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Year 2

Rabbits (Mrs Jellicoe and Mrs Bevan), Otters (Miss Bragg and Mrs Farrell, Learning Support: Mrs Davis) and Badgers (Miss Smith and Mrs Mayse)

Year 2 Learning


Week beginning 5/12/22


English - The children will be learning the features of letter writing and writing a letter.

Maths - The children will be learning about  subtraction. The focus will be subtracting two 2-digit numbers crossing tens e.g. 43 - 16.


Foundation Subjects for this half term


Geography -  This half term we will be focusing on Polar regions. Our big question is 'Are we damaging our world?'

History - This half term the children will then be learning about the explorers of the Polar Regions. Our big question is, 'How do we know about our Polar regions?' 

Science - The children will be focusing on living things. As part of this topic we will plant and observe bulbs growing over time.

PE - Indoor PE will focus on balance, jumping and landing.  In our outdoor lessons, the children will be playing invasion games.

RE - This half term the children will be learning about the importance of light in some religions. 

PSD -  The theme is celebrating difference.

Computing - The children will be learning how to use the coding language, 'Scratch Jr'.

Music - The children will be learning about pitch in music.

Spellings and Homework



Autumn 1

Autumn 2


Ways to help your child


During the parent-teacher consultations, parents often asked how they can help their child at home. Below are the resources that were discussed with the year 2 staff that you might like to work on over the next few weeks. Please select the resources which are suited to your child if you would like to complete any additional learning. Note that this is optional and these resources have been provided to support parents.

1) Phonics screen resources


The BBC Bitesize website has videos to support the phase 3 phonics we have been revising this half term. 


BBC Phase 3 phonics


Phonics Play also have some free games which involve reading real and 'alien' words. You can choose all of the phases up to Phase 5. Click on the pictures to play the games.


Picnic on Pluto  Buried Treasure  Dragon's Den


You can also look a the printable resources below - or use them on screen. Practise reading the individual graphemes or try to blend them in the phonic screen resources.

2) Common exception words


This is the list of words your child should be able to read and spell by the end of Year 2. Below is a game to help them spell them - pick either Year 1 or Year 2. Also there is a printable list of the words you can practise with your child.


Little Bird Spelling

3) Letter formation


A lot of children in Year 2 have some strange ways of forming their letters. We have been doing a lot of work on getting the correct formation. Below are some printable resources you can use. Twinkl also have a guide to using the resources here on YouTube.

4) Writing sentences


Use these prompts to write sentences. Encourage your child to write either one or two grammatically correct sentences, including a capital letter and a full stop. They should read each sentence back to make sure it makes sense. It is better to focus on writing a little and often.

5) Number formation


Getting numbers around the correct way is really important. If your child is still reversing numbers such as 5, you can use the sheets below to practise numbers. You can also use this YouTube video from former Greswold teacher Mrs Johnson for ways to help get the numbers around the correct way.

6) Counting


Counting back and forwards in 1s, 2s, 5s and 10s is a useful skill. Your child can use the 100 square below to practise their counting.

7) Number facts


We have previously set these number facts as homework. Knowing them off by heart is very useful, so you could continue to practise these with your child.

Useful Websites and Videos
Class Routines

Each day your child should bring:

•    Coat
•    Water bottle
•    Trainers (These are for the Daily dash and outdoor PE. They can be left on their pegs to change into when needed)
•    Book bag (if it is their book bag day starting w.b. 19.9.22)

 Indoor PE dayOutdoor PE day
Come to school dressed in:

•    White PE t-shirt
•    Blue PE sweatshirt
•    Blue PE shorts with navy / black joggers over the top
•    White socks
•    Shoes / trainers for wearing outside and around school


Bring black pumps / plimsolls to change into (or bare feet). These can be left in school.

•    White PE t-shirt
•    Blue PE sweatshirt
•    Navy / black joggers
•    White socks
•    Shoes / trainers for wearing outside and around school
For lessons your child will wear:•    White PE t-shirt
•    Blue PE shorts
•    White socks
•    Pumps / bare feet
•    White PE t-shirt
•    Blue PE sweatshirt
•    Navy / black joggers
•    Trainers (kept in school for Daily Dash)