Welcome to Year 2 2017-18

Hello and welcome to Class 2.

Our teachers are Mrs Blackburn and Mrs Wray.  Mrs Blackburn teaches Tuesday to Friday and Mrs Wray on a Monday.  Mrs Jones is our TA from 9:30-10:30 each morning. Mrs Wibberley will support on Tuesday and Thursday afternoons.

Our Class Link Governor is Dr Letizia Alerno and Ruth Broadhurst.

Year 2 Classroom

There are 30 children in our class and we have different learning places depending on the subject we are studying.

We have a writing table and a reading corner, with a range of texts covering fiction, non-fiction and poetry.

We also have a computing area with two desk top computers.  At other times, we are able to use a range of school lap tops and ipads to enhance our learning.


Year 2 Newsletters

Please select a document from our half termly newsletters below.


File icon: pdf Y2 Autumn 1 Newsletter 2017 [pdf 230KB] Click to download
File icon: pdf Y2 Autumn 2 Newsletter 2017 [pdf 229KB] Click to download
File icon: pdf Y2 Spring 1 Newsletter 2018 [pdf 224KB] Click to download

Year 2 Curriculum


Whilst following the New Curriculum, we try to cover our topics in as creative a way as possible.

We study five different topics each year which are Science, History or Geography based.  However, we are very good at linking all other curriculum areas too, for example, Art, Music and Design Technology, making for an exciting and varied learning experience.


Our reading and writing also links to our topics and we cover a range of genres.  We read and write character studies and stories, learn about and use the features of non-fiction writing, as well as learning to write letters, diaries, instructions and poetry.  We also have guided reading sessions which give us the opportunity, in small groups, to discuss whole texts and extracts from a range of authors.  We also have the opportunity to change our reading books, daily, and are encouraged to write about the books we read at home.


In maths, we learn through songs, games, practical and written activities.  We try to challenge ourselves with problem solving tasks and learn how important mathematics is, in everyday life.


Year 2 Curriculum Coverage Map 2017-18

Please click on the link below to view the Year 2 curriculum at St Mary's for 2017-18. 

Please Note:  These maybe subject to change, as necessary to fulfil the ongoing needs of the curriculum. 


File icon: pdf Y2 Curriculum Coverage Map 2017-18 [pdf 301KB] Click to download

Topic Resources Spring 2 - Would Florence Nightingale think Mr Grinling was healthy?

Please click on the picture link to access resources to support your topic work this half term.

Home Learning

We bring home weekly spellings, on a Friday, to be tested the following Friday. 

Children will also be expected to learn tables.

For detailed information about your child's Home Learning Tasks this half term please click on the picture link.


Year 2 End of Year Expectations

Please select a document from the list below.

File icon: pdf St Mary's English Writing Expectations Year 2 2017-2018 [pdf 120KB] Click to download
File icon: pdf St Mary's Reading Expectations Year 2 2017-2018 [pdf 99KB] Click to download
File icon: pdf St Mary's Mathematics Expectations Year 2 2017-2018 [pdf 177KB] Click to download


Our PE days are Mondays and Fridays and we need both outdoor and indoor PE kits.  We wear trainers for outdoor PE and pumps for indoor PE.