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Welcome to Year 2!                                    

Welcome to the Spring Term 2022!

 PE for both Giraffe and Zebra classes is every Tuesday and Thursday

          Please wear a PE kit on these days and remove earrings.

Please make sure that your child brings a water bottle, their red home learning log and reading books to school every day. Thank you.


'Keeping up with your child in Year 2' - Meeting was held last term 

 The presentation is  available below, for your information.



Children who are at home self-isolating 

If your child is self-isolating, but is otherwise well, the work for each day of absence is shown in the table below. We do not expect the children to be working if they are feeling poorly.

You can upload your work to Dojo and we will mark it for you. Remember that learning at home can feel trickier than being at school - don't worry if you find something a little difficult, just have a go and do the best you can. We are proud of you and can't wait to see what you do. 

Day Maths English Topic
Day 1

 This unit of work looks at data handling.

LO: to make tally charts (activity)

Lesson 1



This unit of work explores the openings of stories and uses an old Russian tale called Baba Yaga.


LO: To listen to a story and answer questions.

Lesson 1

 Science Lesson 1




Day 2

 LO:  to make tally charts

Lesson 2




LO: To tell a story from memory.

Lesson 2

Science Lesson 2


Day 3

LO: to draw pictograms (activity)

Lesson 3


LO: To use detail in the opening of a story

Lesson 3

Science Lesson 3

Day 4

LO: to draw pictograms

Lesson 4



LO: To use prepositions

Lesson 4

Science lesson 4

Pictures for activity

Day 5

LO: to interpret pictograms

Lesson 5



LO: To make inferences

Lesson 5

Science lesson 5

Day 6

 LO to draw pictograms (2, 5 and 10) - activity

Lesson 6


LO: To box up for purpose

Lesson 6

Science lesson 6



Day 7

LO to draw pictograms (2, 5 and 10)

Lesson 7



LO: To explore openings

Lesson 7

Computing lesson 1

Day 8

LO to interpret pictograms (2, 5 and 10)

Lesson 8



LO: To write an opening (setting focus)

Lesson 8

Computing lesson 2

Day 9

LO to understand block diagrams

Lesson 9



LO: To write an opening (action focus)

Lesson 9

 Computing lesson 3

Day 10

LO to show your understanding

Today, we would like you to show us what you have learnt by creating your own pictogram or block diagram. Perhaps you can open a tube of smarties and make us a bar chart of colours, Or a pictogram of the toys in your bedroom. You choose!


LO: To write an opening (character focus)

Lesson 10


 This half term, we are learning about The Great Fire of London. Today, we would like you to be creative. Maybe you can make a fire engine or a Tudor house from junk modelling materials? Or film a news report, with you as the reporter. You could even paint a picture of the fire as it burnt through London. You choose!

 Additional resources to support your learning. 
Additional activities

Don't forget to use your subscription to Numbots. This can be used for 15 minutes daily in addition to our maths lessons, to really improve your child's mental number skills. 

We will regularly check for certificates to award to you - keep an eye on your portfolios!


Spelling frame

In the Autumn Term, we revise all the sounds learnt In Year 1. So, any of the games on the Year 1 page of Spelling Frame will help your child consolidate these rules and strengthen their spelling.

Spelling rules 30-40 practise the spelling of Common Exception Words, which many of us find difficult.



 The children in Year 2 all have passwords for 'Numbots', a great maths program that we subscribe to as a school. There are 2 'modes'. One is the Story Mode, which works on developing an understanding of number, place value and addition and subtraction. Then a Challenge Mode, which works on fluency and speed of mental recall. The Challenge Mode is only unlocked after completion of 'rust' stage.  There are 18 stages in total, each one with many levels which your child will work through. Progression to the next level depends on the number of stars earnt - 2 or more to be put through. The children will receive a certificate after completion of each stage, which will be given out at least fortnightly. 

It is recommended that Numbots is played for between 3 and 5 minutes 4-5 times a week to have the maximum benefit. Doing one, longer session per week will not achieve the same results. It is beneficial to play mostly on Story Mode, with one Challenge Mode towards the end of the week.

They also have a 'Spelling Frame' password, to support writing and spelling. Each group of games follows a spelling rule, which match the National Curriculum perfectly. These games are great fun and children often forget that they are learning! There are also weekly spelling tests to use, so they can check their progress.

Please ask us if you would like further information or have mislaid your child's passwords.


Latest Notices


We are very excited to announce the launch of our mobile app! The app works alongside our new website to help keep you all updated on important news, events, photos and information about the school. You can find moreon the 'Mobile App' page of the website.