Year 2

I have created this table to give a description of the remote learning being sent home, what it looks like and how it reflects the normal daily learning opportunities for Year 2 in school.

Early Morning Learning Phonics English Maths Reading Curriculum





Skill practise




Maths activity

In school Year 2:


Revision of sounds learnt so far 

Practise of blending skills for reading

Practise of segmenting (sounding out) for writing

Practise of key words

Learning a new sound

Applying it

In school Year 2:


Writing focus lesson linked to text


In school, Year 2 are practising how to write the date and WALT themselves and using a ruler to underline.


In school Year 2:


Learning steps linked to current Maths unit

smiley Practise it in 'Do it'

smiley Explain reasoning and understanding in 'Challenge it'

smileyProblem solve in 'Solve it'


Maths on track- revision practise of specific objectives

Focus text of the week


VIPERS questions

(see Reading sub page for info)




Linked to main topic












At home Year 2 have access to:


smiley A  daily phonics power point covering lesson


No printing required.

Listen along and join in with the power point.


Children will need something to write on.


(Some Year 2 will also be emailed with extra practise for previous sounds learnt) 

At home Year 2 have access to:


smiley A daily writing challenge linked to a Talk for Writing text (number of tasks vary based on length)


Most information is intended to be read on screen so usually no printing required or can be written on paper if preferred/no access to printer.


Year 2, can you have a go at writing the long date on your work using your neatest writing? You can copy it from the daily task.


At home Year 2 have access to:


smiley A daily maths power point covering lesson objective with modelled examples


For some activities, printing is preferential if an option however Year 2 will still be able to use the tasks on the screen and record their responses on plain paper.


Year 2, can you have a go at writing the short date?

For example 10.1.2021

At home Year 2 have access to:


smiley A weekly text 


Questions to read and respond to on their own paper.


Printing not required for questions.


Once Year 2 have read questions (with or without support) they can have a go at answering the questions independently).


If possible, a printed version of the text would help reading. This would be one sheet (max 2) a week.


At home Year 2 have access to:


smiley A daily curriculum challenge linked to topic or Year 2 objectives







Thank you whole heartedly for supporting where you can with remote learning at home. Many of the activities, once instructions read and understood, can be completed independently as much as possible (such as reading questions, phonics, topic, revision challenges). 


We do ask that completed work be photographed and sent via the email address.


I will include some other occasional activities which can definitely be completed independently, either as calm time, extra practise of skills or just for fun to keep Year 2 entertained if needed. We fully understand just how tricky balancing remote learning at home with adult's work load and general home life is. Your support is greatly appreciated.


Thank you Year 2 families, 

Mrs Morris smiley




January 2021 Maths Knowledge organisers- learning objectives coverage Term 3 (until half term)

January 2021- Phonics resources to support reading and writing at home



Hello everyone!


We have all made it to half term and this term seems to have been a really long one. I think the children are exhausted and looking forward to a little break. We have had so much fun this week planting up our herb gardens and finished our 'Scented Garden' topic. 

In Maths, we have been continuing to practise our strategies for adding 2 digit numbers.

We also developed our understanding of how to use those pesky full stops and capital letters for successfully and how to use an 'and' correctly to join two of our sentences together.


Below I have attached the 'knowledge organiser' for next term's topic. This shows all of the information that we will be learning including some of the tricky words and vocabulary. If you have a chance to share this with your children that would give them a head start next term!


Keep your eye on the website over the next few weeks as I will be adding more phonics games and activities as we head towards the phonic screening test next term.


As always, thank you for your continuing support.


Kind regards


Mr Tew



Good morning everyone,


I cannot believe we are getting closer to half term already. This term seems to have flown by. It has been really wonderful to get to speak to everyone this week for parent telephone consultations. Thank you all so much for your commitment and support for the education of your children. 

During our telephone consultations I made you aware of the phonics screening test which is coming up next term. To help prepare the children for this, I have added some phonics games and activities to the website as well as words to practice reading. 

The phonic screening test will ask your children to read a range of real and 'alien' (made up) words. The children simply need to read the sounds they can see in the word and blend them together even if it is not a real word. 

I hope you all enjoyed the lavender bags your children had carefully prepared for you. Our classroom smelled absolutely amazing all of last week. 

We are beginning to round up our science investigations and will be conducting some final observations on our growing plants next week. 

We also have the pyjama party to look forward to, which I am sure many of your children have told you about!!


Have a fabulous weekend

Kind regards


Mr Tew

Home Learning

2nd October 2020


Good morning everyone!


As we come to the end of another exciting week in Year 2, I wanted to take this opportunity to update you all on what we have been up to and suggest a few home learning activities to help your children.


This week we have been learning more about plants in our topic 'The Scented Garden.' 

Our herb gardens and flowers are growing nicely and we have observed some big changes in them this week.

We have learnt about cacti. What they are and where in the world they grow.

We have also learnt a bit about the Amazon Rainforest and compared it to our British Woodland.


We enjoyed another action packed Rugby session with Bianca on Wednesday (although we did get a little bit soggy!)


In Maths, our focus has been on 2d shapes and we have learnt to identify pentagons, hexagons and octagons.


I am really looking forward to Monday already! Have a lovely weekend.


Mr Tew


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Planting our herb gardens

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