Year 2 2020 - 2021

Mrs Birtwistle

Year 2 Teacher
KS1 Lead

Miss Wheeler

Year 2 Teacher
Inclusion Lead

Mrs Graham

Year 2 Teacher


Welcome to the Year 2 class page and to the Summer Term!

We are so pleased to be back in school with everyone again and we are really looking forward to doing some exciting learning and activities during the last term of Year 2.

The teachers in Year 2 are Mrs Birtwistle (2NB), Mrs Graham - Monday and Tuesday and Miss Wheeler - Wednesday, Thursday and Friday (2GW). Mrs Adlington, Mrs Gordon, Miss Gallimore and Mrs Gauterin are our fantastic teaching assistants and Mr Jones is our assosiate teacher working in 2NB.  On Wednesdays Mrs Gatiss will be teaching Spanish and Mr Cairns will teach us P E.

A few reminders:

Homework: At the moment we are still focusing on reading as it is such an important skill to have. Children can read their phonics reading book/book band book as well as any other books they are interested in. The more they read or listen to you read, the better! Reading is the gateway to learning! During the Summer Term, there will be English and Maths homework sent home every two weeks. There will also still be Numbots and Times Table Rock Stars to do whenever you like.

Reading: The children will bring home their reading folder containing a phonics reading book or a book banded book and diary every Monday. Please keep this at home during the week and send it back to school on Friday. Children are expected to read at least three times per week for about 10 minutes. Please write a comment or sign each time your child reads at home. We will check the number of times your child has read and if they have read at least three times then they will be given a new book for the next week. Children will work with a teacher as part of a small group to focus on reading skills once per week.

PE. Children will need pumps/trainers, shorts and t shirt for summer and long PE trousers and warm long sleeved top for the winter. No football kits please. Please name everything! Both classes have PE on Wednesdays and Thursdays. 2NB will also have PE on Mondays and 2GW on Thursdays.

Water: Children are encouraged to bring in a bottle of water each day which they can access at any time. The water fountains are not in use due to covid restrictions. Please ensure your child’s name is on their bottle.  

Snack: KS1 children are provided with a piece of fruit at morning playtime. If you would like to send in your own snack then please make sure it is healthy. No chocolate or sweets please. We are a nut and kiwi free school.

Pencil Cases: We have provided every child with a pencil case containing everything they need but if you would prefer, your child is allowed to bring a small, plain pencil case to school. This should only contain basic equipment. Please no gel pens/felt tips etc.

We are continuing with our 'From England to India' topic for the first half term and then moving on to 'Sailing the Seas' which is all about explorers. Our Science topic is Plants so if you do any planting/growing at home then why not send us a photo via our email address?

We are extremely excited about our residential to Burwardley this term. 2NB go on Wednesday 30th June and come back on Thursday 1st July, 2GW go on Thursday 1st July and come back on Friday 2nd July. More information to follow soon!

Please contact if you need to ask us anything.

The Year 2 Team




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