St Oswald'sC of E AcademyChurch, School, Community


Welcome toSt Oswald'sC of E AcademyChurch, School, Community

Year 2

Welcome to Year 2!

Teacher: Miss Calderbank

Teaching Assistant: Mrs Eagle

Weekly Routines

In Year 2 reading books will be changed every Monday.  Children are encouraged to read at least three times per week at home to help develop fluency and reading skills.  Please ensure you child has their reading record and reading book in their bags every day as adults in the class will read with children throughout the week.


PE will take place on Tuesday and Thursday. Please ensure your child brings their kit on these days.  As the weather gets cooler a plain, dark coloured tracksuit with a plain white t shirt is recommended.



  • Children should read at least three times per week at home and be recorded in reading records.
  • Recall maths facts to be practised weekly.
  • Weekly dictation to support spellings. 



This term we will be reading the books below.  These texts have been chosen to support the development of reading skills and to support reading for pleasure. They will also be used to inspire our writing throughout the term.



It's based on the true discovery of a hidden hoard of Victorian toys under  the author's floor. It will introduce some of the milestones of recent British history and hopefully interest children in tracing the past through found objects and old photographs. It's also funny and poignant in parts.



The perfect introduction to the legendary world of dragons, The Dragon Machine uses a clever mix of text and illustrations to describe how George, a young, overlooked boy, becomes aware of dragons hiding all around him.
But when it becomes apparent that they don't belong in George's ordinary world, he endeavours to do the best for his new friends and find them the home they deserve.


The first book in a fresh and funny new chapter book series, told completely in emails, about a boy named Eddie and a naughty pet dragon!



In history this term, we are studying the moon landings in 1969. We are learning all about Neil Armstrong and the impact this had on the world as well as the different trials and tribulations of being an astronaut.


History revisited!


Follow the links below to explore our previous learning throughout history.

Recommended Reading List KS1

Helping your child at home:

Below are some useful websites that will help you learn from home.