Year 2

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

Meet the Year 2 team

Mrs Tonks: Class Teacher

Mrs Cole: Classroom Assistant (mornings)

Mrs Chapman: 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

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.

PE days vary throughout the year depending on the planned provision. Please send PE kits to school every Monday. They will be returned at the end of the week for washing.

Autumn dates for your diary

7th November – Year 2 Writing information session for parents 3.15-4pm

w/b 11th November – Anti-bullying Week

12th November – PA Film night

21st November – Year 2 visit to The Hepworth Gallery

5th December – PA Christmas Fayre 3-5.30pm

6th December - Jack & the Beanstalk pantomime in school

13th December – Christmas jumper day for Save the Children

16th December - LF & KS1 Advent Praise 2.30-315pm

17th December – KS1 Nativity am & pm

19th December – KS1 Christmas party

20th December – Break up for Christmas holiday

  • 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

Autumn Newsletter


Here are the spellings for each group:



Year 2 have received their letter from Her Majesty the Queen!

Information for parents and carers

Parent Information Evenings

How to support your child with reading

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.  

KS1 Grammar terminology for parents

Here are the slides from the Year 2 Writing information session

Converting document.

Year 2 Reading, Writing & Maths Targets