Welcome to Year 2s Class Page! 

We would like to welcome you and your child to a new year at St Clare’s. We are very much looking forward to the year ahead! On this page, you will find information about what the children will be learning throughout and the year and photographs of their amazing work. 

If you have any questions or queries, please do not hesitate to contact us on our emails.
Mr Cox: a.cox@st-clares.manchester.sch.uk
Miss O'Hara: t.ohara@st-clares.manchester.sch.uk

Welcome to Year 2 Powerpoint Presentations:
Linked below are our Welcome to Y2 Powerpoint Presentations. These contain all the general information you need regarding: staff in the classroom, PE, homework and reading as well as our Long Term Planning.

Yearly PPT and LTP

Spring 2 Overview:

Y2 Sp2 Overview

Spring 1 Overview:

Y2 Sp1 Overview

Autumn 2 Overview:

Y2 Au2 Overview

Autumn 1 Overview: 

Year 2 Autumn 1 Overview

Thursday 6th October 2022
National Poetry Day

On National Poetry Day, year 2 created some lovely acrostic poems on the environment. We have a selection below of wonderful work by the children. 

Monday 3rd October 2022
Today in class, all of year 2 had an amazing opportunity to be apart of Music Mondays through One Education. Currently in our music topic, we are learning about South African music and today we got to listen to performers play West African music. The children loved the experience and were able to talk about different elements of the songs we listened to. We were all dancing and clapping along!! 

2O Music Mondays

Monday 3rd October 2022
This morning, we opened our brand new library in KS1. Class 2OH had a wonderful morning welcoming some of our parents into our library and got to read some books together. We thank all the parents who came, we had such a lovely time. What a way to start our week! 

Monday 26th September 2022
Today, class 2OH had so much fun in forest school. We played some different games and got to make forest people out of clay and things we found in nature! Everyone really enjoyed the morning and we cannot wait to go again! 

Wednesday 14th September 2022:
Today we based our afternoon lesson on Queen Elizabeth II. As a class we looked at the Queens life and all of the wonderful things that she did during her time as Monarch of our country. All children wrote a thank you message to Queen Elizabeth II and together, we created a wonderful 'Thank You From 2OH' board. 

2O Queen

Check out our videos on the four operations:





Online learning

Technology has become a fantastic resource for education and we encourage the children to use this where they can.

The school have subscriptions to the following websites:

Mathletics: https://login.mathletics.com/  

TT Rockstars: https://play.ttrockstars.com/auth/school/student

You will find the log in for these inside your child’s homework book. Alternatively, ask your child’s teacher for more information and they can guide you.


SAT’s Information
In the summer term, your child will be completing the End of Key stage 1 SAT’s tests. This is a mandatory assessment that takes place as requested by the Government. The results of these tests, along with evidence within your child’s school work, will be used to make a judgement in relation to your child’s academic level.

More information on what your child is expected to know by the end of KS1 can be found here:

KS1 Teaching Assessment Framework

What can you do to help?
Reading is a crucial skill that your child needs to master by the time they leave Key Stage One. Being able to read fluently will help your child access the rest of the curriculum, as they progress throughout the Junior Year groups.

Some easy ways to help them do this are:

  • Read with your child at least once a night

  • Practice reading the Phonic sounds with your child (these can be found in their paper RWI books)

  • Discuss unknown vocabulary whilst reading and in general conversation

  • Encourage them to ask and answer questions about the texts they read.


Spelling is also integral to your child’s ability to read and write fluently. It is important that your child is able to read and write High Frequency Words as well as common exception words. These are listed below:

Year 2 Spellings

At the end of Year 2, children should have a basic understanding of the underlying foundations in mathematics. This includes arithmetic and being fluent in 2-digit addition and subtraction. They should also know how to multiply and divide using the 2, 5 and 10 times table. They should be able to find simple fractions of shapes and amounts.

Use these free maths websites to help your child become more confident and fluent in Mathematics:


Year 2 RWI Parent Meeting Oct 2022