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Rabbits (Mr Chater and Mrs Bevan), Otters (Mrs Frankland and Mrs Farrell) and Badgers (Miss Smith and Mrs Mayse)

Dunfield House Photographs


Photographs for this visit are accessible via Teams using the link below. You will need to use your child's Solgrid user name and password to gain access to the photographs. This was sent home for remote learning. Please check you have access prior to the visit as we will be unable to sort technical problems during the visit.


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Year 2 Remote Learning
Year 2 Learning


Week beginning 27/6/22


This week we will be having 3 days with our current classes then on Thursday and Friday there will be transition days. The children will be meeting their new teachers for Year 3.


English - Badgers and Rabbits will be exploring the story of Superworm and creating our own minibeast superhero.

Maths - Otters will be continuing their learning about measures.


Next week we will swap over so Otters will focus on English, while Badgers and Rabbits focus on Maths. 


Foundation Subjects for this half term


Geography -  This half term we will be focusing on mapping. The children will be looking at how maps are created, focusing on the school site and local area.

Science - The children will be focusing on plants and what they need to grow well. They will be learning the differences between seeds and bulbs. They will learn about the importance of plants to a range of food chains and how different parts of a plant can be eaten.

PE - Our indoor PE topic is gymnastics using apparatus. The children will be developing their balancing skills and creating sequences using low and large apparatus. In our outdoor lessons, the children will continue to develop their coordination and ball skills.

RE - This half term the children will be learning about worship in the Christian and Jewish faiths, including looking at churches and synagogues.

PSD -  The theme is Relationships. The children will be thinking about what makes a good relationship and how to maintain friendships.

Computing - The children will be developing their keyboard skills and using word processing skills to create, save, retrieve and edit documents.

Music - The children will be continuing to learn how to play the glockenspiel and read simple musical notation.

Spellings and Homework
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


Library day - Children should being in their Library books to be changed.


Badgers - Outdoor PE


Otters - Outdoor PE


Rabbits - Indoor PE

PPA afternoon- Rabbits will be taught by Mrs Hall, Otters by Mr Jones and Badgers by Miss Lansdown or Miss McCauslin.


Rabbits - Outdoor PE






Spelling test.


New spellings and homework set.


Badgers - Indoor PE


Otters - Indoor PE


Children should come dressed in their PE kits on their PE days shown above.

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. 20/9/21)

 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)