Hello and welcome to Year 2. We have a team of dedicated, experienced and highly motivated staff including Miss Norcliffe, Mrs Parashar and Miss Pollard who are class teachers and Mrs McKinnell and Mrs Ison who are teaching assistants.

In Year 2 we strive to make all children feel safe, secure and confident both in their learning and in their school life. We look forward to sharing our creative curriculum with the children including our topic ‘Explorers’ which will be taught through humanities, covering mini topics such as Antartica, Kenya and Australia. Throughout this topic we will also learn about the United Kingdom and study the world map.

Through our Read, Write, Inc. programme we will continue to support the children’s phonic knowledge in order to create a smooth transition from Year 1 and prepare the children for their end of year SATS.

We want our children to leave Year 2 feeling independent, motivated and have high expectations. We aim to achieve this through a curriculum that includes challenge, variety and that the children find fun.

We hope your child enjoys Year 2 as much as we will. For more information, please look at our Year 2 blog.

Every morning there will be a member of staff at the door to welcome your child into school, and will be available to answer any questions or queries. If you wish to make an appointment with your child’s class teacher to discuss anything further, please contact the school office.


At Park Hill Primary School, we are passionate about the curriculum and always plan imaginative and creative lessons, with the children at the centre of every decision we make. We want the best for our children, and ensure all lessons are suitably supportive and challenging for all individuals and their needs.

We like the children to be responsible for their own learning, and support them to choose work that will challenge their understanding and extend their knowledge.

Please find our curriculum jigsaw here to see what topics we will cover over the Autumn term. Autumn Term 1


Miss Norcliffe

I am really excited to begin my fifth year at Park Hill School. This year I am really pleased to be working with children both in Reception and Key Stage One.

I am really enjoying the exciting journey the school is on and the fantastic changes that are continuing to take place. Within school I have a passion for phonics and enjoy supporting children in their early stages of learning how to read and write.

In my spare time I enjoy spending time with my two children, often doing something active such as a trip to the park or swimming. I enjoy cooking and listening to a variety of music.
I am looking forward to working with you all this year.

Miss Pollard

Hello, I am Miss Pollard and this is my third year at Park Hill teaching Year 2.

I feel very lucky to be working within such a positive Key Stage alongside other enthusiastic and dedicated staff members. I am looking forward to sharing the many exciting opportunities we have planned this year with my class.

My favourite subject is Art and I enjoy being creative, both in school and out. I also enjoy baking, swimming and going to the theatre.

Mrs Parashar



The Champions’ Reward…

Spencer had a wonderfully colourful afternoon celebrating receiving the most House Points before Christmas! We got wet, dirty, muddy, colourful and REALLY HAPPY! 5+

Non-chronological Report writing

What better way to think about how our Alien will smell ready for out Non chronological Alien Report. Year 2 loved coming up with creative descriptions for all the different scents. 2+

Astronaut training

Today in topic we learnt about Tim Peak an astronaut from Chichester in England. To try and understand the training he may have gone through we went outside to put Year 2 through their paces in some high intensity astronaut training.   2+