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Year 2

Welcome to Year 2


Year 2 Information Booklet

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Year 2 Autumn News


Welcome back to the start of a new year. We hope you had a lovely holiday. The children have all settled in well and enjoyed their first week.

English- At the beginning of the term we will focus on writing clearly explained sentences, using tense correctly and full stops accurately. The children will be required to retell a story which only contains pictures using their own words. We will then progress to writing instructions, and also descriptions with expanded noun phrases.

Reading - We will introduce and practice reading skills of retrieval, sequencing and inference. We will firstly study books by Oliver Jeffers, and then move onto a Roald Dahl book entitled ‘The Giraffe, Pelly and Me’. The school expectation is that children read at home a minimum of three times a week, but preferably five times a week. Ten minutes of reading followed by a few questions about what they have read would be great. You will soon receive a bookmark, which has styles of questions, to help you. Please sign the book and clearly write the page numbers read, and also write ‘finished’ when the book needs changing.

Spelling - Spelling list have been sent home for children to practise their words, and the children will be tested on these words every Friday.


Maths -This half term the focus is on reading and writing numbers to 100, place value, ordering numbers and counting in steps of 2, 5 and 10 forwards and backwards. We will also teach the children different strategies for addition and subtraction, including the number line and dienes method.

Numbers Club- Each Friday the children will be given 20 calculations to answer within a set time (5 minutes initially). Each half term will have a different focus for these calculations. This half term, the focus is number bonds to 10 and 20. Next half term, we progress to times tables. Here is an example of a question for this half term:

16 +        = 20

We would like you to practise these at home, as this will really help their scores to increase each week. This was a great success last year and the children’s arithmetic ability greatly improved. Once a child has achieved 20/20 three times, they will receive a house point. A house point is also awarded to the child who has shown the greatest improvement.

Please see the link for all the other subjects and the topic overview for this half term.



Dates – Monday 9th September 3.45-4.45pm, a ‘Drop in session’. This is an opportunity to meet your child’s teacher.

P.E days – Monday and Wednesday for Aspen & Willow

                Tuesday & Friday for Beech         Monday & Tuesday for Cedar

Library day- Friday

7th-11th October- STEM week

14th & 16th October- Parents Evening

18th October- Staff training day

21st- 25th  - Half Term Break


How to Support your child- Please ensure learning logs are completed to a good standard, frequent reading practise, spelling practise and number bonds to 20. The children also have access to Purple Mash and Bug Club for them to use at home


Thank you in advance for your support.

Year 2 Information