Year 2 2022 - 2023

Mrs McGoldrick

Mrs Dickson

Welcome to the Year 2 class page!

Mrs Dickson and Mrs Mcgoldrick are teaching in Movie Directors

Miss Morgan and Mrs Barr are teaching in Radiologists

Miss Hunter, Mr Hallaghan and Mrs G are working across both classes


Here you will find all relevant news and curriculum information for the term ahead.

In the files, you will find the topic web with information for what will be taught in Year 2 throughout the year.

We hope your children have a fantastic year and enjoy being top of the infants!


Reading and Phonics

Learning to read remains a top priority. Your child will have daily phonic sessions to develop their reading and spelling in the Autumn term with a view to move onto shared reading later in the year. They will also be taught to read in guided reading sessions three times a week.

We have shared the Common Exception word list for year 2 on seesaw. These are the words that children will need to learn to read and spell by the end of the year. You do not need to learn them all at once - focus on approximately 5 per week and constantly go back and revisit to ensure they are retained in your child's long-term memory.


Rainbow Reading Challenge

To encourage children to read for pleasure at home, the children are invited to take part in our whole-school reading reward challenge. Children will receive stamps on bookmark cards based on how many books they have read at home. This does not include their school phonics reading book but instead books of choice.

Children will receive 1 stamp per book or 2 stamps if they choose to read a book from the recommended reading list of books for Year 2. 

Bookmark cards will be stamped by your child’s class teacher once an adult at home has confirmed the book has been completed. Just a signature in your child’s reading diary is all that’s needed.

Each time your child fills a bookmark card they will receive a colour badge in our class celebration assembly with the aim of collecting all the colour badges of the rainbow. Once the whole rainbow reader challenge has been achieved for the new academic year, your child’s name will be entered into a raffle for a prize.

10 stamps = red badge                        50 stamps = blue badge

20 stamps = orange badge                   60 stamps = indigo badge

30 stamps = yellow badge                   70 stamps = violet badge

40 stamps = green badge      



Maths objectives will be linked to White Rose using the Power Maths scheme as a supplement. We will focus and use various concrete, pictorial and written methods to consolidate your child’s understanding and recognise the relationship between each operation.  

Each child will have a login for Times Table Rockstars Times Tables Rock Stars – Times Tables Rock Stars ( please ensure children regulary log-in and practice their times tables. We have played lots in class and the children LOVE it! 



Homework will be set on Seesaw and will be available on a Friday. Children will be set English and Maths homework on alternative weeks. Where possible, the homework set will link to the area of learning we have covered in class that week. Once completed a picture can be uploaded onto Seesaw for marking or you can write directly onto the page. If your child has any problems with the homework set, please let us know and we can go through it with them at school. If a paper copy is needed then please ask.


PE and Forest School

Children in both year 2 classes will have PE and Forest School on a Wednesday.  Please ensure the appropriate and footware for each is brought in on this day. During the winter months, we ask that wellies are used during forest school sessions.


Ways you can foster a love of learning:

  • Hear your child read daily
  • Support your child with weekly homework (Reading, Writing and Maths)
  • Reading stories, poems, magazines to your children.
  • Encourage your child to be curious about the world around them.
  • Provide lots of opportunities for your child to write in different contexts.
  • Talking and listening to your child.
  • Noticing their environment.
  • Encouraging a sense of ‘wonder and awe’



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01244 267525


Overleigh St. Mary's CE Primary School

Old Wrexham Road


Chester, CH4 7HS

01244 267525

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