Welcome to Year 2! Please check ClassDojo for regular updates and a look at the fabulous work that the children are completing.

There are 3 AMAZING classes in Year 2:


Mrs Collins and Miss McPherson

Supported by: Mrs Thorpe



Miss Gamble

Supported by: Mrs Gregson



Mrs Hemming and Miss McPherson

Supported by: Mrs Curtis


Our cover supervisor is: Mrs Harrison



  Click here for the Phonics page.  



Have a read of our newsletter containing information about the autumn term.


Our topic this half term is:


Our pirate day will be on Friday 15th October. The children can come into school dressed as a pirate. More details will be shared via ClassDojo nearer to the time.


Please see ClassDojo for weekly homework activities.




General Information


At the start and end of the school day

Please check for regular updates regarding drop off and collection arrangements via ClassDojo and the newsletter above.



 The children spend part of each school day outdoors (whatever the weather) so please could you ensure that your child has the appropriate clothing. (Labelled with your child's name so we can return if lost!) 

Hot and Sunny - Hat and sun cream (your child will need to be able to apply this themselves)

Cold - Warm waterproof coat, hat, scarf and gloves.

Wet - Waterproof coat and Wellington boots (if desired)



 Please leave your child's PE kits in school all week.

All children need a named indoor and outdoor PE kit.

Indoor Kit: Black shorts, white t-shirt and pumps.

Outdoor Kit: Jogging bottoms, t-shirt/long sleeved top, jacket and trainers.

Each class has TWO P.E sessions per week.

2CM on: Tuesday and Friday

2G on: Monday and Wednesday

2HM  on: Tuesday and Friday


Playtime Snacks


Your child is welcome to bring in their own healthy snack to school. This MUST NOT contain nuts as we have children in school with severe nut allergies.




The most important reading objectives to work on are:

  • To read every day to an adult
  • To answer questions about a text they have read
  • To read all Year 1 and Year 2 common exception words

In Year 2, most children will be able to read simple texts. They will be learning to answer questions about what they have read.

Some children will not be able to read simple texts yet. Please refer to the Phonic section (Phase 3 and 4) to help develop their skills.

Some children will be able to read more complex texts and will be able to answer simple questions.

It is important to make sure that your child is reading every day so they do not lose the skills they have already learnt. Please find lots of links to fantastic reading opportunities for you and your child to enjoy.









It is really important to practice phonics regularly. It helps the children to read and to spell. All children in Year 2 are learning (click links for videos);

To recognise Phase 2 sounds and letters

To recognise Phase 3 sounds and letters

To recognise Phase 4 sounds and letters 

To recognise Phase 5 sounds and letters

To recognise Phase 6 sounds and letters





Vocabulary Ninja is a great FREE app with a new word to learn everyday!

Start off as a GRASSHOPPER.


Access online here:









Reading Resources

This reading rockets website has six games you could make with your child to make reading fun! Why not give it a go?

Phonics Play Comics can be found here for all Phases to help your child to practice their sounds.


A new Julia Donaldson show will be available every Thursday from 4pm on Facebook. 

Daily story time with David Walliams at 11 am. Don't worry if you miss it, you can catch up too!

Reading Eggs have a free 30 day trial you could sign up for. Access Reading eggs online or download the app.

Oxford Owl has a free library of e-books that  you can search by age.

Early Reading

Reading CVC words (i.e. sun, cat, dog)

Reading Phase 2 words

Phase 2 Matching Pictures and Words

Phase 3 Matching Pictures and Words

 Confident Reading

Reading Comprehension

Year 1 and 2 Common Exception Words

(Children should be able to read and spell these words)


Phonic Resources


What are Phase 2 phonics?

Phase 2 Activity Booklet

Phonics Play

Teach Your Monster to Read

What are Phase 3 phonics?

Phase 3 Activity Booklet

Phonics Play Comics 


Twinkl Phonics

What are Phase 4 phonics?

Phase 4 Activity Booklet

Jolly Phonics

Phonics Bloom (Some free games)

What are Phase 5 phonics?

Phase 5 Activity Booklet



Maths Resources

NEW! NCETM Online Video Lessons (updated weekly)


 We cover lots of different topics in Maths in Year 2. Our most important number skills are;

To know and recall multiplication and division facts

(To know by heart, and recall quickly, 2,3,5 and 10 times tables and division facts)

Counting in 2s 

Counting in 3s 

Counting in 5s

Counting in 10s


Snappy Maths - online games and printable worksheets:

Counting in 2s

Counting in 3s

Counting in 5s

Counting in 10s

Don't forget to log in to Times Tables Rock Stars to practice your times tables

To add and subtract 1 and 2 digit numbers

(with and without exchanging)

Adding 2 digit numbers with exchanging Printable worksheets and plus lots more questions and links at the bottom of the page.
To know number bonds to 10, 20 and 100 (children should be able to remember these or to work out mentally) What are number bonds?

Number bonds to 10 (can change to number bonds of 9,8,7,6,5 if 10 is too hard)

Number bonds to 20

Number bonds to 100

To name common 2D and 3D shapes, and their properties Explanation of what Year 2 children need to know regarding shape
To understand half, quarter, three quarters and thirds Explanation of things Year 2 children need to know regarding fractions
To tell the time to the hour, half hour, quarter hour and five minute intervals Explanation of things Year 2 children need to know regarding time
To recognise coins, to add and subtract coins to find the value, to work out change Explanation of things Year 2 children need to know regarding money
Topmarks- interactive maths games - Find lots of specific maths games here BBC Bitesize

WhiteRoseMathsSec (@WRMathsSec) | Twitter

Y2 White Rose Maths Packs available here


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