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.

Things are a little bit different at the moment due to the national lockdown. Mrs Birtwistle, Mrs Graham and Miss Wheeler are taking it in turns to lead our online learning. We are alternating each week between online learning and being in school with our key worker children. We are really hoping that it will be safe to open up fully again soon so that we can all be back together again but until then we have to do the best that we can with our home learning and keep safe and happy.

The teachers in Year 2 are Mrs Birtwistle (2NB), Mrs Graham - Monday and Tuesday and Miss Wheeler - Wednesday, Thursday and Friday (2GW). Miss Thompson, 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 as well as any other books they are interested in. The more they read or listen to you read, the better! There is a maths fluency grid sent home on alternate Fridays. This is to be completed and then handed in the following Friday. On the other Friday we send home some spellings to learn. If you would like to do more with your child there is a weekly MyMaths task and you can use Times Table Rockstars.

Reading: The children will bring home a reading folder containing a phonics reading 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 their phonics book at least three times per week for 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. We will write in the reading diaries once a 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.

Water: Children are allowed to bring in a bottle of water each day which they can access at any time. 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.

Our topic for this term is 'From England to India'. We are really excited to start learning about this! If you do any extra work at home about this then why not send us a photo via our email address?

Please contact if you need to ask us anything.

The Year 2 Team




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