St Jude's Catholic Primary School

St Jude's Catholic Primary School

"Together, we learn, love and grow with Jesus"

Welcome to Year Two

Welcome to our Year 2 Information Page. On this page you will find our Y2 Long term plan, our latest termly class newsletter, details of our homework project for this half term and any other relevant information. 

Long Term Plan

Below is the plan showing the topics taught through the year. Please see the curriculum subject pages for more information regarding the topics. 

Termly Class Newsletter

Below is the relevant information that you will need for this term. If you have any further questions please see the class teacher. 

Termly Homework Project

Alongside weekly class homework, a termly homework project will be set to support classroom learning. Below is this half terms project. 

Phonics and reading 

Systematic synthetic daily phonics is taught following the Read Write Inc Programme throughout Early Years and Key Stage 1, beginning in the summer term of Pre-school. Pupils are grouped according to ability across the year groups. Progress is tracked throughout the year by the early reading and phonics lead and groupings are adjusted accordingly. Pupils in Year 1 have a National Phonics Screening Test in June. Pupils who do not achieve the expected standard re-sit the test the following year when they are in Y2.  Fast track tutoring will be used as an intervention when required to support early reading and writing. 
When pupils complete the Read Write Inc phonics programme they begin 'No-nonsense spelling'.  This programme is taught throughout Key Stage 2. 

We use the Read Write Inc reading scheme throughout Early Years and Key Stage 1 where books are fully decodable and correlate with where the child is up to in the scheme.  Children are also sent home two books which are matched to their reading level from Read, Write, Inc. and a book to read for pleasure with an adult, which will be from the school library..


If you have any questions or would like any further information about the curriculum or how you can further support your child's learning at home then please speak to your child's class teacher.  

If you would like any copies of the documents on this page, the school office will be happy to print them for you.  

Year 2 News and Gallery 



In Maths Y2 are learning about Place Value, we used resources to represent numbers in different ways.


We have been thinking about helping others.  At the end of the school day, we shared our CAFOD Prayer and Liturgy with parents.


We had a Jewish visitor in school.  We enjoyed learning about how Jewish families celebrate ‘Shabbat’.


In our Geography lessons, we have been learning about the United Kingdom and its surrounding seas.

Our homework projects show the countries of the UK and their capitals, the seas surrounding the UK and some of the landmarks in each country. Some children created globes to help us to reflect on learning from Year 1 too.


In RE, we have learned about special books used in Church. We role-played the part of Mass where the priest reads from The Book of the Gospels.


In Science, we planned and carried out an investigation to find out which material would be most suitable to make an umbrella. We discussed the properties of the materials and made sure we carried out a ‘fair test’.


Computing: Year 2 enjoyed tinkering using Scratch Jr on the ipads and then finding out what various blocks made the character do.


We played a game with a partner to help us to practice and learn to spell Year Two’s Common Exception words.

Look at what one of our Year 2 pupils did!
Carter took part in Ollis safari walk at Knowsley safari park, to raise money for Alder hey children’s hospital, he has managed to raise over £200 and rising. How amazing is this?


Year 2 had a fun morning. They worked well in teams to practice their scooter skills.