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 optional SATs tests in English and Maths. The statutory SATs take place in Year 6 and these results are reported to the government. In Years 1 – 5, children complete optional SATS and these results, along with teacher assessments throughout the year inform the final judgement. Children also complete a statutory phonics screening test, in Year 1, and a multiplication check in Year 4.


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

Children will be sent a piece of maths, English or topic each week. This will increase around Spring term to two pieces, in order to better prepare them for Key Stage 2.


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 Thorp