Home Page
James Brindley Community Primary School
‘Working together to fulfil potential’
Ofsted 2016-2017
Home Page Ofsted 2016-2017
James Brindley Community Primary School
‘Working together to fulfil potential’

Year 2

Year 2-2023/24

Welcome to the Year 2 web page which will be updated throughout the year with information related to our class curriculum along with news, updates and photographs of the exciting things that we have been getting up to. Please also keep an eye on our school's Twitter account @JamesBrindleyPS for regular Tweets and to see how hard we are working and what fun we are having in Year 2.




Summer Term  - 

Our Newsletter for the Summer Term can be found at the top of this page. 


During the Summer Term, our topic is History based and we begin our learning by looking at The Great Fire of London. This is a topic which the children always thoroughly enjoy and it links in well with our English work as it provides lots of cross curricular writing opportunities. As part of our topic we will be welcoming Greater Manchester Fire Service into school on Thursday 25th April and we will also be visiting Fireground in Rochdale to learn more about the Great Fire and how the fire service changed following this event. For the second part of the Summer Term we will continue our History theme as we focus on the famous individuals Rosa Parks and Nelson Mandela and we find out how they influenced the world that we live in today. In Science we will be finding out about seeds and plants and we will spend time investigating the most suitable conditions for the healthy growth of seeds.  More information regarding our work for this term  including what we will be focusing on in English and Maths can be found in our class newsletter and an overview of our Year 2 curriculum can be found in the 'Curriculum on a Page' document.  


Important Information


* We are continuing to use our Pick and Mix style homework this academic year which will be set termly and will be based on our class topic. All children will be required to complete the activities set on their Pick and Mix at home (1 per week). Children can either share their work with me via Purple Mash or bring it in to show to their peers on our Homework Celebration Day on Thursday 18th July.  Your Pick and Mix for the Summer Term can be found above. 



* Spellings will be sent home on a Friday and tested the following Friday. Your child's weekly spellings will be matched to their phonic ability and will be based on the phonic sounds that they have most recently learnt in school.  It is crucial in Year 2 that your children learn their spellings in order for them to reach end of year expectations. The list of the words which your child should be able to read and spell by the end of Year 2 can be found in the document 'Year 1 & 2 Common Exception Words'.


* P.E. lessons will be on Thursday and Friday. If your child wears earrings they will need to be removed by yourself or them prior to the sessions. Children are unable to participate when wearing earrings or any other kind of jewellery. 


* Reading books need to be in school every day. Your child will read on specific days each week both individually and as part of Guided Reading sessions. Please ensure that your child reads at least 4 times at home each week and that this is recorded in their planner. 


* In the documents posted above you will find Year 2 Knowledge Organisers for English, Maths, Topic and Science. These documents set out and explain all of the key vocabulary that will be covered during your child's time in Year 2, we hope that you find them useful.


We are very much looking forward to working with your child during their time in Year 2. If your ever have an questions and queries, please do not hesitate to ask. 

Mrs Sharrock and the Year 2 Team

Year 1 & 2 Common Exception Word List

Maths Workshop-Guide for Parents.