Year 2

Welcome to Year 2 at St John the Baptist Catholic Primary School.

Meet the Year 2 team

Mrs Tonks: Class Teacher

Mrs Hill: Classroom Assistant (mornings)

Mrs Casey: Support Assistant 

In Year 2 we encourage children to begin to apply all their fabulous early years learning and build upon their growing skill set. We celebrate the children's achievements and encourage a love of learning! Each half term we focus on a particular topic and use a cross-curricular approach to engage and enthuse the children. Our topics for this academic year are:  London and the Queen, Famous People, Castles, Africa, The Seaside and Me and My World. 

The children are taught Religious Education, English, Mathematics, Phonics, Science, History, Geography, Computing, Music, Art, Design Technology and Physical Education. We also take part in a weekly singing lesson with Miss Kitson.

Our two School Council Representatives are chosen by the children each year and take our ideas and share them with the rest of the School Council. We also have Class Ambassadors, Eco Councillors, Sports Councillors and many other important child-led roles which enable the children to feel valued and important.

We have lots of fun in Year 2 and there are many opportunities for children to consolidate their learning through taking part in activities such as extra-curricular visits and workshops throughout the year. We enjoy taking part in singing lessons with Miss Kitson and proudly show off our singing talents in numerous performances!

We hope the information on this page gives you a ‘window’ into life in Year 2. Our door is always open if you would like to visit!

Important information:

Indoor PE - Monday

Outdoor PE – Thursday (children can bring their kit in on a Monday and leave it at school for the week)

Homework – handed out on a Friday, to be handed in by Wednesday.

Spellings – handed out at the beginning of each half term. Spelling tests are on a Friday.

Times tables – tests will be on a Friday. The test for the week is listed on the spelling sheet also.

Summer dates for your diary

13th June - Y2 Sun Safety Talk (school nurse)

w/b 17th June - Sports Week

18th June - Sports Day (weather permitting)

26th June - class trip to Scarborough

w/b 1st July - Eco Week

10th July - PA disco after school

24th July - Celebration assembly 9.15-10.45am

  • Keep an eye on the school newsletter for further updates!

Please keep reading to find out what has been going on lately in Year 2!

Year 2 Information Booklet

Summer Newsletter


Here are the spellings for each group:



Summer Homework Tasks

Spring Classroom Displays

Autumn Classroom Displays

Anyone for tennis?

Football training with Leeds United 

 Year 2 Skipping Festival

World Book Day Fun!

Singing with Miss Kitson

Multi skills at St. Wilfrid's

Dance sessions with Kim from Dance House

Look at our amazing dragon eyes!

We had a fantastic time during our Castles workshop

Our Nativity was a great success!

Our KS1 INSPIRE morning was great fun!

Our visit to the National Railway Museum

Rugby with Featherstone Rovers

Fun on the apparatus... we are getting stronger!

Information for parents and carers

Here is a list of useful apps, suitable for children in KS1

St John's KIRFs (Key Instant Recall Facts)

Year 2 Mathematics:

Some suggestions of some maths skills to practise at home with your child as we journey through the year.  

Here are the slides from the Year 2 SATs meeting

KS1 Grammar terminology for parents

Here are the slides from the Year 2

Maths information evening

Here are the slides from the Year 2 Writing information session

Converting document.

Year 2 Reading, Writing & Maths Targets