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  • St James Square,
  • Cheltenham,
  • Gloucestershire,
  • GL50 3QG.
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    01242 513659

Year 2

Welcome to Year 2


Meet the Teachers

Mrs Paddock
Painswick Class Teacher
Mrs Biddle
Painswick Class Teacher
Mrs Cassidy
Cricklade Class Teacher


Meet the Teaching Partners

Mrs Rosco - Teaching Partner


Y2 Preparation & Transition


What are the expectations of Year 2?

Upon entering Year 2 we hope that children will be able to:

  • Change their reading book independently

  • Change independently for PE with the exception of top button and tie

  • Write their first name and surname

  • Stick sheets into their book neatly

  • Recognise numbers 1-20 at least

  • Ask for help and explain why they are stuck

  • Have a positive attitude towards learning

  • Be resilient when things become tricky


Y2 Curriculum


What will Year 2 be learning this year?

Terms 1 & 2 Terms 3 & 4 Terms 5 & 6
  • Apollo 11 -  First man on the moon; Neil Armstrong  
  • Explorers; Edward Wilson & Christopher Colombus
  • Rainforests - Living things and their habitats

Which days will Year 2 have PE?

  • Cricklade – will be having PE on Thursdays & Fridays
  • Painswick – will be having PE on Mondays & Thursdays

This will sometimes change depending on visits, trips and school calendar.


When do Year 2’s reading records need to be handed to the teacher?

Reading records need to be in school every day - some children will read with an adult daily, others will be less frequent.


Y2 Trips


Will my child be going on any trips this year?

These are the trips we have planned so far...

  • Wilson Museum
  • Tubing
  • All Things Wild
  • Waitrose
  • Sports Events at ASA
  • Literature Festival
  • Science Festival.


Other useful information about Year 2

We would love to have some parent helpers; if you can spare even 30 minutes we would be delighted to see you.


Useful Information