Welcome to Year 2


Mr Tim Rylatt
Class Teacher

Miss Armstrong
Class Teacher

Mrs S Tolley

Miss Dooley

Mrs Yeomans
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Mrs Spry
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Year group information

Welcome to Year 2. This page will contain all the information you need to have for a successful end to KS1 at Tewkesbury C of E Primary School.

Year 2 Themes

Autumn Term

Theme: Rags, Riches and Royalty.

The children kick start Year two by learning all about the Victorians. During the theme, the children get to experience what life would have been like during the Victorian era. This includes carrying out a ‘Strict’ Victorian school day at C of E as well as taking a trip to the Black Country Living Museum. The children will also be learning all about the artist William Morris and creating some art work inspired by him.

During the Autumn Term, the children will also take their first residential at C of E. The trip is to Kingswood, an outdoor activity centre where the children will get to carryout a range of activities to develop skills including teamwork, creativity and having fun. They will also stay overnight and enjoy a night walk through the woods and some stories and songs under the stars.

Values: Peace and Hope

Spring Term. 

Theme: Lost in London.

During the Spring Term, the children will be learning all about London. They will be taking virtual tours around some of the major landmarks found in London as well as learning about some famous people from London. In addition, the children will be making their own model cities and creating working/moving bridges inspired by the famous Tower Bridge.

Values: Respect and Forgiveness


Summer Term.

Theme: Eco Warriors.


Our current homework includes:

Reading (at least 3 times a week)

Spellings (given out Monday and tested on Friday)

Maths (see letter below).

We would like to inform you of the improvements we are making to numeracy homework at our school.

The new approach to numeracy home learning will encourage children to practise a wide range of mathematical skills and will provide children with the opportunity to demonstrate their understanding of key concepts relevant to their specific year group curriculum. Home learning challenges have been designed to be interesting, enjoyable and exciting, prompting discussion about maths in the world around us.

The challenges set are differentiated, with the level of challenge being identified through a star system. In conjunction with a parent/teacher, children can select an appropriate level of challenge to work at:

 Working Towards the expected level  Working At the expected level

 Exceeding the expected level

Children will be expected to complete all challenges in pencil in their numeracy home learning books, showing their workings and strategies. By showing their approach to solving a problem, teachers will be able to develop a greater understanding of your child’s understanding, areas of strength and skills that will need further development.

Tewkesbury C of E Primary School is an eco-friendly, technology school. With this in mind, all numeracy home learning tasks will be available in a digital format through Showbie. Showbie is a free to download app for Apple and Android devices. It can also be accessed online at https://my.showbie.com/signin. Each child has their own username and password to allow them to access the relevant weekly challenge sheets. Teachers will provide you with the relevant login details.

Numeracy home learning tasks will be set each Friday and should be returned by the following Wednesday. Children who return completed home learning tasks early will receive bonus points. Children will also be awarded House Points for returning home learning tasks that are completed to a high standard. Parental support, as always, is encouraged and greatly appreciated. It is anticipated that numeracy home learning tasks should take approximately 15-20 minutes per week, but no longer than 30 minutes per week.

Teachers are more than happy to help children with their home learning tasks, however it is essential that children must ask for help before the scheduled return day. If you have any questions about the new approach to numeracy home learning, please contact your child’s class teacher.

Many thanks for your continued support.


Key dates

Tuesday 13th – Y2 Parents overview meeting and Residential Meeting 6.00pm

Monday 3rd  October– Y2 Residential Kingswood

Tuesday 4th October– Y2 Residential Kingswood

Wednesday 5th October – Y2 Residential Kingswood

Wednesday 5th October – ISing Pop Concert 2.00pm & 6.00pm

Thursday 6th October– Y2 Residential Kingswood

Wednesday 19th October – National Non-Uniform Day

Thursday 20th October – start of HALF TERM

Tuesday 8th November – School Photograph – individual/family

Friday 2nd December – Christmas Fayre

Monday 5th December – Carol Service – Abbey 2.00pm

Wednesday 7th December – School Christmas Lunch

Tuesday 13th December– Nativity & KS1 Praise Assembly 9.30am

Friday 16th December – Christmas Jumper Day and School Finishes 2.00pm

Monday 13th March – ARTS WEEK

Friday 31st – Y2 Mr Rylatt Class Assembly

Friday 7th April  – EASTER BONNETT Assembly and KS1 Praise Assembly 9.15am

Monday 1st May – BANK HOLIDAY

Monday 15th May – Start of KS1 S.A.T.s

Monday 22nd May – Continuing of KS1 S.A.T.s

Monday 12th June – Y1 & 2 Phonic Screening Week

Friday 23rd June – Y2 Miss Armstrong Assembly

Wednesday 12th July – Sports Day

Wednesday 19th July – Reserve Sports Day

Thursday 20th July – KS1 Praise Assembly 9.15am

Monday 24th July NSET

Tuesday 25th July INSET

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