The Catholic School of St Gregory The Great Believe and Achieve

Year 2

Welcome to Year 2 - 2023-24

Y2 Preparation & Transition

Visit or Transition Year 2 2023-24 document

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

  • Ask for help and explain why they are stuck 
  • Ask to go to the toilet appropriately and in good time 
  • Look after belongings and put them in the right place 
  • Choose the resources they need for a game or activity 
  • Choose a new reading book 
  • Change clothes for PE and zip up coat with limited support 
  • Work sometimes without an adult - independently 
  • Have a ‘can do’ attitude to try new things 
  • Bounce back when things do not go their way

During Year 2 we hope that the children will be able to…

  • Be curious - formulate own questions to classmates and teachers
  • Understand the importance of taking turns and sharing 
  • Find solutions when conflicts arise 
  • Change reading book independently 
  • Change independently for PE, with the exception of top button and tie 
  • Write first name and surname correctly 
  • Stick sheets into their book neatly 
  • Begin to use DUMTUMS - write own date and WALT in cursive script 
  • Take responsibility for own belongings


Y2 Curriculum

What will Year 2 be learning this year?

Terms 1 & 2Terms 3 & 4Terms 5 & 6

Apollo 11 

What a Wonderful World

Deadly 60!



  • PE Kits; please make sure your child has the correct coloured t-shirt representing their house team.
  • PE kits will need to be in school at all times.
  • PE kits will be sent home at the end of each term for washing, please ensure it is sent back into school on the first day of the new term.


Y2 Trips

Will my child be going on any trips this year?
There are lots of exciting trips and activities to look forward to and enjoy in Year 2.  Below are some of the trips we would like to go on next year…

  • Space dome visit,
  • Literature Festival
  • Growth Mindset Tubing Trip
  • Science Festival,
  • All Things Wild



  • Do you require helpers for Y2 trips and in the classroom?
    We would love to have some parent helpers; if you can spare even 30 minutes we would be delighted to see you.

  • What homework will Y2 receive?
    Spellings will be sent home on a Monday to be returned and tested in school on a Friday.  Mathletics will be set on a Friday and due in the following Friday.  Reading is to be completed daily and signed/recorded in your child’s reading record.  

  • What formal tests will Y2 sit? 
    KS1 SATs and Phonics Screening Check will take place in June 2022.