Thomas Jolyffe Primary School

Thomas Jolyffe Primary School

Year 2 - Mr Crocker, Mrs Evans and Mrs O'Sullivan

Welcome to Year 2!

Welcome to the Year 2 Class Page. 


Unfortunately, due to the Covid-19 regulations and another national lockdown school will be shut for all children except key workers. We will, therefore, be continuing our learning remotely so welcome back to our virtual classroom 😊


During this period, we will be opening a group video meeting using Microsoft Teams at 9:30 each morning. Here we will introduce you to the learning activities for the day.  Most of the lessons will be accessed using the ‘Oak Academy Remote Learning’ and links will be provided below, on this class web page to take you directly to those video lessons.


We will then open a second daily Teams meeting at 3:00pm each day, to talk to you about what you have been learning. You can also email Mrs O’Sullivan, Mrs Evans and Mr Crocker with your questions or to share any photos or videos of your learning. Please copy all three teachers into each email and one will reply. Our email addresses are below. 


If the timing of these online meetings is not convenient for you, they will be recorded and you will be able to access them at a more suitable time.


We are really looking forward to seeing your smiling faces!


Stay safe,


Mrs O’Sullivan, Mrs Evans and Mr Crocker

Welcome to Year 2, where Mrs O’Sullivan and Mrs Evans are the teachers in 2ES and Mr Crocker is the class teacher in 2C.  Children are supported in their learning by Mrs Mann and Mrs Beard also. 


In Year 2 we work together to provide a happy, busy and enriching learning environment in which children are nurtured and encouraged to achieve their full potential in all areas.   

We have high expectations in terms of behaviour and achievement, which the children respond positively to. 


During Year 2, we build upon existing skills and concepts.  These are extended by encouraging the children to explore and investigate ideas further as they become increasingly independent in their learning.   


A high value is placed on working in partnership with parents in order to enable children to progress effectively, according to their individual needs and abilities. 


We aim to make learning exciting and fun and promote cross curricular learning wherever possible by linking subjects together to inspire, engage and challenge the children’s interests and thinking. 

The children are encouraged to become responsible members of the school and community, by demonstrating tolerance, respect, understanding and care towards others. 


By the end of Year 2, our aim is for the children to have a smooth transition into KS2 as happy, confident and enthusiastic learners, equipped with the skills and independence needed to continue to develop a love for learning and achieve highly. 


Contact details for your child's teacher:

Mrs Evans:

Mrs O'Sullivan:

Mr Crocker:

Autumn 2 - Parent Planning Overview

Reading, spelling and homework in Year Two

Useful Links: 

Email Communication Statement


As a school we recognise the value of providing email addresses for parents to communicate non-urgent issues with members of staff - especially this year where face to face contact is rare. At Thomas Jolyffe teachers are free to check their emails as they wish in order to fit to their own preferred work pattern but are not expected to check while they are teaching, while they are at home, or at weekends - so response times may vary. We believe that up to 48 working hours is a reasonable length of time to receive a considered reply. However, children who are self isolating or quarantining will be given priority. Urgent matters are best discussed via the school office, who will ensure the message is delivered as quickly as possible.

As with all messages, the meaning and tone may vary depending on who is reading it. Please consider this before choosing to email any member of staff. We would also encourage all parents to consider information sent to teachers regarding other children very carefully as this can be requested by other parents under the rules governing GDPR.

‘Children are captivated by their learning’, ‘The well-being of pupils is at the heart of the school’, ‘School is a calm place - pupils are polite, courteous and well-mannered’