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Year 2


Welcome to Year 2

Dear parents and children,

The website we use for our daily classroom worship and weekly assemblies have created these resources to use at home.  As next week is Holy Week, we hope that you find some time for prayer and reflection. The resources below will help.

Sunday 5 April 2020
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w/c 6 April 2020 (Holy Week)
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15 Prayers During School Closure

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                               Wishing you a very happy and Holy Easter,

                           Mrs Hayesheart

blushHappy Home Learningsmiley

It was fantastic to see you all continue to do some amazing work this week! Some children have even sent in pictures of the brilliant things they have been getting up to - scroll down and have a look!


As it is the Easter Break, there will not be any Home Learning set. Instead, please do engage with the above links - it is Easter time after all, and my thoughts and prayers will be for you and your children, who I miss dearly. 


Mr Garsden


Week 2







Number bonds

Doubles and halves

Counting on and back




(Grammar and Punctuation)

WALT identify the different meanings of homophones.


Skills Builders p48-49.


Complete activities 2, 3 and 4 in your homework book.

(Class Novel)

The Worst Witch: WALT explain decisions made.

Read up to Chapter 5. What minibeast would you choose to turn Ethel into and why?

The Owl Who Was Afraid of the Dark:

WALT predict what comes next.

Read up to p33. “Bonfire!” said the boy. “This is no…bonfire!”. What else could this fire be for if it isn’t a bonfire? Make a list of the things that it might be.

(Class Novel)

WALT locate answers inside a text.

The Worst Witch:

  1. Mildred turned Ethel into a:


Choose one.

  1. Look at p47. Why does Mildred feel about an inch high?
  2. List everything that Mildred has done wrong so far in the book.

The Owl Who Was Afraid of the Dark:

  1. Look at p18. What does the word ‘distress’ mean? Draw plop being in distress.
  2. Why did the old lady ask Plop if he has tried eating carrots?
  3. Put these events into order.

– Plop dives out of the tree to the fire

- Plop falls off the branch to the old lady

- Plop nibbled an ear.

(Class Novel)

WALT identify and use homophones in sentences to show their meanings.

The Worst Witch: Think of words in the text that are homophones and think of the word to pair with it (you/ewe). Write the sentence from the book, and below it a sentence that you have made to show the homophones.

The Owl Who Was Afraid of the Dark:




Find the meanings of these homophones and use them in a sentence. You can write these into sentences or say them to your parent/guardian to find their different meanings!

(Class Novel)

The Worst Witch:

WALT write a letter.

We don’t like excuses! Using your list that you created about everything that Mildred has done wrong, write an apology letter to Miss Cackle in the first person. Think about the way you structure a letter.

The Owl Who Was Afraid of the Dark:

WALT write persuasively.

CARROTS! Write a persuasive paragraph about why you should eat carrots. Think about describing:

  • The taste
  • The smell
  • The health benefits
  • Animals that eat them (I love animals!)


Spring 1, Week 1 (Homophones and Near Homophones)

A quiz is set as a 2DO on Monday and is to be on Friday like we do in class, if possible. Practise with the Look/Say/Cover/Write/Check all week before trying the quiz! Homophones are words that sound the same but are spelled differently and mean different things. Try drawing a picture of what each word means to help you remember which is which!

Topic Focus

WALT research and create a poster about minibeasts.

Either use the minibeast hunt that you did to find out about one that you want to find out more about, or research a minibeast that you are already interested in. Make a colourful poster about this minibeast, writing some facts about it. If you wish, please take a picture of these posters and send them to me – I would love to see your wonderful work!


What have you been doing for Home Learning?

Wow - you have been in school for two years and are now ready for the next step - to become more independent in your learning!

I am Mr Garsden, the class teacher, and Mrs. Bailey is our wonderful teaching assistant.



We are going to be learning some very exciting things in Year 2 and I am sure we will have lots of fun and will work very hard.


Here are a list of the topics we will cover throughout the year. So, if you have any items or books at home that you would like to share with us, you could bring them in. Also it may help Mummies and Daddies to plan any days out at home that might link to our topics.


 Autumn - Land Ahoy!

 Spring - Castles/Street Detectives

 Summer - Beachcombers



Our PE day is Thursday.  Please remember to have your PE kit in school with your name in!



Homework will be sent home on a Wednesday in your homework book.  Please could homework be returned by the following Monday (feel free to return before then if you have chance to complete it!)


Reading books

The children can change their reading books on a Monday, Wednesday and a Friday. They do this independently, although we do keep an eye on them until they are settled into the routine.Those children who read three times or more at home get Class Dojos! After you have listened to your child read please could you sign their reading record.



Spellings will be linked to what we are learning in Phonics. They will be sent home on a Tuesday and tested on a Friday.

Reading and Phonics in Key Stage 1

Critical workers guidance, forms and documents can be found under Key Information and Useful Information
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