Welcome to Year 2

Our team includes Mrs Castleman, Miss Berlie and Mrs Payne. Mrs Cox will also be leading number interventions with some Woodpeckers.

Home Learning

We consider reading to be one of the most important skills to practise at home and encourage the children to read at least three times a week. Home learning will be set every Wednesday and the home learning folder/books needs to be returned by the following Monday. All home learning will be linked to the subjects and topics we are learning about at school and we hope you will enjoy supporting your child with this aspect of school life. In year 2 we also send home a list of spellings for your child to practise at home. Spellings are beneficial as it is now a big part of the new curriculum and will be assessed within their writing and in the Key Stage one SATs.


Please sign and initial your child’s reading record each time you read at home with your child, even if it isn’t their school book. If you wish to comment as well, that would be most welcome. The adults at school will support your child to change their reading book when needed. If your child does need a new book, please place their reading record and reading book together in the ‘New reading book’ tray.


The children will be doing PE on Mondays and Thursdays. Please make sure your child has their PE kit in school at all times and that clothes are clearly labelled. As it gets colder, tracksuit bottoms and a jumper may also be appropriate. Children who have their ears pierced must be able to take their earrings out. Watches also need to be removed.


In May, the children will take part in the Key Stage 1 SATs. They will be tested in reading comprehension, maths and spelling, punctuation and grammar. As levels have now been abolished, each child will be given a scaled score. On the scale 100 will always represent the ‘national expected standard’; the scale will have a lower end point below 100 and an upper end point above 100.We will run workshops throughout the year in accordance with feedback from questionnaires.

We are really looking forward to working together to ensure an exciting and successful year for your child. Please do not hesitate to come and see me or any member of our team either before or after school if you have any questions or queries.

Thank you for your continuing support.

Helen Castleman


Please click here for the Autumn 2018 curriculum map.