Towers Drive, Hinckley, Leicestershire, LE10 OZD


Richmond Primary School

Together we will Learn, Enjoy, Achieve, Respect, Nurture

Year 2 2022-2023

Key info

Contact us at: (please note, we check this email as often as we can, but please contact the school office directly for anything urgent).

PE days: Thursdays and Fridays. Please come to school wearing your PE kit (black joggers, white t-shirt, trainers and a school jumper or PE hoodie).

- Reading: Read at home at least 3 times per week, and record in reading records.
- Spelling: Play Grammar and Spelling Bug games online (log-in details sent home on a letter - contact us if you need us to reset passwords). Also explore the rule for the spellings we are learning in class each week - details will be sent home each week. Spellings assessed on Mondays. 
Maths: Play Times Table Rockstars online and practise Rocket Challenges. Rocket Challenges are on Mondays. 
- Connected Curriculum:- due in every other Friday. Pick an idea from the homework ideas sheet to complete. 

Online portal: - you will need to use your username and password to access this if you need to work from home.



Text-map for George's Marvellous Medicine recipe - can you remember it at home? Why not try to perform it with the actions?! See the picture below.

Maths challenge - we had a go at this problem solving activity this morning and the children wanted to share it at home! See the picture below. 

Meet the Teacher


Messy Day!

We had a brilliant day today! The children had such fun exploring a range of materials with their hands (and feet!) and were also brilliant at following instructions when it was time to tidy away. It's a good job we came in our old clothes!


Thank you to our amazing artists in Year 2! Your homework was absolutely brilliant and we loved sharing it in class. Here is some of the artwork that the children said we could keep for a while to display. We wanted to keep it all because it was all wonderful, but understand that some children wanted to keep their masterpiece at home. Well done!


We have enjoyed welcoming the children into Year 2 so far this week. They have all been great! 

Messy Day - Tuesday 6th September. Please send your child to school wearing old clothes, as they will be getting messy! It would be great if they also brought another set of old clothes with them. If you have any questions or concerns about this day, please email us or talk to your child's teacher. 


Below this line is information from previous years


Week commencing Tues 4th January

Welcome back! We hope you all had a good break. 

This week we have started our learning all about Beachcombers! We've had a look at some real life objects that Mrs Wilson brought back from the beach. We were sad to see that a plastic bottle was amongst the items - it reminded us about our assembly from the Wombles back in the Autumn Term which was all about recycling. 


In Maths we have been learning about multiplication and arrays. We have started looking at an information text about whales in English. 


On Friday, in P4C, we read a book called The Lost Thing by Shaun Tan. We were working on our Creative Thinking skills, and were asking lots of 'I wonder whether...?' questions. Here are some of the questions we came up with, in case you wanted to talk about it more at home. 

  • I wonder whether the thing got washed up from the sea? If it did, how did it get into the sea in the first place?
  • I wonder whether someone is inside the thing and is controlling it?
  • I wonder whether someone has just put it there to see what people do... to see if everyone ignores it or whether someone would help it?
  • I wonder whether there are more of them and if it has a family?
  • I wonder why no one has noticed it when it is so big?

Week commencing 15th November

We have had great fun making castles for our DT project recently. We used boxes, card, straws and paper to construct the castle, the battlement and the flags. We painted them and added the arrow slits as the finishing touches. They look great!

We have started looking at money in Maths - recognising coins and counting money. 

In English, we have just finished innovating our dragon stories and are looking forward to writing our own ones next week!

Week Commencing 1st November


We've had such a busy week! We started off  the week with an assembly on Diwali and looked at the Rama and Sita story. In Maths we have been looking at subtraction on a number line for finding the difference. In English we have been continuing to read dragon stories looking at George and the Dragon. 

On Tuesday we had so much fun for our Castles Day. It was lovely to see the children dressed as knights, princes, princesses and of course dragons! 

We had a medieval banquet with jam tarts, cheese, bread and plums and created our own menu, 

We played some castle games in the playground, made towers with jenga blocks and also learned how to draw a castle step by step. If you would like another chance to draw, please click the link: 


Monday 25th October
Welcome back after half term! This term we are learning all about towers, tunnels and turrets. We have started looking at castles through history and learning the names of the features. Don't forget that next Tuesday is our exciting Castle Day - letters have been sent home about this too. Children are invited to wear fancy dress and taste food in a medieval banquet! 

In Maths, we have been working on our addition skills. We have been using some really efficient methods, like spotting number bonds and making 10 to help us do the calculations.

In English, we have started trying to learn our model text by using a story map and actions to help us. Why not try to remember it at home? We also made puppets in school to retell the story by doing a puppet show, and we've been using drama to explore the characters.

Autumn Term 2 - Towers, Tunnels and Turrets

Autumn Term 1 - Muck, Mess and Mixtures


Important information about Year 2 (2020-2021)

Year 2 P.E days for this year are as follows...


2JL will be Monday and Thursday 

2RL will be Thursday and Friday 

2MD will be Thursday and Friday 

Please come dressed ready for P.E on these days.

End of Day Collection :

Please collect the children from the Year 2 playground. Staff will be available to show you where to go .

The children will be on the playground from 3.10p,m 


Important Information :

  • Book bags and reading books need to be in school everyday.
  • Reading Records will be collected every Friday please ensure they are in school and children have read at least 3 times a week.
  • On Monday the children will be taking part in a Maths Rocket Challenge  the children will be bringing home a sheet to practice ready for the next challenge.
  • Spellings will be given to the children on Friday and will be tested the next Friday. Please practice these with your child at home. 
  • Children will keep their spelling test book in their book bags so that you can see their progress each week. Please return to book bags ready for Fridays. 


Children who are self isolating

If your child is self isolating at home due to having Covid-19 symptoms and is well enough to continue to complete the home learning, please use you LEARN app login to complete the work. Send completed work to the email. If you need a paper pack, please request one through the email address or call the office. We will then deliver these to you. We will post the pack though the letter box. Please do not come to the door if you have symptoms. 


Below is a list of the expected standards for Year 2


Year 2 - 2020 - 2021 

Welcome to the new Year 2 page for 20-21.


Our Year 2 email address is now up and running. If you need to send work to us or have questions please email: 


Home Learning work can be found on our secure page 

Click the link above. You will need to use your username and password. Details can be found within your reading diary.

Please upload work to this website. If you have any difficulties, please let us know.  We will mark and update each day. 

Thank you

Help Guide for uploading work to the Jotter:

Castle Day!

Please see below the videos for the new pick up arrangements from Monday 9th November.

Drop off will remain the same at the moment. Please ask if you have any further questions. 

2HP and 2MD Pick Up Arrangements for the End of Day from Monday 9th Nov

2RL and Nurture Pick Up Arrangements from Monday 9th November

Times Tables Rockstars


UPDATE: thank you to those parents that let me know that the automatic tables selector wasn't working. I have now set the levels for most of the children so that they are working on tables suitable for their level. Many thanks  - Mrs L 

We are delighted to announce that we now have Year 2 Times Table Rockstars working! Your child will come home with a login to be able to play the games. click the link below to get started:


Go to 



Due to increasing cases of Covid, We will no longer be sending home any paper copies for spelling, homework and times tables. Please find these on this page. Our next topic is Towers, Tunnels and Turrets and the new homework will be published by Friday. 

Rocket Challenge Sheets

 rocket stage - 10 times table.pubDownload
 rocket stage - 2 and 5 times table.pubDownload
 rocket stage - 2 times table.pubDownload
 rocket stage - 2, 5 and 10 times table.pubDownload
 rocket stage - 3 times table.pubDownload
 rocket stage - 5 times table.pubDownload
 rocket stage - number bonds to 10.pubDownload
 rocket stage - number bonds to 20.pubDownload
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Don't forget you will find other spelling resources to support your child by clicking on the secure section of our page and logging in.

Spelling WC 7th and 14th December

'el' Spellings WC 23rd November

Spellings WC 16th November

Autumn 2 Homework - Towers, Tunnels and Turrets

Due Dates: 6th November, 20th November, 4th December, 18th December


Home Learning - for children who are NOT currently at school because they are self- isolating 

If children are self isolating at home, we are now uploading the work we are completing to this page. Just like during lockdown, you will find the planning for English, Maths, Connected Learning and Spelling. There will be a brief overview for each subject as well as any resources needed. We hope that you find them useful and easy to follow. Any questions, please email us.  Thank you. 

English Planning WC 23rd November

English Resources

 Marking ladder.docxDownload
 Story-Mountain blank for website.docxDownload
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Maths Planning W.C. 23rd November

Take a look at these videos to help you with the introduction to the lesson, then have a go at our challenges.


You can also take a look at the White Rose Parent Booklet here for more activities 

Click Year 2 - Block 3 - Money

 maths (1).pptxDownload
 maths-monday (2).docxDownload
 maths-wednesday (1).docxDownload
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 Maths Tueday.docxDownload
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Connected Planning WC 23rd November

Connected Resources WC 23rd November

 Connected Tuesday.docxDownload
 Connected Wednesday Factfile.docxDownload
 Connected Wednesday Research.docxDownload
 Tuesday PowerPoint.pptxDownload
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English Planning WC 16th November

 'ED' openers.docDownload
 Innovate Boxing Up.docxDownload
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Maths Planning W.C. 16th November

Connected Planning WC 16th November

Connected Resources WC 16th November

 Connected powerpoint.pptxDownload
 Tuesday diary plan.docxDownload
 Wednesday diary example.docxDownload
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English Planning WC 9th November

Resources for English

 Innovate boxing up.docxDownload
 setting description wordmat.docxDownload
 Story-Mountain blank for website.docxDownload
 Story-Mountain Paper Bag Princess - complete for website.docxDownload
 The Paperbag Princess model text re-written.docxDownload
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Maths Planning WC 9th November

Maths Resources WC 9th November

 Maths Friday.docxDownload
 Maths Monday.docxDownload
 Maths Thursday.docxDownload
 Maths Tuesday.docxDownload
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Connected Planning WC 9th November

Resources for Connected WC 9th November

 Connected Day 3.pubDownload
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Home Learning WC 2nd November

Resources for WC 2nd November

 Connected Day 2.docxDownload
 Maths Friday.docxDownload
 Maths Monday.docxDownload
 Maths Thursday.docxDownload
 Maths Tuesday.docxDownload
 Maths Wednesday.docxDownload
 Maths Wednesday.pptxDownload
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Resources for WC 26th October

 Connected Day 1.docxDownload
 Connected Day 2.docxDownload
 Connected Day 3.docxDownload
 Lesson 3 English.docxDownload
 Marking ladder English.docxDownload
 Maths Friday.docxDownload
 Maths Monday.docxDownload
 Maths Tuesday.docxDownload
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Maths Resources

 Thursday and Friday.docxDownload
 Tuesday - challenges.docxDownload
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RE and English Resources

 5 pillars.docxDownload
 Book review.docxDownload
 Islam traditions.pptxDownload
 Wednesday - word classes.rtfDownload
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Resources for Week Commencing 5th October

 bubble bordered paper.docxDownload
 English WAGOLL.docxDownload
 Maths Friday.docxDownload
 Thursday Maths.pptxDownload
 Tuesday Maths.pptxDownload
 WAGOLL Weds.docxDownload
 warning symbols.docxDownload
 Wednesday English.docxDownload
 Wednesday Maths.pptxDownload
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Please forward any emails you may have to who will then forward on to the teachers directly. Sorry for any inconvenience caused.


We are hoping to have the email up and running as soon as we can. .

School Lunch - Thursday 1st October

Thursday 1st October is the Autumn School Census Day. The money our school receives from the government to pay for the infant school meals is based on an average of the number of meals taken on the census days. It would really help us if your child was to have a school meal on this day.  To encourage children to join us for school lunch we are offering a special menu with some of the children’s favourites. 
Thank you for your support.

Information about Reopening

 Welcome to Year 2.docxDownload
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New Y2 cohort Summer Holiday Homework Challenges

 homework sheet.docxDownload
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Year 2 - 2019 - 2020

Welcome to Year 2! We hope you find the resources here useful. Remember you can always get in contact with us by emailing 

For latest information to Parents/Carers from CEOP, on how to protect your children when Gaming, Click Here.

Mrs Lawrence, Miss Davies and Miss Pawley


UPDATE 10/07/20: You should receive your child's report in the post by the end of this week. Some parents will have received emails if we have your email address. If you have not  received your child's report, please email 


We are really sad that we haven't been able to say goodbye in person to you all but we will come and wave to you when you are back in September!  Have a lovely summer and thank you for being an amazing year group to work with. We will miss you! 

Mrs Lawrence, Mrs Blackburn, Miss Davies, Miss Pawley, Mrs Wilson, Miss Licqourish and Mrs Ford xx


There will be lots of information on the Year 3 pages soon, so please check the info there too! See this letter from your new teachers: 

Letter from Year 3 Teachers

 Welcome to Year 3.docxDownload
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Leicestershire Libraries Summer Reading Challenge!

Update 15/06/20

From next week - week commencing 15th June, we are going to approach the Home Learning in a slightly different way which we hope will help to connect the curriculum together for children both at home and school.

  • Each week will have a different theme and all home learning tasks have been designed to link together around this theme. It will be a project based approach, a little bit like the homework, where you will be able to pick and choose activities.


  •  In order to be consistent across the year groups, the same theme will apply to Years 2, 3, 4 and 5. This will mean that if you have children in different year groups, you can work together on the same project.


  •  English and Maths have suggested year group tasks, however, you can look at older/younger ideas as you wish. You might even have other ideas too- be as creative as you like!


  • These tasks have been designed so that you do not need information printing off, all that is required are the basic resources to do the task. E.g. paper, pens, paints etc.


  • An example timetable will be published each week but you can drop activities into the timetable to suit you as you wish.

We hope this new idea will be a new fresh start for some of you where the work is becoming a bit of a struggle.


Must do tasks

Must DO task will continue as before

Writing Must Do tasks will be based on the weekly theme and will be highlighted on the activity plan. These will also be available as a word document on the website.

Reading Must Do tasks will also be available as a separate document and again will be based on the weekly theme.

Maths Must Do tasks continue to be a consolidation of the key objectives for each year group and will be available as separate documents on the website. The activity plan also includes some additional Maths activities linked to the weekly theme.


We look forward to hearing your feedback and seeing your work by emailing us at 


 Year 2 Maths Task.docxDownload
 Year 2 Must Do Reading.docxDownload
 Year 2 Writing Task.docxDownload
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Animal Magic Project WC 6th July.

Animal Magic Example Timetable

Must Do Tasks WC 29th June

 #Must Do Writing.docxDownload
 Must Do Maths.docxDownload
 Must Do Reading.docxDownload
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Music Festival Project WC 29th June

Example Timetable

Must Do Tasks WC 22nd June

 Must Do Maths Task.docxDownload
 Must Do Writing Task.docxDownload
 Must Do.docxDownload
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Project - 22nd June 20

Example Timetable - but you can choose any ideas from the list

Project WC 15th June - Lockdown Capsule

Here is a suggested timetable for this week. You can choose your ideas from the list above to create your own timetable.


 Year 2 and 3 Reading MUST DO task.docxDownload
 Year 2 Maths Must Do Task.docxDownload
 Year 2 Writing Must Do Task.docxDownload
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Must Do Tasks WC 8th June

 MUST DO READING.pdfDownload
 MUST DO WRITING.docxDownload
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Planning and Resources WC 8th June

 Connected Planning.docxDownload
 English Plan.docxDownload
 Maths Day 1.docxDownload
 Maths Day 2.docxDownload
 Maths Day 3.docxDownload
 Maths Day 4.docxDownload
 Maths Plan.docxDownload
 P4C Example.docxDownload
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Must Do Tasks Week Beginning 1st June 2020

 Must Do Maths.docxDownload
 Must Do Reading.docxDownload
 Must Do Writing.docxDownload
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Planning WC 1st June 2020

 Connected - How to make a balloon drum.docxDownload
 English - Thursday - The Band - Storymap.docxDownload
 English - Tuesday Success Criteria.docxDownload
 English - Wednesday - The Band.docxDownload
 Maths - Tuesday.docxDownload
 Maths - Wednesday.docxDownload
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Miss Pawley's Grammar Videos

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Week 6 - 11th May 2020

This week, Mrs Lawrence and Mrs Wilson have been reading stories by Julia Donaldson ready for your reading and P4C tasks next week.

Have a look at the stories below.

To watch the videos, you will need speakers or headphones to hear the stories. 

Open the powerpoints to watch the videos.

 The Go Away Bird.pptxDownload
 The Troll by Julia Donaldson and David Roberts.pptxDownload
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Have a look at Miss Pawley's example here. Can you use some of the features too?

Week 4 Planning and Resources WC 27th April

Here is Miss Pawley's example of a setting description. This might help you with Friday's lesson...


Watch our videos below to see the methods for calculation in Year 2.

Next week we will be setting some challenges for these methods.


Jottings method - Addition



 Parent website links - support home learning year 2.docxDownload
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Week 2 Week Commencing 30th March 2020

Please find the overview plan and resources beneath

Welcome to Year 2!


We have three classes in Year 2:

2RL - Mrs Lawrence, Mrs Blackburn and Mrs Wilson

2HP - Miss Pawley and Miss Liquorish

2MD - Miss Davies and Mrs Ford


We have PE on Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays and would appreciate it if children could have their kit in school on these days.

Children are encouraged to change their books regularly and a wide selection of books are available in each classroom.




Our Topics this year are:

Muck, Mess and Mixtures (Autumn 1)

Street Detectives (Autumn 2)

Land Ahoy and Beachcombers (Spring)

Tower, Tunnels and Turrets (Summer 1)

Beat, Band Boogie (Summer 2)



Spellings are given out each week on Fridays. In Year 2, children focus on the key spelling rules. These rules are then taught throughout the week and children have the opportunity to practise and apply these rules over the week and then they are tested on Fridays.



Just like in Year 1, children will be set fortnightly homework based arund the current topic See below for current homework and ideas.