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Marlbrook Primary School


Spring 2024 


Year 2 staff

Mrs Murphy, Mrs Priday, Mrs Doyle and Miss Lord will be teaching in Year 2 this year.

Miss Davies, Miss Francis and Mrs Mitchell will be our teaching assistants.



In English, we will be looking at texts from Grimm’s Fairy Tales. The children will be using ideas from the text to write their own fictional pieces and will also be using the text to explore a range of non-fiction genres.  In addition, we will continue to teach phonic skills to enable your child to read with increasing fluency and to spell unfamiliar words.




Reading continues to be a priority in Year 2 and we would urge you to hear your child read as often as possible. It is important that the children are also given the opportunity to talk about what they have read and answer questions as this helps them to understand what they are reading. We will continue to hear your child read in school regularly. 


Spellings and homework

Your child will receive spellings every Friday to be tested the following Friday. Spelling will also be available on Seesaw each week. A few minutes a night spent on these, really helps children retain information for longer.

Alternate Maths and English homework will be set on Friday. Please could homework be returned on or before Thursday.




There will be an emphasis on multiplication facts and times tables this term. Children will be encouraged to apply their knowledge and use it in real life contexts.

Helping your child to learn their times tables will greatly benefit them, particularly the 2, 5 and 10 times tables.


In History we will be looking at Haverhill and St Edmunds.


In Science, we will be continuing our topic on materials and their every day uses.


In Geography we will be looking at the human and physical geography in the local area.



In Computing children will be learning all about computer programming and how to write their own code to control objects on the screen.


In PSHE our focus will be based around understanding and honesty.



PE takes place for the following classes on;

2D – Monday and Wednesday

2L – Monday and Thursday

2MP – Monday and Tuesday


Children will need to bring a drinks bottle and a snack for morning break. We will provide children with fruit in the afternoon.


Please let staff know if you need another copy of your login details for BugClub, Numbots, TT Rockstars or Seesaw. 


Please ensure that all school uniform, lunch boxes and drinks bottles are clearly named.