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Year 2 - Ash & Elm Classes

Year 2

Class Information

Elm Class Teacher- Mrs S Steele


Ash Class Teachers-Miss J Millard and Mrs B Wright


LSA- Elm- Mrs S Staniasik     LSA - Ash - Mrs E Garland



On a Friday, children will change their reading books with their class teacher. Within Key Stage 1, children receive one or two reading book/s each week, matched to their correct phonic phase.

If your child finishes reading their book during the week, please encourage them to reread it. Re-reading books improves children's fluency and understanding of the text that they have read. You can also check your child’s understanding by asking them questions.

Class Timetable

 Ash Class Timetable Term 5

Elm Class Timetable Term 5


Year 2 Recommended Reads

Year 2 Recommended Reads List

 Water bottles/Snack

We encourage all our children to bring in a class water bottle, that is separate from their lunch box, so that they can drink water when they need it.

Please also ensure that your child brings in a healthy snack (named) for morning break.

PE kit

Within Year 2, both classes have PE on a Monday and Thursday afternoon.  We are now asking for all children to bring their PE kits into school, in a named bag, so that they can get changed before/after their lesson.  School PE kit should comprise of black shorts/jogging bottoms, a plain or logoed school t-shirt, blue/black sweatshirt (not a hoody) and plain black daps/trainers.  Please ensure if your child’s shoes have laces, they are able to do up their laces independently. 

Home learning


Listening to your child read regularly at home is vitally important in helping them to practice and master their ability to read fluently.  We ask that all our families listen to their child read 3 times a week as a minimum. We also encourage as many opportunities for you to share stories together modelling expression and fluency.  This can be from a range of text types, such as information books, recipe books, instructions and newspapers. 


Your child will have access to an online numeracy homework pack which you are welcome to use if you wish. This learning pack will link with class work and help embed key mathematical concepts. 

 Home Learning Fractions - Halves and Quarters

Home Learning Fractions Quarters Activity

Home Learning - Fractions - Equivalent to a half activity

 Please follow this link to help your child practice their number bonds to 10.  There are other fun games on this website too!


If you would like to complete any additional spelling practise with your children, please find below the spelling rules with example words that we will be covering this term.

Year 2 Term 5 Spellings


 Coming into school/Communication:

 Please don’t hesitate to speak to a member of the Year 2 team if you have any queries, questions or to share anything that you feel is important for us to know.

You may also contact us via email:

Elm Class

Ash Class

Parent Helpers

We are delighted to be able to welcome parent helpers back into school.  Please speak to the office if you would like to do this.  All helpers will be required to carry out a DBS check and have a meeting with Ms O'Reilly. You would not be working within your child's class.

Learning Focus

These are the topics we will be covering over the academic year within Year 2.

Term 1 – Amazing Australia

Term 2 – The Great Fire of London

Terms 3 – Extreme Weather

Term 4 - Where and who am I?

Term 5 - On our doorstep

Term 6 - Ingenious Inventions

Year 2 Common Exception Words

All Year 2 children are expected to be able to read and spell this list of words by the end of the school year.

Year 2 Common Exception Words

 Handwriting in Year 2

We follow the Twinkl journey to cursive handwriting scheme in Year 2. This prepares the children to progress to cursive handwriting at the end of the year ready for Year 3.

Here is an example of the letter formation we use:

If you would like to practice handwriting with your child, here is an optional home learning booklet to help you.

Optional handwriting Practice Booklet   


 Term 5 Overview


Term 5 Overview Year 2

 Knowledge Organisers  for Term 4

Please take a look at these knowledge organisers - they will help you and your children get an overview of what they are learning this term. 

Year 2 Term 5 Computing - Coding Knowledge Organiser

Year 2 Term 5 DT - Food Technology Knowledge Organiser

Year 2 Term 5 Geography - Local Study Knowledge Organiser

Year 2 Term 5 Maths - Fractions Knowledge Organiser

Year 2 Term 5 Maths - Time Knowledge Organiser

Year 2 Term 5 - PSHE - Relationships Knowledge Organiser

Year 2 Term 5 Science - Biology - Plants Knowledge Organisers



 Please click on the link to read our latest newsletter.

 Year 2 Term 5 Newsletter