Year 2 2023 - 2024

Welcome to Year 2


Information about Year 2 

This vital year marks the end of Key Stage One. The children are now encouraged to work more independently in preparation for transition into Key Stage 2.

Scroll down to the bottom of this page to find the link to the children's harvest performance. 

Meet the team…

Miss Lewis - Y2L Class teacher & Director of Mathematics

Miss Russell - Y2R Class teacher & Science Lead

We are also supported by our fabulous Year 2 team; Mrs Selby & Mrs Mellins

A typical day in Year 2

8:40 Registration and Arithmetic 

9:00 – 10:00 RWI Phonics or Novel Study

10:00 – 10:15 Maths Meeting

10:15 – 10:45 Writing (Opening Doors)

10:45 - 11:00 Playtime

11:00 – 12:00 Mathematics Mastery 

12:00 – 12:55 Lunchtime 

12:55 - 1:10 Registration / Handwriting

1:10 - 2:10 Topic Work (Geography, History, Science, PE, RE, Art, Design Technology, Music, Computing, Gooseberry, PSHE)

2:10 - 2:20 Playtime

2:20 - 3:00 Topic Work (Geography, History, Science, PE, RE, Art, Design Technology, Music, Computing, Gooseberry, PSHE)


The children have all been tested on the Year 1 and Year 2 Common words. Please practise these weekly with your child to ensure the words become known with increasing fluency and accuracy. The word lists are attached below. 

Year 1 Common Exception Words

Year 2 Common Exception Words


Any children who still require support with their ability to decode, will continue to access phonics learning. Your child's class teacher will speak to you about this if it involves your child. 


If your child is still completing a phonics book within school, they will continue to read this book at home too.

The children who are on novel study will no longer receive a phonics book they will have access to a reading book from our class library books. Your child will bring home a book which they should be able to read easily. There shouldn't be a challenge in this book as it is their opportunity to show themselves off as a reader. They will read books at their instructional level in school with us.  The children can read other things as part of their daily read - magazines, menus, books you have at home. 

There are plenty of simple ways you can help your child with English in Year 2. 

Year 2 English

Important information to support your child's reading*

Fantastic new FREE eBook library 

Click this link to see the ebooks that are available from Oxford Owl




Please match the books to the colour of Read Write Inc book your child is currently reading

Pink, Orange Book Readers  - phase 4 books 

Yellow, Blue and Grey Book Readers - phase 5 books

Further learning opportunities can be found on the following links:-

Oak National Academy

It's was a busy first half term in Year 2 and the children settled in so well and worked very hard.

Please find below a link to watch our Harvest song and poem. Enjoy!

Harvest Poem /uploads/547/grade/80951_grade_video.mp4

Harvest Song /uploads/547/grade/80953_grade_video.mp4



Our Cornerstones topic for the final half term is 'Coastline'. This project teaches children about the physical and human features of coastal regions across the United Kingdom, including a detailed exploration of the coastal town of Whitby, in Yorkshire.

The Cornerstones topics for Summer Term 1 were ‘Portraits and Poses’ and 'The Scented Garden'. The project ‘Portraits and Poses’ teaches children about portraiture. They analyse the portraits of Tudor monarchs and compare Tudor portraits and selfies today. During the project ‘The Scented Garden’  the children will tiptoe through the tulips as their senses discover the blooming foliage and enchanting fragrances of flowers and herbs. Round and round the mulberry bush they go, planting bulbs and seeds, and then watching them grow beneath sunshine and showers. Exploring the astounding world of the scented garden, but be careful, there are some wild and dangerous plants out there that do astonishing things. Don't touch them. Use the marvellous properties of plants, flowers and herbs to make an exceptional gift for somebody special. Everything is coming up roses. Why not grow our own?

Our Cornerstones topic for Spring Term 2 was 'Magnificent Monarchs'. This project taught the children about the English and British monarchy from AD 871 to the present day. Using timelines, information about royal palaces, portraits and other historical sources, they built up an understanding of the monarchs and then researched six of the most significant sovereigns.

Our Cornerstones topic for Autumn Term 2 and Spring Term 1 was 'Movers and Shakers'. This project taught the children about historically significant people who have had a major impact on the world. They have used timelines, stories and historical sources to find out about the people featured and used historical models to explore their significance.

Our Cornerstones topic for Autumn Term 1 was 'Wriggle and Crawl'. The children observed the lifecycle of a butterfly, researched all about the honey bee and independently completed a report about them, completed a mini beast hunt to see what they could find on the school grounds, along with many other activities. See our pictures in the gallery.

Click on the link below to see a video of our Easter Poem performance for our Easter Service with Rev Baraclough!

Y2 Easter Poem

For Anti-Bullying Week we all wore our craziest odd socks to celebrate our differences and what makes us each unique. Check us out!

Year 2: Gallery items

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Get in Touch

Richmond Hill Primary Academy

Melton Road, Sprotbrough, Doncaster, DN57SB

01302 782421


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