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Year 2

Welcome to Year 2

The teachers in Year 2 are:
Miss Montenero (2M)

Miss Oakes (2O)


Also working in Year 2 are:

Mrs Ackary and Mrs Pinto


Welcome to the Year 2 class page!

It has been a wonderful start to the term so far. The children have settled well into their Year 2 routines and below, you will find out more about the exciting topics we will be covering this term.

Religious Education

Our topic this half term is called In the Beginning with the Church. We are looking at the Sacraments of Initiation, the four parts of Mass and the symbols used during the Liturgy of the Eucharist. After half term, we will start our new unit called From Advent to Christmas.



We started this term with a story called Six Dinner Sid and continued looking at stories with familiar settings through a book called A Claude. This story will be the basis for the children to write their own imaginative stories about an innovated character based on Claude. The children have enjoyed finding out about and using different adjectives to enhance their writing. During Big Writing lessons, children will get a chance to write their own stories, postcards and instructions.


In Maths, we have really focused on place value so the children have a solid understanding of the value of numbers. We will be moving on to using the four operations and applying these when solving simple word problems. Later in the term, we will look at real life problems involving money, as well as having fun with some practical activities involving shape and space.


Look out for Year 2’s Assemblies which the children are thoroughly looking forward to performing at the start of the Spring term.


As is the case throughout the school, we expect and encourage all children to adhere to the high standards of behaviour both in class and on the playground.

The children in Year 2 have worked together to create a set of Golden Rules and have all agreed to follow these rules with the understanding that doing so will create a happy learning environment that will help their learning.

Working together with parents and guardians plays a big part in establishing good relationships and standards of behaviour.

General Reminders

  • Book bags will go home every Tuesday (due back Thursday) and every Friday (due back Monday).
  • Homework is set every Friday and must be completed and returned on a Monday. We really appreciate your support when helping children with homework. The task set is related to what we have covered in class that week and provides a chance for them to consolidate their learning.
  • Spellings are set and tested every Friday.
  • PE takes place every Thursday afternoon. Please ensure that your child has a full PE kit in school on this day. All items of uniform must also be named.
  • Please ensure that your child brings in a named bottle of water every day.



As Headteacher and on behalf of all the members of St Michael & St Martin School community, I would like to welcome you to our school website. Within our school, we seek to create a supportive and friendly environment, where each child has the opportunity to develop spiritually, intellectually and socially.