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Welcome to Year 2


Year 2 Curriculum Map

Welcome to Year 2!

Welcome back! The children have all returned full of enthusiasm and keen to learn. The children will be in class with me, Miss White, with additional support from Mrs Appleton (Mon-Weds) and Mrs Milne (Thurs-Fri). Above is our Long Term Plan for the year with details about the Year 2 curriculum. Below are some brief details about elements of our learning this half term and some key information to help the half term run smoothly. Please do keep an eye out for regular information about our class on the new school blog (details for which will be on the school newsletter, although if you’ve found this, you’re in the right place!) and any last minute information or changes on the school app. If you have any questions, please contact me at and I will reply as soon as I can.

Thanks for your continued support.

Kind regards,

Miss White.



Reading: Children will continue to bring home books weekly and have 1:1 reading sessions in school. We will collect in book bags with returned books on a Monday and keep these until Tuesday when new books will be provided.  Please aim to read these, and other books, with your child for 5 to 10 minutes each day. There is a yellow reading record that will come home with these books too, please indicate when a book has been read with a tick or initials and any comments if you feel necessary. Please return the reading record when books are returned. Guided Reading sessions will be twice a week in small groups or as a whole class.

Reading Morning: Reading Morning will take place on a Wednesday morning beginning on Wednesday 20th September. This is an opportunity for adults to come into the classroom at the beginning of the day and spend 15 minutes reading with their child in school. 

Spellings: A spelling activity will be provided via Seesaw. There will be 10 words provided for two weeks that use the sound we are focusing on in our phonics lessons that week. There will not be a specific spelling test, but other activities and learning to aid in spelling these. Please look at them with your children, read them by segmenting the sounds first and then blending, discuss meanings, try and notice them when reading or write sentences using them.

PE: In PE this half term we will doing Fundamentals and Gymnastics. PE days are Monday (fundamentals) and Wednesday (gymnastics) and children should come to school wearing their PE kit – black jogging bottoms or shorts (if the weather is fit), white t-shirt, black jacket and trainers. 

Things to remember:

  • All children should bring a flask or bottle of water to school. This should be taken home and washed every day.
  • Named pumps must be worn in school. Children should be able to tie laces quickly if they have lace-up pumps/outdoor shoes and pumps should be checked by a parent every half term to ensure they are in good condition to prevent trip hazards.
  • Named, appropriate clothing for the weather should be brought every day – please ensure your child has a coat if rain is forecast or looks likely, especially as we head towards the winter.
  • School Policy is that, other than for religious reasons, children should not wear jewellery in school apart from a watch. These need to be removed for PE lessons.

Year 2 Class Blog

Road Safety

Peter Dalrymple (PDalrymple) on: Year 2 Class Blog

As part of their PSHE leaning this week, Year 2 have been learning about the importance of road safety. They have looked at different scenarios of when it is safe to cross a road and made a set of instructions about how to cross a road safely.

Measuring in Maths

Peter Dalrymple (PDalrymple) on: Year 2 Class Blog

We have started our new maths unit about length and height. Here we are getting to grips with measuring in metres!

A snowy week!

Peter Dalrymple (PDalrymple) on: Year 2 Class Blog

I hope you have all been enjoying the snow today. We managed a quick play out in it at school yesterday and got creative making snowmen of all shapes and sizes!

World Book Day 2023

Peter Dalrymple (PDalrymple) on: Year 2 Class Blog

Year 2 had a wonderful World Book Day which began with a reading morning. There were some fantastic costumes on show!

The day ended with a poetry recital and Year 2 performed 'Ning, Nang, Nong' by Spike Milligan to the whole school. They memorised the poem and added in some actions. The performance was excellent.

First Reading Morning!

Peter Dalrymple (PDalrymple) on: Year 2 Class Blog

Thank you to everyone who attended the first reading morning in Year 2. It was a lovely start to the day with children reading to adults, adults reading to children and children sharing books together. Thank you for helping us to foster a love of reading which is so important. Reading mornings will continue every Thursday 8.50-9.10am, please do come if you are able.

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