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Year 2

Class Name: Malorie Blackman

Welcome to Year 2!

Teaching Team

  • Miss Wall
  • Miss Malkin
  • Miss Craddock


To promote a love of reading and to inspire our children, Year 2’s class author is: Malorie Blackman.

At Five Spires we recognise that reading is the key to unlocking so much for our children. We encourage all of our children to read a variety of texts and authors.

Suggested texts for Year 2:

  • The Twits
  • The Tunnel
  • The Wall and the Wild
  • I Want More Ketchup Please!
  • Rainbow Magic Fairy Books
  • My Best Friend on the Titanic
  • Amazing Grace
  • Gorilla
  • Fantastic Mr Fox
  • Tar Beach


PE is on a Wednesday and Thursday. Please ensure that your child has the appropriate clothing and that earrings are removed for these sessions. In Winter months, please ensure that your child is sent in with appropriate clothing, such as tracksuit bottoms and a hoodie to allow them to keep warm in outdoor lessons.

Our Learning

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Yearly Overview – Long Term Plan


At Five Spires Academy we believe homework plays an important role in consolidation, revision and practise of skills learnt in school. It helps keep parents informed about their child’s learning and progress. Through homework, children learn independence as well as organisation skills.

Daily reading

Please encourage your child to read daily in order to foster a love of reading. Any books, magazines, newspapers they read should be noted in the Reading Records. In Year 2, children receive a house point and a raffle ticket for every entry in their reading diary. At the end of every week, one winner is drawn from the raffle tickets and this person selects a prize from the prize box.

Multiplication tables

 As directed by their class teacher children are expected to know their year group multiplication tables and respective facts, in Year 2, this is 2, 5 and 10 times tables with a developing knowledge of 3s at the end of the year to prepare them for Year 3. Children need to practice at home so they build their fluency and confidence.


In KS1, your child will be taught and tested on a focussed spelling skill each week in school. A list of weekly spellings will be sent home and your child can practise these at home if they wish but this is not compulsory. Every child will take part in a spelling quiz every other Friday.

Alternate weekly Maths or English Homework

To consolidate your child's class learning, a piece of Maths or English homework will be set each week by their class teacher. This is linked to the learning that has taken place in school that week in order to consolidate and enhance their knowledge and understanding of the topics.

Additional learning challenges

Each term, your child will receive optional learning challenges linked to their Mini-Mission. If your child wishes to complete these additional pieces of homework, this will enhance their learning further.

Class News

To keep up to date with our news, please click the link to our Padlet newsletter

Year 2 Padlet Newsletter

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