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Year 2

Welcome to Year 2!



Class Teachers

Cherry Laurel Willow
Priya Kononov Jess Griffiths Ingrid Carrearas


Learning at Home

Please see below some suggested activities and resources for Year 2 children that can be used at home. 


These can be used alongside the online resources the students can already access such as: EdShed (Spelling and Maths), Purple Mash (all subjects) and the HUGE range of resources available through MyUSO and the London Grid for Learning.  See the Home Practice page for more information.

**Week 2 - update**

If you would like some additional learning for this week, please see the links below.  There are Maths activities and games, Reading texts and questions and use the website link for a Writing activity.


This activity is based upon a video which has no words - you must watch it carefully!  It's amazing what you can find out by just watching closely and noticing the small details.


Can you retell the story using the writing word mats below to help you?



All Year 2 children should have a levelled reading book and at least one book of their choosing from our school library.  We ask that children read for 15-20 minutes everyday.  As well as this home reading, you will find a selection of text-based comprehension questions below.  

Writing (including Phonics, Spelling & Handwriting)

Below you will find a 'Monster Phonics' poster which shows the different sounds that the children are learning.  You will also see a parent log-in to access resources at home.


The Year 2 Common Exception Words (words that do not follow the usual spelling or pronunciation rules) and spelling list are also below.  Children can practise these verbally, on paper or through games such as Bingo or matching word cards.


We have also included handwriting paper so children can practise 'sitting' the letters on the solid line (blue line) with ascenders (d, f, b) and decenders (y, g, p) using the dotted lines above (green line) and below (brown line).  A poster showing the formation and joins strokes for each letter has been included as well.


We have provided a variety of questions that can be accessed and answered at home.  These can be completed in your child's Home Practice exercise book or printed at home. 


Arithmetic questions are straightforward calculations or sums using the 4 operations (addition, subtraction, division and multiplication).  The written questions require the children to deduce or 'figure out' which calculation they need to use. 


You can also find more practical suggestions and guidance for the different calculation methods we use in school.