Monksmead School

Respect, Reflect, Believe, Succeed

Welcome to Year Two


Teacher : Mrs Feldman and Mr Marcus
TA: Mrs Pasarica, Mrs Cahill and Ms Herrero


Spring Term in Year 2


Happy New Year!

We hope the children have enjoyed their first few days back at school. It’s been lovely getting to know the children and we look forward to meeting you all properly soon. We have many things to look forward to this term. The class timetable and the Key Stage 1 Curriculum Overview have been uploaded onto the website, so please take a look at that.



Reading will be taught through our daily phonics and English sessions. By the end of the term, the class will be learning to read through ‘Guided Reading’. This is when the children will read a book together in a small group and answer questions to aid their understanding.  In addition, an adult will hear each child in the class read at least once a week. Please continue to read at home each night and record this in their reading record.  It is particularly important for the children to read and re-read their ‘phonics book’ to practise their fluency and expression.



Homework will be given out on a Thursday and will be due back in on a Monday. Most weeks the work will be English or Maths based, but on some occasions, work may be set from other curriculum areas, such as Topic or Science.  Tasks will also be set on Mathletics to consolidate the learning from the week. If there are any problems with logging-in, please speak to a Year 2 teacher.



PE sessions will be on a Monday and Wednesday this term.  Please make sure that your child has their PE kit (named) in school. There may be occasions when the children take part in PE outside so please make sure that your child has trainers, jogging bottoms and a sweatshirt in school for when it is cold outside.


Please also ensure your child has a named water bottle in school.


If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to pop in to school to ask.


Thank you,


Mrs Feldman and Mr Marcus


Year 2 Timetable Spring 2023

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 2023


Click on the images below to enlarge the knowledge organiser for the individual topic area.