North Somercotes CE Primary School

‘Make your light shine so others will see the good that you do’

Year 2

Welcome to our Year 2 page!

The Year 2 Team:

Mrs Webb and Mrs Sandiford

Mrs Macdonald, Mr Wilson and Miss Williamson


P.E. - On a Tuesday we have the Grimsby town coaches come to teach our P.E lessons; on these days we come to school in our P.E kit. Our P.E kit should be:


  • Plain white t-shirt
  • Black/navy shorts.
  • Trainers or Plimsolls can be worn for PE lessons.
  • Black/Navy tracksuit bottoms for colder weather/outdoor PE.
  • Black/Navy tracksuit top for colder weather/outdoor PE.
  • No Football/Sports shirts


Reading – We will listen to each child read in Guided Reading groups once per week. Additional one to one reading may take place during the week.


Each day, children take their independent reading book home as we encourage daily reading. A reading log is kept in Reading Records so that we know reading has been completed.

In line with the national curriculum, we will ask for independent reading books to be read twice before changing them. This is to develop fluency in reading and to support comprehension skills. When children have read the book twice, we will issue the next independent reading book.

To encourage reading at home, each time your child reads their name is entered in a weekly draw where a small prize can be won.  In addition to this, each child who reads 3 or more times a week will receive Golden Time on a Friday afternoon.

Also, if your child reads any of their own books at home please record these as they will count towards extra playtime!



Spellings  Spellings will be sent home on a Friday and they will be checked on the following Friday in a spelling test. Spellings will be practised daily in school.


Homework Homework books are sent home on a Friday to be returned the following Thursday this is to ensure there is enough time to mark homework and give children appropriate feedback and support where necessary. Homework is a mixture of a termly Topic piece and practical Maths.

Dinosaur Discovery!

In Year 2 we have been having a fantastic time exploring our topic "Dinosaur Discovery". We have been on a dinosaur hunt, we have found a shiny dinosaur egg and this week we will be freeing some frozen dinosaur eggs!

As part of our pirate topic, we had an amazing time visiting Skegness Aquarium. We had lots of fun learning about different sea creatures, discovering some interesting pirate facts and recapping our learning of dinosaurs from our topic in Autumn 1.