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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: this is the year of the Key Stage 1 (KS1) end-of-year attainment tests known as SATS, which mark the end of their KS1 journey.

For many parents, this can feel like an emotional time, as their child prepares for their first formal testing and reaches the end of their stage as an infant. While you do need to be mindful of the end goal for this year, it is also important to see it for the wonderful year that it is.

The 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. At the beginning of the year, we prepared a transition document to help you to find out more about Year 2 - please click here to view this.  

Year 2 has two classes - 2P (Mrs Preston) and 2M (Miss May).  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

Year 2 have PE on a Tuesday and Wednesday (Autumn term).
Children should come to school wearing their PE kit on those days. .

Children on the 3 day programme will have their RWI reading book changed twice a week. Those on the 5 day programme will get a new reading book on a Monday, which will need to be returned on a Friday. 

 'Reading for pleasure' books are to be returned and changed on a Friday for all children.

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. 

Each week homework will be given out on a Thursday and returned the following Tuesday.


  •  ​Reading each evening for 10 mins.  
  • ​English - Each child will be given two special CGP books of their own (Comprehension and Spelling, Punctuation and Grammar) and told which page(s) to complete. 
  • ​Maths - Each child will be given a special CGP book of their own and told which page(s) to complete. 
  • Handwriting - children are to practise their handwriting and use the words as spellings to learn.