Year 2

What a lot of snow we have had! I hope your brains are warmed up and ready to learn!  We have got lots of exciting lessons and activities planned, as well as developing lots of new skills.

As the weather is still cold please make sure you wrap up warm 🙂

Below is a small outline of Year 2’s week – some may change depending on timetable needs.

Monday – Homework hand in day, spelling test

Tuesday morning will be taught by Mrs. Sewell for RE and Maths

Wednesday – Homework handed out (see homework page for more information

Thursday and Friday –  PE sessions

 Numeracy focus: Focus on:

  • Multiplication and Division
  • Fractions – 1/2, 1/4, 3/4 and 1/3
  • Measuring
  • Addition and Subtraction using the column method and 2 step word problems
 Reading focus:  Children will take part in a weekly Guided Reading session where they will read a story and answer questions based upon what they have read.  There will then be activities throughout the week based upon their Guided Reading book.

Reading books will be changed on a Friday.  Please sign books for our reading race!

It is really important that children are reading everyday!

 Writing focus: We are using the book ‘On the Way Home’ to write our own repetitive language story.

We are also focusing on diary writing based on Samuel Pepys from the Great Fire of London.

Writing objectives will be supported from the Year 2 interim framework objectives.


 Spelling, grammar, punctuation or phonics focus – We will be focusing upon different sentence types, apostrophes, commas in a list and using a variety of conjunctions.

Spellings are focused on adding suffixes and tricky words.

Topic: Topic Question: How did the Great Fire of London start?

We will be learning about what and how it happened, how we have gathered information on the fire and what life was like in the 17th Century.

Topic project homework is on the homework page.

Science: Focus on ‘Uses of Everyday Materials.’
PE: Ball skills is Thursday and Friday is Gymfit circuits.

Please make sure that children have PE kits in school all week.

 What can parents/carers do to help?  Read regularly and sign Reading Records.  Asking children questions based upon what they have read. Ensure homework and spellings are completed.  
 Is there any help you need in class? E.g. any items sent in from home/helpers? Please help your child to complete their homework (sent out on a Wednesday and returned to school on a Monday) and support them in practicing their spellings and times tables
 Visits planned for this term:  We have given out a letter about a residential in May – please look out for further information.



Deeside Whitby
Ellesmere Port
CH65 6TQ
T: 0151 3382062