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Welcome to Year 2!

Welcome to our year group webpage! Here you will find lots of information about both 2 Dahl and 2 Geraghty. We will update our webpage regularly throughout the year to keep you informed about what we are learning about in school. 


The whole Year 2 team can't wait to welcome you back and we are very much looking forward to you starting your Year 2 journey with us!  We have lots of fun and exciting things planned and just know you will try your very best and settle back into school life quickly.


We hope you enjoy looking at our webpage and getting a glimpse of what lies ahead!


The Year 2 team

Teachers: Mrs Higham-Jones (2 Dahl) and

Mrs Porter (2 Geraghty) 

 Learning support: Mrs Atherton


Key messages


School Uniform

At Temple Meadow it is school policy to wear school uniform.  We believe that this helps promote positive identity and unity, supports discipline, sets standards and prevents pupils from wearing unsafe, unsuitable ‘fashion’ clothing and shoes, which can also be more costly and harder to replace. Sweatshirts, cardigans, reversible fleece/waterproofs, fleeces and polo shirts with the school logo are all available from Ace Embroidery via their website in a range of sizes. Direct link available on Temple Meadow website.





Grey or black


Scarlet Red


White/grey/black or muted design


White/grey/red/black or muted design


Sensible, flat, black/brown/grey


Plain black/grey/brown/red

Summer options:




Tailored grey/black


Red and white striped or checked


Sensible, low-heeled or flat, buckles or velcro – sandals that allow a child to run and access the site safely (not flip flops)



  • Our Year 2 PE day is Tuesday so please make sure your PE kit is brought into school on the first day back and stays in school until the end of the half term/term.



  • You will receive a reading book on your first day back in September.  This will be pitched based on the most recent assessment data we have for you, from before school partially closed.
  • From week 2, you will take home a reading book and a library book.
  • From week 2, we will be completing new reading assessments with you so your book band may be adjusting to reflect most recent assessment data.
  • Please ensure your reading books and reading record are handed in each week and have been signed by an adult. New reading books will then be issued on a Monday.
  • Each week's Star of the Week, will get to bring in and share a favourite book in our Friday Favourites session and receive the Friday Favourites certificate!


Water bottles

  • You can bring a water bottle into school (filled with water only). Please remember to put your name on the bottle.



  • Homework should be handed in by Thursday and new homework will be issued on a Friday.
  • Homework will include:
  • Phonics for some children
  • Maths task linked to learning in school
  • x1 task from the cross curricular home learning grid (English and wider curriculum)
  • Reading each night



Useful websites

Maths/English/Topic - children have logins from school


Maths - children have logins from school








Autumn key texts

We be setting for English and have two fantastic key texts to drive your learning.


Mrs Porter's English set

Mrs Higham-Jones' English set

Below you will find some links to the Years 1 and 2 Common Exception Words that are taught in Key Stage 1 and 200 High Frequency Words. 

There are also some questions to support with reading at home. 

Some children may need support with Phonics.

The Year 1 phonic Screening test did not take place this Summer and as such, we will be supporting children with their Phonics through taught sessions in school.

Here are some sample Phonic Screening tests for you to support your child with at home if they need it.

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  • Wrights Lane, Cradley Heath, West Midlands, B64 6RH
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