Year 2

Year 2 is a very busy but extremely enjoyable year. The children will be encouraged to become more independent and responsible for the organisation of their day-to-day equipment. We believe that children should be stretched in Year 2, and endeavour to ensure that they achieve their potential, whilst at the same time making sure that they do not become stressed or worried.

Please Click HERE for more information on what will be taught throughout the year.

SATS & End of Year Assessments

There are SATS tests in English and Maths. The statutory SATS take place in Year 2 and Year 6 and these results are reported to the government. In Year 3 – 5 the children complete the optional SATS and these results, along with teacher assessments throughout the year inform the final judgement. In Year 1, the children complete a statutory phonics screening test in June and are assessed in Reading, Writing and Maths through teacher assessment.


The children will need a quiet place to complete their work, away from distractions. If the children need support with their homework it is important that we all support them with it. The children should attempt homework by themselves but should they be struggling or becoming confused please do help them with it – particularly when they are completing past SAT papers.
Once again, if there are any problems, please let me know.

Usual Weekly Homework

Monday – Friday
Reading practice – please complete the reading record book
Spelling practice – List given termly test Friday
Maths test corrections – Learn any vocabulary or processes which your child made a mistake on in Friday’s test
Friday -Alternate weeks:
Maths worksheet
Literacy worksheet
In March/April children will be sent past SATs papers to complete for homework. They will need help a quiet place, free from distractions to complete these. They will need your help and support to complete these. Please feel free to come in and discuss any issues that may arise.


At BWJPS, reading for pleasure is extremely important. To encourage this, we have a reading for pleasure slot every day where we encourage children to read a variety of books. If you wish to help us provide these by generously donating a book to our Y2 classroom, you will find our Amazon Wishlist here. 


It is really important that children have all the required equipment in school all the time and that all uniform and PE kit is clearly labelled. It is also important that kit is checked each term to ensure that it still fits and is still suitable for PE lessons.

PE Kit

Outdoor – Navy blue tracksuit, white t-shirt and trainers
Indoor – Navy blue shorts, white t-shirt and black pumps

Other Equipment – Once again please label all equipment and replace it when required.

  • Clear plastic water bottle named (This should be taken home and refilled at the end of everyday)
  • Pencil Case (must fit into tray)
  • H.B. Pencils (these need replacing very frequently)
  • Rubber
  • Set of crayons
  • Set of felt tip pens
  • 2 small glue sticks
  • Rainy play colouring or activity
Please remember that if there is anything you need, do come and see me. Year 2 is an important year so let’s work together to make it a very happy, rewarding and successful one!
Miss Shimmin

Latest from Year 2

Computing – Year 1 and Year 2

Date: 21/04/2021

April 2021
In computing Year 1 and 2 have been making our own pictures using the Paint program. We inserted shapes and then coloured them in with the fill tool. Finally, we added the last details using a paint brush tool.

Year 1 and 2 have also begun to learn how to write an email to our friends. We logged into Purple Mash and selected computing and then email.
First, we had to type our friend’s email address into the address bar.
Then we wrote a title.
Next, we wrote a message and some of us even attached a picture that we had drawn on the computer.
Finally, we pressed the send button and the email went to our friend’s inbox.

Year 1 & Year 2 – PSHE – Jealousy

Date: 21/04/2021

March 2021
In PSHE, Year 1 & Year 2 discussed the feeling of jealousy. We watched a video story and talked about a powerpoint that our teachers showed us. Interestingly, we learned that William Shakespeare called jealously ‘the green-eyed monster.’
Jealousy can make you feel angry, sad, furious, upset and mean
We acted out different scenarios in which we might be jealous, for example if it was our sister’s birthday and they had got a lot of presents or if our baby brother sat on our mummy’s knee.
We said that it is important to learn to try and control our feelings and be happy for our friends, not be jealous of us them.
Then we all drew a green-eyed monsters and wrote about how it made us feel. Some of us also made green-eyed monsters from salt dough!

British Values

Date: 04/01/2021

L.O. To begin to understand the British Value of Tolerence.

Today we have been learning all about tolerance in PSHE. Our school councillors asked that we look at the British value and discuss it. First, we watched a Ted talk by a boy called Coby XXX who liked wearing different coloured socks!! He told us that it was good to be tolerant with people who were different like his Mum’s friend Steven.


Then we watched read an ebook about tolerance. It told us that people are all different they have different likes and dislikes, they eat different food and they follow different religions. People can look different too, some have light skin and some have dark skin, some people have birthmarks or freckles, some people use wheel chairs or they can’t hear properly.

We also had lots of fun learning the Mr Stanley song about tolerence.

Whatever people are like it does not matter as long as we are friends and we are tolerent.

Computing and PSHE

Date: 28/10/2020

This week Year 1 and Year 2 have been learning to use Microsoft word. We teamed up with a partner to write sentences about how we keep our bodies healthy! We have been reading Oliver’s Vegetables at the moment and learning all about healthy eating in PSHE so we knew what to write! Well done !

Year 2-History – War and Remembrance

Date: 19/10/2020

Year 2 are really enjoying their current topic at the moment- War and Remembrance. Here they are being hot seated as WW1 soldiers from the trenches.

One of the questions that they asked was

” How does it feel living in the trenches”

Willow replied “I hate it, I miss my family and all of the rats keep eating my clothes. The food is rubbish too!”

I’m so proud of all that they have learn so far this term and their enthusiasm shown!

Keep up the great work guys!


Year 2 Art!

Date: 19/10/2020

Art !

Year two have had a wonderful day today learning about different artist!

Today we have been looking at the Artist Piet Mondrian- Colour Chaos. We learnt about him and his life in the Netherlands. We then looked at the kind of abstract Art he created using primary colours. Year two did some fantastic work practising the techniques that he used. Then they before finally finishing their own piece of work.

Here are some photos of us learning about Piet Mondrain, as you can see- they have done some amazing work!


Well done Year 2!





Date: 04/05/2020

Thank you to everyone who sent a flag to capture all your feelings about school. They are absolutely brilliant!! 

The flags have now been put together (as you can see below) and we have also made them the banner for our Facebook page.

When we get back to school, we will print them out and display them around school. Thank you again, we LOVED seeing them!