Year 2 2023 - 2024

Welcome to Year 2

In Year 2 children continue to develop skills, knowledge and experiences from Year 1 and work towards their end of Year 2 assessment criteria.  The children will have a more formal learning environment compared to Year 1 through daily Maths, Reciprocal Reading and English lessons but they will continue to learn through exciting topics so that they remain motivated, enthused and eager learners.  The children are expected to become more independent readers and writers as the year advances so that they are ready to start the next phase of their learning in Key Stage 2.

In Year 2 we continue to welcome and encourage parent partnership working and hold a number of parent workshops and celebration events which enables parents to take part in their child's learning. Some of these will include, Chinese New Year Assembly, Ferris Wheel and Clay house building.


Importance of Year 2

Year 2 is a vital year for your child’s education! It is the final year of Key Stage 1 and the children’s attainment will be measured against National Standards for Age Related Expectations (ARE). They will be assessed in Writing, Reading and Mathematics.

At school, we are able to provide targeted support for the children. However, your support is equally as important to your child’s education. They should be in school on time EVERY DAY. They need to read daily at home. They also need to complete homework and tasks on time and to the best of their ability.


Home Learning

Homework is set weekly.

Your child will receive an English and a maths task. On occasion, homework may be set online.

Homework gives your child the opportunity to consolidate their classroom learning.

All children are provided with their own logins to the following websites to complete.


The children will receive 2 lessons of P.E. a week, one outdoor and one indoor session. For hydration, please ensure your child brings a water bottle to school every day.

Your child’s PE Kit needs to be clearly labelled and include:

  • Black shorts, jogging bottoms or leggings
  • White T-Shirt
  • Black pumps
  • A warm jumper


Water Bottles

Please ensure your child brings a water bottle to school every day. It is their responsibility to take it home and we expect parents to clean the bottle and provide fresh water every day.


Home Reading

It is vital that book bags are brought to and from school every day.  Your child will bring home two books, a reading practice book and a library book.  We ask that you read with your child for ten minutes each evening and add comments to their Reading Record Book.

Don’t forget to take a look at Oxford Reading Buddy!


School Visits and Special Events

Every half-term, we will have memorable experiences for yuor child to take part in.

Autumn 1 Pirates!  
Autumn 2 Space Explorers  
Spring 1

Messy Morning

Huddersfield Art Gallery


Spring 2 Local Walk  
Summer 1 Local Farm Visit  
Summer 2 Visit to Beaumont Park  



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