Welcome to Year 2

Our Year 2 Team 

Teacher – Miss B Brussels

Teaching Assistant – Mrs Thomson

We have lots of great opportunities planned for the year and we are looking forward to sharing our adventures with you. We consolidate and build on our learning from Year 1 and prepare for our KS1 assessments. We continue to develop into respectful, hard working children who always give ‘never less than their best’. We look forward to seeing each child grow and flourish as the year progresses.

Our Curriculum

Reading in Key Stage 1

At Merton Bank we aim for all our children to become fluent, confident readers who are passionate about reading. Children who read regularly or are read to regularly have the opportunity to open the doors to so many different worlds! More importantly, reading will give your child the tools to become independent life-long learners.

We aim to achieve this together through:

  • Read Write Inc, a program to help to your child read at school
  • Encouraging children to develop a love of books by reading to them daily, at home and at school
  • Giving children access to a wide range of books at school and at home

In Key Stage One we use Read Write Inc Phonics (RWI) to give your child the best possible start with their reading. Your child will bring a book bag book home on a Monday. This will be changed every Monday. Your child will bring their group storybook home on a Thursday. This will be changed every Thursday.

Parentapps Connect

Our free communication app allows us to provide parents with instant access to our important messages and up to date school information.

Please contact the school office if you have not received your personal invite.

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.


On Mondays your child has PE so they will need to come to school in their PE kits (No football kits, rugby kits)

PE kit is black or navy shorts with a white t shirt. A tracksuit or leggings can be worn over this.

Children can wear trainers on this day and keep pumps in their book bag for that day.


All of your child’s home learning can be found on their Tapestry Online Journal

Tapestry – Log In (tapestryjournal.com) .

During the coronavirus pandemic all home learning tasks and additional resources will be provided through the Tapestry Online Learning Journal. All live sessions will take place through your child’s Microsoft Teams account

Log In | Microsoft Teams.

Please make sure that you can log into both of these accounts. If you require any assistance please contact the school office.

Additional information and resources can be found on the coronavirus page of the website.

Breakfast Club

Breakfast club is open from 8.00am, school will begin at 8.45am for all children. Year 2 will enter through the main entrance

Collecting your child

Collecting children begins at 3.05. The school pick up is split into two pick up times. Please don’t arrive outside of these times.

Children with Surnames from A – L are collected at 3.05pm. There is a 10-minute window to collect the children. If you have more than one child, you must pick up your youngest child first.

At 3.15 the remaining children with Surnames M- Z will be collected. Again, youngest children to be picked up first.

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

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

© Merton Bank Primary School 2019. All Rights Reserved

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

© Merton Bank Primary School 2019. All Rights Reserved
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