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Welcome to Year 2's Class Page

Mrs S Campbell ~ Year Two Class Teacher

Miss Ashraf, Mrs McMahon and Miss Keenan  ~ Teaching Assistants and Support Assistants.

Welcome back! I hope you've all had a lovely Easter. I'm looking forward to another busy term - I can't believe we're into our final term already! 



This half term our writing focus will be based around the seaside and we will be using the book - At the Beach for our writing opportuntities.


This half term in maths we will be beginning our fractions topic where we will look at what a half, a quarter and a third look like.


PE days are Monday and Thursday. Please ensure that your child comes to school in their PE kit on these days and have pumps available for indoor PE sessions. If your child wears earrings, please ensure they have tape to cover them or ideally,  doesn't wear them on PE days.


Thank you for your continued support,

From the Year 2 team.



Summer 1

Topic Homework

Knowledge Organisers

These are used in lessons to help children learn key vocabulary and facts about topics. You could look at these together at home too.

Click on the image below to find out more about what we will be learning in our maths lessons and how you can help at home.

 Homework consists of working on TT Rockstars (children will receive their log in for this)

Spelling Shed - spelling practice (children will receive their log in for this)

These will be set for children weekly (on a Friday) to complete at home.

Reading to take place at home daily, ideally.

Children need to read 4 times over the whole week to count as Green Readers.

Their records must also be dated, commented in and signed by an adult on each of those days.



Your child should bring their reading book and green reading record in each day. They will read to an adult as often as possible in school and change their book as necessary. 


By the end of Year Two, children must be able to read and spell most of these common exception words:

Topic-based Optional Home Activities

Children are encouraged to continue building knowledge at home by having a go at these activities throughout this half term

Each week Spelling homework will be set on Spelling Shed.

Click here to visit the website!

Children's weekly games and activities will focus on Spelling, Punctuation and Grammar that we have been covering in class.

Colourful Semantics

Since the start of Spring term we have been using colourful semantics as an approach to teaching grammar gives students access to a rich set of tools for thinking about language. By providing a systematic analysis of the structures underlying sentences, we have been using coloured semantic resources to offer a clear explanation of why certain constructions occur together. Children have been learning to recognise common patterns in sentence construction and then discover how these patterns relate to real life situations. As well as helping pupils to become fluent communicators, this process teaches them important concepts such as:

  • How words combine into phrases and clauses;
  • What makes up a complete thought;
  • How different types of word order affect meaning

We have been using 5 main colours for reminding children of the different word types and the 'job' that they do in sentences:

Nouns       Verbs     Adjectives     Adverbs     Conjunctions

Mastery in Maths

Mastering maths means children of all ages acquiring a deep, long-term, secure and adaptable understanding of the subject. The phrase ‘teaching for mastery’ describes the elements of our classroom practice and school organisation that combine to give pupils the best chances of mastering maths. Achieving mastery means acquiring a solid enough understanding of the maths that’s been taught to enable pupils to move on to more advanced material.

Although we cover new topics each half term, it is important to revisit and review prior learning regularly so that children can build on their learning.

Weekly homework will be linked to what we have been doing in class recently, but it is also beneficial for children to review previous topics regularly - why not use some of the stem Qs below and ask your child to teach you what they have been doing?

Please take some time to look through the booklets below with your child... if you have any questions about the methods or models and images that we have been using, please ask!

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It's important to keep home learning fun so you could play some games using these resources...

 KS1_English Flashcards Game.pdfDownload
 KS1_Maths Flashcards Game.pdfDownload
 Maths Challenges for KS1.pdfDownload
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You could also do some practice questions together using these booklets...

 Year 2 Arithmetic Activity Booklet.pdfDownload
 Year 2 Grammar and Punctuation Activity Booklet.pdfDownload
 Year 2 Reading Activity Booklet.pdfDownload
 Year 2 Reasoning Activity Booklet Answers.pdfDownload
 Year 2 Reasoning Activity Booklet.pdfDownload
 Year 2 Spelling Activity Booklet.pdfDownload
 Year 2 Spelling, Punctuation and Grammar Glossary for Parents.pdfDownload
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P.E is on Monday and Wednesday (beginning Wednesday 7th September) . 

Please can your child come into school wearing their PE kits on these days.

Please can I remind you that PE kits are:

Navy joggers /shorts if the weather is warm enough

Red T-shirt

Navy zip-up/hooded jacket

Plain black trainers

Autumn news will be added from September 2023...