Welcome to Year 2!

Our class team is Miss Briston
Our teaching assistant is Mrs Seymour


The children read every day as part of individual or guided reading activities. This year we are teaching reading through guided reading on a bi-weekly basis. The first week we will take a whole class guided reading approach using a VIPERS approach. The second week we will have a guided reading carousel based around a text to boost independence whilst the class teacher uses this week to read with all children. VIPERS stands for vocabulary, inference, prediction, explanation, retrieval and sequencing. Children should be able to read 90% of the book confidently and fluently before moving book bands. Reading at home is so important in helping the children to make progress and apply the skills they have learnt at school – please update Seesaw with your child’s reading progress. Books will be given out on a Friday and should be returned the following Friday.


This year our PE days are Monday and Wednesday. Children are to come to school dressed in their school PE kit, making sure it is suitable for outdoor PE as well as indoor.


Children choose their dinners every morning from the menu or they can bring in a packed lunch. School dinners are free for Year 2.


Spelling rules/patterns are taught to children weekly. They will bring spellings using that rule, home to learn, along with 2 common exception word spellings (tricky words). The children will be tested on those spellings the following Friday.


We regularly use the Marvellous Me! App to keep you informed about some of the wonderful things the children have achieved during each week. Make sure you have a log in (available from the office) so that you can receive your child’s Marvellous Me! Certificates and photos.


This app will sometimes be used for communication and home learning. It will also be used for remote learning if needed. Your child should have brought a log in and password home to use Seesaw. Please ask if you do not have this.

If you wish to contact Miss Briston directly please use the class email:


Please click here to view the Year 2 Curriculum Coverage