Year 2


Welcome to Year 2!

In Year 2 you will find Miss Durn, Mrs Thompson and Mrs Mace.


Our class motto is to always push yourself to achieve your very best! We believe that anything is possible through hard work and determination and our wonderful class class of Year 2 children show us this every day. We love creativity, having fun and trying new challenges together. We treat every day as a new adventure and look forward to seeing what the year brings.

Here are our Year 2 bright sparks…


Year 2:



Miss Durn:         Mrs Thompson:         Mrs Mace:










Our News


Summer 1: Dates for your diary

Here are the dates we will be completing SATS tests…

-SATS Week 1

Reading 1: 07/05

Reading 2: 09/05

-SATS Week 2

Spelling: 14/05

SPAG: 16/05

-SATS Week 3

Maths Arithmetic: 20/05

Maths Reasoning: 21/05

-Our trip to Yorkshire Wildlife Park to celebrate all of our hard work will be on Thursday 23rd May!

Important information:

  • PE will take place on Monday and Wednesday. Please ensure that children bring their PE kits to change into in school.
  • Spellings in Year 2 will now take place on a Monday. Please ensure that children have their spelling books with them on a Monday.
  • Children are expected to bring their reading book and reading journal to school every day. Please note that if your child’s reading book is not changed then they are not ready for a new book at this time. We will include any information in children’s reading journals about reading in class. Please continue to use the assessment focus questions sent home this term to explore the book with children.
Year 2 reading and spelling information letter: Reading and spelling information- Y2

Check out our class updates:

Easter celebrations: The Tale of Three Trees  – 28/03/19

Year 2 Mother’s Day Assembly – 22/03/19

Writing themed week – 08/03/19

Artefact of the term- 06/02/19

Castle research – 24/01/19

Great Fire of London day – 20/12/18

Our Christmas celebrations – 18/12/18

More than Dance – 12/12/18

Our Advent promises reflection – 03/12/18

PSHE: Friendship time -21/11/18

Year 2 gold reward time – 16/11/18

Remembrance Day reflections – 09/11/18

Pirate day celebrations – 26/10/18

Harvest art – 19/10/18

Chocolate man visit – 10/10/18

D:Side visit – 26/09/18

Year 2 gold reward time – 21/09/18

Collective Worship showcase:


13/09/18 – Coming back to school

The word of the Lord:  “Trust in the LORD with all your heart” -Proverbs 3:6

Thank you to our Collective Worship leaders: Isabelle, Edwina, Maxwell and Max P

20/09/18 – Kindness

The word of the Lord:  “Let all you do be done in LOVE” -Corinthians, 16:14

Thank you to our Collective Worship leaders: Thomas B, Maksymilian, Isabelle and Nathan

27/09/18 – God and his love for us

The word of the Lord:  “Love never fails” – 1 Corinthians 13

Thank you to our Collective Worship leaders: Callum, Maya, James B and Mason

11/10/18 – Looking after our beautiful world

The word of the Lord: God made the world “And God saw that is was good” – Genesis 1:10

Thank you to our Collective Worship leaders: Abigail, Ava, Xanthe and Henry

25/10/18 – Moses

The word of the Lord: “Be strong. Be brave. Be fearless. You are not alone” – Joshua 1:9

Thank you to our Collective Worship leaders: Max, George, Eliza and Zavier

22/11/18 – Looking after animals in the world

The word of the Lord: “In His hands are the life of every creature…” – Job 12:10

Thank you to our Collective Worship leaders: Joe, Iona and Bradley


Autumn 1 –

Newsletter welcome 2018 Year 2

Autumn 2 –

Autumn 2 newsletter

Spring 1 –

Newsletter Spring 1

Spring 2 –

Year 2 Spring 2 updates


Long Term Plan:Year-2 Long Term Plan – 18-19


Autumn 1 Medium Term Plan: Autumn 1 – Medium Term Plan

Autumn 2 Medium Term Plan:Autumn 2 – Medium Term Plan

RE Autumn 1 Planning: 2 1 Planning Sheets – Chosen People

RE Autumn 2 Planning:2 2 Planning Sheets – Mysteries


Spring 1 Medium Term Planning:  Spring 1 – Medium Term Plan

RE Spring 1 Planning: 2 3 Planning Sheets – The Good News – 2018.19

Spring 2 Medium Term Planning: Spring 2 – Medium Term Plan

RE Spring 2 Planning: 2 4 Planning Sheets – The Mass – 2018.19


Summer 1 Planning: Summer 1 – Medium Term Plan

RE Summer 1 Planning: Year 2 – 2. 5 – RE – Eastertide

Summer 2 Planning:

RE Summer 2 Planning:


Helping at Home

Following our Maths information evening for parents, we have shared some useful documents to see how Maths is taught in school. The most effective way for you to help would be to practise the ‘progression in number facts’ and times tables.

Rothwell St Mary’s Calculation Policy

Progression in number facts

Parents’ Information Evening Nov 18