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Year 2

Holidays Half term.

Practise your mental maths using this website. smiley


We have been learning how to measure objects. You can play this measuring game:


The Great Fire of London 1666

On September 2nd, 1666, a tiny spark in a bakery oven ignited the worst fire that London has ever seen. The Great Fire of London burned for four days, and th...

Our next topic is The Great Fire of London 1666.


Horrible Histories Slimy Stuarts How to start the Great Fire of London

Parental consultations:

We will be contacting you shortly to talk about your child's progress. These are some things you could do to help your child at home.

Practise handwriting every day 5-10 mins.


Help with learning to spell these words. Choose 5 a week. 




Here is a handwriting document to print.

In Maths: Help your child to learn number bonds to 10 and 20. 

These songs we use in class to remember counting in steps:

Counting By Twos Song

Count by fives | Skip counting songs | The Singing Walrus

Count 10-100 | Count by 10 Song | The Singing Walrus

Phonics and reading.

We are using Read Write Ink programme to learn our sounds. Please see the video at the bottom of this page about sounds pronunciation.

In December children will be tested in Phonics. They will be reading 'alien' (nonsense) words with diagraphs, so practising sounds every day is important. Here are some examples of those words:

praim  gawn  boand ...

Here is the link to Phonicsplay to practise Year 1 screening:

Here are some resources from Read Write Ink Oxford Owls website:

Home reading: Thank you for looking after the books and returning them on time. You are giving great support to your child by encouraging them read every day. Children have been given two books on Fridays and Tuesdays.

The phonics Read Write Ink books might seem easy but they are given to remind children about the diagraphs before their testing. Please encourage your children to read it and ask your child to pay attention to the diagraphs. The other book is chosen according to their reading level. Please remember to sign the diary when your child reads it. 



This is what we have been learning in Year 2. 

In Maths we have been practising number bonds to 10 and 20. Children are getting very good at deriving the facts from number bonds and explaining their thinking:

"If I know that 3 + 7 = 10 then I know that 13 + 7 is 20 23 + 7 is 30 and 30 + 70 is 100..." 




Hey 20 You've got a lot of friends (The Friends of 20) Album version

In Literacy we have been inventing a portal story. We've looked at examples of portals in literature:


Alice in Wonderland: I'm Late & Down the Rabbit Hole

In History we have learnt about life in London in 17th century. We have looked at the objects from the past and discussed the differences between modern life and olden days.


Horrible Histories - Plague Song


Welcome to Year 2.

We have two classes named after these children's authors. Nick Butterworth and Giles Andreae.

Our timetable includes Writing, Phonics (Read Write Ink), Maths, Reading and wider curriculum. 

We are practising our Handwriting every day:


In Literacy our story is Monstersaurus.

Monstersaurus Childrens Story Book

Parent video: How to say the sounds

In Phonics we are using Read Write Ink to help children learn to read and write.

In Maths

we are learning about place value of numbers to 100.


Big Numbers Song | Count to 100 Song | The Singing Walrus


Children are practising to say:

I have 23. My whole is 23. My parts are two tens and three ones. 2 tens are 20. Can you practise partitioning these numbers? 25  53  18 ?  smiley




Here is a part-whole model to practise partitioning.

This is our Maths picture. What Maths can you see? What can you practise?

Count 10-100 | Count by 10 Song | The Singing Walrus