Cycle 1

Year 2 – Sapphire Class

Cycle 1

Welcome Year 2 to Brentnall Academy.

I hope you all have had a lovely Summer break and are as excited as we are for the new school year.


As it is such an important time for Year 2 with their SATs, we all know the importance of being in school on time every day to maximise our learning.

As doors open at 8:50am, we expect all children to be in class and ready for their learning at this time.

As a team, we also want to win the attendance trophy that went to Nursery for their 100% attendance!


Mr. Thompson sent out a letter regarding uniform at the start of the term. Please see this letter if you are unsure of the correct uniform attire. Children should also be practising tying shoe laces and buttoning up their own shirts.


Homework is given out every Friday.

The homework folder will include:

  • Spellings – 10 words to practice each work for our spelling test every Friday.
  • Lined paper – to write a sentence for each spelling word
  • Times table practise – to be practised each week for the Times Table Challenge.
  • Maths homework – to be completed weekly

Please encourage your child to complete their homework carefully and neatly, ensuring that they work independently.

Homework needs to come back to school on a Wednesday.


Reading is such an important skill in your child’s development and we are aiming to listen to children read every day.

Children should read to you every night to develop their confidence, fluency and expression.

All children in Year 2 has been provided with their own school diary for their reading to be logged.

After listening to your child read, you will need to sign the dairy.

The diary and reading book need to come back to school every day. We will be checking to see if the diary has been completed.

Reading books will be changed every Monday morning.


PE lessons are on Wednesdays and Thursdays. We suggest that your child brings their kit in at the beginning of term and leaves it in school until the end of term to ensure that they do not forget it. Please refer back to the uniform letter to see the correct PE attire.

Cycle 1


  • Beegu

By Alexis Deacon

  • Character description
  • Story with a familiar setting
  • One Day on our Blue Planet in the Savannah
    By Ella Bailey
  • Setting description
  • Explanation text


  • Place value
  • Addition and subtraction
  • Multiplication and Division
  • Geometry and measure


  • Animals including humans


  • My School and Local Area

Art and design:

  • Lowry


  • Using the Internet

Physical Education

  • Sports coach

Religious Education

  • What does it mean to belong to a faith community?


  • Others and me in my class

Thank you for your support. If you have any questions, please feel free to ask.

Teachers: Mrs, Salim and Mrs. Woolley

Teaching assistants: Mrs. Jackson and Mrs Anderton