Welcome to Year 2

Here you will be able to stay up to date with all the latest news and information from Year Two. Keep checking back to see their amazing work and achievements throughout the school year!

When on the school site, please use the paths round the car park rather than walking through it.  

  • If a letter has been given out, the information will be on this webpage. If it is for Year 2 it will either be below or as part of the Year 2 page.  If it is for more than one year group, you will find it on the Newsletters page.
  • Events for Year 2 can be found on the Year 2 calendar -->
  • Events that form part of the Newsletter can be found here: School Diary



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Please follow our Twitter page to see more updates about our current learning and other important information.   Thank you for using #sherrierstoryselfie and #rayontour. These show your book recommendations and the mathematical adventures of Ray!

If you'd like book suggestions, you could use www.booktrust.org.uk/books-and-reading/bookfinder to help you choose books to read at home.   


How to help at home...

During the year, you could help at home by…

Finding out about the topics 

Read a range of books with your child

Discuss unfamiliar vocabulary with your child

Read and spell the common exception words 

Learn the addition and subtraction facts 

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 Land Ahoy! - The First Topic of 2018/19

 Yo-ho-ho and a bottle of rum! Arrr... me hearties, - it's a sailor's life for me¬

Get your sea legs on, it's time to sail the salty seas. Navigate, investigate and explore the world - just like Captain Blackbeard.

Our topic will take us on a journey around the world focusing on the routes of famous explorers such as Captain Cook and Christopher Columbus. We will be finding out what life was like on board a ship and making applications to join Captain Blackbeard's crew!

Our topic will cover a variety of objectives including:

  • using and making maps
  • significant historical people
  • locating and naming countries, cities and seas

If there are any local events related to our topic, we would love to know. 

Similarly, if you are an expert about any part of our topic, please contact us.  

At the start of each topic, you will receive a paper copy of a knowledge organiser that tells you all about the vocabulary we will be looking at during our topic. You can help at home by talking about the facts and the words.

This year, we will not be sending home bingo. These are just a few ideas of ways you could link tasks at home to the topic we are looking at school...
* Search the web or library for facts about famous ships
* Visit a maritime museum, lighthouse or harbour
* Make a map of your home and local area
* Look at holiday brochures. Where would you like to explore?

Reading Focus this term

Our reading focus this term is on explaining our answers when we answer questions about a text. We have been reading different books about Captain James Cook.  Next, we will look at the choices authors make when choosing language. 

Please help your child develop these skills by asking questions about tricky language in their school book. 

Below is an example of the types of questions your child will be answering in class as part of our DERIC reading sessions.

Writing Focus this term

During the Autumn Term, children in Year Two will be completing a lot of topic based writing beginning with a journey story based on a pirates voyage . We will then move onto instruction writing. Please help your child by discussing descriptive language in your reading at home and ensuring they understand how to use basic sentence punctuation.

Maths Focus this term

We are currently learning about Addition and Subtraction. We will be focusing on the following:

  • Making number bonds to 100 e.g. if 4+6=10 then 40+60=100
  • Add and subtract tens and ones
  • Add a 2 digit number to a 1 digit number e.g. 46 + 7 = 53
  • Subtract a 1 digit number from a 2 digit number 53 - 7 = 46

The main focus is using related facts. For example if you know 13 + 6 = 19 then we also know 6 + 13 = 19.  For the subtraction facts, it is important to know 6 - 19 is not 13 but know 19 - 13 = 6 and 19 - 6 = 13.  We have realised that 6 - 19 = -13!

This year we will be teaching Maths through a scheme called Power Maths. As we start a new unit, we will update this page with the essential vocabulary, learning objectives and key questions that we will be discussing. Use the drop down boxes below to find out more about each unit.

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Latest Year 2 Events

Christmas Craft17Dec2018

1:00 pm - 3:00 pm @ Year 2 middle area

We have invited parents in who have previously offered to help. We will be making Christmas cards and decorations. Please ask if you'd like to help. Thank you.

Christmas Craft19Dec2018

9:00 am - 12:00 pm @ Year 2 Middle Area

We have invited parents in who have previously offered to help. We will be making Christmas cards and decorations. Please ask if you'd like to help. Thank you.


9:00 am - 12:00 pm @ Year 2 and Large Hall

Please bring your party clothes to change into. We will provide a drink and snack so let us know if you have any issues with this.

2AF Marble Treat20Dec2018

1:00 pm - 3:00 pm @ 2AF

Elf Afternoon - no need to supply anything

Toy Day21Dec2018

Children can bring a toy to play with. It must not be electronic i.e. tablet. It will be their responsibility.

Calendars page(s): Year 2 >>
Last update: 2018-12-14

Book bag
P.E kit (please leave in school)
Water bottle
Homework folder - this only needs to come in on Tuesday and goes home on Wednesday
Children in Year Two are eligible for free school meals and are provided with a healthy snack for break times.

*At the start and end of the day if you wish to speak to us in person. We can always arrange a longer meeting if required.
*Written messages can also be sent in to school with your child as long as they remember to give them to us!
*Email via myteacher2@sherrier.leics.sch.uk

Children in Year Two are responsible for choosing and changing their own books under the supervision of an adult. In order to do this they must put their book bag in the correct box in the classroom. Please ensure that you fill out the reading record so we know they can change their book.

Miss Farnsworth teaches every day
Miss Jackson teaches Monday and Tuesday
On a Wednesday, it will either be Miss Jackson or Miss Coull
Miss Coull teaches on Thursday and Friday

Mrs Tucker, Mrs L Green, Mrs Bobat and Mr Sanders all support in Year 2


P.E. Kit 

Please ensure your child has a full PE kit in school everyday. Year 2 PE days are Monday and Wednesday every week. 

  • Black shorts 
  • White t-shirt
  • Plimsolls

There will be indoor and outdoor PE so please make sure your child has appropriate kit for both. When the weather gets colder, this should include trousers and a long-sleeved top like a sweatshirt.  

For PE lessons, hair must be tied back and earrings removed. Alternatively, you could send your child with micropore tape to cover their earrings.  

Our Homework

These folders contain X-Factor sheets for your child to fill in at home.  You will see that there are new rounds this year.  Last year, Year 1 worked so well through the addition and subtraction, we felt it would be beneficial for children in KS1 to learn all the addition and subtraction facts before the multiplication and division facts. 

. Once your child reaches the end of the new rounds, they will go back to the times tables round they were on last year. Once you have completed the X Factor example please mark it with your children. They will then receive a merit in school when they hand it in. If you have any questions then please ask. We hope that learning new facts and earning more certificates will really help them all.

This week Year 2 have received vocabulary homework in the form of fridge words. We ask that the children discuss the meanings of these words and how they link to our topic. 

Homework this week:

  • Reading at least three times a week (filling in the Kluwell reading booklet)
  • Complete the X-Factor example sheet
  • Fridge Words- to discuss at home. 


Our Christian Value in Year 2!

This year, Year Two will be working  as ambassadors for the Christian Value "Courage". Throughout the year we will be exploring the other values adopted by Sherrier pupils but we will be focusing on what it means to be a courageous in class, on the playground and at home. If your child impresses you with how courageous they've been at home do share this with us by making a note in their Boomerang book so that we can celebrate it in class.
In class we will be talking about the value of courage...
   Courage to own up when you are in the wrong
   Courage to say 'no' when everyone else is pressing you to do something you do not want to do
   Courage to stick at a task even when it is taking time and is beginning to become boring or difficult
   Courage to be first to volunteer or stand up and be counted
   Courage to admit you don't know or understand something
   Courage to stand by your beliefs despite mockery or being in a minority
   Courage to take part in something, to give it a go, although you are fearful and unsure of yourself

Promise me you'll always remember: You're braver than you believe, and stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think. Christopher Robin to Pooh (by A.A. Milne)
Courage is not simply one of the virtues, but the form of every virtue at the testing point.C.S. Lewis