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St Mary Magdalene Catholic Primary School

Growing Together in Faith and Love.

Year 2 Information

Teacher - Mr Houghton

Teaching Assistant - Mrs Kiely


Teacher - Mr Williams

Teaching Assistants - Mrs Jackson, Mrs Janiec and Mrs Adjei

Welcome to Year  2



Homework will be set on a Friday and completed homework is due back the following Wednesday. Children will be given  a piece of literacy and a piece of maths to complete. Once every half term they will have a learning log topic to complete. This takes the place of that week’s normal homework. 



Spellings will be sent home weekly for your child to learn and the spelling test will take place the following Friday. These words will be linked to our weekly spelling rule or key words that the children should be using in their writing. 


Home Reading Books

Your child should be reading every day. This will develop both their reading and writing skills. Each child is expected to take reading books home and they must be kept in good condition. Pupils have a Reading Record. Parents and carers are expected to sign this and make a comment.


Please ensure that you support your child with their homework by:

  • Hearing them read daily and signing their reading record
  • Testing them on their spelling words 
  • Testing them on their times tables
  • Testing your child on their knowledge of Phonics
  • Using the local library or the internet to support your child with their learning



Book Bags

These bags should be brought to school each day. They keep homework and reading books safe and tidy under the current guidelines these are the only items that should be in your child’s bag along with their library book.



Every Friday your child will have an opportunity to choose a book from the school library. Please ensure this book is looked after and returned to the school library when finished. Lost books will be charged for.



We will have P.E. on a Thursday with our sports coaches. Children need to bring their full school P.E. kit, which includes navy blue shorts, white t-shirt, plimsolls/trainers and black or navy sweatshirt and jogging bottoms. ALL kits need to be fully labelled, in a bag, with your child’s name and year group.

For the first half term our class will be having Dance Lessons on a Wednesday.  



Please make sure your child attends school regularly and on time every day. School starts at 8.50am every morning. At the end of the school day please collect your child at 3.00pm. Please make every effort to collect your child on time. Any child not collected by 3.10pm will be taken to the after school club and you will be charged.


If you have any concerns about your child, that you would like to discuss, please feel free to set a date and time to discuss this with us.


Mr Houghton & Mr Williams