Monksmead School

Respect, Reflect, Believe, Succeed

Welcome to Year Two


Teacher : Mrs Strugnell and Mr Murrin
TA: Mrs Pasarica, Mr Marcos


Summer Term in Year 2


Welcome back!


We hope you enjoyed the Easter break.  The clocks have “sprung” forward and hopefully we have some sunny weather to look forward to. 


Please have a read of the information below; this should give you a brief overview of the topics that we cover. The new class timetable is also on the website. I am very excited for a great summer term filled with a lot of learning and fun!



Homework will continue to be given out on a Thursday and collected in on Monday. It will be related to work covered in class and it’s meant as a chance for the children to consolidate their learning.  This work is in addition to regular reading at home. Please try to read with your child every day to improve their accuracy and fluency. Maths may also be set online using the ‘Mathletics’ website.  All the children should have a log-in for this, but please let me know if your child’s gets misplaced.



PE is now on a Tuesday at school and on a Thursday we have swimming lessons. For the lessons at school, please make sure that your child has their PE kit (named) in school as well as trainers or plimsolls.  There may be occasions when the children take part in PE outside so you may wish to send in a tracksuit. For our swimming lessons please ensure your child brings their kit with them each week.



Our science topic is Growing Plants.  The children will be planting a variety of plants and investigating what they need to successfully grow.

 In computing, the children will be looking at Presenting Ideas. After half term, they will be learning how to make music.



In History, the children will be revisiting the Great Fire of London. 



Please make sure that your child has a named water bottle in school so that they can keep hydrated during the day.  For hygiene reasons, we do not provide cups for the children, and water fountains across school are out of use so it is very important that they have their own water bottle. 


If you have any questions please do not hesitate to pop in to school to see me,


Thank you,


Mrs Strugnell, Mr Murrin, Mrs P and Mr Marcos.


Year 2 Timetable Summer 2024

Phonics and Reading

In Year 2, the children continue to build on the skills they have learnt whilst using the Essential Letters and Sounds (ELS) phonics programme in Reception and Year 1.

Children will read individually each week and will be given a phonetically decodable book to read and practise.   One the children have completed the ELS scheme, they move on to using the Collins Big Cats reading scheme.

To support their love of reading, children will also be encouraged to choose a 'sharing book' - this is a book that may or may not be fully decodable but can be enjoyed with parents and family members as a book to read together.


Science Knowledge Organisers  - Spring 2024

 Knowledge organiser for the individual topic area.