Year 2

Welcome to Year 2

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Welcome to Year 2

Year 2 Team:-

Class 2A– Mrs Mahal (Year Leader), TA- Mrs McCann

Class 2B– Miss Mulholland , TA- Mrs Hunt

Class 2C– Mr Valentine, TA- Mrs Hobbs

Class 2D– Mrs Lambourne, TA – Miss Sparks


Topics for the year:

Term 1: Muck, mess and mixtures

Term 2: Beat, band and boogie!

Term 3: Bounce

Term 4:Towers, tunnels and turrets

Term 5:Wriggle and crawl

Term 6: Land ahoy!


PE – Please ensure your child has an appropriate PE kit including for outdoors (plain navy blue tracksuit).

Please see below for your child’s PE days:
Class 2a: Tuesday
Class 2b: Tuesday
Class 2c: Monday
Class 2d: Monday

Click here to see the Parent Information evening PowerPoint 

Important information

Homework will be given on a Monday and is due back on a Friday. The homework will consist of spellings, which your child will be tested on on Fridays; and either a piece of Maths, English or Topic related work.

Year 2 children use Accelerated Reader, which means they will complete a quiz on the book they have read. It is important your child reads daily with an adult and that their reading record is signed. Each child will be allocated a reading day, where they will read with an adult and their peers.

Children that did not pass the Phonics screening in Year 1 will be retaking their Phonics screening at the end of the year.


Weekly updates


Welcome back to Term 2. This week the children have started their new topic ‘Beat Band Boogie’. On Wednesday, we were really lucky to have Cheryl visit us. Cheryl is a member of a Brazilian marching band. She let us try out lots of different instruments and we all composed a new rhythm about Beat Band Boogie. The children had lots of fun and learnt lots about Brazilian music.

In Maths, we have been learning how to subtract a two digit number from another two digit number. Please try and practise counting backwards in tens at home.

In English, we have been learning lots of different nursery rhymes. We learnt about what a ‘rhyming couplet’ is and identify these in various nursery rhymes.



This is our final week, we have been busy decorating biscuits for our grow ups to enjoy at the Express event. We really enjoyed sharing the hard work the children have done this term with grown ups! We hope you enjoyed coming to our event and our yummy biscuits.
A thank you to parents for a great first term back and we look forward to our second term. We hope you have a restful break.
A reminder homework will be due in Monday 5th November.


This week has been our assessment week. We have been busy working hard in preparation for our Express event next week. We have been continuing to learn how to add and challenging ourselves with chilli challenges.


This week we have been busy with our topic; creating food face plates! We used different foods for different parts of the face. In Maths, we have been learning to add 2 digit numbers and even regrouping!


This week, the children have been mixing different items to water to see what happens! We have been trying to use lots of scientific vocabulary to describe and explain what happened. We have also learnt how to add using tens and ones and next week we shall be learning to subtract.

In English, we have edited the instructions we wrote last week. All the children learnt about time connective, verbs and even adverbs! The children have been eager to write instructions on how to make a ‘Fizzy Float’ – maybe ask them to show you how at home! They are very yummy.

Just a reminder to parents that all children should be in their winter uniform from Monday 1st October.



This week, the children made fizzy floats using ice cream, lemonade, food colouring and sprinkles. We really enjoyed drinking them after! We then started to write a set of instructions for other children on how to make fizzy floats. In Maths, we continued to learn about place value and number patterns.



This week the children have been learning all about less than and more than signs. Our topic continues to be as messy as possible as we made clay story boards for George’s Marvellous Medicine. In English, we have been busy learning to use expanded noun phrases to describe our own potions.
A reminder that Year 2 Parent Talks are being held on Wednesday 19th September from 6pm – 7pm. We look forward to seeing you then!


Welcome to Year 2! The children have been busy settling in to their new year groups and getting to know all the adults in our year. We have had some great fun on our ‘Messy morning’ and have created lots of work to show off!

Additional Help

Please use the following ICT/online games to help your child with phonics and maths:

Literacy Games

Letters and Sounds

BBC KS1 Bitesize Literacy

Phonics Play

Maths KS1

Maths Games

BBC KS1 Bitesize Maths

Old SATs papers (pre-new assessments) Still relevant

Sample KS1 Maths SATs

Sample KS1 Reading SATs

Sample KS1 Spelling, Grammar&Punctuation SATs


A MASSIVE thank you to everyone who supported our Children in Need fun raising this week! So far we have raised £1433.73!!!!

Congratulations to the Year 5/6 Handball team for winning their recent tournament!!