There are two Year 2 classes and there are two full time teaching assistants across both classes. During your child’s time in Year 2, we encourage them to become more independent and strive to do their very best in all they attempt.
Every morning, the pupils have an English reading, writing and mathematics lesson. The scheme that we use for early reading is called ‘Read Write Inc.’ and all children complete this scheme before moving on to reading comprehension lessons. Mathematics is taught through the White Rose scheme. Further information about our curriculum is detailed below.
Letters to parents
Letters that have been circulated to parents are available for you to view and download here.
Times of a school day
See our home page for times of our school day.
Pupils enter the school directly via their classroom door at 08:45. We ask all of our parents to be prompt as the morning is a useful time for settling the pupils into good routines. We also use this time for target work and assessment.
Please click here for our expectations of punctuality with arrival & collection of your child.
See the Meet our staff page for details of your teachers and TAs.
PE (Physical Education)
Pupils have PE on a Monday morning and a Friday afternoon. They can attend school on Monday and Friday mornings wearing their school PE shirt and black shorts or tracksuit bottoms.
Homework is handed out every Friday and is due the following Friday. It will contain a range of activities based on learning from the week as well as 10 spellings to practice. We also expect children to read at home 3 times a week with an adult and record this in their reading diary. Reading diaries are checked every Wednesday and children who have read 3 times will receive a reading badge to wear in school.
- Autumn: In the Autumn Term, Year 2 pupils will be exposed to a wide range of fiction and non-fiction texts. After securing our basics of writing sentences, children learn how to construct whole texts, including writing letters, information texts and stories.
- Spring: In the Spring Term, Year 2 will study inventors and explorers, in particular studying Frank Whittle, with a trip to the West Midlands air museum to consolidate this learning. They will learn to read and write longer texts and stories. Pupils have a big focus on Grammar and grammatical accuracy this term to ensure that they are fully prepared for their SATs.
- Summer: In Summer Term, pupils will have a focus on Coasts for their Humanities and work with two books which are closely related to this topic. They will learn how to write successful and coherent texts that prepare them for the move to Key Stage 2.
The following strands will be covered across the three terms, following the White Rose scheme:
- Autumn: Place value, Addition and Subtraction, and Shape
- Spring: Money, Multiplication and Division, Length and Height, and Mass, Capacity and Temperature
- Summer: Fractions, Time, Statistics, and Position and Direction
Times tables will also be practiced on a daily basis alongside the above units.
For more information about the strands please click the National Curriculum link at the bottom of this page.
To see the topics covered in the other subjects by each year group (including Enrichment, Exhibition, Science, Geography, History, Art, DT, Computing, PSHE, RE, Languages & Music), go to Our Curriculum page.
Drinks and Fruit
Pupils are provided with a bagel when arriving to school and a piece of fruit each breaktime, therefore they do not need to bring in a snack.
We ask parents to provide a water bottle, filled with fresh water each day so that pupils have access to a drink. These can be refilled in school. Please label the water bottles and ensure no juice is being brought in.
What you child needs to bring to school each day
Reading book and diary
Please do not send toys to school as pupils get very upset if they become lost.
What to do if you have a problem
If you need to inform us that someone else is collecting your child that day or something else that may affect your child’s school day – please tell us first thing in the morning at the door.
If you wish to talk to us about something that requires a longer conversation – please make an appointment to see us after school.
Thank you very much for all your support.