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Barley Hill Primary School

Barley Hill Primary School
  1. Year Groups
  2. Year 2

Welcome to Year Two 2022-2023

Class                       Teacher      

Hedgehogs              Miss Fraser (Team Leader)

Mice                         Mrs Metcalf (Mon- Weds) and Mrs Evlat (Thurs - Fri)

Hamsters                 Miss Hussain

Mrs Gunn will cover Hedgehogs and Hamsters on a Friday morning/afternoon.  Mr Gilmore is joining Hedgehogs as a student teacher.  Our wonderful TAs are Mrs Stevenson, Mrs Attridge and Miss Sweetman.

Is your child joining Year Two? Look at the powerpoint here for any information you will need!

Welcome to Year Two 2022-23.pptx


Be Kind, Be Brilliant

Term One 2022 - Wriggle and Crawl

Week one will all be about introducing the children to their classrooms and settling in - making new friends and getting to know the Year Two team.  We will focus our learning on our emotions using the book The Colour Monster.  In Maths, we will revise Year One learning and assess where each child is with their writing and reading.  

Once settled, our book for the term will be Superworm and The Big Book of Bugs. We will set up lots of different science experiments and investigations surrounding bugs in our school environment. The children will have the opportunity to learn about using simple maps and using the vocabulary of North, South, East and West for giving directions.

Forest School will start mid-way through the term and a letter will come out nearer the time.  Information for what your child will need is in the Welcome To Year 2 powerpoint near the top of this page.

In Maths this term we will focus on place value. See more information on our crib sheet below.

How to help at home

Below are links to crib sheets which we have created to help with how we teach maths, reading and writing at school and ways you can help at home. If you need any further information, please speak to your class teacher.

How to teach Maths in Year 2 term 1.docx

How to teach Writing in Year 2.docx

How to teach Reading in Year 2 ii.docx

Sounds Write intial code mat.docx

Please see quality books to read at home: https://images.scholastic.co.uk/assets/a/e9/cb/pie-corbett-yr2-1393273.pdf

Recommended reads for Year Two children - Recommended Books to Read for year two.docx

Please take a look at the Sounds Write section on our website, which includes links to a series of videos about how to help with reading at home.


Reading is the most important activity you can do at home with your child. Please try to read for 10 minutes each day, but at least three times a week. This will help your child to learn new vocabulary, read fluently and hopefully develop a love for books.

PurpleMash and Mathletics homework will also be set, and we will start this once the children are settled into Year Two.

 Our school day

Day starts at 8.45-8.55am with early morning learning

8.55am Register

9am Phonics

9.30 English

10.20 Snack

10.30 Break

10.45 Maths

11.45 Lunch

12.45 Story

1pm Topic/Science

2pm Topic/Science/handwriting/reading

3pm Singing/games/story

3.15pm Home time

Topic may include History, Geography, Art, D and T, Music, RE

On a Wednesday the children will take part in a Jigsaw PHSE lesson linked to Zones of Regulation.

On a Monday the children will have indoor PE and on a Wednesday outdoor PE.

On a Monday the children will visit the school library.

Once a fortnight, the children will spend one afternoon a week at Forest School.