Year 2 2021 - 2022

Mrs Smith

I completed my teacher training here at Westminster in 2019. Since then, I have been lucky enough to have taught in most classes whilst working on supply. I am pleased to now take the opportunity to welcome Year 2 into my class. I have heard lots of lovely things about everybody in this class, so I am really looking forward to teaching them. Outside of school, I love to spend time with my family. I also do a lot of running and compete for my county. I look forward to talking to you on the playground and meeting you for progress meetings. If you need anything always feel free to ask for an appointment.

Welcome to Year 2

Welcome back Year 2, I hope you have had a lovely summer. I am throughly looking forwards to teaching you this year.

On a Thursday we will be joined by Mrs Birt in the mornings for Art and Music and by Mrs Phillips in the afternoon for RE (Religious Education) and UMMPW (Understanding Me and My Place in the World)

Google Classroom Link



  • Our school day is 8:45 - 3:15 The children will enter and be dismissed through the blue doors outside the Year 2 classroom. 
  • Water bottles must be bought in each day and taken home each night to be washed.
  • Please make sure that everything belonging to your child is clearly labelled


We follow the Pathways to Write scheme of work developed by the Literacy Company. Pathways to Write is a proven methodology built around units of work which develop vocabulary, reading and mastery skills through the mastery approach. The units provide clear, detailed lesson plans and resources linked to high quality texts to ensure engaging and quality English lessons.

  The text the children will be using during the first Autumn term is Troll Swap by Leigh Hodgkinson. 






Shared Reading

We follow the Pathways to Read scheme of work developed by the Literacy Company.  This is a programme desgined to equip children with key skills to movw them through the reading process towards being competent and fluent readers.Lessons are linked to high quality and engaging texts. We use this scheme alongside the Pathways to Write programme which provides a whole school curriculum approach with the opportunity for topics to link through the year.

Our first Autumn term shared reading text is The Troll by Julia Donaldson. 



It is extremley important to listen to your child read regularly at home and discuss the books they are reading to improve their fluency and comprehension. Each time they read, please make a note of this in their yellow reading record books. Click on the click below for some of my recommendatiosn for Year 2.

50 recommended books for Year 2


I will be teaching Phonics each day in order to help the children progress with their reading skills. We use the Read Write Inc scheme to teach Phonics. This half term we are currently learning the sound 'ar.' I have added some helpful guides in the files section at the bottom of this page.

Set 1 sounds


Read Write Inc sounds

Set 2 sounds

Set 2 Sounds

Read Write Inc - How to say the sounds
Read Write Inc - Parent Guide


We use the Power Maths scheme of work. This is a UK approach designed to spark curiosity, excitement and nurture confidence in Maths. At the start of each Maths lesson the children will work on the curriculum year group they are in. They will then work in smaller groups where there will be more of a targeted approach based on the groups needs and ability.

In the Autumn half term all children will be working on place value.



In Science this term the children will be learning about Animals Including Humans.

Animals including Humans

History and Geography

This term we will have a Geography focus. We will be looking at the UK and the four countries - England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland. We will be looking at different types of maps including globes, atlasses and aerial views. 

Our enquiry question for this term is What makes Great Britain great?


Our weekly art lessons this term will focus on the artist  Jackson Pollock.


Year 2 will follow the Charanga scheme for their Music lessons.


Our PE lessons will be every Monday. Our current focus in PE is Dance.

Forest School

Forest school will take place on a Friday afternoon - please ensure that your children have suitable clothing to wear on this day.

  • Long trousers and long sleeved tops (regardless of weather)
  • Waterproof coat
  • Waterproof shoes or boots
  • Hat (in hot weather)

Please watch this video, which highlights the importance of weekly Forest School sessions.

The importance of Forest School


Homework will now be on the Year 2 google classroom page. Children are encouraged to submit their completed work on the classroom page.


Useful websites


Oak National Academy Year 2

Year 2 Daily English Activities

Year 2 Daily Maths Activities

Maths Place Value Week 1

Maths Place Value Week 2

Maths Place Value Week 3

Maths Place Value Week 4

Maths Addition and Subtraction Week 1

Maths Addition and Subtraction Week 2

Number, Addition and Subtraction Video Lessons

Science Animals including Humans





Files to Download

Year 2: Gallery items

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Contact the School

Westminster Primary School

John Street,
Ellesmere Port,
CH65 2ED

Tel: 0151 832 3672

SEN Contact: Sarah Davenport