Year 2 Information

All of the Year 2 curriculum information and newsletters

Welcome to Year 2



Mrs Sarah Cox and Mrs Jo Hancock

Other Adults in Year 2

Emma Batchelor, Hollie Catt and Julia Tonkin.

Making Contact

We like to welcome the children in calmly each morning so we would prefer if you could wait until after school if you need to talk to us.
Please pass on any messages to the Teaching Assistants on the doors in the morning and they will pass it on to the relevant teacher. We will contact you or catch up with you at the end of the day.
If you want to talk to the teacher we are very happy for you to catch us at the end of the day. But please can you wait until we have safely seen the rest of the class out.

Things your child needs...

All children need a water bottle.
Please label all items of clothing.
All children need a PE kit kept in school.
As it is getting colder- please make sure your child has a coat/rain coat.

PE kit:

Please could we have PE kit in school at all times.
All PE items should be clearly named.
Stud earrings at all times/no other jewellery.
PE/Dance is on a Wednesday.

Learning Behaviour in Year 2

Each term we focus on a different learning power. In Term 1 our focus is Engagement and each class has worked on a set of class rules to get the best out of every day. Our learning partners encourage and support our ideas and we are aware that mistakes are part of the learning process.

Our motto is:

It’s ok if you don’t know
But it’s not ok if you don’t try!

Making mistakes help us learn and thoughts help us grow! Encourage your child’s Love of Learning by getting them to explore their thought bubble ideas!

Remind your child that: “I can’t do it,” does not exist. Encourage them to think,

“I can’t do it…. Yet!”

Each week the children will be randomly paired up with a new learning partner. This helps to develop the children’s relationships with their classmates and ensures that all children are involved in whole class discussions.


The children in each class have agreed some class rules. This helps them to keep their name on the ‘green’ area of the class behaviour chart (green is good!) Also each week a child from each of the year 2 classes will be chosen as a “Learning Partner of the week” and they will receive a certificate linked to the learning power “being engaged.”


Our topic changes each term, full details can be found in the "Curriculum Information" section at the bottom of this page.

Share a Book

We would love to invite you to come into school with your child on a Tuesday morning 'Share a book'
Arrive with your child and stay until 9.05.
Invitation is open to parents, grandparents, family friend. Anyone who would enjoy sharing a book with your child.
Younger siblings invited too!

Helping in the Classroom

Please let us know if you would like to come in to help in the classroom.
You may be asked to work with small groups, listen to readers or help with classroom preparation. Whatever it is we would be very grateful!
You will need to be DBS checked before you can start. Please ask at the office for a form.
You will need a DBS if you hope to join us on a school trip too.

Year 2 Curriculum Information

Curriculum Overview Year 2

Curriculum Information Meeting 22nd September 2021

Curriculum Information Year 2 Term 1

Connect with us

Grovelands School, Dunbar Drive,
Hailsham, East Sussex, BN27 3UW.

Staff Contacts

  • Executive Headteacher: Mr Jon Goulding
  • Head of School: Miss Kathleen Swaine
  • School Business Manager: Mrs Helen Fingerneissl
  • School Secretary: Mrs Carol Williams
  • Chair of Governors: Mr Paul Young
  • Designated Safeguarding Lead: Mr Jon Goulding
  • Deputy DSLs: Miss K Swaine, Ms C Adams, Miss N Squires, Miss S Coates, Mr R Williams
  • Inclusion Leader: Ms C Adams