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Catholic Infant School

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Year 2 - St. Dominic- Mrs Whitehill


Welcome to Year 2 - St. Dominic Class


Class Teacher: Mrs Whitehill

Support Staff: Mrs Ward-Brickett


School Council: Max and Georgie

Eco Council: Liam and Lilly

A Typical Day in Year 2


Year 2’s Daily Routine


Doors open- morning activity


Register and morning prayer








Guided Reading












Shared class story/Newsround


End of day prayer

Reading Books

Reading books are changed once a week in St. Dominic class. Your child will receive three new reading books, on the day that it is their groups's turn to change their books. It is expected that the children independently change their books. Please ensure that you record each time you have listened to your child read, making comments about how they have read, e.g. Were they fluent? Also, please comment on how they responded to any comprehension questions that you asked. The children are expected to read every evening, for around ten minutes. Please note that the books your child takes home are books that they are fluent in; this is to encourage reading for pleasure but also to give them the opportunity to work on their understanding through comprehension questioning. Your child will be reading the book band above in class, during guided reading and will be moved up to that band when they are ready.


P.E. Forest School Day Our P.E. day is Tuesday and our new forest school day will be Tuesday, both kits should be kept in school at all times. We will send them home over the school holidays. Long hair needs to be tied back at all times.

Library- Every Friday the children will have an opportunity to select and change their own Library books in the school Library. Please ensure their book is kept safely in their book bag. 

Doors open at 8.45am and children have a daily morning activity to complete at their desk. These activities are important as they are often about reflecting on their previous work. Once they have completed this activity, it is expected that the children get a book from the 'Reading Garden' and read it quietly in their place. The door closes at 9am sharp and it is then that the register is taken.

Statutory Assessments in Year 2
In the Summer term, all children (who are working within KS1 national curriculum), will be participating in Standard Attainment Tests (SATs). The areas that the children will be tested in, are:


  • English comprehension- working at age related expectations and working at greater depth
  • Spelling, punctuation and grammar (SPaG)
  • Writing
  • Mathematics- arithmetic and problem solving


Any children that did not pass the year 1 phonic screening check will be re- screened in the summer term.


Meet Rufus

Meet Rufus 1

Monday 17th September 2018 we met Rufus. He is a family member of Mrs Crane. Rufus has spent a considerable amount of time training and 'passing' many behavioural and temperament assessments. All his accreditations can be seen in school.

We are very excited to be welcoming him to our team.

Year 2 Production Songs

Spring Term update.


The children have been working incredibly hard this term!

With our Victorian's day, developing a further understanding of Mass, Eco warrior drama workshop, investigating what materials would make a suitable 'bathing machine' for Queen Victoria and lots lots more...


The children are really focusing on their Learning Powers in class and thinking about how they can keep improving as we move towards those ' special quizzes'.


Children are having additional spelling practise, Arithmetic Fridays, reading comprehensions and daily reminders about how to use all of their incredible skills.


Keep up the great work at home and if you would like any additional materials sent home please do not hesitate to come in and ask.


Currently we are looking forward to our Lenten Reflections, year 2 Thursday 4th April at 9am. If your child has lines please do help them practise at home.


Kindest regards


Mrs Whitehill

Spring Term 2019

Spring Term 2019 1 Using our powers of co-operation
Spring Term 2019 2 Creative RE
Spring Term 2019 3 Mad Science assembly
Spring Term 2019 4 Our Victorian Day
Spring Term 2019 5 Victorian Day
Spring Term 2019 6 Eco warriors Drama Workshop
Spring Term 2019 7 Eco warriors Drama Workshop

Autumn term

Autumn term 1 Mad Science launch
Autumn term 2 Singing workshop

A guide for a successful year 2