Welcome to Year 2!

Teachers:  Mrs Grimshaw (Class 3) and Mrs Whittaker (Class 4)            Teaching Assistant:  Mrs Hodgson


Dates for your diary


26th September

Golden Assembly

4th October

Individual Photographs from 8am

8th October

Flu vaccinations

10th October

KS1 Golden Assembly

18th October

KS1 Harvest Service

31st October

Cenotaph visit (parent helpers required)

6th November

Parents’ Evening

7th November

KS1 Golden Assembly

Parents’ Evening

20th November

Art Exhibition

21st November

KS1 Golden Assembly

30th November

Christmas Hat Homework

5th December

KS1 Golden Assembly

Christmas Dinner Day

6th December

Christmas Jumper Day

11th December

KS1 Christmas production (am)

12th December

KS1 Christmas production (pm)

17th December

Christmas Party Day

18th December

KS1 Golden Assembly

21st December

School breaks up for Christmas 1.30pm


PE Day

PE is every Monday afternoon.  Please ensure your child has their PE kit in school.  For details of the PE kit, please click here.




Spellings / Homework

Spellings will be given out every Friday to be tested the following Friday.

Homework will be given out every Friday and is to be handed in by Wednesday.

Please support your child in completing their homework neatly in pencil.


Suggested Reading List


Mr Majeika by Humphrey Carpenter

Jinnie Ghost by Bertie Downey (poem)

The Legend of Spud Murphy by Eoin Colfer

I was a rat!: Or, the Scarlet Slippers by Philip Pullman

Salty Dogs by Matty Long

Tuesday by David Wiesner (picture book)

Gorilla by Anthony Browne (picture book)

The Dunderheads by Paul Fleischman

Dr Xargle’s Book of Earthlets by Jeanne Willis & Tony Ross

The man whose mother was a pirate by Margaret Mahy

Mr Wolf’s Pancakes by Jan Fearnley

Gobbolino the Witch’s Cat by Ursula Williams

How to Live Forever by Colin Thompson




Help and advice

Times tables – the children in Year 2 should be confident with their times tables and division facts for the 2, 5 and 10 times tables.

Times tables practice page


Phonics Play

Top Marks

Numeracy objectives covered – Autumn term


Autumn Term Maths Objectives

Number: Place Value

  • Read and write numbers to at least 100 in numerals and in words.
  • Recognise the place value of each digit in a two digit number (tens, ones)
  • Identify, represent and estimate numbers using different representations including the number line.
  • Compare and order numbers from 0 up to 100; use <, > and = signs.
  • Use place value and number facts to solve problems.
  • Count in steps of 2, 3 and 5 from 0, and in tens from any number, forward and backward.

Addition and Subtraction

  • Recall and use addition and subtraction facts to 20 fluently, and derive and use related facts up to 100.
  • Add and subtract numbers using concrete objects, pictorial representations, and mentally, including: a two-digit number and ones; a two-digit number and tens; two two-digit numbers; adding three one-digit numbers.
  • Show that the addition of two numbers can be done in any order (commutative) and subtraction of one number from another cannot.
  • Solve problems with addition and subtraction: using concrete objects and pictorial representations, including those involving numbers, quantities and measures; applying their increasing knowledge of mental and written methods.
  • Recognise and use the inverse relationship between addition and subtraction and use this to check calculations and solve missing number problems.

Measurement - Money

  • Recognise and use symbols for pounds (£) and pence (p); combine amounts to make a particular value.
  • Find different combinations of coins that equal the same amounts of money.
  • Solve simple problems in a practical context involving addition and subtraction of money of the same unit, including giving change.

Multiplication and Division

  • Recall and use multiplication and division facts for the 2, 5 and 10 times tables, including recognising odd and even numbers.
  • Calculate mathematical statements for multiplication and division within the multiplication tables and write them using the multiplication (x), division (÷) and equals (=) sign.
  • Solve problems involving multiplication and division, using materials, arrays, repeated addition, mental methods and multiplication and division facts, including problems in contexts.
  • Show that the multiplication of two numbers can be done in any order (commutative) and division of one number by another cannot.


Literacy topics covered


This term the children will looking at writing full sentences using full stops and capital letters. We will be working on adding adjectives into our writing in order to create expanded noun phrases.

We will be sharing a range of stories to inspire our writing as well as looking at a short animation.

The handwriting sessions will be working on correct letter formation, size and orientation so that the children will soon be ready to start to join their handwriting.

In Guided Reading sessions, we will have a range of activities from whole class novels and short comprehensions to individual group reading.

We will soon be sending home some short SPAG (spelling, punctuation and grammar) activity sheets as part of their homework.




People chosen by God




Topic (History/Geography)


17th Century






  • Songs with stories to develop sequencing skills and memorization of longer lyrics.
  • Songs with more complex rhymes to develop diction.
  • Songs for the harvest service and Christmas play. 
  • Simple percussion accompaniments. 



Art Exhibition