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Alwoodley Primary School

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Year 2

Welcome to Year 2

Meet our team

Teaching Staff

Support Staff

In Year 2 we have two classes:


                      Beech                    Cherry

                 (Miss McLaughlan)            (Mr Moorhouse)


Daily - Bring in reading books every day.


Monday - Spelling and Times Table Test.

              - Homework due in.

              - New homework sent out on google classroom


Tuesday and Wednesday - PE Day (please come in PE kit)


Thursday - any home certificates for celebration assembly


Children need to come to school in their P.E. kits on a Monday and a Wednesday. Where possible we will try and go outside for our P.E. sessions so please ensure that the children will be dressed in something that will keep them warm. 


We would like to remind you that the school’s PE kit is a white t-shirt, black shorts and a dark coloured track suit. Your child will also need suitable outside trainers. All of this MUST BE CLEARLY LABELLED with your child’s name and class.




As in Year One, your child will need to bring into school their reading books and book bags every day.  Home school reading records will be sent home for you to record any comments about your child's reading. Please feel to write comments in each time you hear your child read. 



Every Monday the Home Learning will be uploaded onto Google Classroom. Information will be on there about the tasks the children must complete that week. Nothing needs to be submitted onto Google Classroom unless stated.



Your child’s Home Learning books need to be returned to school every Monday and will be sent home the same day.


On a Monday, we will carry out a short, informal spelling test in a Spelling Book. These will be marked in school and your child will be told their score.

This term in science we are studying 'animals, including humans'







In English we will be reading and writing about a variety of texts in the next month:

- Billy and the Beast by Nadia Shireen

- Grace Darling non-fiction work (History)

- Katie in London by James Mayhew


Year 2 are currently reading:

Our current 'reading for pleasure' books:





This term we are going to be looking at shape, fractions, time, and position and direction.



To start our seasides topic, we are looking at the 'Continents and Oceans'. Our topic is called 'Welcome to our World'.

Have a look at our enquiry sequence below:





Reading in Year 2

In Year 2 we have daily whole class reading sessions. We use the prompts from the reading VIPERS to help us improve the key reading skills.

Tips for reading at home


When hearing children read we not only work on the children's comprehension but also their fluency and expression. In school we use the term reading EARS.


In Year 2 we all have our own TTrockstars login to help us learn our times tables. 


When it comes to times tables, speed AND accuracy are important – the more facts your child remembers, the easier it is for them to do harder calculations. Times Table Rock Stars is a fun and challenging programme designed to help pupils master the times tables. To be a Times Table Rock Star you need to answer any multiplication fact up to 12×12 in less than 3 seconds!



Every Monday we complete our X Factor challenges! There are copies of all the challenges below so you can print them out and have a go at home. 

Literacy reading numbers words game


Reading colour words game


High frequency word game


Literacy spelling game