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St. James' CE Primary School

Welcome to Year 2

Following our recent meeting with Year 2 parents regarding this summer's SATs, here is a short video that was played during the meeting and gives some key information:



On our Year 2 page, you can get your homework, find useful links and see your amazing work!

We have four classes this year: 2 Greece, 2 Spain, 2 Austria and 2 Switzerland. Please click on the individual class pages to see what your child has been learning about this week.

This half term our topic is 'The History of London'. Our learning will be based on the following books:

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 We are going to explore The Great Plague and some local history. Why not do a project about a Victorian schoolchild, The Great Fire of London or Queen Victoria?

Victorian Schoolchild:

Queen Victoria:


The Great Plague:

The Great Fire of London:


Each week the children will be expected to complete one page of their CGP maths book. To practise their maths skills further, the children can look on Mathletics for extension activities. 

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Please read at home with your child every day and write a comment in the home contact book. The children will take home a banded book from the school's reading scheme and a pack of word cards to learn. Your child will keep the same book for a week so please use that time to ask a range of comprehension questions. As your child becomes more familiar with the book, encourage your child to read with greater fluency and expression.


Please encourage your child to write at home. If you would like to see the things your child needs to use in his/her writing then see the document below. Please bring your brilliant work in to school so that we can mark it and put it on display.

Each week the children will bring home a list of 10 spellings to learn for the spelling test on Friday. These lists contain spelling patterns that the children need to learn in Year 2. There are 10 optional spellings if the children would like an extra challenge!


This term Greece/Switzerland/Austria have swimming every Monday.  The children should come into school in normal school uniform and change into their PE kits after lunch.