Year 2

Year 2 Basics

What are the timings of the school day? Sunday - Wednesday 7:30am - 1:30pm
Thursdays 7:30am - 1:15pm
What equipment does my child need? School bag
Personal organiser (handed out at school)
Kit for specialist lessons (eg: PE, swimming)


Please use the personal organiser for messages or to make an appointment to see your child’s teacher. There will be a more formal parent and teacher consultation in October. This will be an opportunity to discuss your child’s progress, but please do not wait until then if you have any questions or concerns.


As in Year One, the homework in Year Two consists largely of reading and spelling. Please read with your child on a daily basis and talk with them about their reading book. As the children make progress with their reading, it is very important that they become familiar with talking about characters and their motives and making predictions about the story, rather than just ‘decoding’ the words. It is also vital that the children learn to read with expression, most easily taught by an adult ‘modeling’ how to read by example. It is also preferable to spend a few minutes each day practising spellings, rather than trying to learn them on Wednesday for the test on Thursday. We will start to set spellings after all the children have been assessed.

We would also like you to help your child practise their numeracy passport facts at home. We will send home a ‘number facts’ target for you to practise with your child. When your child has achieved that target in school we will then set another target for your child to work on.


As a school we follow the Golden Rules:

  • We respect everyone and everything;
  • We are resilient and resourceful learners;
  • We are honest;
  • We always show good manners;
  • We are good listeners;
  • We work together as a team.

The Children are also taught the 6Rs

Resilient Spider


Resourceful Bee


Risk-taking Cat

spider   bee   cat
A spider works hard and keeps on trying even if they find something tricky and they don’t get it right the first time.   Bees try to solve problems in different ways, using what they know and getting things to help them.   A cat always has a go at their learning or new experiences and is proud of who they are.

Reflective Owl


Respectful Lion


Relationships Meerkat

owl   Lion   Meerkat
An owl tries to use what they have learnt in the past to help them, they can tell you what they have learnt and can check their work and say what they need to get better at.   A lion is happy to listen to other people and their ideas. They show best manners to EVERYBODY.   Meerkats work together as a team with EVERYBODY