Year 2

    Welcome to Year 2!


    Literacy and maths homework will be given out every Friday and will be collected on the following Thursday. Spellings will also be given out on Fridays and tested the following Thursday. Please practice these spellings every night.


    Reading is extremely important and we expect the children to read at home as often as possible (at least 4 times a week). Please ensure you sign the reading logs each time you read with your child. We will check their reading logs each week to see how many times they have read at home. Please note – it is not just about the children’s fluency in reading, but also their understanding of the text. Enclosed in this pack you will find a list of questions you can use when reading with the children. To meet national expectations, children should be reading at ORT Level 10 by the end of Year 2.  


    PE will be twice a week, please read the parents’ noticeboard on each classroom to check days for your child.  Please ensure the children have the correct PE kit – black shorts, white t-shirt and black plimsolls. The child’s name should be on each item of clothing. Where possible, earrings should be removed on PE days. We are required, for health and safety, to cover any earrings with tape. This can be uncomfortable for the children especially when they have to remove it.

    Wet Mornings

    If it is raining, the procedure for your child’s class is as follows: Children can enter through the back of the classroom from 8.40am.  

    Mrs. Rickerby

    KS1 Team Leader 


    Here's the plan for this academic year showing the main subjects and topics that we will be exploring. To download a copy , please click below.

    School News

    To find out the latest news about the school, it's important that you regularly take a look at our school newsletters.


    At the end of the day, the most overwhelming key to the child's success is ​the positive involvement of parents.

    At Cherry Lane we understand that learning is a partnership between home and school.  During the year we are likely to run a number of parent workshops to assist you in helping your child at home.  Look out for these opportunities.

    I have enjoyed the parent workshops as they have made me feel more confident with helping my child at home.

    Purple Mash is an exciting and safe online environment where children can get involved in all sorts of creative projects to support their learning in Literacy, Maths, Science, Computing, History, Geography, RE, Art, Music, and Design and Technology.

    Your child has a Username and Password to access their Purple Mash account from home.

    This personal login is unique to them and will enable them to access the different activities Purple Mash has to offer and to complete any homework that has been set by the class teacher.  Please click on the image below to access the materials.

    Writing Skills

    Click on this handy little guide to help you help your child develop their early writing skills. Do talk to us about any thoughts you may have or advice you may need.

    How can I help my child develop their early writing skills

    Maths support 

    The maths work your child is doing at school may look very different to the kind of sums you remember. Click on this useful little guide may help you with the differences and help you support your child's learning.

    Maths resources

    I have learnt new strategies to help me support my child with their maths.


    Here are some helpful tips to make reading fun at home. Click below to download a copy. 

    Reading Resources

    The reading workshop was useful as it enlightened me with ideas that could make reading more fun with my children

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