Year 2

 Welcome to Year 2!


Burgundy class is taught by Mrs Cowdrith and Mrs Kamanyire.

Ruby class is taught by Ms Trainor.

There are three fantastic teaching assistants who work across both classes: Mrs Graham, Ms Monk and Mr Nash.

Plague and Pandemic

Why was the Great Plague so catastrophic? 

This half term we will be exploring the Great Plague. We will be learning about some of the key symptoms of the plague and the ways in which people responded. We will begin to explore primary sources of information and what an eye-witness is. We will explore why the Great Plague was catastrophic in addition to making comparisons to the COVID-19 pandemic. We will also be making links with Science by looking at how bacteria can cause infections.

In English we will look at a Non-Fiction reports and posters. We will also be writing our own instructions for plague cures. Our English texts will link to the Great Plague, starting with ‘Plague, A Cross on the Door.’  In Maths the focus will be exploring multiplication and division. We will be learning to make equal groups and to share equally. In addition we will begin to learn the 2, 5 and 10 times tables.


General Information

Book-bags should be brought into school every day: we encourage children to be as independent as possible and to remember their book-bag for themselves.

We hear children read in Guided Reading sessions, and individually at other times.

Children are encouraged to change their books regularly.

Our PE days are;

    Burgundy Class: Monday (outdoor) and Thursday  (indoor)

Ruby Class: Monday (outdoor) and Friday (indoor)

Please make sure you have a labelled and complete in school at all times. PE kit consists of: T-shirt, shorts, long-sleeved top and jogging bottoms, spare socks, trainers or plimsolls.  Long hair must be tied back and no jewellery please.

PE lesson picChildren will need to bring a filled and named water bottle to school each day. The class tap is drinking water and the children are able to fill their bottles as needed.

water bottle

Homework will be set on Wednesday via Google Classroom, to be submitted by the following Tuesday. Login details can be found in your child’s reading record. Homework will be acknowledged by the class teacher on Google Classroom. 



Children will take the SATs (Standard Assessment Tests) in May 2022.

The Year Two team will provide you with more information on how we deliver the tests nearer the time.

Welcome to Year 2

Year 2 ARE – Writing

Year 2 ARE – Reading

Year 2 ARE – Maths 1

Year 2 ARE – Maths 2

Year 2 ARE – Science

Year 2 Spelling List