Year 2

Information for parents/carers: 2016 national curriculum test results at the end of key stage 1

Year 2 will have taken the national curriculum tests, also known as SATs, in May. Your child’s teacher will use the results of these tests to help them judge how well they are progressing, but they won’t be using the test results alone. Find out more now.

Welcome to Year Two’s Homepage

The staff and pupils of Year 2 would like to welcome you to our page. We hope you find it useful and enjoy browsing through the different school pages to learn about the different events which take place in our school.

St Matthew

Miss Ryan (Teacher)

Mrs Thompson (Teaching Assistant)

St Simon

Mrs Dix (Teacher)

Miss Harding (Teaching Assistant)

Year 2



Children in year 2 are expected to read daily, this should be recorded in their learning journals – house points will be awarded to children reading nightly.  Children are also expected to learn their spellings which are given out on a Monday, children are tested on a Friday with their result being recorded in their learning journal.  In year 2 it is imperative children know the number bonds to 10 and 20, addition and subtraction, these will be tested weekly and we will progress on to timetables test.

Dip and Do

Extra homework will be distributed termly via the webpage and your child’s homework book, this homework is optional however it will support your child’s learning and is set according to what we are learning in class.


What Year 2 are up to this term

Term 1- we are immersing ourselves in to the African Savannah where we will be learning about different animals, climates, habitats and adaptions of animals. We will be creating our own habitats using shoe boxes- please send any spare ones in! We are starting our entrepreneurial project this term look at African animals and art, WATCH THIS SPACE!

In English we will be covering a range of genres including poetry and narrative.  We will continue to practise and develop our knowledge of spag.

In Maths we are continuing to use Inspire maths which challenges the children and allows them to master the mathematics skills used.  This term we are focusing on number paying particular attention to place value within three digit numbers.

Please do come and ask us for any support you may feel you need in supporting your child.

In Geography , we will:

  • be looking at maps of the local area
  • using atlas’s to locate the different continents
  • learning about the different oceans

In Physical Education, we will:

  • learn about the importance of exercise
  • understand that exercise has an effect on our body and level of fitness
  • develop coordination and balancing skills through games and dance activities

In Science, our topic is  Plants we will:

  • observe and describe how seeds and bulbs grow into mature plants
  • find out and describe how plants need water, light and a suitable temperature to grow and stay healthy


Accelerated Reader

This year we will be using the accelerated reader programme, children will read the book selected for them at the appropriate level once they have read their book they will complete a short comprehension quiz on the story. In order to get a new book and progress within the reading stages children must show a good level of comprehension of the book read to pass the quiz.  Reading is not only decoding words it is also showing an understanding of what has been read.

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