Year 2 Class

Welcome to Year 2

Year 2 is made up of two classes: Beech and Chestnut.


Mrs Staveley (Monday–Wednesday) and Miss Simmons (Wednesday–Friday) teach Beech class.

Mrs Walker teaches Chestnut class.


We also have our fantastic teaching assistants in the year two team: Miss Morrell, Miss Chamberlain, Mrs Jay-Hanmer and Miss Bassett support both classes, and Mrs Rees supports within Chestnut class.


Mrs Staveley:

Miss Simmons:

Mrs Walker:


PE is taught in Chestnut class on a Friday and in Beech class on a Wednesday.

Please ensure your child has their named PE kit in school all week.

Forest School and Outdoor Classroom

In year 2, all children take part in learning activities outside the classroom throughout each half term with Miss Fail. You will be notified of when this will be: please ensure children have appropriate clothing for the time of year and named wellington boots.


Every half term, your child will receive a homework matrix. These activities are mostly linked to subjects covered in class. We ask that one task is completed per week and that you initial and date each activity completed. Evidence of homework can be glued into children’s books, photographs tweeted or emailed to us, or items brought into school! We will collect homework books in on a Wednesday morning.


We are a reading school and actively encourage reading throughout the week. As well as the reading pupils enjoy at school, we would also like children to read to an adult at home at least three times per week. Children will need to have read their phased reading books three times before they are changed. Reading records will be checked on a Friday, but children can ask for their books to be changed throughout the week.


A list of the KS1 common exception words can be found in the back of homework books and in the spelling box below. Children are expected to spell all of these accurately by the end of the summer term in year 2; we teach these in class and also encourage children to practise them at home. Other spelling patterns are taught within explicit spelling lessons and phonics sessions.


For all the latest information and photographs, please follow us on Twitter: @chestnut_yr2  @beech_yr2

Class Documents

Document Name Date
Grow the code grapheme mat.pdfOctober 22 2023, 17:41:47
Lowercase letter formation guide.pdfApril 14 2023, 11:57:26
TTRockstars parents' guide.pdfNovember 16 2022, 16:25:43
Uppercase letter formation guide.pdfOctober 27 2023, 10:51:53
Y2 learning journey overview(1).pdfApril 08 2024, 14:05:37

Homework Box

Document Name Date
Autumn 1 homework matrix.pdfAugust 03 2023, 12:42:58
Autumn 2 homework matrix.pdfOctober 22 2023, 17:39:52
Handwriting booklet.pdfMarch 30 2023, 22:04:41
Spring 1 homework matrix.pdfJanuary 08 2024, 15:21:56
Spring 2 homework matrix.pdfFebruary 16 2024, 15:24:48
Summer 1 homework matrix.pdfApril 08 2024, 12:15:39

Spellings Box

Document Name Date
KS1 common exception words.pdfNovember 09 2022, 09:32:10
Year 2 common exception words.pdfNovember 02 2022, 12:00:16
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