Welcome to Year 2

Welcome to a fast, fun filled and challenging year ahead.  

We are looking forward to working closely with all our parents and carers to help the children grow in confidence, competance and become independant and motivated learners.  We all aspire to help the children use all our our school values in the 6R's both at school and home.

There are so many ways you can help and that are greatly appreciated by us:  wheather it's reading and talking about books and stories with your child each night, helping with homework, baking for cake sales, offering your time to hear readers, help on school trips or supporting the Friends of Cranmere in their fund raising events.  A big thank you!

 This page is intended to give you an overview of the routines in Year 2, together with useful information such as timetables and topic webs. We will also post photographs and examples of work throughout the year. We hope that you will find it useful.

Book Bag

Please bring your child's book bag to school everyday. We use book bags to send home letters, homework and reading books. Please ensure your child’s reading book and reading record book are brought to school EVERY day. We would be grateful if you could make a note in your child’s reading record when you have heard them read and please sign when they have finished a book. Books can be changed as soon as they have been read but we do check for a signature before allowing children to change their books.

Homework plays a vital role in helping children consolidate what they have learnt in class and it is really important that all children try to complete their homework each week independently. If your child is having problems with homework or there are any questions that you would like to ask with regard to your child’s homework, please see either Mrs Lascaris or Mrs Graham.


Every day at home (at least 5 signatures a week)


Homework given out on a Friday, to be handed in on Wednesday

.... or before :  )

Times Table practice   

 will begin formally after christmas - please feel free to begin counting in intervals of 2,3,5, and 10 beforehand

Spelling practice

Tested on a Tuesday

Education City

Optional - maths and English games to play


Both classes have PE on Wednesday and Thursday afternoon.  It is crucial all children have their kit in school on these days. Earrings and watches cannot be worn for PE so if your child is not able to remove their earrings independently it would be helpful if they do not wear them on these days. Please ensure your child’s P.E. is clearly labelled with your child’s name.

Year 2 children eat lunch in the dinner hall at 12 noon. A drink is served with the school dinner. All children should bring a bottle of water that will then be accessible in the classroom during the day. Those having packed lunch will need a separate small drink. All children receive a free piece of fruit from the Government ‘fruit free’ scheme.

Packed lunches should be brought in a bag or lunchbox labelled with the child’s name. All uneaten items will be returned in the lunchbox so you know what they have eaten.

The Infant lunchtime runs from 12 noon until 1.15pm.

All children need to bring a labelled coat to school and you may need to supply a warm hat, gloves and scarf on cold days. Morning playtime is from 10.30am for 15 minutes.

At the end of the day
- Parents wait and collect their children outside the playground door. The children will collect their coats and belongings and the teacher will bring the children out to you.
- Please don’t be late for your child. Your child must know who is going to collect them.

If your child is being picked up by another adult, or going home with another child you must inform us in writing (letter or email) or in person.  We will not let your child go if you haven't informed us or the office.

If you have any concerns, please come in and see us at the end of the day, send in a note or write an email.