Year 2 Holmes and Everson Classes

Welcome to Year 2: Holmes and Everson

In Year 2, we believe in the importance of encouraging children to become independent learners who are confident to give new challenges a go.  We celebrate individual achievements and encourage children to collaborate within a team sharing their creativity and contribution skills.


We will use this class page to communicate information to you over the course of this academic year. It will be updated with curriculum and key information as well as photographs of the children in action. We look forward to a happy and productive relationship with you across the year. If you would like to contact a member of the team please do so via the school office (oakwood.office@discoverymat.co.uk).

All classes this year have been named after Olympic athletes the children will be learning about their class name and then sharing any information they have found.  Please see below the staff working with your child this year:
Mrs Lynsey Gruszka - Holmes Class Teacher and Years 2 and 3 Team Leader 
Miss Amanda Moore - Everson Class Teacher
Mrs Jackie Stonehouse - Teaching Assistant
Ms Natasha Pearce - Teaching Assistant
Miss Marie Radmore - Teaching Assistant
Curriculum Overviews for Parents/Carers:

Phonics is taught through the Read, Write, Inc model which is a rigorous approach to the teaching of reading and comprehension in line with the National Curriculum.

Mrs Wye is our Read, Write, Inc manager at Oakwood. She attends training and co-ordinates the implementation, monitoring and assessment of the Read Write Inc (RWI) programme in school. There are many helpful resources and information for parents regarding RWI on the Ruth Miskin website, please click on the link below to find out more.

RWI Website Link:  This has a selection of very useful video tutorials for parents.

How Read Write Inc is taught 

Read Write Inc. Phonics is a complete literacy programme, for 3 to 7 year old children learning to read and write. Read Write Inc is a synthetic phonics programme. There are 44 sounds in the English language. Each word is made up of pure sounds.At Oakwood Primary Academy we begin teaching the initial sounds at the start of the Foundation Stage and then teach Read Write Inc. in hourly sessions 4 days a week until they are secure in their reading.

Click on the links below to support your child with reading at home. The videos include a sound pronunciation guide and how to model reading at home.

Below are some useful links to interactive games and programmes that will support learning in Year Two.


Reading games, activities and tips



Reading games, activities and tips



Phonic activities and ideas



A selection of Stories Read by Celebrities



Video Clips to support Learning Cursive Handwriting



A selection of Numberblock songs, games and episodes



A range of Maths and Reading games for 3-5yr olds



A Selection of English and Maths Online Activities