Welcome to our two Year 2 Classes – Mrs
Farnes and Mrs Paice are the class teachers. Music and French are
taught by specialist teachers. The children usually join Year 2 at
the beginning of the Autumn term in the academic year in which they
have their seventh birthday. New pupils are welcome at any time, if
there are spaces available.
The children have a lively and enjoyable year ahead of them in Year
2. A strong emphasis continues to be placed on the essentials of
grammar, literacy and numeracy. Each child has a Reading Folder
which goes between school and home each day along with a reading
book, spelling book and contact book. Children have one to one time
each day in school to hear their reading. The children also visit
the Library Bus to borrow books to take home.
Children have new experiences and challenges to look forward to. We
cover a variety of topics during the year including Space and
Ancient Egypt. To enhance our learning we have class trips for
example, most recently to the Ancient Egyptian Day at the Museum of
A specialist teacher builds on the French words and an understanding
of French culture learnt in Reception and Year 1. Children also have
weekly music and singing lessons by a specialist teacher.
Individuals and small groups are given special support where
necessary to reach and maintain the same level as the rest of the
We encourage the children to increase their independence steadily as
they move up through the school. When they reach Year 2, we hope
they can be dropped at the school gate in the morning to come into
school on their own. They can be collected at 3:30 p.m. from their
teacher at the school gate.
Homework is set daily, which is varied. Spellings are set at the
beginning of the week and are tested at the end of the week. We ask
parents to hear their child read daily after school. Associated
homework can include work to help with phonics and sentence
structure and to encourage enjoyment of story reading.
Children are encouraged to investigate further at home into the
topics we study at school. Children often bring in a related book or
object from home for our topic table.
Children need to have a named large pencil case in school. It should
contain the following: eraser, 2 sharp HB pencils, sharpener,
coloured pencils and pens and a short ruler. All equipment should be
Please provide your child with a named water bottle and table napkin
in a soft case.