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 Blueberry, Blackberry and Bramble pupils!

Welcome to the Year Two

Our team have worked really to adapt our classrooms, curriculum and routines to keep everybody safe and happy. Judging from all the smiling faces walking into school this week, the children are as delighted to be back as we are!

Below is some useful information about what the children will learn in the Autumn Term, if you have any queries, please use the Year Two email .

Also please see the Lionel Primary School website for details about term dates, uniform and P.E. kits.

*remember your child needs: a refillable water bottle, one healthy snack for afternoon play, full Lionel Primary School uniform, reading record & books every day*





Class teacher – Miss Selby

Learning support assistant – Mrs Modak



Class teacher – Miss Wilson

(Head of Year 2)

Learning support assistant – Miss Hazelmoon



Class teacher – Miss Whitehead

Learning support assistant – Mrs Riwnjy



A day in Year Two

8: 40 – 9:00 Soft start, children enter the classroom through the playground door and work/read independently at their tables. The register is taken at 9:00am and we begin our lessons straight away. If the children are late or absent they miss vital information and learning time. If your child’s door is closed, please take them to the office to be signed in.

  • 9:00 – 10:00 Maths
  • 10:00 – 10:20 Morning break
  • 10:20 – 11:40 Phonics and English
  • 11:40 – 12:40 Lunch
  • 12:40 – 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

3:25 – 3:35 Home time


Autumn Curriculum Grid, Year Two

Please see the Curriculum Grid below for an overview of what your child will be studying during each term.



School text: Here We Are by Oliver Jeffers


Beegu by Alexis Deacon


The Dark by Lemony Snicket


Number and Place Value; Addition and Subtraction, Multiplication and Division (2, 5, 10 and 3), Fractions; Measurement: Length, Weight, Capacity, Time, Money; 2D Shapes, Symmetry, Co-ordinates, Statistics (presenting and interpreting data), Problem-Solving/Reasoning across all Maths Topics


Materials: Good Choices and Shaping Up




Physical Geography of the UK

Design and Technology



Charanga Scheme


Purple Mash Scheme




Hertfordshire Trust Scheme


P.S.H.E. Association Scheme


To use a range of materials creatively, develop a wide range of techniques and D.T. skills and learn about a range of artists.



Homework in Year 2 is set on a Monday to be handed in on Friday. This should be completed with the support of an adult to reinforce and extend what has been taught at school that week. Children will receive a Maths activity in addition to their weekly spelling pattern, on which they will be tested each Friday. The spelling test scores will be recorded in the back of your child’s homework folder, look out for those fabulous 10/10s! Should your child score 6/10 or less, we will send you home photocopy of their test so you can see where they have struggled.

Children should also regularly practise reading and spelling the Year 2 misconception words which will be tested each half term (a copy can be found in the back of their homework folder).

To make practising spellings at home more exciting, here are some example strategies you may like to use:

  • Pyramid – begin with the first letter and keep adding an extra letter each time to build a pyramid using the word
  • Find the spelling pattern and circle it in each word
  • Pretend spelling test, ask your child to tell you the letters in each word without looking
  • Pneumonic – make a rhyme to help remember its spelling (bunnies eat carrots and uncle sells eggs)
  • Look, cover write and check
  • Write the words using bubble writing


Your support in reading at home a little every day is invaluable in developing your child’s fluency and understanding. Daily reading at home is essential for your child’s learning and understanding in Year 2. We expect children to be reading at home for at least 10 minutes daily at home (please be sure to sign their reading record after every time you read with them).

Your child is responsible for changing their own books and we ask them to bring their reading record and books into school every day, whether they have had their reading record signed or not. Reading records are monitored daily to ensure children are reading regularly. Children who have not had their reading records signed 3 times by Friday will stay for a catch up reading session during playtime.

In Year Two you should try to extend your child’s reading by asking them comprehension questions about the text. Who? What? When? Where? How? Why?



Your child must have a full P.E. kit to participate in lessons, we will send the kit home for washing every Friday.

P.E. days are:

Blueberry – Monday and Thursday

Bramble – Monday and Thursday

Blackberry – Wednesday and Friday


Behaviour and Expectations

Children in Year Two are expected to begin to take more responsibility for their behaviour, their belongings and their learning. As a school, we promote our rules of being Ready, Respectful and Safe and during P.S.H.E. lessons and day to day schooling we talk a lot about how those three words can be expressed.

Ready can look like: bringing your reading books in school every day, making sure your homework is completed and handed in on time, having your bag ready to go in the morning, stopping and listening when an adult is speaking, standing still when the whistle blows at playtime…

Respectful can look like: using good manners when speaking to adults and other children, following the rules of the classroom and wider school, using appropriate language and actions, going the extra mile to help someone, taking good care of your belongings and equipment in school, keeping your table/classroom/book corner tidy, listening to the child or adult who is speaking…

Safe can look like: washing/sanitising your hands frequently and properly, staying in your class bubble, always telling an adult if you or another child is hurt, using only approved websites on your home tablet/computer and during Computing lessons in school, knowing when to talk to people you do not know (e.g. a police officer if you are lost), behaving sensibly in the classroom and playground to avoid accidents, looking both ways before you cross the road with an adult…

We expect children to follow these rules and we reward them with verbal praise, stickers, smilies, prizes from our treasure box and by putting them on our recognition board.