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Year 2

Welcome to the Year 2 Page

Teacher - Mr Lewis

Teaching Assistants/Support Staff - Mrs Giddings & Mrs Mills

We will share important information here about trips, in-school activities and much more. Please keep an eye on the page as we will also post pictures of children's work and other classroom-related activities. 

Key Information


Homework books will be sent home with children every Friday, and they are expected to be returned the following Wednesday. The homework in this book could be from a range of subjects: maths, science, phonics, history, geography etc. We will often decide the homework as a class. Additionally, I will set times tables for them to access at home on Purple Mash. Our target times tables for the this term are 2x, 5x and 10x.


PE days are on Mondays and Thursdays. Please make sure you send your child to school in their PE kits on these days. 


At St George’s, we teach phonics and reading using the ‘Little Wandle Letters and Sounds’ scheme. 

Children start to learn phonics from week 2 in Reception. Teaching continues through the whole of Year 1 and the first term in Year 2. After this, the children move on to learning spelling patterns whilst revisiting phonic teaching. We teach GPCs (Grapheme Phoneme Correspondences) following a progressive overview. 

In addition to the daily phonic lessons, we have 3 reading sessions every week. The books that the children read are closely aligned to their phonic ability and are changed every Thursday. In addition to this book, your child will bring home a book from our interest baskets. These books are labelled a ‘book to share’. This book might be too easy or difficult for your child, but it is intended for you as parents or carers to read to your child, to ignite a love of reading.  

Some children who are finding aspects of the scheme difficult will receive keep up sessions. The children are assessed every 6 weeks (every 3 weeks if receiving keep up support) to ensure they are on track. We are also encouraging children to read for 100 nights across the year. Children will receive certificates for 25 nights reading, 50 nights reading, 75 nights reading and eventually 100 nights reading. When they reach 100 nights, children are invited to bring a special teddy to school to join in with a ‘teddy bear’s picnic’ to celebrate their success. We will let you know when these celebrations are due to occur.  

Please click on the link below to access the parent area on the Little Wandle website with information and ideas to support your child at home. 

Little Wandle

Phonics bloom have some fun games you can play at home:

Phonics Bloom