Bickleigh Down CofE Primary School

‘Spurring each other on with love’

Year 2

Welcome to the Year Two page


The staff in Year Two are:

2H Class Teacher - Mr Harding

2W Class Teacher - Mrs Wall

Learning Support Assistants – Mrs Davey & Miss Rees

PPA teachers – Miss Freeman & Mr Harden

Resources and Mealtime Assistant - Mrs Lilly


Please see the bottom of this page for

  • Year Two weekly letters
  • Curriculum map
  • Spelling progression
  • Maths calculation policy


Important information


Homework will consist of weekly tasks reflecting and consolidating the class teaching from the week.  This will consist of:

  • a short phonics task based on the phonics pattern learnt during the week
  • ongoing learning of the Year Two exception words,
  • a short maths or English task consolidating the week’s learning
  • an optional more open ended task to discuss and investigate with your child
  • In addition it is expected that children read for at least 15 minutes a day outside school hours.  This could be alone or with an adult. 

Homework will be set on a Friday and should be returned by the following Thursday.  A spelling test of 5 words containing the phonics spelling pattern(s) learnt  and 5 of the Year Two common exception words or topic words will take place each Friday. 


General information

  • P.E. kits, book bags, reading books and home-school diaries will be needed in school every day.
  • Please remember to provide your child with a hat and sun cream / warm waterproof coat depending on the season.
  • As always, it is important to name label all of your child’s belongings clearly.


Year 2 Information

  • A labelled drink bottle for WATER should be brought to school each day.
  • Your child will bring home a reading book to read with an adult at home. We  encourage them to record the title in their home-school diary but please help your child with this if needed.  Your child’s reading ability is assessed regularly the  their book band level might change.
  • Children have the opportunity to quiz and change their book every day.
  • Phonics books are changed on a Monday and Thursday and should be re-read at least once a day.
  • PE lessons will take place on Mondays (outdoors) and Fridays (indoors)
  • We love to hear about important events or occasions in the children's lives. We set aside a short amount of 'show and tell time' once a week. This is the weekly opportunity to share with the class or bring is special things to show.
  • Children take part in various guided group activities with their teacher or teaching assistant each week.  The class teacher will write a progress comment in your child's diary relating to the work they have done together.
  • Every Monday, you will be emailed a Year Two weekly newsletter outlining the curriculum for the week.  This letter will also be available on the website.
  • Please ensure that important information is communicated to school using the home-school diary. For example, if somebody else is collecting your child from school or your child will be late due to a medical appointment, etc. 


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