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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!

We had a packed Spring Term with lots of learning happening. The children have been working hard and have not only learned new things, but consolidated things we have already covered. Read on to find out more about the exciting topics we will be covering this term.

Religious Education

Our topic this half term is called From Easter to Pentecost. We are learning about how the disciples, filled with the Holy Spirit, were able to do the work of Jesus and what we can do to spread this message.


We started this term with a story called The Hodgeheg. The children enjoyed acting out this story and doing some writing in role as the main character. We have also looked ant non-fiction writing and the children have written wonderful non-chronological reports about Florence Nightingale. They will be doing some instructional writing based on glove puppets that they will be making, as well as looking at the author Julia Donaldson and comparing some of her books before writing a book review on their favourite. Please continue to spend time at home reading with your child every night as our school mission is to empower our children to love and appreciate reading for life.


In Maths, we have really focused on different calculations using number. We have been looking at using the inverse operation to help us solve missing number problems. Please help your child learn their times tables and related division facts – recalling these quickly is an important skill that will really help them with maths! Later in the term, we will be covering some more shape, space and measure as well as taking maths outdoors (fingers crossed for good weather!).


This term, Key Stage 1 and Early Years will be taking part in the May Celebration in Church. The children always look forward to learning songs about Mary and celebrating with you all.


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 day. Please ensure that your child brings their book bag to school every day so they are able to choose a new reading book.

  • Homework is set every Friday and must be completed and returned the following Friday (apart from definitions books which are due back on 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 Monday morning. 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.