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Year 2

Welcome to Year 2!

Miss Bush is the class teacher and Mrs Smith is the teaching assistant. On this page, you will find information about Class Two, news, pictures of things we've done and more.



In order to minimise multiple use of equipment, it would be great if you could provide your child with a pencil case containing the following equipment: a ruler, glue stick, HB pencil and pencil sharpener and a set of colouring pencils. It would be extremely helpful if the pencil case was relatively small as space on tables and in trays is limited. We will provide this equipment where required. 



Children in Class 2 will need their P.E kits on Monday and Wednesday and in line with our Covid-19 Risk Assessment, in order to reduce increased congestion when changing, children are invited to come to school on those days in their P.E. Kit. P.E. kits should consist of jogging bottoms, shorts, a house-coloured t-shirt, jumper and trainers. 

Arrival and Collection Times

Class R - Arrival between 8.30am and 8.40am, Collection at 3.10pm.

Class 1 - Arrival between 8.40am and 8.50am, Collection at 3.20pm.

Class 2 - Arrival between 8.35am and 8.45am, Collection at 3.15pm.

Class 3 - Arrival between 8.40am and 8.50am, Collection at 3.20pm.

Class 4 -  Arrival between 8.35am and 8.45am, Collection at 3.15pm

Class 5 - Arrival between 8.45am and 8.55am, Collection at 3.25pm.

Class 6 - Arrival between 8.50am and 9.00am, Collection at 3.30pm.


Where families, have siblings in 2 classes, both children should arrive and be collected at the latest time given for class arrival and collection for the classes that siblings are in.   

Breakfast Club & After School Club -  Children in Year R, 1 to 6 should arrive as normal and be taken to Breakfast Club room. They will be taken to their Classroom at 8.30am ready for lessons. Breakfast Club will be open from 7.45am. After School Club will be open until 5.45pm.


In Year 2 children learn to orally retell different types of texts using story maps and actions. We ask all parents to support children with learning these texts at home orally, so that children can use them to create their own versions. The table below highlights the text types and texts that we are learning in Year 2. Please download the texts and story maps and practise retelling them at home.  Aim to retell the texts with actions and expression!


Date Text Type Text Title
w.c. 7th September 2020 Journey Story Whatever Next!
w.c. 28th September 2020 Recount The Way Back Home
w.c. 2nd November 2020 Overcoming the Baddie Billy the Brave Knight
w.c. 23rd November 2020 Warning Tale Where the Wild Things Are
w.c. 4th January 2021 Journey Story Around the World in 80 Days!
w.c. 25th January 2021 Non-chronological Report Polar Bears
Spring 2 Wishing Tale The Magic Paintbrush
Spring 2 Instructions How to Make a Healthy Lunch
Summer 1 Newspaper Report, Diaries The Titanic
Summer 1 Instructions, Letters, Poetry Roald Dahl 
Summer 2 Cumulative Tale Monkey See, Monkey Do
Summer 2 Non-chronological Report Monkeys



During the year, we will use a range of texts to develop our reading skills and read stories written by a range of authors. The texts we will use are detailed in the document below.


Every Monday, your child will be taught a new spelling rule to practise during the week, ready for a spelling test on Friday. Please spend time at home practising these spellings using ‘Look, say, cover, write, check’ in the Spelling Homework Booklets, as well as discussing the spelling rule. Please ensure Spelling Homework Books are kept in school bags.


In Year 2, we also learn words from the Year 2 Common Exception Word List. These are words that children encounter frequently, however cannot be easily sounded out. Please spend time at home practising these spellings.


If you would like to download a copy of the Spelling Booklet and Year 2 Common Exception Word List, please find them in the Information Section above.


As a school, we place emphasis on teaching Maths using a Maths Mastery approach. We place emphasis on children learning to develop their fluency, reasoning and problem solving skills. We use Maths No Problem Maths Textbooks and Workbooks in school. To find out more, visit to watch parent videos all about how we teach Maths at St Luke's. The table below highlights the textbook and chapters that we are learning in Year 2. If you wish to purchase a copy of the Maths No Problem Textbook A and B and Workbook A and B for your year group for use at home and also find out more about how Maths is taught in school, these are available to order at


We ask all parents to support children with learning their number bonds and times tables at home; this is key to children being successful as Mathematicians. Please remember to make use of the following to support maths at home: 



Date Focus Textbook Chapter and Title
w.c. 7th September 2020

Year 2 Textbook 2A - Chapter  1 - Numbers to 100 (Place Value)

w.c. 28th September 2020

Year 2 Textbook 2A - Chapter  2 - Addition and Subtraction

w.c. 2nd November

Year 2 Textbook 2A - Chapter  3 - Multiplication of 2, 5 and 10

w.c. 16th November 2020

Year 2 Textbook 2A - Chapter  4 - Division of 2, 5 and 10

w.c. 30th November 2020

Year 2 Textbook 2A - Chapter  5 - Length

w.c. 7th December 2020 Year 2 Textbook 2A - Chapter  6 - Mass
w.c. 4th January 2021 Year 2 Textbook 2A - Chapter  7 - Temperature
Spring 1 Year 2 Textbook 2A - Chapter  8 - Picture Graphs
Spring 1 Year 2 Textbook 2A - Mid Year revision
Spring 1 Year 2 Textbook 2B - Chapter 9 - More Word Problems
Spring 1 Year 2 Textbook 2B - Chapter 10 - Money
Spring 2

Year 2 Textbook 2B - Chapter 11 - 2D shapes

Spring 2 Year 2 Textbook 2B - Chapter 12 - 3D Shapes
Summer 1

Year 2 Textbook 2B - Chapter 13 - Fractions

Summer 1 Year 2 Textbook 2B - Chapter 14 - Time
Summer 2

Year 2 Textbook 2B - Chapter 15 - Volume


Our Class Country is Rwanda!

We will be learning all about Rwanda. We will investigate where it is in the world and find out facts about what it is like to go to school in Rwanda.

  • Can you find Rwanda on a map? 
  • Search for a map of the town Kibirizi - what features can you spot there?
  • What continent is it in?
  • What facts can you find out about Rwanda?



Spring 1: Famous Explorers

In History, we will use artefacts and sources to learn about the lives and achievements of Neil Armstrong and Christopher Columbus. We will design and create space buggies in Design and Technology and recreate the first moon landing. In Science, we will learn about the basic needs of animals for survival, the importance of exercise and the main changes as young animals grow into adults. In R.E, we will learn about new beginnings and the traditions of New Year for Christian and Jewish people. 

Science - Enquiries to investigate the suitability of different materials

Geography - Investigating the UK - Baking scones and weaving kilts.

History - Retelling the lives of the Wright Brothers

Design and Technology - Our amazing kites!