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Year 2

Year 2 - Term 6


Year 2 Staff

  • Teachers - Mr Rayner, Mrs Claridge, Mr Whiddington & Miss Reid
  • LSAs - Mrs Ashwin, Mrs Driscoll, Mr Gonzalez, Mrs Katuszka, Mrs Pomphrey, Mrs Saeed, Mrs Hibbitt.
  • PE Teachers - Mr Boon & Mr Evans


Article 29: Your education should help you use and develop your talents and abilities.

As a proud 'Rights Respecting School' we learn about the United Nations Convention of the Rights of the Child (UNCRC). Our class charters set out what both adults and children must do to ensure children can enjoy their rights.


Welcome back to Term 6! We hope you had an enjoyable break.


During this term's Geography and Science focused enquiry the children will answer the question 'What Can We Do To Look After Ourselves and Our Plant?'. We'll learn about the negative impact of humans on the planet and how we can help to protect our planet for the future.  In Science we will be learning about the importance of eating the right amount of different foods to help us lead a healthy life and the children will be designing, making and enjoying a healthy snack! In Computing the children will learn to safely use the Internet!


Please see the Year 2 Term 6 Medium Term Plan which details the learning taking place in all subjects.


Key Dates

Other events taking place this term include:

  • Wednesday 19th June - Sports Day
    • 2CR & 2VL - AM
    • 2W - PM
  • Date TBC - Year 2 Sporting Event
  • Tuesday 23rd July - Last day of school



All children will need a PE kit consisting of:

  • White T-Shirt
  • Black/Navy Shorts/Tracksuit Bottoms/ Leggins/ Skorts
  • Trainers/Daps 


This year, our PE days will be on the following days.

  • 2W - Tuesday AM - Mr Evans
  • 2VR - Tuesday AM - Mr Boon
  • 2CR - Tuesday PM - Mr Evans

As always, please remember to name all items of clothing including PE kits, school uniform and coats.


Home Learning


Reading- Please try to read with your child regularly as it really does make a huge difference. Also, please remember to write in their reading record every time you read with them along with a short comment as books can only be changed if we know they have been read. Children should read their books at least twice before bringing them in to change and be able to answer questions about the book as reading comprehension is a huge focus in Year 2. Finally, in Year 2, children are allowed to change their own reading books, allowing them to choose books which really appeal to them. Due to sharing a library, each class has allocated days on which they can change their books (See below).

  • 2W - Book changing on Mondays & Thursdays
  • 2CR - Book changing on Tuesdays & Fridays
  • 2VR - Book changing on Wednesdays & Fridays


Spellings - Throughout the year the children will take a weekly spelling test. Spellings will be sent home at the end of each term. Please encourage the children to practise these as often as possible. The school subscribes to the Spelling Shed online learning platform which provides the children with online games to help them practise their weekly spellings. Logins can be found stuck in the children's reading records.


Times Tables – The children will take a weekly times tables test from Term 4 until the end of the year. For more information please see this letter which was given out at the recent Parent's Evening and can also be found here – Times Table Rock Stars Information Letter


Exception Words - Exception words are common words whose spelling may not follow the usual rules of phonics, therefore making them difficult to spell. By the end of Year 2 the children should be able to recall their correct spelling from memory. Please continue to support the children with learning the spelling of the words highlighted on the sheets given out at Parent's Evening.


Homework - The children will also receive weekly homework. This is given out on Fridays and needs to be handed in by the following Wednesday. The work set will consolidate the children's learning from that week in school. The children should be able to complete the homework independently although some support/supervision is useful.