Year 2

Welcome to Year 2

This term we will be learning all about Our Local Area - Skipton, Sutton and Saltaire. We will be reading Meerkat Mail by Emily Gravett in Literacy and creating fact files about meerkats as well as writing letters. We will be learning to tell the time and measure length and height in Maths and in Science we will start to learn about different types of habitats and what living things need to survive. 

The children have chosen to continue with the “Charlie” series therefore we shall move onto the final book: Charlie Morphs into a Mammoth by Sam Copeland.

This half term we also have a trip to Harlow Carr Gardens to further our habitat learning in Science.

All About Year 2 

Year 2 is taught by Miss Bell and supported by Mrs Dwyer. We also have Miss Day teaching us on a Tuesday and work with Mrs Howes and Miss Ibbotson on a Friday afternoon. Miss Day will be sharing lots of mindfulness activities with us such as dance, yoga, music and art. She also teaches us strategies to develop a growth mindset.

Subjects will be taught in a variety of different ways to support the needs of every learner. We will be working hard to encourage engagement and motivation from every child and are dedicated to support our children to instill lifelong love of learning.

Phonics, Maths and Literacy are taught during the morning which leaves our afternoons open to explore the rest of the curriculum, following the interests of the children where possible.

Learning Journals

Every child in school has a Learning Journal. This is to assist them with their learning. There is a section in this for parents and teachers to use to communicate and also a reading record section. If you have a message for us, please leave the learning journal open on the page and encourage your child to hand it to an adult first thing in the morning so we can get back to you with any queries or email and they will forward any information onto the class teacher who will respond accordingly. Learning Journals must be brought to school every morning and taken home at the end of every day.


PE will be on a Wednesday morning and Friday afternoon this year. It is very important that you come to school in your PE kit on these days. Please ensure you have a white T shirt, black shorts/track suits and trainers. You may also want a purple hoody for when we are outside.

Home Learning

Home Learning will be sent home on a Friday via Google Classroom. We will continually revisit how to access this during lesson time. Children will have weekly spellings to practice linked to the common exception words and any new spelling rules we learn about during the year. They will also have key number facts to practice at the beginning of each half term.

Please continue to read with and to your child too. Children will be sent home 2-3 reading books, as well as a library book on a Tuesday. These will be collected and changed weekly so they can be quarantined in school before being sent out again.

Y1 National Phonics Screening Test

Children who did not pass the phonics screening test in Year 1 will retake the test in Year 2. The Year 1 phonics screening check is not a formal test, but a way for teachers to ensure that children are making sufficient progress with their phonics skills to read words and that they are on track to become fluent readers who can enjoy reading for pleasure and for learning. 

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