Year 2

Welcome to Year 2!


Spring 2, 2018

Welcome back! We hope that you all enjoyed your half term break and that your child is ready to continue their learning with another exciting topic.

Our theme this half term is ‘Whose food is this?’
What is your favourite food? Why?
Where does it come from?


General Information 

Presentation from the Year 2 SATS Meeting on 25th January 2018 can be downloaded here.

Thursday 1st March 2018 – World Book Day

Thursday 22nd March 2018 – KS1 Pride In Our Learning afternoon at 3pm

Friday 23rd March 2018 – Year 2 assembly



Children need to bring their P.E. kits on Monday to be kept in school until Friday.  Year 2 will have their P.E. sessions on Mondays.

On this days can you please ensure that long hair is tied back and that earrings are not worn.

It would also be helpful to label your child’s PE kit with their name.

Reading books will be changed on Monday, Wednesday and Friday.

Please make a record of every time your child reads because if they read 20 times within a month, they will receive a golden ticket.

Key Stage 1 parents who help their child to read 20 times a month will be entered into a monthly prize draw.

Oxford Owl Library (The library is a fantastic e-book resource, you just need to register your e-mail on the site to access a range of books for free)

Weekly spellings will be given out on Tuesdays. Your child will be tested on a selection of these the following Monday.

Also during the week, your child will complete a short dictation exercise containing the weekly spellings.

Please support your child at home by helping your child learn their weekly spellings.

Below are some games to help your child develop their phonic skills.

Deep Sea Phonics Dragons Den Buried Treasure Obb & Bob
Learn to Read Spelling BBC Words and Pictures



Below are links to some of the sites which the children enjoy learning from.

Sentence building  Past tense Nouns Spelling
Contractions Conjunctions Spelling Punctuation
Sentences Prefixes and Suffixes Word types


The Canon Popham Times Table Challenge

We are continuing with the school ‘Times Tables Challenge’ award system to encourage the children to learn their times tables. In Year 2, the children need to learn their tables

(multiplication and division facts and missing digit questions) to achieve awards for the 2, 5 and 10 times tables.

Try it!!! Can you do it? You can practise as many times as you like by following the links



This half term we will be identifying imperative verbs and using them to write our own instructions. We will be describing settings using expanded noun phrases, verbs and similes as well as writing our own stories in the first person.

Take a look at the BBC Bitesize Literacy for KS1 website for some fun things to do.

Hand Writing



This half term we will be describing and comparing 2D and 3D shapes. We will also be learning about fractions and finding halves and quarters of different amounts. We will be working hard to develop our fluency, reasoning and problem solving skills in these areas.

If you have any questions about these areas of Maths please come and speak to me.

Make maths fun by having a go at some Maths games by clicking here.

Hit the button maths games



Once again Year 1 and Year 2 children will be working closely together and our topic title this half term is ‘Whose Food Is This?’.
This topic has been chosen to provide the children with opportunities to develop a wide range of geography, art and science skills including finding out about food production from the plough to the plate. Children will also be finding out about how plants change as they grow as well as growing their own plants from seeds.

Topic Homework

We are continuing with our topic approach to homework this year and in addition to their reading book, weekly spellings and maths homework, children must also complete at least 1 homework project based upon our topic. Your child will receive their homework sheet on the first week back this half term.

Topic homework will be shared during our Pride In Our Learning session on Thursday 22nd March at 3pm.

Each of the projects have been designed to allow children to develop their creative and critical thinking skills.  Remember that you can work with your child on homework and it’s a fun activity to do with your child.  We hope you enjoy completing some of these homework projects with your children.


Other information

Please provide your child with a labelled water bottle to take outside during playtimes.

We also advise that you ensure all your child’s school clothing is clearly labelled too as well as making sure that your child does not bring toys from home into school. This would be greatly appreciated.

As always thank you for your continued support. It really makes a difference to your child’s learning and if you have any questions or comments please feel free to speak to us at any time.

Mrs Milnes and Mrs Margetts