Welcome to the Year 2 class page.
We hope you are all enjoying the sunny half term break. We have started planning for next term and will post your new activities here over the weekend in time for Monday. As usual, there will be Maths and English activities, including writing, reading comprehension, spelling and handwriting, but we are making a change to the additional activities. From now on we will focus on one topic per week and will give you a few activities to do over the week that are linked to that topic.
Thank you to those who have already sent their recipe to us. If you haven't managed to do that yet, please try and email it to us by early next week.
Our overall topic is still 'Look Closely' and lots of your activities this term will require you to look carefully at things. Every day, if possible, we would like you to do some Maths, some English and some of the topic work.
If you want to look back at any of our activities or links from previous weeks, they are all still available at the bottom of this page.
Remember to keep using our class padlet page. We really enjoy finding out about what you have been up to. The link is immediately below and the password was sent to parents in a school text. If you have misplaced it or have any other queries, please get in touch with us via our email address
Try and read every day. You can choose a book you have already read and know you enjoy, the books you have brought home from school or a new book that you haven't read yet. You can also read magazines, newspapers, comics, recipes, instructions for board games and many other texts. There will be a special reading comprehension activity for you each week based on your book band colour.
Week commencing 1st June -
Find the reading text and comprehension questions for your book band group in the documents section.
1) Read the text quietly to yourself.
2) Put it down and then tell an adult what it was all about. If it is a story, make sure you include the names of any characters, where it was set and details about what happened. If it's a non-fiction text, what have you found out from it?
3) Now read it aloud to your adult. Take your time and see if you can add some expression.
4) Finally, talk through the questions on the second sheet with your adult and work out what the answers are.
5) You might like to draw a picture about the text you have read. See if your picture can include as much detail as you can from the text. Maybe you can add speech bubbles or thought clouds too.
Please see below for a link to the daily online phonics lessons that were introduced 27th April and are approved and funded by the Department for Education. There is also a letter about them. Although they are mostly aimed at children in Reception and Year 1, the Year 1 lessons at 10:30 each day provide very useful revision for children in Year 2, so you might like to have a look at them.
Week commencing 1st June
Remember you also have a reading comprehension, as well as handwriting and specific spelling activities to do. You might also like to look at some of the phonics programmes mentioned in the previous section, as they are good revision of work you have done previously.
Handwriting, Spelling, Punctuation and Grammar:
As you know, it is important that you form all the letters correctly, the right way round and the correct size. Please make sure that you check this when you are writing and also remember to hold your pencil correctly. Can you show the correct way to an adult? Remember it is the tripod hold - thumb and index finger holding the pencil and the other fingers supporting under the pencil.
Week commencing 1st June
1. Common Exception Words
As well as a separate weekly spelling focus, this term we want you to really make sure you can spell the Y1 and Y2 words on the list below. In the documents section there are two booklets for you to use over this term. If you are absolutely certain that you always spell all of the Y1 words correctly, then you can start with the Y2 booklet. It would be a good idea to ask an adult to test you on the Y1 words first, just to make sure. Whichever booklet you start with, please don't rush and try to do all of it at once; they are intended to be used over the whole term and into the summer holidays if necessary.
2. Comparative and superlative - week one
Comparative adjectives are used to compare one noun to another noun. The comparative is used when only two nouns are being compared. For example:
A cheetah is faster than an elephant.
Superlative adjectives are used to compare three or more nouns, for example:
Tom is tall, his sister is taller, but their mum is the tallest.
Note the use of the suffixes -er and -est in those sentences.
Remember that if a word ends in e, we drop the e before adding a suffix, for example:
wise, wiser, wisest and large, larger, largest
Now find the spelling sheet in the documents section and complete it. There is also a sheet of dots and dashes for you to do.
3. Handwriting practice - please find your handwriting practice sheets in the documents section. This term there are two sheets each week. Please make sure you carefully read what you are meant to be doing. This applies in particular to the extension sheets, which sometimes ask you to do more than just copy and continue the words. As always, please take your time and use your neatest handwriting, just like you would do in school.
Week commencing 1st June
Please let us know if you have any problems with any of the work set and we will see how we can help you.
Week commencing 1st June - Geography
This week's topic work is all about human and physical geographical features. You learned a bit about these when you did some work about Lechlade last term.
Family and physical challenges:
When you go for a walk this week, see if you can spot any of the things on both of the local walk observation sheets in the documents section. There are some things on there that you definitely won't see, but lots that you might.
Carry on trying to do as many as possible of the PE challenges that are found at the bottom of the Class Pages section of the school website. We would love to see photos or videos of you doing them, so please try and put some on our padlet page.
Don't forget that you can ask us if there is anything that you need to know about these activities. We can be contacted through the school admin email address (email@example.com) and now also through our new class email address (firstname.lastname@example.org). We will do our best to reply as soon as possible. We are also keen to see what you share on the padlet page.
We look forward to seeing you all again as soon as possible.
Mrs Treacher, Mrs Barnett and Mrs Bishop