Year 2 2022 - 2023

Mrs Meyer

Mrs Forrester

Mrs Harrop


Welcome to year 2. We all hope that you have had a lovely summer and are looking forward to starting the new school year. We are looking forward to seeing you all back.


Important information

Our usual day for P.E is Tuesday and this will start from week 2. The children will need to come to school wearing their full P.E kit on this day. If you have not bought the new style P.E kit, you will be expected to wear a plain white t-shirt with black shorts. Please ensure that hair is tied back and that earrings are removed. 

Pencil cases will not be required, as school will provide all of the equipment needed.

Spellings will be uploaded onto this webpage and on Showbie on a Friday, starting 16th September and will be tested the following Friday.

Homework will also be uploaded onto this webpage and Showbie on Friday 16th September. The homework will consist of a grid of 12 activities and the children will choose 9 of them to do before the 28th November.

We will update this webpage every week with lots of information about what we have been learning in class and any other information that you will need.



Meet the teachers ...

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Mrs Meyer

I have been at Offley for 23 years now. My subject responsilbility at Offley is MFL, with French being our school language.

I live on the Wirral with my husband and three children . Olivia is at University studying nursing, Isobel is studying for her A Levels and Matthew has just started year 10. I love animals and we have a sprocker spaniel called Milo, who we love taking for walks at the beach.

Mrs Forrester

I have been at Offley for 19 years and I am KS1 phase leader at the school. This year I will be teaching  in 2HF as part of a job share with Mrs Harrop. I will be in school Tues-Fri. My subject responsilbility at Offley is English and work closely with Mrs Casey in this role. It is a particularly exciting time as we are implementing a new phonics scheme this year. I love reading new books and look forward to sharing some with the children this year.

I live in Sandbach with my husband and three children . Two attend the local high schools and I have a little girl starting in Year 1 at Offley. Please do say hello if you see me dashing around the town with them!

Mrs Harrop

I have also been an Offley for 19 years and was full time before my two little girls. I  now job share with Mrs Forrester and work on Monday and Tuesday as class teacher.  My subject area is History. Also, this year I am being a TA within school on a Wednesday, Thursday and Friday morning so the children will see me around all week.

I have two little girls who are in Year 1 and Year 4 at another school. We live in Scholar Green and we are known for our chickens! We seem to collect rescue chickens and find ourselves with seventeen currently. We have built our own house and it is an ongoing project that never ends!  


Another busy week has gone, we can’t believe we are heading into week 5 next week and what a lovely way to end the week as Superheroes to remember a very special superhero. Thank you for all of the homework that is steadily being handed in, we look forward to seeing more.

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Can we remind you that it is our Harvest service on Tuesday morning next week at St Mary’s church. We would welome some parent volunteers to walk with us to the church please. Just let your class teacher know if you can help please?

Polite reminder - could all children please bring a coat as our weather has certainly changed now and it is a bit colder and sadly, quite wet suddenly on some days. It would also be useful if you popped a spare pair of socks inside your child's school bag please.



We created a plan at the start of the week to help us write a letter to either Tabitha or Timothy and we focused on the different parts of the letter and what we could say in each part, recording our key ideas in note form. We then used our plan to write our letters so that we weren't stuggling with ideas of what to write. Next we have worked hard designing and creating our own character for our own story, thinking about how they look and behave. They have written a character description and wil be continuing their own story ideas next week.  We are trying hard to remember capital letters and full stops and to sound out new words carefully but to also apply spellings that we know. We have been trying very hard at using expanded noun phrases to make our writing more interesting and thinking about stealing intereting words from books that we have read and inserting them into our writing.


Your child will have a daily phonics lesson and a guided reading session once a week in a small group. After their guided reading session your child will be asked to change their reading books. Your child's day will be noted on BoomReader (GoRead). We ask that the children only change their books once a week to give them the opportunity to reread the texts. This will allow the children to focus on decoding in the first read, develop fluency in the second read and in further reads really understand the text and maybe answer a couple of questions to check their comprehension. The sharing books can just be listened to, talked about and enjoyed. Please log any reading on BoomReader and log as much reading as you can.


We have focused on place value this week, used part part whole and bar models to help us understand how many tens and ones are in a two digit number. We have had to pay attention to the difference between ‘teen’ and ‘ty’ numbers and remind children that teen numbers have 1 ten that we call ten, not ten tens, and the same with 40 for example – having ‘4 tens’  being called ‘forty’ but not having ‘forty tens’. Quick mental activities along these lines or doing some Number aerobics may be fun to work out how many tens and how many ones in a given two digit number. We then looked at what number facts we could create from these facts , looking at switching the order of numbers and moving the answer to the start e.g.

43 = 40 + 3    43 = 3 + 40          40 +3 = 43           3 + 40 = 43

3 = 43 – 40               40 = 43 -3            43- 40 – 3                 43-3=40



This week we looked at the use of symbols and keys on maps. We looked at different symbols, tried to think about what we think they could be, matched up symbols to real pictures and then words. The children really enjoyed this and they will be moving on to creating their own symbols for their own maps in the next couple of weeks.

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We thought about what being a good friend mean and what qualities we think you need to be a good friend. We read a story, discussed events and actions of the characters before creating a hierarchy or qualities that we felt were important in our friends. We had to think quite hard about some suggestions e.g. does a good friend have to give you things, or let you copy their work, or is telling the truth, being a good listener, liking the same things as us and sharing better qualities.


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This week we have been drawing facial features of trolls and have tried to create areas of lightness and darkness, that we referred to as tone . The children had great fun thinking about how they may draw each part of the face for a troll.


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Our focus this week was mini-beasts, habitats and microhabitats. We thought about where we thoughts mini-beasts lived and looked at their needs and then their habitat and thought about why they might live where they do.


We have thoroughly enjoyed getting the chime bars and glockenspiels out and playing notes of varying pitch, and exploring pulse and rhythm as well as singing our Harvest song.0D0800C3-674E-425E-A496-C93DF79C089C.jpeg 43A07302-1EBE-4F05-B05C-239C457D64B4.jpeg


The children listened to the story of Zacchaeus and then reflected on why it is important to forgive someone as well as thinking about things they could do to forgive themselves and others.


We have continued to learn about IT around us and how it can be used to beneift us. This week we focued on the jobs bar codes do and how they make jobs such as shopping quicker. We enjoyed reading bar codes and matching them to a list of items.

Remember to check here and on Showbie for this term's homework and this week's spellings. Always ask if you need any help with anything.

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