a costume or bringing in a prop to share, the children were asked to consider what they already knew about castles. This is called a ‘knowledge harvest’. We will be building on what we already know and answering lots of questions we have about the topic.


On 13th September the Year 2 classroom was taken over by a whole host of mischief-making
Charlies, Oompa-Loompas and Matildas. 

We began the day focussing on The Twits and creating disgusting, worm-filled dishes. 
Then, we spent time looking at Roald Dahl's Revolting Rhymes and considered how he tweaked the famous fairy-tales.

Finally, Mrs Cooper then awarded certificates to costumes that really shone. 

Year 2 fully immersed themselves in The Wonderful World of Dahl. It was GREAT FUN!

Home Learning

Times Tables: 

Towards the end of the autumn term, each Monday Year 2 will be taking part in the Times Tables Challenge.  All children start at the first stage.  To move onto the next stage children must complete the challenge in 3 minutes with all answers correct. Children need to know all their multiplication and division facts up to the 12 x table. 

Children can now practise their times tables whenever they want to with TIMESTABLES ROCKSTARS.  Log in details stuck in the back of Spelling Homework Books. Please click on the link to practise these vital skills.

Times Tables Support


The children are expected to read at home 5 times each week. Please make sure you sign their reading record each time you hear them read.  You can also make a comment on their enjoyment and understanding of the book, how fluently they read and any difficulties they experienced, at the end of each book. Don't forget the children can also comment on their own book in the new reading record !The children should bring their book bags to school every morning so that we can monitor their progress. Reading Records will be checked on a Wednesday

Children can now practise their reading comprehension whenever they want to with READTHEORY. Log in details stuck in the back of Spelling Homework Books. Please click on the link to practise these vital skills.

Recommended Reading List for KS1

Jolly Phonics Letter Sounds (British English)

Listen to the 42 letter sounds of Jolly Phonics, spoken in British English. Each letter sound is clearly spoken twice, before an example word is given. Perfect for parents, teachers and children who aren't sure how to pronounce the letter sounds.


All children will get ten spellings to learn every week. The children are given a suggested activity to support them to learn their spellings, these will be stuck in their Spelling Homework Books. Please can their (yellow) Spelling Homework Books be handed back in on a Tuesday. Then the new activities can be stuck in ready for the new spellings to be handed out on Thursday. Children can now practise their spellings whenever they want to with SPELLING SHED. Log in details stuck in the back of Spelling Homework Books. Please click on the link to practise these vital skills.

National Curriculum Spelling List Year 1 and 2

Curriculum Newsletters