Year 2 2021 - 2022

Mrs Sorvel

Mr Redmond

Mrs King

Welcome to Year 2!! 


Finally, we have returned to school with what we hope will be our first full year. We have an exciting few weeks planned for you as we will research animals and humans, travel the plains of Africa and keep an eye on a mischievous troll and his trusted companion. 


This term we will be covering two full topics in science and geography: animals, including humans and Africa. Children will need to use all their investigation skills to determine how to minimise the spread of germs, as well as research what happens to offspring of different animals as they grow older. During our trip to Africa, we will learn more about our world. We will remember the 7 continents and 5 oceans, discover the different animals that live in Africa and compare differences and similarities between our life in the UK and theirs. 


A full PE kit consists of a white t-shirt, red shorts and pumps. We will have PE every Friday, developing our hand eye coordination and movement skills. 


At our school reading is a priority and considered the most important skill when learning and moving through the school. However, to help our children achieve and become high quality readers we need support from parents. Every child must read for 10 minutes every night with a phonics book provided from school every Tuesday. 

We always hope to inspire children to love reading by providing them with a story from our school library. Having a chance to read this would be a start to helping children love reading.

We hope everyone stays safe and healthy. 

Mr Redmond, Mrs Sorvel, Mrs King, Miss Bennett and Miss Byron 


Visit our science page (under curriculum) if you would like to take part in some live sessions with Knowsley Safari Park. 

There are lots of websites to help listed below:


Bitesize spelling

Verbs and Adverbs


Old trusty websites:

  • Vocabulary Here is a website which is full of exciting vocabulary. Click on the different links to find adjectives, adverbs, alternative words for said and many more! There is also a link called 'word classes' this will help you to revise what verbs, nouns, adjectives and adverbs are.

  • Maths A range of questions for you to test yourself.

  • Maths Telling the time and times tables games.

  • Sentence games. Here are some sentence games to help you to work on those complex sentences!


Maths and English Practise

IXL have separate pages of skills linked to individual Year group.  The Y6 page has links to practise both English and Maths skills.  Pages are then split into skills of which has a practise question for the children to think about.

BBC Education have produced a whole host of materials for KS2.  Follow the KS2 link and then select either Maths or English.   Each area usually has an information section for reading, plus an activity and then quiz which is marked online.  Some aspects require a subscription.

A site with both Maths and English based quizzes which are marked as you go along.

A site with a range of information and questions – great for revision purposes!

A revision site based upon the old Key Stage 2 Tests but still contains lots of useful information for both Maths and English.

A site with links to  old style Key Stage 2 Maths Papers, Maths Tutorials as well as Maths Games.  Some of these games are linked to Memory and would therefore help pupils to retain key information.

A site with links to Maths and English revision materials, including worksheets to look at online or to print off and practise with.

These are “old style” Key Stage 2 test papers but are still useful for practise, and in particular, creating discussion around questions and strategies to answer.  View on screen or print off for free.  Best used

Click on “For Kids” to access some fun games to practise speed of recall of times tables.

This site has loads of Maths games which help to practise a range of skills.

Loads of Maths games on a range of Mathematical concepts.

A range of English games and activities.

Activities to reinforce and practise a range of spelling rules.

A range of activities and games to practise a range of spelling rules and patterns.

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Contact the School

St John Fisher Primary School

Edward Street,

Main Contact: Office Manager Margaret Hassett

Tel: 0151 424 7794