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 Monday 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.

 This term we will be exploring the book Troll Swap by Leigh Hodgkinson. We will discover the ups and downs of being a troll who doesn't fit in with his fellow troll friends. We will be using this book as our inspiration for writing our very own swappingly good story.


We will also be exploring the scaresome trolls from Trolls Go Home. These gruesome trolls have recently moved next door to the Priddle family in the quiet suburb of Biddlesden and have caused quite a disturbance!                                

History Topic - Christopher Columbus

Why do we remember Christopher Columbus?


In fourteen hundred ninety-two, Columbus sailed the ocean blue.


Columbus was an Italian explorer who was alive over 500 years ago! Join us as we explore his many voyages across the Atlantic Ocean and discover why Columbus is still famous today! 

History KS2 | Explorers: Christopher Columbus | BBC Teach

This short animated film for primary pupils takes a look at Christopher Columbus' epic adventures to the Americas. It introduces the geographical skills of reading maps, using globes and understanding the points of the compass, as well as place knowledge of North and South America and Europe.

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.