Alresford Primary School

Headteacher: Sarah Dukelow

Ford Lane, Colchester, Essex CO7 8AU

01206 822731



Teachers: Mrs Leathers (M, T) & Mrs Creber (W, Th, F)

Learning Support Assistant: Mrs Sharpe

Mrs Tookey - PPA Cover 

This terms topic is 'Amazing Adventures'. Please find a copy of the curriculum letter and curriculum map below for full details of subject coverage.


We have had some parents interested in the methods we use in class for maths. If you would like to support your child at home, you will find several documents explaining how we teach certain mathematical methods in our Maths Policy (under School Policies). There are also some images to support the methods. 

Hope you find these helpful :)

Reading in Year 2: 

In KS1 at Alresford, children read each week with an adult on a 1:1 basis. Our Year 2 reading books follow the Letters and Sounds phonics scheme and are banded accordingly. When a child has progressed through them, they become a free reader and can choose books from the library. We also follow VIPERS.

What is VIPERS I hear you ask...

VIPERS is an acronym to aid the recall of the 6 reading domains as part of the UK’s reading curriculum.  They are the key areas which we feel children need to know and understand in order to improve their comprehension of texts.

VIPERS stands for;






Sequence or Summarise

It is so important that children read regularly at home as well as at school. We really do appreciate your support in this matter. Below are some tips to support your child's reading at home.

Spelling and Phonics in Year 2.

Below you will find details of spelling patterns which we will be teaching your child this year. Because of COVID 19, the children did not complete their phonics screening so all children from Year 2 will complete the screen in Autumn 2020. 

The two documents below contain the Year 2 common exceptions words which should be known by the end of the year; the second is the English Appendix, containing all spelling patterns and rules which are taught across the school.

 Band 2 Poster-English-Reading-SpokenLanguage.pdfDownload
 Band 2 Poster-English-Writing.pdfDownload
 Band 2 Poster-Maths all.pdfDownload
 Band 2 Poster-Science all.pdfDownload
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