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Year 2

Learning at home

Please read through this carefully as days have changed from the previous information.


Reading books and reading record will come home on a Friday and must be returned to school on the following Wednesday. We encourage the children to read at least four times a week, if they do, they will get a sticker put in their reading record. Once they have ten stickers, we congratulate them with a reading certificate. The children will often have already read the books they come home with at school that week, but it is important to reread books to develop fluency and understanding.


Library books will come home fortnightly on a Friday and need to be returned on the Wednesday, a fortnight later.  


Home learning

Your child will have one piece of home learning a week. It will be sent home on a Friday to be returned on the following Wednesday. This may be phonics, English, Maths, Science or a topic-based task.


Words for Writing

‘Words for Writing’ will be sent home on a Friday on a look, cover, write and check sheet for the children to complete. Please take a few minutes each day to complete a column rather than completing the whole sheet in one sitting. Little and often is considered a more effective approach for learning new words. The words will either be common exception words or based on a phonic pattern. The children will have a spelling check on Friday. The words for writing sheet will then be returned home with a tick (correct) or dot (incorrect) next to each word so you are able to help them again at home.

Remote Learning:Please use this section of the class page if you are off school. We will upload weekly learning so that you do not miss out on what we are learning in school.

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Welcome to Year 2!


As the new school year begins I am pleased to welcome the children into Year 2 and their new classroom and I am sure that they will adjust very quickly to the new routines and arrangements necessary to keep us safe.


We have a great team of staff in Year 2. Mrs Franklin is the full time class teacher and Mrs Harper will be covering Tuesday afternoons. Mrs Crocker will support the children in the mornings and Mrs Ward will be working with us in the afternoons. 


Here is just a selection of the interesting things we will be doing or learning about………


Katie Morag, Time, Pitch and Volume, Space, Money, Amazing Journeys, Throwing and Catching, Castles, Knights and Dragons, Festivals, Ourselves, Healthy Eating, Relationships, Plants and Animals, The Great Fire of London, Dance, Shapes, Computers, Habitats, Feelings, Changing Materials, Christianity and other religions…..


…. and also lots of hand washing!


We also have all our English and Maths skills to hone and perfect as well. We will also spend plenty of time on phonics and we are continuing to use the Power Maths scheme familiar with the children for maths learning.


We will continue learning and teaching using the ‘carousel’ approach familiar with the children, meaning that the children will normally complete activities which are either literacy or numeracy based in the mornings.  The children will spend some of the time working with an adult each day and some time working independently. Topic, Science and most other subjects are usually in the afternoons but we try to use links between subjects whenever appropriate.


Our topic for the first half term has a geography bias based on the Katie Morag story books.  In the second half term it will have a more historical theme using the topic of The Great Fire of London.


Please see the Curriculum News document (coming soon!) for more details of the learning planned for  this term.

Some Practical Points

Many of these arrangements will not begin right at the start of the term as we are making and reviewing plans using guidelines relating to Covid 19.

  • The children will be wearing their own clothes to school, rather than uniform.  They must be in clothes suitable for PE, including trainers as per Mrs Gow’s newsletters as we are not going to be changing for PE sessions.
  • PE is on Wednesdays (Gymnastics) and Thursdays (Games)..
  • Please send in a named water bottle for classroom use. This is additional to the lunchtime drink. 
  • Please ensure that lunchboxes are named and that your child is able to open any of the contents of their lunch.
  • The children need a fruit or vegetable snack from home for the morning and we will give them a piece of fruit or vegetable for the afternoon snack once this programme is restarted.


Year 2’s Weekly Timetable









Please send in:

Words for writing

Home learning

Reading books and reading records

Library books (fortnightly)


Reading books, records, home learning, words for writing go home.

Library books go home (fortnightly)


If you have any questions or queries, please feel free to make an appointment through the office or send an email to and someone will get back to you as soon as possible.

I am looking forward to a fantastic year with your children.  


Mrs Franklin


I Sleep Underground by Yellow group

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The Lettuce, Lettuce poem by Blue Group

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The Cucumber's Journey by Red Group

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Christmas Sprouts by Green Group

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