Year 2

The Year Two team are made up of:


Edison Class: 

  • Mrs Boulton, Class Teacher (KS1 Phase Leader and RE Lead Teacher).
  • Mrs Catchpole, Edison Class Teaching Assistant.


Attenborough Class: 

  • Miss Murphy, Class Teacher (Science Lead Teacher)
  • Mrs Palmer, Attenborough Class Teaching Assistant.


Bell Class: 

  • Mrs Bates, Class Teacher (MFL Lead Teacher)
  • Mrs Ismail, Class Teacher (Leader in charge of Prevent and Developing School Values).

If you have any questions please do not hesitate to come and speak to one of us.

During this term we will begin our topic of Night and Day, where we will learn about nocturnal animals and mini beasts. In Science we will be investigating how animals and their habitats. In RE we will be learning about Judaism. In English we will study texts linked to nocturnal animals and mini beasts. In Maths the children will follow the curriculum to build upon their number skills, solving number problems and learning strategies to add, subtract, multiply and divide. They will also develop their skills of reasoning - explaining how they came up with an answer and explaining patterns they can see.

Information for Parents

Information from SATs Meeting for Parents 2017
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Common Exception Words Year 1 and 2
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Handwriting - Letter Formation
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Parents Guide to SATs
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Interim Assessment - Expectations for the end of KS1
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Provision Map

Year 2 Provision Map
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A friendly reminder

In Year Two please remember to bring in the following items labelled with your child's name:


  • PE Kit, Navy shorts, Discovery School T-Shirt, plimsolls/trainers, tracksuit (especially as it gets cooler), spare pair of socks and a hair band. These are really important for girls who come to school wearing tights or with their hair down.
  • A pair of slippers.
  • Wellington boots.
  • A spare set of clothes in a separate bag, (for toilet accidents and falls in the playground).
  • In the colder weather hats, gloves and a scarf are needed and in the warmer weather a sun hat and sun cream will be required.


In Year Two we will look at the children's school reading books every day, therefore please ensure your child brings in their reading books and records. Books will be changed every day but we are aware that sometimes only a page or chapter is read this is absolutely brilliant please still bring in the reading record as we like to look at what reading has taken place.

We will continue to give Maths homework in the form of Big Maths. We will hand out practise sheets as and when the children request them, we do not need the practise sheets to be handed back to us. Each week the children will be timed to see how many questions they can complete, their achievements will be celebrated and their sheet sent home so you can see where they went wrong and where they went well.

This term we will send home a list of the Year 2 Common Exception Words. These are the words the children are expected to be able to read and spell correctly by the end of Year 2. Please spend time practising these words, reading and spelling them. We won't be testing the children on them but we will expect to see them being spelt correctly in their learning. Next term we will send home spellings with an increased focus on your child's spelling needs. Click here for a list of words

Parent Helpers

If you have any spare time (half an hour or an hour) and you would like to help in class, listening to children read, filing work or preparing displays please speak to your child's class teacher as we would really LOVE to have as many helpers as possible.



Thank you

In Maths we use a range of manipulatives to help us learn. Here are some children solving problems using counters.