Year 2 – Seals

Welcome to the Seals class. We are the oldest children in Key Stage 1 as we are 6 and 7 years old.  Our teacher is called Mrs Dawson and our teaching assistants are Mrs Longworth and Miss Jones.

We have lots of fun in the Seals class and learn lots of new things every day. We have daily English, Maths, Read Write Inc, spelling and Grammar/Punctuation lessons. We are also taught lots of other subjects such as P.E., History, Geography, R.E., PSHE, Computing, D.T., Science and Art. We are very lucky to work with our P.E. coach, dance teacher and our music teachers from ‘In Harmony’. We are part of an exciting project with the Sage in Gateshead and we are learning to play violins, violas and cellos. We also learn some Spanish in Year 2 with our Spanish teacher, Miss Bennaceur.

At the end of the year, we have to do some important tests called SATs which we will spend lots of time preparing for. We have to do 2 reading papers, 2 maths papers and a spelling, punctuation and grammar paper. We are going to show everyone how brilliant we are at our Maths and English! We also have a phonics screen test to do too in June if we didn’t pass the test in Year 1.

We are expected to bring our book folder to school every day and make an effort to read some/all of our reading book every night with our parents/carers. We get weekly spellings to learn and homework every week too which is linked to what we have been learning in school.

Our topics this year are Queen Victoria, Our Local Area, The Great Fire, Australia and Lighthouses.


Year 2 Parent Pamphlet – Summer ’23