Year 2

Welcome to Year 2

The class teachers are Mrs Scaldwell (Monday- Wednesday) and Mrs Dodwell (Thursday and Friday). Mrs Shepherd is the teaching assistant in this class.   

Year 2 A-Z of Useful Information


Please let a member of staff know if your child has an allergy, medical condition or specific diet.

Be Ready

Check out our Be Ready guidance which outlines the skills and responsibilities expected from our pupils as they enter each new class group.


Children are seated in mixed ability groups for afternoon lessons. 

Read Write Inc. – grouped by current reading ability. 

These groups regularly change. 

Maths – grouped by knowledge and understanding 

Growth Mindset

At Garsington all pupils, staff and parents are encouraged to have a growth mindset. Check out ideas and guidance on how you can achieve this via the Growth Mindset number. However, these groups do change.


Please encourage your child to form their letters correctly, using the cursive style. 

‘Lead-ons’ should always start on the line and a ‘lead-off / flick’ should be used. 

Most children will be joining their handwriting by Easter.


Homework will be given on Tuesday to be returned by the following Monday. Some maths homework will be set and completed online. We will give you a Maths Whizz login and password when we first set this homework.

Items required everyday

Indoor and outdoor shoes 

Water bottle 

Reading record bag (reading books, reading record, times table chart). 

Please name everything.

Key Stage 1

Key Stage 1 consists of Year 1 and Year 2. 

At the end of each Key Stage, children are formally assessed in reading, writing (inc. spelling and grammar), maths and science. 

Assessments are based on the teacher’s knowledge of the children and supported by KS1 tests.

KS1 Assessments-2018-Information-for-Parents

Red Words List is the list of words that all children need to be able to read and spell by the end of year 2. 

Learning Detectives

Two pupils from each year group in Key Stage 2 are chosen as Learning Detectives for the term, coming together weekly as a group with the Headteacher to discuss and help with class and schoolwide learning challenges. 

Lunch Menu

Year 2 pupils get free hot dinners at school everyday. Check out the current menu


Takes place on Mondays and Thursdays. PE Kit consists of dark coloured shorts, white T-shirt / polo-shirt, plimsolls and trainers. Please ensure your child's PE kit is on their peg. 

Pierced ears – ideally children will come to school without earrings on PE days but if this is not possible as they are recently pierced, please provide micropore tape to put over the studs.


Children will continue to bring home a colour banded reading book, which should be read as often as possible. Parents should complete the Reading Record book. They can change these when they need to. 

A RWI book will also be sent home. Children should read this every evening (where possible) to support their English work in class. 

Staff aim to hear every child read at least once a week, either individually, within their RWI group or in a guided reading group.


See our timetable below.

Topic Webs

For further details of all the curriculum subjects we will be studying this term please see our topic webs above. If you have any resources that may be useful to us for this term please bring them in.

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