Year 2 Foxes 2022 - 2023


Welcome to Year 2 Foxes

A warm welcome to the Fantastic Foxes! In Year 2 we are firm believers in nurturing the whole child.This means that we offer rich educational experiences through a creative curriculum. There will be times that your child is unaware that they are learning! This is because we provide fun, stimulating and real-life experiences. We use song, dance, crafts, practical resources and stories to embed key skills and knowledge. We believe that everyone is good at something. We cannot wait to discover the individual talents that the children in our class posess! 


My name is Mr Mail and prior to training as a teacher, I worked all over the Globe as a sports coach and English teacher! I enjoy swimming, playing guitar, travelling and spending quality time with my wife and 2 children!

Teaching Assistants

In Foxes we have Miss Bell.


Creative Curriculum

Autumn Term

Down in the Deep, Dark Wood

This term, pupils will look at the local area of Reddish, making maps and plotting routes using keys and symbols. They will look at how the area has changed over time and identify significant individuals, places and historical events within the local area including LS Lowry. They will study what life was like for their grandparents and look at toys from the past.

Spring Term

To Infinity & Beyond!

Pupils will develop their awareness of the past through comparing significant individuals such as Neil Armstrong and Christopher Columbus. They will look at events beyond living memory such as man landing on the moon and how aviation and space travel developed.

Summer term

A Taste of India

A comparison between a Non-European country (India) and the UK. A focus on human and physical geography, locational knowledge of the country and its history, landmarks and culture. Pupils will compare India with their local area through its physical and human features.

Important Notices

The children will have PE twice a week, once with the class teacher and once with external coaches. The children will have PE on Monday afternoon and Wednesday morning. The children should come to school wearing their PE kit and they will stay in their kit all day. PE kit must be a white t-shirt, black shorts and pumps/trainers. 

Our Macmillan coffee morning will take place on September 30th between 10.30 - 10.50am. Please let me know if you are able to attend so we can arrange for your child to join us. Cakes will be sold for 50p each with all proceeds going toward charity. 


Children receive spellings, maths and literacy homework weekly which will be based around key skills such as addition, subtraction and times tables.

Reading books are changed weekly and these are linked with the Read, Write Inc groups children are placed in for phonics lessons.


Please download the latest newsletter at the bottom of the page to see what we will be learning about this term.

Year 2 Spellings

Below is a list of spellings children in Year 2 should know how to read and write by the end of the year. Please practise these where possible. All will be sent throughout the year as weekly spelling practise and repeated to store them to memory. 


In Foxes we have 'Secret Student' where a child is picked each week and the name hidden in the special folder. If at the end of the day that child has been following the school and class rules they get to pick a treat from the class treat box. The name is then revealed to the class. If not the name is taken away but not revealed to anyone. We also have a recognition board at the front of the classroom where the children's picture will be placed if they are following the rules of the day.


Class Dojo/Contact

At Abingdon we use Class Dojo which is embedded within every year group. We use Class Dojo to engage parents by sharing photos and videos of exciting moments in the classroom. It is also an effective way for parents and teachers to communicate. I will replay to messages within school working hours.