Year 2 2023 - 2024

Miss Fox


Miss Rowlinson

Welcome to year 2. The teachers in Year 2 are Miss Rowlinson (2R) and Miss Fox (2F). The teaching assistants are Miss Butterworth (2R) and Miss Almeida (2F).

During the Summer term, children will be focussing on the History of the Industrial Revolution and how it changed Manchester  - 'How did the Industrial Revolution change Manchester?', learning all about how our local area has changed and the monarchy during this time period.  In Science – we will be continuing our work on animals, including humans, where we will learn about growth and life cycles. In English, children will be learning the story of 'The Marvellous Fluffy Squishy Itty Bitty' with a focus on producing an exciting written narrative consolidating their new writing skills learnt during Spring term. In Maths, we are learning all about fractions, time and volume

Knowledge organisers for History and Science can be found attached to our class page where the children will find lots of new facts about their topics. These knowledge organisers are banks of information and include facts, pictures and key vocabulary that the children can refer to throughout each of these topics. The website will be updated every term.

Year 2 children will take part in weekly P.E lessons every Tuesday morning with our City in the Community sports coach and Thursday mornings where children will participate in weekly dance lessons. Children must come to school in their PE kits (white top, black trousers/shorts/leggings and appropriate trainers) on both these days. Please make sure children have the correct PE kit.

Children will be given two books a week to read at home. The first book will be matched to their phonic ability and will be set on the Collins Ebook app. The second book will be a sharing book. This is a book the children have chosen themselves. They may not be able to read this independently however it encourages them to develop a love for reading. Children should read daily for 10 minutes. Children will be given a reading record to record when they have read to an adult at home. Please sign the reading record when you have read at home with your child or if they have read independently.

Please note: Some children will no longer access Collins Ebooks if they now participate in 'guided reading' sessions with a comprehension focus in school. If you are unsure about this - please ask a member of staff. 

Children will be expected and encouraged to keep up with their weekly home tasks as outlined below:

Reading as outlined above. If applicable - we also encourage the children to complete around 10 minutes of Lexia weekly to support their reading, writing and spelling further.  

Maths homework, which links to the topics we are learning in class, will be set on Mathletics every Friday. Your child will see 2-3 assigned tasks on their account upon logging in. Children should also be accessing Times Table Rockstar’s and Numbots at home whenever they please.

Children will also be given 10 minutes of topic homework each week which will link to our knowledge organisers which are attached to your year group’s page. 

Times tables
By the end of Year 2, children need to know all times table facts for the 2, 5 and 10 times tables. We will practise regularly and test in school, but it is crucial that children are practising their times tables at home daily for rapid recall. To support them with this, please make sure your child is regularly practising on Times Table Rockstars as part of their homework.

Please contact us if you have any questions,
The teachers' class email addresses are:
Miss Rowlinson and Miss Fox

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Children in Need, by Miss Drury

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Ashbury Meadow Community Primary School
Rylance St,
Manchester M11 3NA
Mrs Eve Peters: Main Contact