Year 2

Welcome to Year 2

2KB – Mrs Brown and Mrs Callaghan

2RT – Mrs Thackray and Miss Poole

Happy New Year


This term we will be learning about Australia.

In Literacy we will be reading stories that are set in Australia. We will also be thinking about the climate, the people who live there and the animals that are native to the continent.

In Maths we will be continuing rods and also learning how to calculate without them too. Our focus in times tables will be the 2s as the year group are doing so well with both their 10 and 5 times tables. 

Our children will be exploring the habitats that animals and plants live in and also thinking about food chains.

The children will also learn more about our city, our country and the whole world as we move through the term.

In SMSC we will be learning about how people from different religions pray and we are arranging a visit to our local church to see some things for ourselves. 


We will be holding a reading breakfast every Tuesday morning where you can come into class, read with your child and enjoy a slice of toast. Please join us.


PE is every Thursday (Indoor) and Friday (Outdoor) so your child needs their kit in school. This should be black shorts or tracksuit bottoms and a plain white T-shirt. No emblems or logos. They also need a suitable pair of outdoor shoes for PE each day.


Please try to read with your child daily and sign their reading record as this will help them to earn reward points to gain prizes in class. Home learning is given out each Friday and must be returned by the following Thursday. It is important that this is brought back on time or we are unable to mark it and issue the next set of homelearning. 


This year your child also needs to learn their 2, 5 and 10 times tables off by heart so please help them to do this. When they’ve mastered this move on to the 3s!

If you have any problems please feel free to come to the pod door to speak to us. We look forward to a fun and exciting year full of fantastic learning.





T. 0113 3230010 E. Head Teacher. Mrs Helen Stout