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Year 2

Home Learning Year 2

Each week you will recieve a newsletter which will give you an overview of learning for the week. Try to do as much as you can, having as much fun as you can. Do lots of reading books, instructions when you are playing games, making things, cooking, read everything around you. There are lots of website to support home learning, but you can do many things without going online.

Remember to post pictures of your learning on Dojo, I love to see what you have been doing.


While children are at home using online resources so much, it is important to stay safe while online. You can find great resources at www.thinkuknow/parents/Support-tools/home-activity-worsheets/5-7s

There are 15 minute, age appropriate activities to support safety online, which include short video clips. 


Week 2 Learning Letter 27.4.20

Week 1 Learning Letter

Spellings. High frequency words, select a few to work on at a time. Spellings for this week.

French for this week, looks like fun.

Great ideas for activities from Pobble.

                                                             Welcome to Year 2


Our last day together for a while, a joke or two with our friends and best of all outdoor play.

Amazing Year 2!

Wonderful World Book Day

We brought in our favourite books from home and shared them with each other.

Great costumes. Door decorating!

Measuring in metres

We have been estimating and measuring the things around us in metres. We worked in teams measuring accurately the playground, it was quite tricky!


Unfortunately due to circumstances beyond our control, this has been postponed until Wednesday 29th January. 

Year 2 are part of the Walkwise programme, which is delivered by Mrs Anne Ward from Sunderland City Council. Today she came in to talk to the children about keeping themselves safe near roads.

Tomorrow she will take the children out in the local area in groups. They will have the opportunity to cross local roads safely, under the supervision of adults.

Fantastic Aboriginal Art!

We looked at examples of Aboriginal art. Then we replicated it in our own work, using cotton buds to make the dots. We tried to put in symbols which were used in the cave paintings made by the Australian Aborigines.

Making Puppets DT Project

We had great fun making puppets. We learned how to thread the needle, make and use a template, overlock, do running stitch and decorate. We were very proud of the finished product and are going to make a puppet show.

Just a few of our fabulous puppets!

                          We elected our year 2 school councillors.

                                         Jessica and Joshua

Crafty Minds!

We all had great fun at the first Crafty Minds club of the new year. We played with Lego, did some yoga, mindful colouring and made a beautiful suncatcher. We were really busy!



We had a great time making our own Christingles. We found out the importance of each part and what it represented. It was very exciting, we got to light them and sing a song.

DT Mechanisms, making moving pictures.

DT Mechanisms.

We have been working on the story The Owl Who Was Afraid of The Dark, so when we were making moving pictures we thought we would make a swooping owl.

We designed our own backgrounds using our ICT skills. Then we found out how to make a slider. We chose an animal for the barn owl to chase, then made our sliding mechanisms to make the animals move.

We had lots of fun making them and were really pleased with the finished results.

Judo Taster Session!

What great fun!!

We had a great time learning some Judo moves, working with a partner.

What an amazing day out!

We explored and found out lots about space travel.

Ask us some questions.

Wonderful Maths!

We are learning to add and subtract using the column method, but first we use the equipment!
We had visitors from Swim City. They talked to us about being healthy. We looked at different types of drinks and found out how much sugar was in them. Then we played games pretending to be animals using different parts of our body to develop strength. We also learned about keeping safe around water.

1960's is our topic for the first half term.

We are learning about the 1960's, thinking about history, what life was like in the 1960's, people who were influential. We will find out about art, music and significant events.

We looked at the artist Bridget Riley who was very prolific in the 60's producing Op Art. (optical illusion art) We produced our own work in her style.

Autumn Newsletter 2019




We expect all our children to read every evening and at weekends. In Year 2, 10 minutes should be a minimum but, if your child can't put their book down because they are so engrossed.... let them continue, that's the magic of reading.  Please ensure you sign the reading logs to confirm this reading is taking place.

Reading Buddies is a great way for children to access reading and develop their comprehension while using the computer. They each have their own log in details and have accessed this at school so should be familiar with it. HAVE FUN!


Book we love and would recommend

Flat Stanley series by Jeff Brown

The Story of The Tree Little Pigs by Jon Scieszka

The Owl Who was Afraid of the Dark by Jill Tomlinson

Esiotrot  by Roald Dahl

The Hodgeheg by Dick King Smith

The Worst Witch by Jill Murphy

The Lighthouse Keepers Lunch series by Ronda Armitage

Bills New Frock By Anne Fine

Stranger Danger by Anne Fine

The Butterfly Lion by Michael Morpurgo

Dolphin Boy by Michael Morpurgo

The Twits by Roald Dahl




Do you have any ideas for this page? Why not let you Teacher know!
Have you seen the Kids’ Zone? Play games and visit some cool websites. You can vote for your favourites.


New spellings will be given out each Wednesday and tested the following Wednesday. It would be appreciated if you could spend time, daily if possible learning these spellings. It may be useful to learn 3 spellings each day, recapping the previous days spellings as you go along, making the task more manageable.  


As you will see from the lists there are 10 spellings given each week, the other 5 will be made up of high frequency words (common words which the children need to be able to spell within writing tasks).  words and words from previous weeks lists. This is to ensure retention and will help to consolidate spelling patterns and conventions in preparation for SATs.

Thank you for your support in this.

Spellings Autumn

Support your children with maths facts at a range of levels.

Hit the Button is a great resource.