Year 2

Welcome back!

Welcome to the start of another school year. It has been really lovely to welcome your children back, and we are all looking forward to a fabulous term of learning.

As you know, Year 2 is a very important year, as we have the KS1 SATs coming up in May. We will be working hard to make sure that your child is ready for these, but we cannot do this without your help. Thank you in advance for all your support – it is always greatly appreciated.

Year 2 Team
Miss Evans – Class Teacher (usually Mondays and Tuesdays)
Ms Bibby – Class Teacher (usually Wednesdays and Thursdays)
Miss Amevi – HLTA (covering the class on a Friday)
Miss Ardiana and Miss Maria – LSAs

What we will be learning this term

Literacy: Narrative writing, poetry and non-fiction

Maths: Number – place value, addition and subtraction

Computing: Algorithms – this links to following instructions

Science: Animals including humans

RE: Hinduism

History: ‘The Great Fire of London’

Geography: Oceans and Continents of the world – Antarctica and Europe

DT: Building houses linked to ‘The Great Fire of London’

PSHE: New beginnings

Music: Tuned and untuned instruments

PE: Gymnastics and hockey

PE days – Year 2 have PE on Tuesdays and Fridays. On these days, children need to come to school wearing their PE kit, with their school uniform and shoes in a bag.

PE uniform: Blue or black shorts or track suit bottoms, with a white T-shirt and plimsolls or black trainers. Please ensure that all kit has your child’s name on it.

Latest Year 2 News

Year 2 Staff

  • Laraine Staples
    Laraine Staples
    Teaching Assistant Year 2
  • Loreta Bibby
    Loreta Bibby
    Deputy Headteacher / Year 2 Class Teacher

Upcoming Year 2 Events

There are no upcoming events.

Latest Year 2 Letters

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See previous Year 2 letters here.

Paper Copies

If you would like a printed copy of any of the school’s polices or any other information please contact the school and we will be happy to provide it.

Illustration of Girl Skipping
Laraine Staples
Teaching Assistant Year 2

I have worked as a Teaching Assistant at Grinling Gibbons since 2010, but previously I was a volunteer here. I have been the Reception Teaching Assistant for six years and enjoy watching the children grow in confidence and mature throughout their educational journey. I am proud to be a member of staff at a great school, working with a great teaching team who have the children’s best interests at heart.

Loreta Bibby
Deputy Headteacher / Year 2 Class Teacher

Additional Responsibilities


This is only my second year working at Grinling Gibbons, but already, it feels like I have been here for much longer. After teaching for nearly thirty years across a range of schools in London, I can honestly say, that this is a really special school, filled with enthusiastic, polite, hard-working children, who have a real love for learning, and who can’t wait to come to school every morning. The same could be said of all our teachers and support staff too!

This year I am teaching in Reception, and I am always amazed at the new learning I experience every day. I hope I will be here for many years to come.