Welcome to Year 2!
Mrs Bilkhu, Miss Felton, Mrs Stephenson, Miss Bate, Mrs Khatun, Miss Becki and Mrs Kumar welcome you Year 2.
Here are some useful websites to help support phonics.
Phonics Play – Early Years, Year 1 and Year 2
To access this website the Username is march20 and the password is home. Early Years are working on Phase 2 and 3 sounds. Year 1 are working on Phase 5 sounds and alternative sounds. Year 2 are working on Phase 6 and spelling patterns. There is an additional link for work on spellings:
There are a range of decodable comics that the children can access and are familiar with.
Teach Your Monster to Read – Early Years and Year 1
This is a website with lots of activities and games to support phonics and the teaching of reading. The website is free to use on a computer but there is a charge if using the app on a phone or tablet.
Jolly Phonics – Early Years and Year 1
Jolly Phonics have a guide to how sounds are pronounced so children can keep practising their sounds.
We introduce the sounds using the Jolly Phonics songs and actions. The songs can be accessed using the following link:
Cbeebies have a collection of stories to view.
Oliver Jeffers is streaming stories every day. These can be viewed at:
Free e-books are available at Oxford Owl. You will need to create your own free login.
Me Books offer a range of downloadable books via their app.
READING – Year 2
Read Theory is free to use and offers levelled reading comprehension tasks. It is free to sign up and your child will then be asked to complete a pre-test to find the correct level for your child – please allow them to complete this by themselves so the texts selected will be appropriate for your child’s understanding. We would recommend completing at least 3 a week.
Other websites you may find useful to access a variety of games and activities are:
http://literacyapps.literacytrust.org.uk/ (suitable for Early Years and Year 1)
Forest School and Outdoor Learning activities can be found at:
Week 1 School Homework
Signs of Spring
Watch the video clip, this is set in New Zealand. The first day of spring was last Friday so there will be lots of changes to see over the new few weeks.
You can do any of the following over the next couple of weeks.
1. write about the video and what you saw.
2. Look out of the window or go into your garden to look for signs of spring. Draw and write about what you see.
3. Look in your garden for bugs that might be waking up. Lift up logs, stones etc (please ask an adult first).
4. Use broccoli to print a blossom tree.
5. If your grown up has some seeds, why not plant some and write about it and draw the changes you notice.
Draw and colour a rainbow, stick it in your window. Children who are out for a safe walk will be able to count the rainbows. If you go for a walk you can look out for some rainbows too.
Write a diary. We have worked on this skill in the classroom so here are a few reminders...
Write in the first person (I, we etc..).
Use adjectives to describe your nouns (a thing, person or place).
Don't forget to start every sentence with a capital letter and finish with a full stop.
Write a diary for every day, you will need to write the day, date and tell us all about what you did, saw etc.
Doodle Maths, if you need a login please email the teacher.
Please read three times a week.
If you have a tablet or iPad please ask permission to download a free app called Scratch Jr. Watch the video link to find out about some of the elements. Then investigate through play and discover what else you can do. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sQIhr--AANo
Doodlemaths is an online website that allows your child to practise maths skills they have learnt in school and improve their recall of number facts. Your child has been given a password and username so that they can access the site. Please encourage your child to use the site at least ten minutes every day to earn extra DoJo points and the chance to win a certificate in Friday's Champions Gathering. If your child has forgotten their password, please speak to their class teacher.
Common Exception Words
The expectation for the attainment of children in Year 2 has grown massively. In writing, children are expected to spell high frequency words, or common exception words (words we can't use our sounds to spell) correctly. Below is a list of all the words they should be spelling correctly in their independent writing. We will be sending home lists with a range of these spellings on for them to practise ready for their fortnightly test.
SATs and End of Year expectations
The children will be assessed on Maths, Writing, SPaG (Spelling, Puncation and Grammer) and Reading. Please see the documents below to see what the teachers are looking for to asses the children Working Towards, At Expected and Working Above Expected.
Please see from page 4 onwards. If you would like any further information about these expectations then please feel free to speak to your class teacher.
Have you ever wondered what reading should look and sound like at the end of Year 2? Here is a clip to show you...
Here is a child Working Towards Expectations:
Here is a child Working At expectations: