Year 2

Welcome to Year 2

Class Teacher: Miss Barker

Teaching Assistant: Miss Tynan and Mrs Westhead

Risk-Assessment-Zoom (1)

Please read school risk assessment before accessing the Zoom meeting. It is a general risk assessment written for the purpose of Year 6 Zoom meetings, however, it details our school expectations around attending these online meetings. There are more specific notes at the end, regarding our Zoom meeting (New to Year 2 Transition meeting) tomorrow (Tuesday 7th July at 11am). Looking forward to seeing you there! Miss Barker 

Please find some helpful guidance to support your child with their home learning as of next week. Resources will be added to the website and our ‘Class Dojo’ site regularly to support you and give you suggested activities. Please do not hesitate to contact me through ‘Class Dojo’ if you have any questions. Miss Barker 

National Writing Day – 24th June 2020 

This is an annual celebration of writing designed to inspire people across the UK to write.
The message is simple: everyone has a story to tell and sharing it can be a source of great pleasure and power.

The aim is to inspire creative writing on a grand scale. We believe young people are more inclined to write creatively if they see adults around them doing so and writing can benefit people of all ages.

This National Writing Day we’re launching the #247challenge. The challenge is intended as a moment of unity, of freedom and most importantly of fun, where students, teachers and anyone who wants to be involved can enjoy writing together and take a moment to express themselves.

How to do the #247 challenge:
1. Write a 24-word story on a piece of paper (or record on video) starting with ‘One day…’
2. Take a photo of your story or take a photo of yourself with your writing
3. Send the video, or photograph to your teacher on your class platform

This link has videos of famous authors talking about National Writing Day

Perhaps you could write a story about the Rainforest, or your experiences over the last couple of months, or your perfect day – whatever inspires you to pick up a pen and get writing today!

General Class Information:

Class Timetable (2019-20)

Curriculum Overview 

Updated information on 24th June

Helpful information regarding Home-Learning: 

Oak National Academy – Daily lessons for Year 2 children

BBC Bitesize – Daily lessons for Year 2 children

Parent’s Guide to Black Lives Matter Movement

Wellbeing Advice for Home Learning

Year 2 Curriculum Overview for Home Learning


Please log on to this FREE website to access school reading books on line:

School Reading Books – e books on line for free (Oxford Owl)

Literacy Shed Free Resources

Yearly Spelling Overview Y2

200 High Frequency Words

On line Spelling Activities

Brilliant Phonics Site (activities and games)

Autumn Knowledge Organisers 2019-2020:

Knowledge Organiser ‘Transatlantic Slavery’ Autumn 1

Knowledge Organiser ‘The Place Where I Live’ Autumn 1

Knowledge Organiser ‘Fighting Fit’ (Science) Autumn 2

Spring Term Knowledge Organisers 2020:

Knowledge Organiser ‘Explorers’ (Geography) Spring 1

Knowledge Organiser ‘Explorers’ (History) Spring 2

Knowledge Organiser ‘Plants’ (Science) Spring 2

NEW Home Learning Pack: 

Picture News:

Learning from Home Ideas – 23rd March – Space Tourism

Primary Picture News Resource – 23rd March – Space Tourism

Learning From Home Ideas – 30th March – Remaining positive

Primary Picture News Resource – 30th March – Remaining positive

Learning from Home Ideas – 6th April – Animals

Primary Picture News Resource England – 6th April – Animals

Learning from Home Ideas – 13th April – Testing

Primary Picture News Resource England – 13th April – Testing

Learning from Home Ideas – 20th April – Places we go

Primary Picture News Resource – 20th April – Places we go

Useful Website Links:

Detailed List of Useful Websites for Home Learning – NEW

Online Daily Timetable of Events – As of 30th March – Child friendly search engine 

History – A great website for research

Daily Lessons with BBC Bitesize


Times Tables Rock Stars

IXL Maths & English

Top Marks – Maths Games Online

Maths – White Rose Resources Year 2

Maths – White Rose Resources Year 1

Maths Chase – Great online Maths Activities – FREE

Problems-of-the-Day (full set with answers)

Let’s Practise Telling The Time KS1

Daily Live websites: Science activities live at 10am

LIVE Body Percussion Sessions – Daily at 11am

LIVE Read Write Inc / Phonics Sessions daily at 9:30am

LIVE Science Sessions with Maddie Moate 11am week days

British Sign Language for Beginners

A Story with David Walliams at 11am

PE & Fitness:

7 minute HIIT Daily Workout

Fitness Fun

Helping children to understand Corona Virus:

A lovely book that explains Corona Virus to children

A story to help children understand Corona Virus

Helping to keep our minds healthy at home – Adults & Children 


STEM – Science Activities

WOW! Fab Science Activities

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