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Year 2

PDFGlossary of Teaching Terms and Abbreviations


Helen Savage/Channi Davis, Christian Burton & Hayley Craven.

Teaching Assistants/Additional Staff

Ms Taylor and Mr Hearnshaw.


Curriculum Overview 2021-22- Year 2

If you have any questions about our curriculum please contact our Headteacher, Deborah Howard, to pass on to the Curriculum Lead.


Click on the links below to see the resources from our KS1 SATs Meeting, which took place on Tuesday 27th March 2018.

PDFStandards & Testing Agency- Information for Parents

PDFKS1 SATS Guidance for Parents 2018

PDFYear 2 SATs Info

PDFQuestions to Develop Reading Comprehension

PDFYear 2 Maths Strategies


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Year Group Targets

PDFYear 2- Maths

PDFYear 2- Writing

PDFYear 2- Reading


Following on from the Letters and Sounds programme we used in Year 1, in Year 2 we use the No Nonsense spelling scheme. 

Our reading schemes use predominantly Rising Stars, plus Bug Club, PM, and Alphakids books for guided reading, along with a range of books from different schemes such as Oxford Reading Tree, Project X, Fireflies, Treetops and Rigby Star books for home reading.

Reading Expectations

Click here to view our school reading expectations.

Homework Timetable

Every child should read to an adult at home every day (this is the most valuable help you can give your child). Spellings will be given on a weekly basis. Every two weeks your child will bring home a homework theme. The children are free to choose how they respond to this. Sometimes we may ask your child to talk about topics with you. This is very important as it helps your child to talk through their learning and understanding as well as how to communicate well.

You may find the following documents helpful when reading with your child:

PDFReading Comprehension Parent Handout

PDFReading Comprehension Bookmark

PDFHomework Policy

PDFReading Structure for Parents

PDFKS1 Reading Comprehension Workshop- Presentation

PE Day(s)

2CB – Monday (indoor) and Wednesday (outdoor)

2DS – Monday (indoor) and Wednesday (outdoor)

2HC- Friday (indoor) and Wednesday (outdoor)

PE Equipment

The children should wear close-fitting vest/t-shirt and shorts/underpants for PE and dance, including apparatus work. The guidelines say that children should be barefoot for PE and dance but we would ask that they wear sensible footwear for outdoor games. On PE days, please ensure they come in to school appropriately dressed, keeping warm for outdoor PE in the Winter. Please encourage your child to get dressed themselves at home, as this will help prepare them for when they get changed for PE at school (not currently applicable).


Please make sure your child’s name is on their lunchbox. All lunch boxes are kept on a lunch trolley outside the classroom.

Home Time

Following October Half Term, parents will come in through the car park gate and to the area outside of the main hall. Teachers will bring the classes out through the door opposite the main office area at 3.20pm. Parents to take their children out via the car park gate.

Healthy Eating Breaks

Fruit is provided free of charge, however we do allow children to also provide their own snacks. Water is provided for all children and they have the option of having milk.


Coats and PE kit should be put on the pegs outside of the classroom (2SH’s are inside the classroom).
Please name your child’s coat.

Toys and other personal belongings should not be brought to school.

Home/School Bags

Please ensure your child brings his/her red bag every day and check daily for letters or other information from school.

Please name your child’s red bag.

Contacting a Teacher

Please make an appointment via the school office by emailing, to arrange a mutually convenient time. If your child is going to be absent from school please ring the office on 0161 881 4266 and leave a message on the answer phone before 9.30am. If you are collecting children for an appointment please remember to sign your child out at the school reception.


Our PPA (Planning, Preparation and Assessment) time will be on Wednesday afternoon and covered by Midge Murray, Kieran Bentley and Nicky Appleby.