Hello, my name is Miss. Casey and I am the Year Two teacher at St Joseph's.

Working alongside myself, and the children in Year Two is Miss. Fisher.

If you ever have any questions, please feel free to contact us.

 Miss. Casey and Miss. Fisher


Dear Parents,

Our Current Topic

This term, our topic is called “It’s All About Me!” We will be learning all about ourselves, by identifying, naming and labelling the basic parts of the human body. We will also be learning about our local area, where we live; including the physical and human features of our local area. Please take a look at the Curriculum Map below for more details!

Year 2 Homework Grid

Please also see, the optional homework grid below. This is no longer compulsory but I know some of the children really like the creative homework tasks and so, if they wish to still complete these activities, then this is fantastic!!!!!

(One task, every two weeks)


Year 2 Reading

Reading books are changed on a Monday and Thursday and so please ensure completed reading books are sent into school on these days. It is also vital that you continue to read with your child as much as possible – ideally every day but at least 4-5 times per week. Your child is heard read every week, by myself and Miss Fisher, and your support at home, will help further develop your child’s fluency and understanding. Remember – your child will sit a reading test in May!

How can I help my child at home?

Please continue to read with your child, each night, and encourage them to:

  • Sound out words
  • Re-read to check their spoken words make sense
  • Use pictures for clues
  • Ask questions about the book

Year 2 Spellings

Spellings will continue to be sent home every Monday, which will be tested the following Monday


Year 2 Online Homework/Games

Inside the front of your child’s journal, I have stuck in their online logins for two websites – Education City and Pearson’s Learning. These two websites, which can be accessed on a computer or tablet i.e. IPAD, have educational games, which I have allocated to them and please see the links below:

The Pearson’s Learning website has over 185 Maths games, which range across the Key Stage 1 curriculum, whereas Education City has interactive tools for English, Phonics and Maths.

Please encourage your child to complete these games whenever possible, ideally 1 or 2 a day. These fun and interactive resources will allow the children to independently develop their basic skills in all areas. If you have any issues with logging in to these websites, please let me know.


Year 2 Times Tables

It is a national expectation, that by the end of Year 2, children know, and can recite their 2, 3, 5 and 10 times tables.

Most children in Year 2 can count forwards, and backwards in 2’s, 5’s and 10’s but now need to understand the relationship of counting in these patterns, to addition, to multiplication:

For example:

5, 10, 15, 20, 25, 30



When your child is secure with this, you may want to start discussing the ‘switcher’ for this fact, for example, if I know 2x5=10, then I know 5x2=10. This is the same with addition, if I know 7+3=10, then I know 3+7=10, so I also know 10-7=3 and 10-3=7. These ‘switchers’ will then move onto division, which we will look at later on this year.


Year 2 Non-Negotiables

Please see below for a list of the Year 2 non-negotiable objectives for English and Maths. This will not only give you an insight into what we will cover in these subjects, across the year, but they will also help to give you some guidance as to what your child can be practising at home, should you wish.

Below are a few reminders/general weekly expectations:

  • KS1 Notice Board – Please remember to look at the notice board, as this is updated weekly with information.

  • School Web
    Please visit our web site regularly to keep yourself informed of what’s happening in school.

  • P.E. – This will be indoors on a Wednesday and Thursday.  Please ensure your child has their PE kit in school and that all items are clearly labelled.