Welcome to Year 2!

Class Teacher – Miss K Ehlen

Learning Support Assistant – Mrs W Parry


                    Year 2 curriculum map 2019-20             Year 2 Spring 2 2020                  



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We hope you are all staying home and staying safe! 


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Keeping Active at Home

Staying healthy is now more important than ever. If we are told to stay at home, Get Set 4 PE will be tweeting an active task, for the whole family to complete, for each day that schools are closed.

You will not need to be a Get Set 4 PE member and it will be completely free.
Simply have a look at our twitter @GetSet4PE to view the daily task.

Share this with your teachers, parents and children so that we can help each other stay active.


We have prepared a folder of work to keep the children busy and learning while school is closed. Below is a list of activities that your child can access from any tablet/phone or laptop. 



https://www.phonicsplay.co.uk/ – free phonics activities

https://www.readwithphonics.com/    Free phonics games

https://www.teachyourmonstertoread.com/ – free on desktop (cost to download on ipads)

http://www.ictgames.com/mobilePage/bingoOriginal/index.html    Blending Bingo

https://www.activelearnprimary.co.uk/login?c=0  Bug Club (login required)

Username: Pupils Name              UPDATED Password Year2                             School Code: j63m

http://www.ictgames.com/mobilePage/wordThermometer/index.html  Vocabulary

http://www.ictgames.com/mobilePage/literacy.html—General Literacy games

Twinkl phonics apps (small fee to download)

http://dyslexiagold.co.uk/ – Spellings and times table activities although suitable for children with dyslexia, all children can access and play  (login required)



https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/daily10    Arithmetic challenges

http://www.ictgames.com/mobilePage/index.html—General maths games

https://whiterosemaths.com/resources/classroom-resources/problems/ – Daily problem for Year 2 pupils

 https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/for-home/kids-activities/fun-maths-games-and-activities/#maths-5-7 –  year 2 resources and activities.

https://play.numbots.com/?#/game/game-mode Times Table Rockstars (login required)  and Numbots    (login required)

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/subjects/zjxhfg8 BBC Bitesize-Maths videos

Also why not try these on-line Maths lessons 

And practice your tables too, using these resources.There’s also a Parents’ Guide to help your mums and dads.

Times Tables Pack Parent Guide




Thrive Here are some nice ideas for activities you can try at home while schools are closed. Thrive activities for parents of children up to age 11 – week one

Thrive Week Two

www.twinkl.co.uk      -TWINKL– Access their resources by just use the password UKTWINKLHELPS or CVDTWINKLHELPS

https://www.oddizzi.com/ Geography website-  ODDIZZI– USERNAME year2stc   PASSWORD year2stc

Purple Mash (login required)

Explorers Topic Challenge


Our new History Topic, is called ‘Explorers’

Popular Characters From Dora the Explorer


Can you find our about famous explorers and create your own projects or information texts about them?


Below are some websites that may help…








Welcome to our class page! Here you will find out about the exciting learning that takes place in our class, what we have been up to and useful information for learning at home.


In January we performed ‘The Magical Land of Sleep’ at the Liverpool Empire Theatre. We put on an amazing show!

More pictures will be released by the Empire shortly, in the meantime, here is a photo from our visit to the Empire Theatre in November…


Spring 2

Our new text in English is ‘Jack and the Baked Beanstalk’ by Colin Stimpson. We will be writing persuasive letters and twisted narratives. 

Jack and the Baked Beanstalk: Amazon.co.uk: Colin Stimpson ...

Spring 1

Our new text in English is The Bog Baby. We are learning how to write a finding narrative. 


Autumn Term 2

In English, we are following ‘Read to Write’ and studying The Night Gardener by The Fan Brothers.


This half term we will be writing a setting description and a diary entry linked to our text. 

Last half term our Vehicle Text was ‘A River’ by Marc Martin




This half term we will be working on Multiplication and Division. We are using lots of practical ways to find groups of and also share objects into equal groups. 


Useful Websites 























In Autumn term we learnt about Addition and Subtraction. We will be learning how to use practical methods including equipment, number lines and the column method to add an subtract two two-digit numbers. We will use these skills to reason and problem solve. 




This term we are thinking about special books. 



This term, we will have PE on Wednesdays. This half term we will be learning games with our PE Coach. Please make sure children have their kit in every week to ensure they get the most out of their lessons.


History and Geography

Spring Term 

This half term we will be learning about hot and cold places in Geography. We will be locating hot and cold countries on a map and identifying the features of hot and cold places. Can you name any hot and cold places in our world?

Knowledge Organiser         ODDIZZIKnowledgeorganiserHotandColdPlaces



Autumn Term 

This half term we will be learning about the Great Fire of London in History. We will be comparing life in 1666 to now and looking at how and where the fire started, why is spread so quickly and how London rebuilt itself after the devastation. 


Useful Websites 





Last half term we learnt about London and the United Kingdom 



This half term we will be learning about Animals including Humans.



Knowledge Organiser-Animals-Including-Humans-year-2-english_ver_1


Last half term we learnt about Materials.



As a school we teach phonics through the Read Write Inc scheme of work. Phonics is taught daily. All children are assessed each half term and taught phonics linked to their current ability. 

For more information about RWI (Read Write Inc) and how to support your child at home please see https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/for-home/reading/read-write-inc-phonics-guide-for-parents/

Phonics Websites 






Reading is very important to us. We believe that all children should be encouraged to develop a love of reading. In Year Two, all pupils will be listened to at least twice a week in school with Miss Ehlen and Mrs Parry. 

They will also read a text linked to their phonetic ability each day during Read Write Inc.

However, reading with your home is just as important. We ask that you try and read at home with your child each night and leave a comment for us to check the following day. We would ask you read no more than a few pages each time, in order for your child to fully understand the book and ask a few questions on the pages they have read. 


Bug Club

Don’t forget to access BugClub at home. 


USERNAME: Child’s name and second name initial





Homework will be sent out on a Friday this term and should be returned on Wednesday, if not beforehand. Your child will be sent one piece of English homework and one piece of math homework each week. All homework will be linked to  current learning and should be an application of their knowledge.

Your co-operation is very much appreciated.


Spellings will be sent out every Monday please practice these through the week in preparation for our spelling test on Friday.  ALl spellings are based on the Year Two National Curriculum. 


Useful Websites to Support Learning at Home





Parent Help 




If you wish to speak to Miss Ehlen regarding any questions or concerns, please feel free to make an appointment with the school office or wait after school once all the children have been dismissed.