Willow Class - Year 2

Welcome to Willow Class!
In Willow Class Mrs Rolland is the teacher and Miss Palmer is the teaching assistant. We are really looking forward to working with you and your children!

General information:

PE daysWednesdays and Thursdays.  Please ensure that PE kits are in school every week and that items are labelled.  We have lessons outside as well as in the hall, so jogging bottoms will be really useful as the weather gets chilly.


Reading - Please try and read as much as possible at home with your child and record a brief comment in their Reading Record. We cannot stress enough how important this is!  This is essential as it will boost your child’s reading ability, both decoding and comprehension skills. Children will bring home a reading book which they choose from their coloured box, but please also encourage your child to read other reading material at home to get them used to a wide range of texts.


We remind the children to change their books as they come in and during ERIC time, but please send them in waving their Reading Records if they need an extra little reminder, or if there are comments in their from you that you would like us to see. We do try to acknowledge your comments, and their efforts, as often as we can.


Although we are always reading and talking about books, we aim for the children to participate in a Guided Reading session once at week, as well as individually during their afternoon ERIC (Everybody Reading In Class) sessions. They will also be heard individually as much as possible.  On alternating Fridays, Year 2 share books with another class during the ERIC session.  


If you are available at any time to come in and read with the children, we would welcome you with open arms! 


What are we getting up to?

(Autumn Term 2 Weeks 1-2)



We have started the second half of the term discovering all about how homes have changed over time. Our key text is a book by Carson Ellis called 'Home'. We will be making timelines and using our writing skills to record these changes. In English we will be working on our use of expanded noun phrases to describe different houses and our question writing and research skills to find out more about them.


We are busy completing our unit on addition and subtraction, looking at adding and subtracting one and two digit numbers, before moving on to applying these skills using money. It would be great if you could help your child to recognise the different coins and do a little bit of spending in order to help them with this!


In Science we are looking at how we can change the shape of an object by manipulating it and how some of these changes are reversible and some are not! We will be discovering how materials change over time by carting out some simple experiments and observations.


›They Key Stage 1 SATs officially assess your child’s Maths and English abilities. Although these are formal tests, they are done in a relaxed way; in fact most children are not even aware they’re taking a test! ›
They consist of two reading tests (long and short), two Maths tests (arithmetic, mental reasoning), three English grammar, punctuation and spelling tests (optional) .
In preparation for Year 2 SATs in May you may find this website useful, so that you can see what the expectations are. We will give you more information about this nearer the time! ›