Be Ready, Be Respectful, Be Safe

Lionel Primary School

Working together to provide an educational environment that inspires, challenges and nurtures each child.

Year 2

Hello Blackberry, Blueberry & Bramble pupils and your families 😊


Welcome to the Year Two page!  



Class teacher – Miss Selby


Class teacher – Miss Sun


Class teacher – Ms Pride (Head of Year 2)


Year 2 Learning Support Assistants 

Mrs Modak, Ms Hussein, Mrs Kmiecik, Miss Khan




Contacting Us 

If you would like to speak to the class teacher, please be mindful that the mornings and straight after school are always busy as we greet/dismiss the children. We are very happy to have a brief chat with you on any day but please be aware you may need to wait a few minutes until we are available or you can email us at Year 2 email address. Thank you so much for your co-operation, we aim to respond to all emails within 24 hours.




A day in Year Two


8: 40 – 8:55 Soft start

Children enter the classroom through the playground door and read for pleasure independently. The teacher will listen to children read at this time and write a comment in their Reading Record. We encourage the children to also use this time to change their Oxford Reading Owl banded book.


9:00 - Register


9:00  –  9:40 Phonics/Reading Comprehension

9:40  - 10:25  English

10:25 – 10:45 Morning break

10:45 – 11:45 Maths

11:45 – 12:45 Lunch

12:45 – 2:15 Afternoon lessons e.g. History, Geography, Science, Religious Education, Art, Music, P.S.H.E., Computing, P.E., Design Technology, Spelling and Grammar, Handwriting, Reading Comprehension 

2:15 – 2:30 Afternoon break

2:30 – 3:25 Afternoon lessons continued

3:30 – Home time


Notices and Dates


In the morning, if your child’s door is closed or you arrive late, please take them to the office to be signed in.


Healthy Snacks/Drinks


Children are provided with fresh fruit or vegetables for their morning snack and can bring one healthy snack for afternoon play (no chocolate or sweets).

Please ensure that your child has a refillable drinks bottle in school every day for water only. If you would like you child to have milk you can pay for milk online at Cool Milk (link below)




We will provide dates for trips, special events, and parent’s evenings through ParentMail. We will also send out the curriculum overview for each half term and it will be attached to this class page. This useful document tells you what the children will be learning each half term.

You can also find links to games and resources on this class page.



All our homework is now set online on Google Classroom, it will appear in a new topic each Friday afternoon at 3:30 pm and is due by 8:30am the following Wednesday.



Each week you will receive a list of 5 or 10 spellings to be practised at home over the course of the week.

Each class will have a weekly spelling test on Wednesdays and the teacher will let you know how your child got on in the test.



Our Maths homework is using the website Numbots (link below). Numbots helps to develop mental maths. It does this by increasing the speed at which your child can recall number bonds and addition and subtraction facts in a fun and engaging way.

Sometimes we will send out optional additional Maths tasks that are linked to the current learning. These are available to all families who would like to do some additional Maths at home but are completely optional.




If you have any questions regarding homework or your Google Classroom account please contact us on the Year Two email at



Your support in reading at home a little every day is invaluable in developing your child’s fluency and understanding. Daily reading is essential and we expect children to be reading with a parent/guardian for at least 10 minutes each day.


Please sign your child’s reading record everyday when you listen to them read. In the morning we look in the children's reading records to check they have read at home.


At the beginning of the year children are shown how to change their reading book. Children are then responsible for changing their own books and we ask them to bring their reading record and books into school every day with their signed reading record. 


In Year 2 you should try to extend your child’s understanding and vocabulary by asking them comprehension questions about the text they are reading.

Asking questions such as - Who? What? When? Where? How? Why?



Your child must have a full P.E. kit to participate in lessons.


P.E. days are:

Blueberry – Wednesday and Thursday

Bramble – Monday and Wednesday

Blackberry – Thursday and Friday


Behaviour and Expectations

Children in Year Two are expected to take more responsibility for their behaviour, their belongings and their learning. As a school, we strive to be Ready, Respectful and Safe and these expectations permeate our day to day teaching and learning.  

We expect children to follow our school and classroom rules and we reward them with verbal praise, stickers, smilies, prizes from our treasure box and by putting them on our recognition board. We also select ‘Wow Work’ each week to be displayed in our class and each class has a ‘Star of the Week’ and a ‘Reader of the Week’ as well as a child who has been a good example of one of our school values.


Thank you for taking the time to read this page. If you have any further questions please do ask one of the Year 2 Team who will be happy to help.


Photo Gallery


History - Explorers 






Art - Explore and Draw




Art - Expressionism






History - Black History Month- Sonia Boyce (Artist)





Geography - Orienteering trip to Gunnersbury Park






PSHE - Breathing for Well Being