Year 2 2023 - 2024

Mrs Ainsworth

Mrs Bebbington



"The child grew and became strong in body, mind and spirit."


Welcome to Year Two

Mrs Ainsworth (Monday - Thursday), Mrs Eves (Friday) and Mrs Bebbington are our class teachers. Mrs Harrison is our HLTA in class on a Wednesday.


In Year 2, we have embedded the COURAGE CURRICULUM into our school ethos, and it is interwoven into all aspects of our school life.

CULTURE: We have promoted our Christian ethos in daily worships and RE lessons. We have looked at the historical importance of our local area.

ORACY: In lessons we have had discussions and debates. We have been able to express our own ideas and opinions.

UNDERSTANDING THE WORLD: We have looked at real life problems in maths lessons and have attended educational trips. These trips have consolidated our learning and give our children real life experiences.

READING: We have a new, whole school library area which is beautifully presented and well stocked. Children are able to visit the library once a week to swap their books.

ARTS: We have opportunities to perform and act in music, PE and art lessons. We also have our big Nativity performance at Christmas time. 

GROWTH: All of us in Year 2 have experienced the growth mindset learning pit. With perseverance and determination, we have managed to overcome our difficult challenges. Jigsaw lessons help us to learn more about oursleves; our stengths and our weaknesses.

ENQUIRY: We have carried out many enquiries in Year 2. We have completed science enquiries and investigations and have made geographical enquiries.



Year 2 will receive daily Phonics/Spellings sessions and weekly Guided Group reading sessions with an adult. Children need to bring in  their reading folder each day. Home books can be changed on Mondays and Thursdays. 


What are we learning in Year Two?

This half-term our English Pathways to Read we are reading the non-fiction text Above and Below



In our Writing lessons we are reading The owl who is afraid of the dark: 

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In Maths we are focusing on addition and subtraction before moving on to so work on shape. You can help at home by reinforcing number bonds to 10 and number bonds to 20.


In Science, we continue to learn about materials and how they can be changed.


In P.E., our unit of work this half term is Dance. The children are thoroughly enjoying exploring moving as various fairytale characters and 'feeling' the music. Our music lessons are on a Thursday afternoon, children can continue to come to school wearing their P.E. kit, please ensure they are wearing their hoody.


Our Jigsaw unit of work is celebrating difference and in Computing we are testing games and finding out how they work. 



Water Bottles

Please make sure that your child brings a bottle of water into school. The bottles will be sent home at the end of the school day to be refilled.


Marvellous Me.

Please download the Marvellous Me app, it is a great way for us to keep in touch and share what your child is doing in school. Click on the picture below for more details on how to join. In Year 2, we share lots of information via this method, so please check weekly.

















Here at St. Peter's we follow the Oxford Reading Tree scheme.

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These books follow and progress at the same rate as our phonics scheme.

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Reading for pleasure

To encourage reading for pleasure, your child will choose a book from our class library. This book may not be fully decodable to your child however with your support at home the book will become accessible and allow them to experience a book of their interests. This can be changed at any time and there is no expectation on how many times this is read. 

National Curriculum for Year 2

The link below will take you to a website that will allow you to see the National Curriculum objectives for Year 2 as well as the objectives for the end of Key Stage 1.


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St Peters C of E Primary School, Birley St, Newton-le-Willows, WA12 9UR