Welcome to Year 2

Welcome to the Year 2 webpage!

Our class teacher in Class 5 is Miss McGrory and our Learning Support Assistant is Miss O’Driscoll.

Our class teacher in Class 6 is Miss Hardwick and our Learning Support Assistants are Miss Clark and Miss Doherty.

Important Information

  • The school gates open at 8.45 and the register is taken at 8:55. Anyone arriving after this time will be marked as late. School finishes at 3.20pm for children in Year 2. In order to keep everyone safe, please stand back from the  doors at drop off and pick up times.  This will ensure all children have space to enter and exit the building safely.
  • All children will require a water bottle.  Please ensure this contains water only.  Children will be able to refill their bottles in class.
  • PE for Year 2 is on Thursdays and Fridays.  Please ensure your child’s PE kit has their name in it and that it is in school on the days they have PE.  PE kits will be sent home at the end of each half term.

What do we learn in Year 2?

Click the link below to see what we will be learning about in each subject, each half-term, during our time in Year 2!

Year 2 Overview 2023-24

Supporting Learning at Home


Reading books will be sent home every Thursday and must be returned every Monday. Your child be given a familiar reading book in order to practise the different phonic sounds or a reading book of the colour band they are currently reading at. Please read this book several times before returning on Monday. Please record this in the reading diary we have provided.

Phonics and Early Reading

At Northcote Primary School we believe that all our children can become fluent readers and writers. This is why we teach reading through Little Wandle Letters and Sounds Revised, which is a systematic and synthetic phonics programme. We start teaching phonics in Nursery and follow the Little Wandle Letters and Sounds Revised progression, which ensures children build on their growing knowledge of the alphabetic code, mastering phonics to read and spell as they move through school.

As a result, our children are able to tackle any unfamiliar words as they read. At Northcote Primary School, we also model the application of the alphabetic code through phonics in shared reading and writing, both inside and outside of the phonics lesson and across the curriculum. We have a strong focus on language development for our children because we know that speaking and listening are crucial skills for reading and writing in all subjects.

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There is more information for families here in this link  https://www.littlewandlelettersandsounds.org.uk/resources/for-parents/