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St Edmund's Catholic Primary School and Nursery

St Edmund's Catholic Primary School and Nursery

Parish, Family, School

Year 2

Welcome to Year 2!  Your child has now entered an important stage of their primary school experience: they are now top infants and will be getting ready to make the transition to the juniors!

This final year of KS1 will see your child being encouraged to work more independently. At this age, most children will have improved their ability to coordinate movement and their language/speech will be increasingly complex and grammatically correct, so it’s an exciting year for children, parents and teachers. This guide will help you to understand what your child will be learning and suggest helpful ways in which you can support them at home. 

Please make us aware of any concerns you may have regarding your child’s homework, behaviour or learning.   Do NOT wait until parents evenings if you are worried, we are here to help you and your child.

How to contact your child’s teacher:

  • Write a note in your child’s home/school journal. Please remind your child to show the note to their teacher 
  • Email:

If you are having to self-isolate at home, please click here to visit our dedicated home learning page to access resources to keep you busy. 


The Curriculum - What will my child do in Year 2? 

Please click here to find out more about the Curriculum in Year 2. 

Important information

Children should come to school wearing their PE kit on dedicated PE  days. .


Children will have a RWI book to practice their reading skills, as well as  'reading for pleasure' books that will be changed and updated weekly.

Please ensure your child has their Home/School journal, with their reading books in school every day, so that staff can monitor the frequency of their reading and sign it as appropriate. 

 Click here to view a suggested reading list for children in Year 2. 

Homework will be given out as per the homework timetable in your child's journal but please prioritise daily reading.