Year 2 2021 - 2022
Hello and Welcome to Year 2
Trip to Countess of Chester Country Park - Wednesday 20th October.
Parent Evening - Tuesday 19th and Thursday 21st October - book your slot online.
School closes for the Autumn half term holiday on Friday 22nd October 2021.
Meet the Year 2 Team
Mrs. Siddall – teaches on Mondays and Tuesdays
Ms. Lester – teaches on Wednesday mornings, Thursdays and Fridays
Mrs. Spenser – supports 2SL all week and teaches PSHE in both classes on Wednesday afternoons
Mrs. Martinez - teaches on Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesday mornings
Mrs. Wilkinson – teaches on Thursdays and Fridays
Mrs. Rodgers – supports 2MW all week and teaches music in both classes on Wednesday afternoons
Ms. James – supports 2MW all week
We are always happy to have a chat before or after school.
You can also email us:
The School Day
School starts each day at 8:45am – drop your child at the Year 2 classroom doors (opposite the bike racks)
School provides a piece of fruit to be eaten during morning break at 10:15am. You can also pay for a bottle of milk - please speak to staff in the office to arrange this.
LUNCHTIME – 11:45 – 12:45
School dinners remain free for all children in Year 2. If your child prefers to bring a packed lunch, please remember that we are a nut free school.
School ends each day at 3:10pm – collect your child from the Year 2 classroom doors (opposite the bike racks)
The children will have 2 PE lessons per week - every Tuesday & Thursday.
On PE days, children should come to school in:
>black or blue shorts/ leggings/ jogging pants
>a white tshirt
>a sweatshirt/ hoodie
Long hair should be tied back and earrings should be removed if possible.
What else will my child need?
Your child will also need:
A water bottle
Please open the curriculum map below to see what your child will be learning during the Autumn term.
In maths, we will start by learning about tens and ones and the place value of two-digit numbers. The children will learn to order and compare 2-digit numbers and to use their knowledge to solve problems.
This term in science, we are learning about animals and their habitats, with a focus on woodland habitats. You will find below a list of key words that the children will be learning during this topic. Please put these words on your fridge and chat about their meaning. If you speak a language other than English at home, it is a good idea to translate these words into the language you use.
Please prioritise listening to your child read their banded reading book at least four times a week. Children also benefit greatly from listening to adults and older children read stories to them, so snuggle up and enjoy books together. These videos from the Open University give top tips on how to share books with your child:
Please help your child to rehearse number bonds, double and halves on these websites -
You could also play memory games/ snap with the cards attached below.
Many children like to learn by singing maths songs - a favourite YouTube channel in school is Jack Hartmann - we challenge you to watch without swaying your hips!
Spelling and Phonics
You can find below a list of 'common exception' words for Years 1 and 2. These are words that the children may not be able to use their phonic knowledge to spell. They are words that tend to crop up regularly when they are writing and so it is helpful if the children learn how to spell them. We have attached below some ideas for practising spellings with your child. We will regularly update you with the words your child is still to learn.
If you need any help printing out resources, please speak to a member of the Y2 team.
Below are links to games that support practising reading real and alien words containing split digraphs:
For each game, select phase 5 and the split digraph you would like to work on.
The website below has more information about phonics and games to play. Choose phase 3 4 or 5 to consolidate your child’s learning.
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