Year 2 2019 - 2020

Miss Barnett

Miss Stenson

Welcome to Year 2! 

Miss Barnett and Miss Stenson. 

Important things to remember:

  1. Your child needs to read at home every night and bring their book bag into school every day so an adult in school can hear them read. 
  2. Your child needs a P.E. kit in school every day and can be taken home at the end of every half term. This must include pumps or velcro trainers for outside games. 
  3. Your child needs a coat with a hood every day.
  4. School starts at 8:45am everyday and it is vital your child is in at this time so they can utilise their responding to feedback time and be reflective of their learning. 

If you missed the 'Meet The Teacher' event at the beginning of the year please see the powerpoint and 'Share In Our Learning' letters for both Autumn term 1 and 2 below.The 'Share In Our Learning' letter has lots of useful information about what the children will be learning this half term. There are also some helpful tips and links to further support your child.

The children will be using knowledge organisers in their learning which is full of  key information for each specific subject. These will be attached below shortly. 

Spellings and times tables will be tested weekly on Fridays.

The children will write their spellings in their spelling books every Monday, which will also be updated on to our class page below. It is important to practise the spellings and times tables with the children to support their learning in class.  

All spellings are the common exception words for Year 2. It is important that your child feels confident with these as well as the Year 1 common exception words. 

The children will be given Maths and English home exercise books every Thursday to be completed for the following Tuesday.

This weeks spellings focus is contractions and apostrophes (20.01.20): I'm, I'll, he's, they're, we're, can't, don't, water, eye, wild 

Previous spellings:

(13.01.20): want, watch wander, squash, squat, quantity, quality, poor, most and told.

(06.01.20): were, we're, where, there, their, they're, saw, sore, see, sea 

09.12.19): their, there, they're, see, sea, saw, sore, hear, here, hair

 (02.11.19): could, most, poor, there told, want, was, what, where, would

(25.11.19): jacket, join, adjust, gentle, gem, charge, fringe, badge, ledge, fudge 

(18.11.19): baking, shining, riding, phoning, smiling, chuckling, making, water, bridge, people 

(11.11.19): stopping, beginning, skipping, dropping, clapping, running, drumming, both, every, busy

04.11.19): shy, dry, reply, multiply, butterfly, nearby, try, past, should, many 

(21.10.19): knee, knot, know, gnome, gnaw, knight, knit, whole, people, children 

(14.10.19): loudly, badly, bravely, stupidly, cooly, quickly, slowly, sugar, everybody, great 

(07.10.19): shiny, breezy, wavy, whiny, spicy, bony, cheesy, could, even, climb

(30.09.19): spotty, funny, runny, muddy, foggy, slippy, yummy, because, break, prove

(23.09.19) race, price, circus, exercise, notice, cycle, pencil, path, sure, only 

(16.09.19) always , already, almost, altogether, talk, stalk, chalk, child, gold, after

(09.09.19) door, wild, hold, fast, bath , kind, soak, steak, half 


The children to be secure in their 2, 5 and 10 times tables. Please practise them with your child. We will be practising these times tables with the children throughout the year. Times table Rockstars will also be allocated homework 4 sessions a week. 

Here are some useful games and activities to do with your child to help with their times tables. 

Using mental math and times tables in real life situations is also a great way for children to strengthen and develop their mathematical understanding. 

Creating flashcards with your child is also a great way to build up their memory. 

BBC Bitesize also had some useful online activities and videos. 

2 x tables

5 x tables

10 x tables



Currently in Math the children are focusing on the multiplication and division of 2s, 5s, and 10 times tables. The next topic will be on measuring length, mass and temperature. The math knowledge organisers that the children use in school are attached below. 


Their current Science topic is all about 'Good Choices'  of everyday materials and their uses. The children will be identifying and comparing the suitability of a variety of everyday materials, including wood, metal, plastic, glass, brick, rock, paper and cardboard for particular uses. 


In Religion we have been exploring the Signs and Symbols in the sacrament of Baptism. We are also looking toward Advent and Christmas, in particular the important preparations that take place during Advent for the arrival of Christ. 


Our current topic in History is the Great Fire of London. We are going to be exploring London in the past and how it was different to London today. Then we will be discovering how the fire started and what happened after. The children have all made fantastic art and DT designs and creations representing the fire, and we are so pleased to display them! Thank you for your support with creating these. 

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Spring Half Term, by St Ambrose RC Primary School

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Inset Day, by St Ambrose RC Primary School

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