Year 2

The highest quality care and education for all our children

At Oswald Road Primary School we aim to provide the highest quality care and education for all our children thereby giving them a strong foundation for their future learning. We create a safe and happy environment with motivating and enjoyable learning experiences that enable children to become confident and independent. We value the individual child and work alongside parents, carers and others to meet their needs and help every child to reach their full potential.

Year 2 is an exciting one. We always notice a huge difference from the new children who arrive in September to the ones we say goodbye to in July. Throughout the year, as well as having lots of fun, we make sure the children are prepared to make the move upstairs to Key Stage 2.

Year 2 Staff

  • Teacher

    Richard Farrow


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  • Teacher

    Sarah Greenway


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  • Teacher

    Michelle Harley


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    Luke McDonagh


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  • Teaching Assistant

    Laura Taylor


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  • SEND Teaching Assistant

    Ozma Ahmed


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  • SEND Teaching Assistant

    Louise Trundle


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  • Teaching Assistant (SEND)

    Ninny Rashid


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  • Our curriculum
  • Spellings
  • Phonics
  • Reading Expectations
  • Homework
  • PE Days & Kit
  • Lunchboxes & Coats
  • Arrival & Collection of Children
  • PPA Cover

Our curriculum

Curriculum Overview Year 2 2023-24

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

You can view the PowerPoint from the ‘Welcome to Yeargroup’ meeting, held in September 2023, by clicking here.

Click here to view the Year 2 spellings.

We begin the year by reviewing Phase 5 phonics including alternative spellings following the ELS (Essential Letters and Sounds Programme). When the children are ready, they move on to the NNS (No Nonsense Spelling Framework). Here we look at different spelling patterns and useful ways of remembering them.

Phonics

We begin the year by reviewing Phase 5 phonics including alternative spellings following the ELS (Essential Letters and Sounds Programme). When the children are ready, they move on to the NNS (No Nonsense Spelling Framework). Here we look at different spelling patterns and useful ways of remembering them.

We have interventions for children who need them, to revisit sounds where required.

Click here to view our recent Phonics Workshop PowerPoint

Reading information…

Oxford Owl e-Books
To go hand in hand with the ELS scheme, sometimes books will be set by teachers on Oxford Owl and this is an e-book. To access these books, you will need to log into Oxford Owl with your child’s details as provided. All children have access, however this is most relevant to Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 children. While e-books could be set as book band books, they are also available for general reading pleasure school wide. Click here for more information about Oxford Owl e-Books.

Reading Expectations

Click here to view our school reading curriculum.

Homework

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 assigned on Spelling Shed on a weekly basis.

A maths quiz will be set weekly on EdShed.

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

Reading Comprehension Parent Handout

Reading Comprehension Bookmark

Homework Policy

Reading Structure for Parents

PE Days

  • Indoor PE
    • Thursday
  • Outdoor PE
    • Friday

PE Kit

The children require shorts/leggings and t-shirts for gym and dance (indoor PE) and clothing suitable for outdoor exercise (eg. jogging bottoms and hoodie) for outdoor PE. These are to be worn in to school on the allocated PE days. The guidelines say that children should be barefoot for gym and dance but we would ask that they wear sensible footwear for outdoor games and warm clothes in the winter. Please name your child’s clothing.

Lunchboxes

Please make sure your child’s name is on their lunchbox.

Coats

Coats and bags should be put on the pegs outside of the classroom (Mr Farrow’s class pegs are inside the classroom). Please name your child’s coat.

Arrival & Collection of Children

Year 2 children are to line up on the pitches and the teacher will walk them into class at 8:35am. Children arriving after their line but before 8:40am will need to walk to class by themselves.

Drop-Off: 8.30am (lines go in at 8:35am)

Pick-Up: 3:15pm

 

 

PPA Cover

Our PPA (Planning, Preparation and Assessment) time will be on Friday afternoon and covered by Ben Caldwell, Kieran Bentley and Nicky Appleby.

 

 

What's new

Calendar

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News

Curriculum Spotlight – Maths


For Spring 1 we have developed a Maths article to demonstrate what we’ve been up to. Please click below to view all the interesting work we’ve completed this term. Read full article

Safeguarding

Oswald Road Primary School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of our children. We require all staff, volunteers and visitors to share the commitment. For more information and resources, view our safeguarding page by clicking here.

Click here to read our Safeguarding Policy

To contact our Safeguarding Team, please email d.wealleans@oswaldroad.manchester.sch.uk or a.clifton@oswaldroad.manchester.sch.uk

Our Safeguarding Page also features lots of useful resources on Online Safety, including information about the ‘Report Harmful Content’ button shown below.

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