Class Teacher:

Mr McDermott

Teaching Assistant:

Ms Kelly and Miss Parkes

Welcome to Year 2. Mr McDermott is the teacher and Miss Kelly and Miss Parkes provide learning support.  We arrive at school 8:55am, although school is open from 8.40am and leave at 3:15pm each day.  We have four lessons in the morning and two lessons in the afternoon.

We have a great time in this year group, which is the last class of KS1 before moving to KS2. We learn lots of exciting things and take part in many outdoor activities where possible. During the Summer term we do lots of transition work with Mrs Rudge to help prepare children with moving to KS2 and Year 3. This could include lessons with our new teacher, visits to the new classroom and work on activities that will be different compared to KS1. This is to ensure that all children are settled and ready to learn when moving key stages.

The Year 2 school day begins at 8:55am and ends at 3:15pm, Monday – Friday.

Year 2 staff will collect children each morning at 8.55am, if parents/carers wish to discuss any matters with staff they can use the class email which is There is a mid-morning break between 10:30 and 10:45am, and a lunch break from 12:30 – 1:30pm.

Our curriculum map and weekly timetable can be downloaded by clicking on the link below.


Swimming is our PE lesson for this term:  This will happen on Thursdays. Please ensure they have their kit (swimming costume/shorts and a towel) with them during this time.



Your child will be provided with a reading diary and reading book for them to take home and share with parents/carers. Please listen to your child read every night and write a comment about what they have read. Additionally, children can access further books on Access Learning where you will find Bug Club.


Weekly homework is sent out every Friday and is due back the following Wednesday.  Homework will consist of maths, reading and grammar. Children are expected to have read every night with a physical book or through the online platform Active learning (Bug Club). Spellings are set every Friday for a test on the following Thursday. Homework is set and handed in using Google Classroom. All children have an EDShed log in and it is recommended that your child uses this to support learning spellings and develop maths skills.   The link below will take you to the Year 2 Google Classroom page.





Pupil Representatives

We have elected some of our children in Year 2 to represent us in different ways within our school. They each help to provide a voice for Year 2 and represent our class extremely well.  We have representatives for the following:

  • School Councillors
  • Unicef Ambassadors
  • Prefects
  • House Captains/Vice Captains
  • Opal play Leaders


Parent Workshops

Each half term in Year 2 we will invite you to join us for a Parent Workshop.  Every workshop will focus on the learning that has happened during the current half term. There are other workshops that occur throughout the year which you will be notified about at least a week before. There will also be three reading breakfasts throughout the year for you to join us in celebrating books with your child.



Curriculum Map


Year 2 newsletter

Spring 2 Newsletter

Previous Newsletters can be found below

Previous Newsletters

What we have been up to…..

Please check back here or our school Twitter page for regular updates.

We had a great time tasting different pizza toppings recently. Find out more by clicking below.

During our plants topic for Science, we have learnt about how important bees are for us and how they are under threat.  We designed a garden to encourage the bees to pollinate flowers.



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