Year 2 – Silver Birch


Welcome To Our Year Two Class Page - Miss Murphy and Mrs Byrne

Teaching Assistant: Miss Hammersley



Welcome to Year Two. We look forward to a fabulous year full of new learning where our class will be a safe and happy place to work with our friends. The children are the oldest children in Key Stage One so we look forward to them setting a fabulous example to our younger children too as they show the school values of love, respect, gratitude, resilience, kindness and joy. 


Please take time to look at Twitter / X where we will show you the learning and experiences taking place. Please do not hesitate to contact us on should you have any queries.


Parents' Evening is taking place on Wednesday 18th October.



Curriculum - Autumn 1



Texts - Pattan's Pumpkin, The Great Fire of London

Using these texts we will be writing diary entries, retelling a story and writing a non-chronological report.


Phonics will continue and we will move onto spelling.



Place value


Mental Arithmetic



New Beginnings - God at every beginning



Plants - seeds, bulbs and what plants need to grow



The United Kingdom - Countries and Capital Cities



Information Technology around us



The Great Fire of London



I am unique



Our PE day is WEDNESDAY. Please bring in labelled kit in a named bag and children will change into it in school. We are no longer wearing kit in school.

Reading Books:


Reading books will soon be sent home. Please use the Reading Book Band booklet sent home to help you with questions you might ask your child to help their understanding of what they are reading.


There will be a levelled reading book and a reading for pleasure library book to be shared as a family. These will be change weekly.


Reading books should be brought to school EVERY DAY. There are no set reading days in Year Two. This allows for greater flexibility and extra reading sessions if possible.




Spellings - your child will have a set of spellings to learn each week. Please use the ideas on the sheet given with the Year 1 spell check to practise. In the homework book, please work with your child to write each word in a sentence. Underline the spelling word in the sentence. 


Spelling book should be in on a FRIDAY so we can do the spell check in the back.


Maths -  your child will be given a workbook for weekend to practise what we are learning in Maths. This may not be every weekend. This does not have to be returned to school.

Please see the MyMaths website for additional activities should you wish to use them.



Phonics Videos

Click the links below to view the video:


Articulation of Phonemes

Phase 2 teaching blending

How To Read With Your Child