Year 2 2019 - 2020

Welcome to Year 2

In Year 2 children continue to develop skills, knowledge and experiences from Year 1 and work towards their end of Key Stage 1 tests.  The children will have a more formal learning environment compared to Year 1 through daily Maths, Guided Reading and English lessons but they will continue to learn through exciting topics so that they remain motivated, enthused and eager learners.  The children are expected to become more independent readers and writers as the year advances so that they are ready to start the next phase of their learning in Key Stage 2.

In Year 2 we continue to welcome and encourage parent partnership working and hold a number of parent workshops which enables parents to take part in their child's learning.


Importance of Year 2

Year 2 is a vital year for your child’s education! It is the final year of Key Stage 1 and the children’s attainment will be measured against National Standards for Age Related Expectations (ARE). They will be assessed in Writing, Reading and Mathematics. Additionally, there is a new Spelling, Punctuation and Grammar paper (SPAG).

At school, we are able to provide targeted support for the children. However, your support is equally as important to your child’s education. They should be in school on time EVERY DAY. They need to read daily at home. They also need to complete homework and tasks on time and to the best of their ability.


Home Reading

It is vital that book bags are brought to and from school every day.  We ask that you read with your child for ten to fifteen minutes each evening.


Visits and Trips

Conisbrough Castle – We will be learning about how people used to live in medieval times and why castles were built.

Parent Workshop – Come and work with your child to create a Moon buggy for the dark side of the moon!

Parent Workshop – Come and create a dragons headdress to celebrate Chinese New Year.

We will be having a family celebration for parents to attend.

Cliffe House – We will be learning about habitats.

Blackpool Sea Life Centre! – We will be exploring rock pools and creatures of the deep!



Homework is set on a Friday. It should be returned by Monday morning.

Your child will receive an English task, a spelling task and a maths task. On occasion, homework may be set online.

Homework gives your child the opportunity to consolidate their classroom learning.



The children will receive 2 lessons of P.E. a week. One will be OUTDOOR and one will be INDOOR. Please ensure a P.E. kit is in school at all times. PE Kit inclues:

  • Black shorts, jogging bottoms or leggings
  • White T-Shirt
  • Black Pumps
  • A Warm jumper

Water Bottles

Your child is provided with a FREE water bottle. It is their responsibility to take it home and we expect parents to clean the bottle and provide fresh water every day.



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Contact the School

Mount Pleasant Primary School

Mount Street

Office Opening Times
Start: 08:00
Finish: 16:00

Breakfast Club 08:00 - 08:45

If, as a parent of a pupil attending this school, you require a paper copy of the information on this website, we shall provide this free of charge.

Headteacher: Mrs N Nazir

Safeguarding Officer: Mrs S House

Business Manager: Mr M Imran

School SENCo: Miss S Peat

Chair of Governors: Dr A Williams

Office Contact: Mrs L Haley

Tel: 01484 223198