Year 2

Welcome to Year 2!

Mr Campbell and Mrs Maguire-Dorr are looking forward to teaching Year 2 and can’t wait to start all the fantastic learning this year! Mrs Anderson is the Teaching Assistant and will help the children with their learning and make sure that everyone remembers their reading books!

Year 2 have a range of fun and enjoyable topics including London long ago, Weather, Castles and Australia. The topics will engage and enhance the learning of all our wonderfully creative children.

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 Key Learning Indicators of Performance (KLIPS)  for Year 2


Click on the links below to access our library of free resources for home learning


Useful websites   Username – March20    Password – home

Twinkl YEAR 2 RESOURCE PACK   (go to and sign up with offer code CVDTWINKLHELPS)

White Rose Daily Maths Problems 

 Oxford Owl ebooks –  Class Login – sto2  Password 1234


Internet Safety:

Online Safety Guidelines 

Online Safety Home learning activities


The Child Bereavement Network

advice on supporting grieving children during the coronavirus outbreak.

Coronavirus – A Story For Children

A book about Coronavirus, illustrated by Axel Scheffler

Easter In France

This is a simple video teaching children about the Easter bells in France, Joyeuses Paques!

Easter – Holy Week

Some lovely resources to help celebrate Holy Week and Easter

Year 2 Home learning

Home learning activities for this week

25 non-screen activities you can do at home by Pobble


Year 2 Home Learning

Year 2 home learning

30 day Lego challenge

Spread the happiness indoor activities

NSPCC – Buddy’s Big Workout 2020

What a great effort from everyone at St Oswald’s! Buddy’s Workout was a huge success with everyone joining in and breaking a sweat to raise money for the NSPCC. Thank you and well done to our school council for planning and arranging the whole day! Remember to return your sponsor forms to school.

NSPCC Stay Safe Speak Out Programme – Friday 25 February 2020

Details about the programme taking place over the next few weeks!

Y2 Visit to Skipton Castle -Thursday 2 April 2020

Details of fothcoming trip for Y2!

Online Safety – Top Tips and Platform Guides

Some information to help you guide your children in an online world. Here you will find some useful guides on everything from Tiktok, Snapchat and YouTube to top tips on smartphone usage and social media.

‘The Grinch’ at the Lowry

What an amazing experience for all at St Oswald’s. The Grinch didn’t disappoint. Everyone was on the edge of their seats for the entire performance and have been left with life long memories! Happy Grinchmas everyone!

This week in Year 2

The Pudsey Marathon for Children in Need

Reading our stories to Year 1

Whole School Visit to see ‘How the Grinch Stole Christmas!’, The Lowry, Manchester – Wednesday 18 December 2019

Exciting opportunity to see this heart-warming musical! Children will be returning at approx 5.45 pm.

Young Voices 2020

Dear Parents of Young Voices Choir Children Your child can access the Children’s Music Room from the front page of the Young Voices website. This is your access code ‘YV2020’ for your child to view all the lyrics and dance moves. Have fun!

This week in year 2 – 7th October 2019

30/9/19 in Year 2

Habitat spotting, weather recording and The Big Draw! A busy week in Year 2!

European day of Languages

Everyone had a great time celebrating European Day of Languages on Friday. Thank you to all our guests who came and read to our children. C’etait magnifique!

Paddington at the…

Today we put the finishing touches to our Paddington stories and had story time with Reception. Well done year 2!

Our Learning in Year 2

A little look at some of the learning from Year 2 this year.

ParentPay Accounts

Reminder that all ParentPay account are to be settled asap. Thank you!

ParentPay Accounts

Please ensure ParentPay accounts are cleared by the end of term! Thank you.

Universal Infant Free School Meals

Information regarding end of entitlement for current Year 2 pupils

Preston Schools’ Gotta Dance Show 2019, Charter Theatre. Preston, Monday 25 March

Final arrangements regarding this years show!

Nativity 2018 – Born in a Barn Click the above link to watch our Infant Nativity

Musical Madness Year 2 2018

Year 2 Musical Madness 2018

The spooky house of St Oswald’s Click the link to view the video

Bring Yer Wellies

Year 2 had a wonderful day out at Bring Yer Wellies. We learned how to look after plants, build dens and create compost.

Year 2 Visit to Bring Yer’ Wellies, Thursday 15 November 2018

Details regarding Year 2 forthcoming trip!

Meet The Teacher presentations

Our class presentations for this year.

Pobble Launch letter

Information about the exciting launch of Pobble!

Skipton Castle 2018

Last Thursday Year 2 had a fantastic trip to Skipton to see the medieval castle. We got to see the banquet hall, the dungeon and even the long drop and everyone learned lots about castle life. We all had a lovely time and the children showed lovely manners throughout the whole trip. Well done Year 2!

Roblox and Fortnite – Information for parents

An increasing number of our pupils are accessing these gaming platforms so we’ve gathered some information on them for you to read.

Year 2 Visit to Skipton Castle – Thursday 3 May 2018

Please find details of Year 2′s forthcoming trip!

Freddie Fit 2018

Thank you Freddie, once again, for your fun filled visit to St Oswald’s. Everyone had a great time working out and pushing themselves to achieve their personal best.

Pupil Pupil Premium Application Form (Free School Meals) for Y1,2,3,4,5 & 6 Pupils


Safer Internet Day 2018 #SID2018

This year our focus for Safer Internet Day was to Create, Connect and Share respect online. We looked at ways to be kind online and how best to share respect with one another.

Scarlet Fever

Important information!

Super Learning Day 2017

All the children had a fantastic day learning new skills during our 10th anniversary Super Learning Day. Activities included Salsa, First Aid, Maypole Dancing, Edible Art, Mindfulness, Yoga, Golf, Rugby and Gaelic Football.  We had a special visit from some Minions who performed a dance to the whole school and the Year 6 leaders did […]

Maths Learning in year 2

A glimpse at some of our maths learning this year and our new Numicon resources.

Materials 2017

A few pictures from our materials learning in our Spring term. We investigated the properties of different materials and learned lots of new scientific vocabulary. Well done Year 2.

Sports day 2017

Year 1 and 2 sports day 2017.

Skipton Castle 2017

A selection of photos from our trip to Skipton castle. A great day of learning including an exciting visit to the dungeons!

Art week in year 2

Another look back at our fantastic Art week in year 2.

Castles 2017

A look back at our castles topic.

Photography in Year 2

As part of the Longton Live celebrations we entered some photographs for the calendar competition. This was a great opportunity to explore photography and our outdoor area. The children learned some of the basics of photography and put their new skills to great use, taking some fantastic photos.

Computing Week 2017

Minecraft comes to St Oswald’s! We all became game designers this term during our Computing week, bringing to life the world of Minecraft and creating our own games. We had a great time experimenting with the Zombies, Iron Golems and the rest of the Minecraft Universe and unearthed some real talent in all our classes. Check out the gallery and click on the links to play the Minecraft games designed by some of our children!

Harry Potter Day – celebrating 20 years of Harry Potter

Year 2 – End of Universal Free School Meals Entitlement – July 2017

Reply required ASAP re school meals/packed lunches in Sept 2017!

Year 2 Right Start Pedestrian Training Programme

Information and permission slip!

Year 2 Visit to Skipton Castle – Wednesday 29 March 2017

Details & information re the forthcoming visit to Skipton Castle!

Year 2 visit Year 5 Spellbinders

After a visit from Spellbinder on Monday, Year 5 were inspired to become Spellbinders themselves. They planned, wrote and performed a short story based on their current book, The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe. Year 2 were invited to see this special performance. Excellent work Year 5!

Year 5 Christmas Cams

Year 5′s D&T project evaluated by Year 2

Year 2 Autumn 1 2016

Have a look above at all of our fantastic learning this year so far. We have been learning about London long ago and the Great fire. We have also been using our new Numicon resource in our number, been learning about beginnings in RE and read lots of stories by Roald Dahl to celebrate his 100 birthday. A […]

Year 2 read to Year 1

Year two did their best to scare the Year one class today with their frightening stories. Lets hope there are no nightmares tonight!

Meet the teacher presentation

Find attached the link to our Year 2 meet the teacher presentation.

Super Learning Day 2016

Another successful Super Learning Day at St Oswald’s. This year we had lots of new activities and everyone had a super day. Well done everyone and thank you to all our visitors who helped make the day a huge success.

End of Universal Free School Meals for current Y2 pupils in September

Important information – reply required please!

Year 1 and Year 2 Sports Day

Well done to all our year 1 and 2 Olympians! A fantastic effort in all their races and well done for a great display of sporting achievement.

An Amazing Week of Art

The children worked so well this week to produce some excellent pieces of ‘Modern Art.’ The whole school followed the topic of FOOD GLORIOUS FOOD and studied an artist to produce their work ready for our well attended art galleries. Thank you to everyone who supported this fantastic event.

Sport Relief 2016

Everyone at St Oswald’s came to school in their sporting gear to do their mile for Sport Relief. We had three special guests to help us warm up and cheer us on; Joe Garner, Jermaine Beckford and Liam Grimshaw. We all had a brilliant time and a few autographs too! Here are a selection of […]

Winter Welly Walk

A fantastic effort by our children in completing the Winter welly walk. It was great fun and all for a great cause. A big thanks to everyone who sponsored our welly walkers and to Mr Gordon for organising the event. Well done everyone!

Shine Star Shine

All our Infant children performed beautifully in Shine Star Shine. There was brilliant acting and singing! You can watch the video on our You Tube channel. To find our channel click on the TV icon on the class page in the ‘Children’ section.

Breakfast with Santa!

On Saturday morning the infants came in ready for breakfast with Santa. There were plenty of games, fun and it even ended with a surprise visit from Elsa, for a story and a sing along.

Parents Guide to The New National Curriculum

A useful guide to the New Curriculum for all parents.

Learning Journeys for reading, writing and maths.

This booklet has been designed to help parents know where their child should be by the end of each year as they travel through primary school. It starts with the Reading journey and moves on to the Writing Journey and Maths Journey. It is a useful guide as to what is expected in each of the […]

St Oswald’s Golden Jubilee Flower Festival

This weekend we had a beautiful flower festival to celebrate our Church’s Golden Jubilee. Our church building was completed in November 1965 and has been the heart of the Catholic community in Longton for the past 50 years.

Year 1 and 2 Sports day

Congratulations to all our year one and two athletes! Everyone competed brilliantly and with huge smiles on their faces! A great effort from everyone. Well done!

Year 3 Guild Performance.

Year 3 have worked incredibly hard these past three weeks to create a stunning recorder performance for the Guild Hall Friendship Concert! Thank you to all the parents who came to support this great event! Click the links below to see how amazing they were.

Jubilee CD recording

An exciting morning at St Oswald’s as we record our Jubilee Celebration CD.

A Wonderful Art Week

This week every classroom was transformed into its very own art gallery.

Reading tips for parents

Breakfast with Santa

What a special breakfast!Olaf and Elsa popped in and everyone had a great time!

The Nativity

All the children performed wonderfully. The acting, narrating ,singing and percussion were all excellent!

Christmas jumper day for Save the Children

Blast Off!

Click the above link to see our rocket taking off.

Rocket science on Super Learning Day.

We had an out of this world experience with our rocket science this super learning day. Solving clues, building rockets, investigating our fuels and firing our rockets made for a busy but exciting day in mission control. Well done to everyone that took part. Super learning at its best!

World Cup fever hits St Oswalds.

World Cup forever strikes St Oswalds.!

Y2 Maths Targets

Here are the Maths Targets that Y2 are working towards this year.

Home and Family Guidelines for online safety

Important information!

Year 1 and 2 sports day

After some changeable weather our Infant sports day got under way under some blue skies! Thanks to all the children who competed brilliantly, the day was a huge success. Well done everyone!

Yr 2 compete in the Olympics.

Well done to all our year 2 pupils who took part in our Olympic event. The overall tournament was won by Ireland and all the children showed their Olympic spirit by cheering on their own countries!

Fencing with Year2

As part of our Olympic preparations, year 2 have been learning the art of fencing.

Year 2 Shocked!

Year 2 have been investigating electrical circuts and how they work.

Our Jubilee Line!

Diamond Jubilee celebrations at St Oswald’s

A busy day at St Oswald’s with visits from Oasis, Madonna, The Spice Girls and Her Majesty The Queen.

Freddie Fit Olympic Day!

Pictures from Freddie’s brilliant Olympic Day with the Infant children. As always, everyone had a fantastic time with Freddie, despite the soaring temperatures. Well Done!

Year 2 read to Reception

Year 2 visited Reception to read their fantastic zoo recounts.

Year 2 at Chester Zoo!

Some photos from our fantastic trip to Chester Zoo.

Art for the NSPCC

The NSPCC chose our school to create original art works as thank you gifts for the people involved in A Voice for the Children. This concert was in aid of Childline which is a service of the NSPCC. The concert featured Russell Watson and raised in excess of £30 000.

Castles 2012

Here are some photos of our trip to Skipton castle and our medieval banquet!


Year 2 – Our Learning


Yr 2 Maths Workshop ppt.

 Here’s our Power point presentation from the Maths Workshop held on the 9th November.  Workshop powerpoint

Year 2 Photos

Photos from Year 2

Maths Year 2

Download the Maths Year 2 targets

RE at St Oswald’s

Parent’s Religious Education letter for the Autumn Term

Top Tips for Writing Y1 & Y2

Writing tips to download

The Year 2 Reader

Sheet to download

Reading with your child

File to download here

Year 2 day trips

This year the children will have the opportunity to learn through an enriched curriculum including trips to Skipton Castle and Chester Zoo.