Year 2 Class Page

Year 2

The day starts with children arriving at 8:40 am. There are calculations ready and waiting for each child in their place. Then, the register and lunch order is taken whilst some children read to an adult.

Following this, we have our spelling/phonics session. We start with recapping/revising previous learning and then move on to our focus sound/spelling pattern for that day.

During the morning we also have Maths and English lessons.

In Maths we always warm up our brains with a starter activity and then continue with our main lesson objective.

English includes reading, handwriting, punctuation & grammar work and writing.

We have a longer session of RE each week taught by Mrs Smith while Mrs Barton teaches French in UKS2. There is a shorter session of RE taught by Mrs Barton in addition to this.

Throughout the afternoons, we cover other subjects such as: History, Geography, Art, DT, Computing, Music, PE and RSE. Some subjects are blocked per half term. For example, we alternate History and Geography. Both are taught over the term but each in a half term block.

Children will need to wear their PE kit each Wednesday every week. At some points in the year, they will have gymnastics on a Tuesday. Parents will be advised when this, so children can come in their PE kits.

Our School Rules:

At St. Mary’s, in everything we say and do we follow the teaching of Jesus.

1. We always listen carefully so that we can learn and be safe.

2. We work hard and persevere to achieve our best.

3. We take responsibility for our actions.

4. We show good manners by being kind and treating others as we would like to be treated.

5. We value and care for our school and all the things in it.

6. When lining up and walking round school, we always walk quietly.


The main focus for homework is reading. Children will bring home two reading books (one if it is a longer chapter book) each Friday. These should be read more than once to develop fluency and returned to school the following Thursday. Children should read a variety of other books at home in addition to the school scheme. Children have a separate reading book in school that we use to listen to them read at school.

In addition, there are spellings set on Spelling Shed. Each child has their own individual login. Any problems, please contact Mrs Barton and she can reset it for you. Whilst Year 2 are revising their phonics, there is no spelling test in school. This will change once we start learning the year 2 spelling patterns.

Some Maths work is set on the Deepening Understanding website. These are tasks based on work done in class. In addition to this, children should focus on learning their number bonds up to and including 10. Then can then extend this to number bonds to 20. Children can also practise counting in 2s, 3s and 5s from 0 and 10s from any number. As we progress through the year, children will be introduced to their times tables and it is encouraged for children to learn 2s, 5s and 10s by heart including the corresponding division facts.

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Class Saint

The Year 2 class saint is Saint Pope John Paul II.

He is our class saint because he was someone who stood up for the rights of young people all around the world. He accepted people of all faiths and promoted peaceful discussion between different religions.

Mrs Barton also has a personal reason for choosing this saint. When she was 7 years old (Year 2), she went to see Pope John Paul II when he visited Coventry. She remembers being very excited at camping out overnight!


Year 2 Prayers

Year 2.pdf

Year 2 Autumn Term Parent Planner 2021