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Miss Bedworth


I’m Miss Bedworth and I’m the class teacher in Year 2 as well as the SENCo for our school. When I was younger I came to St Peter’s and Mrs Lea was my Year 6 teacher! I love helping children grow and develop throughout all areas of the curriculum as well as helping them with their own personal development. I love teaching Maths, especially problem solving and reasoning so be prepared to get your thinking caps on during my lessons! When I am not in school, I enjoy playing volleyball and walking my dog, Frank.

Mrs Caldwell

Kirty Caldwell

I'm Mrs Caldwell and I have been the Year 2 Teaching Assistant since 2013. I have a degree in Creative and Performing Arts and I love to dance! One of my favourite lessons is P.E. where I get to teach the class lots of new skills. i always look forward to our after school clubs where I enjoy running either a dance club or a performing arts club. In my spare time I like to explore forests and riverbanks with my husband and my two children, we just love to find new adventures! 


Overview of Year 2

Photos of Classroom

Most of our classroom displays are working walls. This means they are added to during lessons as the children learn. Working walls are there for children to refer to. They support children with their learning. 

P.E. Information

P.E. will take place on a Monday and a Thursday. We ask that children come into school wearing their P.E. kits on these days which consists of black t-shirt with logo, maroon shorts, black St. Peter’s hoodie or school jumper, extra socks. On cold days, children may wear black tracksuit bottoms/leggings.


We love to read!  We aim to help children develop into fluent readers with good comprehension skills. In our classroom, we have a reading corner where children can enjoy/choose a book, and a reading display showing recommended texts and children's favourite books. We expect children to read at home each night and for this to be recorded in their Reading Records which will be check in school every Monday. We also love it when children bring in good reads to share with the class.

We aim to promote a love of reading, so as well as taking home a phonics reading book and a reading skills book, children can also choose a book to take home and read for pleasure. They are also welcome to read books they have at home too. The ‘Little People, Big Dreams’ series is often popular with our Year 2 children, as well as Roald Dahl’s stories. Children can find many more books to enjoy on Oxford Owl. (See the link below.) We have also compiled a list of books that link to our learning in Year 2. The children see these books on their Knowledge Organisers. Click on the document below to find the full list of books. 

Year 2 phonics is based around spelling rules and patterns. By the end of Year 2 we aim for children to spell many of the words within their writing correctly. We have lots of resources available in our classroom to support children when they are writing such as working walls and spelling mats. In Year 2 children become independent writers.

Spelling and Phonics

In Year 2, we build upon the Phonics learning from EYFS and Year 1, we will continue to follow the National Curriculum Spelling programme, Little Wandle. Please use the phonics websites at the bottom of this page to continue practising your child's phonics.


In the Autumn term your child will take home two books as they did in Year 1. The children will take part in Guided Reading sessions throughout the week. At home, your child should be reading to an adult at least 3 times per week and this should be recorded in their Reading Records.

1. Phonics Phased Book - This book is matched to your child’s individual phonics level. Your child’s teacher makes continuous phonics assessments based on their reading throughout the year, these assessments will inform your child’s phase level. All words contained within this book should be decodable for your child.

2. Reading for Pleasure Book - This book is chosen by your child from their class library. It is a book for children and parents to share together. The aim of this book is to promote a love of reading.

Children will then move on from Phonics and focus on Spelling. At this point children will move onto banded books. Each week your child will then take home 3 books:

  1. Reading Practise Book - This book is matched to your child’s reading level. This is the book that is read during guided reading sessions in school. Your child’s teacher makes continuous reading assessments based on their reading throughout the year, these assessments will inform your child’s reading level. 
  2. Reading Skills Book - This book will contain mostly decodable words for your child, however there will be some more challenging words. This book will expose children to a wider range of vocabulary and spelling patterns.
  3. Reading for Pleasure Book - This book is chosen by your child from their class library. It is a book for children and parents to share together. The aim of this book is to promote a love of reading.

​Books will be changed every Monday. Children should keep their reading books in their book bags as they could be reading them with an adult on any day in school. 

Recommended Reading Books for Year 2:

Please click on the image below to see a list of 50 books recommended for Year 2.

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Please click on the image below to be taken to a video which shows how fluent a child should be with their reading by the end of Year 2. The video is meant for teachers, but I feel that parents will find it useful to see what we mean when we say 'fluent reader'.


A.R.E. Documents


Year 2 maths builds on knowledge and skills from Year 1. We become more fluent with our basic number facts such as bonds to 10, 20 and 100, doubles and halves and 2, 5 and 10 times tables. We build fluency through completing maths skills daily. Children also develop their problem solving and reasoning skills as well as becoming more independent learners. We always start new concepts using concrete apparatus in order to develop conceptual understanding, we then progress to pictorial representations and then more abstract methods and recordings. Here is an example. This is how Year 2 learn to solve 2 digit + 2 digit addition.


A.R.E. Documents

Curriculum Overview

For further information and details regarding our curriculum, please look under the Curriculum tab and select the subject you wish to view.

End Of KS1 Tests Information

Learning in Key Stage 1 is Teacher assessed. This means, that at the end of Year 2, the class teacher will judge whether children have reached the expected standard (Age Related Expectations) based on their independent work in class. Children also complete tests to help inform this judgement. This year, end of Key Stage One tests are not a statutory requirement. Children at St Peter's will complete the optional tests in Year 2 in order to help teachers assess their learning, just as children complete assessments in all other year groups (Year 1 - 6). These tests will take place at the end of each term.


Children will receive homework on a Friday. Usually, this is a piece of Maths homework and spellings to learn. The Maths Homework is due in on a Tuesday and should be returned by this day to be marked. Children have a week to learn the spellings sent home and will be tested on these the following Friday. Occasionally, homework may differ and children may be asked to complete a comprehension task or homework based on our learning in another curriculum area. All homework is talked through with the children when it is set.

We expect children to read each night and for this to be recorded in children’s reading records. 

Useful Websites for Learning

Please click on the images below to be taken to useful websites to help support your child's learning.

Hit the Button(1)
BBC Bitesize(2)
Maths Frame
Spelling Frame(2)
Phonics Play(1)
Spelling Play
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