Merton Bank Primary School

'Never less than our best'

Merton Bank Primary School, Roper Street, St Helens, Merseyside, WA9 1EJ


Welcome to Year 2

Caring          Respect          Empathy          Courage          Resilience  

Our Year 2 Team

Teacher – Mrs Chuard and Mrs McKenna

Teaching Assistants – Mrs Mannion and Miss Bowes

Things to remember

  • Please continue to support your child’s learning at home. It is expected your child reads 3x per week at home. Please record this in your child’s reading record. Thank you for supporting your children at home. It truly is appreciated.

  • Your child needs to bring their reading book, book bag and water bottle into school daily.

  • All children in Key Stage One qualify for a free school meal. Please enquire at the office for more information.

  • Milk and fruit are provided daily. Please pay for your child’s milk (costing £2 per term) termly in a sealed envelope.

  • This term (Spring 1) we have PE every Monday and Tuesday.

Breakfast Club

Breakfast club is open from 8.15am, school will begin at 8.45am for all children. 

Collecting your child

You can collect your child from the school playground which can be accessed from the Roper Street gate. The gate will be open between 3.15 and 3.25pm each day for you to pick up your child. 

Pupils do not need to have a pencil case of their own in school. A book bag and packed lunch bag will suffice. Children need to bring their own water bottles and take them home each day.

Attendance at school is compulsory

Autumn Term Learning:

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Take a look at some of the exciting learning in Year 2 during Autumn Term 2023


This term in Year 2, we really enjoyed reading the book Jack and the Baked Beanstalk by Colin Stimpson; a funny twist on the classic tale. The children made comparisons between the two stories and acted out the story with stick characters. They then dined out at our Year 2 Beanstalk Café and then planned and wrote glowing restaurant reviews, using some wonderful adjectives. I think everyone gave it 5 stars!

Religious Education 

In RE this term, we have been exploring why Jesus was known as they ‘Light of the world’ and other different titles he might have been referred to. We looked at how light is symbolic to Christians and how this might be used as part of their Christmas celebrations and the different ways that they celebrate. We then got to make our own Christingle. The orange represents the world and the candle represents Jesus as being ‘the light of the world’.



In Art this term, we have been taking inspiration from L.S Lowry and his famous artwork pieces. We've been developing sketching and shading skills by using different grades of pencils to add different affects, tone and mood to our drawings. Our new skills will prepare us for sketching a real St Helens landmark!

Take a look at some of the exciting learning in Year 2 during Spring Term 2024


In Geography we have been learning all about how the weather in Kampong Ayer compares to the weather in St Helens. We found it fascinating to learn all about the houses in the water village and the reasons for the houses being built like this. We really enjoyed having opportunities in Geography lessons for children to lead the learning, taking their ideas to new partners and different tables to explore further ideas and opinions of others. 

Design Technology

In Design Technology, our key skill was to learn how to make structures stronger. We decided that we would try to build a house on stilts just like the water village houses in Kampong Ayer and we knew that they needed to be strong to keep the stilts attached as well as withstand the rising and falling river height. We explored different joining techniques then made a plan before attempting to build a house that would stand on stilts using only cardboard. We really enjoyed this project, it required a lot of resilience and perseverance!


In Computing, we have been familiarising ourselves with Word. We've been getting used to the keyboard and where letters are positioned, we have also been learning how to change the style of what we have written. We have explored changing our writing into 'bold', 'italic' and to 'underline' our work. Not only can we change our writing style, we have also explored highlighting the font, changing the font colour and how to insert a picture onto a word document.

Take a look at some of the exciting learning in Year 2 during Summer Term 2024