St James

Year 2

Year 2 is an exciting year filled with lots of fun and hard work. Year 2 children grow throughout the year in their independence, confidence and resilience towards all aspects of school life. On this page you will find lots of information about our class and what we will be learning this half term. Working in Year 2 this year is Miss Chambers, Mrs Taylor and Mrs Smith. Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions or concerns. Miss Chambers


Class information

P.E is on Tuesday and Thursday afternoons. Please make sure your child has their full kit in school.

It is essential that children read at home at least four times per week. Regular reading has a enormous impact on children’s learning and confidence across the curriculum. Reading books are changed once a week. The day which your child’s book will be changed is printed on their reading record. If you need it changed before then please let us know.

Homework is given out every Friday and is to be handed in every Thursday. Spellings tests are every Friday, please keep your spelling folders until Friday so you can practice every night.

Online Learning
At St James, we currently use Google Classroom to access online learning. Your child will have their own login to access this platform. For more information, feel free to watch this video explaining how this platform works.

How can you help your child?

Below are a list of recourses you can use to support your child with their learning at home. Please remember to check the google classroom for additional ideas and resources related to each part of the national curriculum.

English Reading guidance and resources Spelling guidance and resources

Maths Maths guidance and resources


Each year, your child’s teacher is responsible for making a judgement about the standard your child is working. At St James’ children sit tests in Year 1 - 6 throughout the year to help with this teacher assessment. In year 2 and year 6 the end of year tests are different because they are national tests. There will be a parent information session later in the year so teachers can explain the process. In the meantime, you can access information below.

There are lots of ways you can support your child prepare for these tests at home:

  • First and foremost, support and reassure your child that there is nothing to worry about and that they should always just try their best. Praise and encourage!
  • Ensure your child has the best possible attendance at school
  • Practise spelling common exception words in lots of fun ways and applying them in sentences. See below for a link to spellings.
  • Read with your child daily, asking them challenging questions about their reading.See below for a list of example questions
  • Practise recalling number facts including 2,3,5 and 10 times tables and their related division facts.
  • Use clocks to read the time (o’clock, quarter past, half past and quarter to).
  • What are SATS? Reading questions Year 2 common exception words DfE SATS information for parents KS1 SATS information evening powerpoint Handout 1 Handout 2

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