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Etz Chaim Jewish Primary School

Hello and welcome to Year 2!

Year 2


Welcome to Year 2’s Learning Journey

My name is Miss Smetob and I will be your child’s class teacher for Year 2. In our Year 2 team, is Rabbi Herman, our Jewish Studies teacher, Mrs Meyer, our Ivrit teacher and Mrs Grant, our teaching assistant.

The children will continue to learn through an integrated and creative curriculum. They will be given lots of hands on practical experiences alongside writing and calculation opportunities. We will continue to ensure they are independent learners and gain more experience in the skills of researching and recording. In Mathematics, we will be exploring place value, operations, geometry and shape and many more exciting areas. The children will become independent mathematical thinkers and will be able to apply their knowledge to problem solving contexts.

Your child will also be exposed to a range of different writing opportunities and will be writing for a range of purposes throughout the year.

Reading continues to be an integral part of the Year 2 curriculum. During our weekly guided reading session, we will cover a variety of interesting texts. Your child will also have two reading books and the opportunity to change these twice a week. Please ensure that you sign and date your child’s reading record book each time you have read with them. We will also visit the school library once a week, where children are able to take a book home and either return or renew their book during the next session.

The children will continue to learn about Rosh Hashanah, Yom Kippur, Sukkot and Chanukah in more depth and will continue to develop their understanding of the Parashiot and Jewish knowledge.

One of the displays just outside our Year 2 classroom showcases special pieces of work that children will have completed throughout the term showing effort, determination and excellence. This display is to inspire children to work hard and consistently strive to do their best. It is important that children are proud of their learning, and have the chance to display this for everyone to see. Children will have the opportunity to present their learning in any area of the curriculum.

Please download our weekly newsletters to read what we are learning.

We are looking forward to having a brilliant year!

In Year 2 we are always learning about something new and exciting!



Please click here to see what we have been learning this year.


Please click here to see the new National Curriculum end of year expectations.

Please click here to see the spelling appendix for Year 2

Please click here to see the grammar appendix for Year 2

Please click here to see the common exceptional words for Year 2


In Year 2 we are always learning about something new and exciting!