Welcome to the Year 2 page. Within this section of the website, you will find useful information to help support your child. This may include information on trips, PE days, homework, timetables and much more.
Meet the team:
Miss Moorcroft (2M)
Miss Taylor (2T)
Mrs Stephens and Mrs Harrison will support learning across the year group too.
Other members of staff your child may come across:
Mrs Davies (SENCO) and Mrs Whittaker who takes our P.E. lessons
This is a crucial part of the curriculum and one in which all children should participate. All children in the school will have two hours of timetabled sport and PE per week. If your child is unable to take part (due to a medical reason) please provide a note.
From the start of the Autumn Term, all Year 2 children will participate in two sessions of P.E. Both are on a Friday afternoon. One is with Mrs Whittaker and the other is a dance session with Miss Manning.
Please remember that all long hair needs to be tied back and earrings removed. If possible, it would be beneficial that children come to school on days they have P.E. without earrings, please.
All homework is given out on a Friday. Whilst it is not an obligation to hand it in, we are always happy to see what the children have managed to do at home.
Homework consists of a mixture of maths and English, but are provided in order to consolidate learning. This means that any homework given will be based on what has happened in the lessons and children (in theory) should be able to access it independently. Unless stated, homework should take no longer than an hour per week.
Please ensure that your children are reading every day for 10 minutes as well. This has the biggest impact on their academic success - 10 minutes reading every day increases their chances of achieving good grades at 16 by 90%.
Curriculum and Learning:
During the Autumn Term, children will access a wide range of subjects within their learning. During reading and English sessions, we look at a variety of different texts, including Get Up Elizabeth and Smelly Louie. Maths will see children participate in lessons involving place value, addition and subtraction, and multiplication and division. In our afternoon lessons, we will focus on the Tudors and Henry VIII in particular. Highlights towards the end of the term include the trip to the Ancient High House (which will support their learning on the Tudors and going forward into the Spring Term when we will look at the Great Fire of London).
During the Spring term, Year 2 will be learning about the Great Fire of London during our History lessons, and this will also inform part of our English (both reading and writing) sessions. In Geography, we will be looking at Stafford and studying maps. Nearer Easter, we will be making a house from 1666 during Design and Technology. We will then use these to examine how the fire spread.
During the Summer term, Year 2 will be learning about 'Fantastic Females' during our History lessons. We are studying both Rosa Parks and Mary Seacole and looking at the impact they have had on our world. In Geography, we will be comparing England to India. To do this we will look at aerial maps and weather forecasts. For Art, we will be learning about pottery and Emma Bridgewater. We will even get to visit the museum and decorate our own plate to be fired!
Thank you, and any questions you may have please contact your child's class teacher through the school office. Alternatively, we are on the school gate most afternoons at the end of the school day.
Year 2 staff