Welcome to the Year 2 class page!



Thursday 21st October 2021


Dear Parents/Carers,

Thank you for all the support this half term! It has been very busy and I have been impressed by the class and how they are settling into Year 2. After half term our PE will change to Tuesdays and Thursdays, every week.

Here is a link to the gingerbread biscuits that we made in class, many of the class were keen to try and bake these at home:


Feel free to send any pictures of the baking process or finished biscuits to: year2@st-annes-pri.manchester.sch.uk

I thought the following links might be helpful:

10ticks.com has been updated to help practise mathematical fluency at home.

We use https://www.phonicsplay.co.uk/ to practise our phonics in class, there are free to use resources there to practise some phonics at home! If you click on these links and select a game to play and a sound – any would a good starting point to practise:




The BBC website has some great resources :


There are plenty of phonics games to play at home here:


Here are some extra maths games which cover what has been taught in class so far this term:





Here are some free online books that you can select from:



And Manchester Library’s free Borrow Box: https://manchester.borrowbox.com/


Have a lovely week and take care,

Mr Hoskin

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Tuesday 21st September 2021

Dear Parent/Carer, 


First of all I would like to welcome your child to Year 2 and wish them all the best for this year. It has been a pleasure to meet them all!


Here is an outline of what Year 2 will be covering this half term:

Mathematics – Year 2 will develop the children’s understanding of place value, then work on adding and subtracting single digits and two digit numbers. We will be learning to apply our understanding of place value, addition and subtraction through real life problem solving.

Literacy – We will be writing and reading narrative stories based on Traditional Tales. We will be learning to use and apply exciting vocabulary in our stories that will bring our writing to life.

RE – Our lessons will explore the theme of Beginnings. We will learn about the Creation Story and think about other beginnings we experience in our lives.

Topic – In our ‘My Manchester’ unit we will be learning about the city we live in. We will learn to use maps and apply these skills to help us develop our understanding of Manchester’s location. We will also study the history of Manchester with a focus on the area of Ancoats. 

Science – Our learning in science will focus on materials, their properties and how we use them.


The homework will be set each week on a Friday to be completed by the following Thursday, starting Friday 17th September (next week). There will be a weekly spelling test and a weekly arithmetic test

Maths – Homework for this term will be found on 10ticks website.

Spellings – paper copies will be sent home each Friday, with a test the following Friday.

Comprehension – a level appropriate comprehension task will be sent home each Friday

If access to any of these materials is difficult please let me know. 


Reading Books

We will send home weekly reading books, with new books going each Friday, books should be returned by Thursday. The expectation is that children in Year 2 should read at home every day, a record of this can be kept in the children’s reading record. If books are returned early I will try to change them so children can have constant access to book at their reading level.

Please, whenever possible, read to your children. They will absolutely love this.


Challenge: If your child is able to show me they can tie their own shoelaces, I will reward them with a spotted ticket!

P.E. kits

Children will need to arrive at school in their P.E. kits for their lessons. They MUST have the correct P.E. kit for outdoor games – a plain white t-shirt, black or blue shorts (or plain tracksuit bottoms and top when it gets colder). P.E. is on Mondays and Thursdays every week.


Thank you for all your support so far

Mr Hoskin



10ticks.com has been updated to help practise mathematical fluency at home.

We use https://www.phonicsplay.co.uk/ to practise our phonics in class, there are free to use resources there to practise some phonics at home!

Outside of school, you could even try to complete some of the edited activity passport: