Welcome to Flamingo Class

Mrs B Ashton – Year 2 Class Teacher

Mrs Bradford – Year 2 Teaching Assistant


Reading at Hendal Primary School

Phonics: Your child will learn to read following the ‘Floppy Phonics Sounds and Letters’ Programme. This programme is designed to support the rigorous and systematic approach to teaching synthetic phonics. The programme offers opportunities for multi-sensory learning. Our caring teaching staff plan exciting lessons to meet the needs of all individual children.

Reading: Our phonics resources are fully integrated with our ‘Oxford Reading Tree’ scheme of books. These books include the well-known characters, storylines and illustrations of Mum, Dad, Biff, Chip, Kipper and Floppy the dog! Our reading books are organised into coloured bands based on the level of challenge and length of text. We have a wide selection of other books within the coloured bands to ensure children are exposed to a variety of texts with the intention of all children developing a love for reading that will ensure success in adult life.


Curriculum Overview


Welcome to Year 2. Throughout the year your children will learn through the topics;
• Super Heroes and Heroines
• Bright Lights, Big City
• Art Attack
• We’re going on Safari
• Green Planet
• How does your Garden Grow?

Click the link below for more information including our exciting Topic Launches, Educational Visits, Aspire Afternoons, Parent Partnerships and Finales.

Year 2 Long Term Curriculum Plan

You can also speak to your class teacher Mrs Ashton for additional information regarding the National Curriculum for Year 2 or click on the link below.


Our Topic this Half Term


This half term you child’s topic is – Art Attack

Please click on the link below for more information.

Spring 1 Parent Letter

Things to Remember

Tuesday– Indoor PE kit

Wednesday– Homework and Spellings handed in

Thursday– Outdoor PE kit

Friday – Homework and Spelling handed out

Please listen to your child read at home and record this in your child’s reading record.


Parent Partnerships

We welcome any opportunities for parents to share their skills and knowledge.

Please listen to your child read at home every day and record this in your child’s reading record. Thank you for your support.

Milk is available to children at a cost of £1.00 per week. Families who are in receipt of low income benefits will qualify for free milk for their child. To register and pay for milk online, please click on the following link;

Please see the School Dinners page or Mrs Brailsford in the school office for more information about our School dinners