Welcome to Year 2




My name is Miss Durkan. This is my first year at St Francis and I am delighted to be teaching Y2 class.

I have a love for the great outdoors, whether that is walking, climbing or paddle-boarding!

Inside my classroom, open discussion is encouraged, curiosity is valued, achievements are celebrated, and mistakes are only extra opportunities for learning.  I am looking forward to the academic year ahead and getting to know you all!

Welcome to Our Wonderful Year 2 Class

Your Class Teacher is Miss Kerrigan.

Supporting Miss Kerrigan in class is Miss Ali.




Oxford Owl website is fantatsic and has loads of books to read online for all ages and abilities.  You can choose books for younger or older ages, depending where your child is at with their reading.  All parents need to do is set up an account and best of all it is free! Just click on the link below –

Oxford Owl Website

My recommendations are –

The Frog Prince by Pippa Goldhart

Finn McCool by John Dougherty 

Please have a look at our suggested reading lists for children in Year 2. These books are a range of bestselling picture books and longer texts to encourage both shared reading, individual reading and reading for pleasure https://www.booktrust.org.uk/booklists/g/great-books-guide-2019-for-children-6-to-7-years/

Please also look out for our book exchange box which will be popping up very soon in the playground!

The Big List of Children’s Authors Doing Online Read Alouds & Activities

The Big List of Virtual Author Activities

In Year 2, all the children have a Google Classroom username and password. The children also have subscriptions to:

  • Reading Eggs.
  • Timetable Rockstars
  • Spelling Shed 

All passwords have been stuck in your child’s reading record.

If you have any questions, or need any assistance accessing any of the above for your child, please contact the office and the Admin Team will be able to assist you.




Home Learning

Website Age Range Content
www.classroomsecrets.co.uk Early Years – Yr6 Home learning packs covering English, phonics, maths and practical activities.
www.twinkl.co.uk Early Years – Yr6 Covers the whole curriculum
www.phonicsplay.co.uk Early Years -Yr2 Phonics games and activities



Early Years – Yr6 Various activities and video links to many subjects
www.spellingframe.co.uk Yr1-Yr6 Some free spelling games
www.primaryresources.co.uk Yr1-Yr6 A range of activities and worksheets for all subjects
www.teachingideas.co.uk Early Years – Yr6 A range of activities and worksheets for all subjects
www.topmarks.co.uk Early Years – Yr6 Wide range of subjects with lots of interactive online activities and games
www.crickweb.co.uk Early Years – Yr6 Free online education resources and games
www.primaryhomeworkhelp.co.uk/ Yr1-Yr6 Excellent website with a really wide range of subject coverage



Yr1-Yr8 Free resources and learning videos that link directly with our in school maths curriculum
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCAxW1XT0iEJo0TYlRfn6rYQ Early Years – Yr6 Body Coach – Online exercise videos to keep you active 9am live daily
https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/for-home/ Early Years – Yr6 Free e-readers
https://corbettmathsprimary.com/ Yr1 – Yr6 Free maths resources
https://www.natgeokids.com/uk/teacher-category/primary-resources/ Early Years – Yr6 Lots of geography resources
https://www.tts-group.co.uk/home+learning+activities.html Early Years – Yr6 Free downloadable home learning activities
http://www.iseemaths.com/home-lessons/ Yr1-Yr6 Daily maths learning
https://www.mathswithmum.com Yr1-Yr6 Maths videos to help with children’s learning
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCj0shfH3pzhrf3dOrSj_pRw Early years – Yr2 Phonics based video and dancing
https://hungrylittleminds.campaign.gov.uk/ 0-5years A government recommended website for Early Years
https://www.mentalfloss.com/article/75809/12-world-class-museums-you-can-visit-online All the family Virtual Tours of 12 museums around the world
https://www.stem.org.uk/primary-science Yr1-Yr6 Science activity ideas



What is Google Classroom?

Google Classroom is a collaboration tool for teachers and pupils. Mrs Shaw has created an online classroom and invited your child to the class. As well as using Google Classroom to complete tasks within school – we will create and assign homework tasks via Google Classroom too! Your child has their own username and password – they can access Google Classroom via the internet on any device.

Sign in for the first time

1. Go to classroom.google.com and click Go to ClassroomClick Go to Classroom

2. Enter the email address for your Classroom account and click Next

3.Enter your password and click Next.

4. If there is a welcome message, review it and click Accept.

5. If you’re using a G Suite for Education account, click I’m A Student or I’m A Teacher.


Pick your role

Note: Users with personal Google Accounts won’t see this option.

6. Click Get Started.

Click Get Started



KS1 Sats – Parent letter KS1 SATs letter