Year 2 Blog Friday 30th September 2022

Date: 30th Sep 2022 @ 12:25pm

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Another great week in Year 2, a huge well done to everyone for working so hard and always trying their best. During English, we learnt about the past tense and joining words. The children wrote a diary about visiting Animal Town. We had some very imaginative experiences with the animals. In Maths, we have moved on to measure, focusing on length (metres and centimetres). There posters in PSHE were great and informed us on how to be a good friend. The children gave Mrs Sheen a lovely send off during our Golden Assembly. The card they made was fantastic and we all wished Mrs Sheen the best for the arrival of her baby boy. The children are looking forward to meeting the baby when it’s born and old enough to visit us in school. On Monday, Mrs Singleton will be joining us and we are going to do our best to help her settle into our class.


In Year 2, children should read for at least 15 minutes every night and talk about the book. This will help with understanding the text and learning new words.

You could write down these new words in a word book and find out what they mean. It is amazing to see the list grow, something to be very proud of, especially when children realise how many more words they understand and can use!

Please date, sign and leave a small comment when you have read with your child and make it clear that you have finished a book, then we know we can change it. For Example - 14.09.22 Max’s Box. Read to page 6, really enjoying the book or good sounding out of tricky words or struggled with the word – because/finished the book. MG.

Reading books are changed every Wednesday. You will receive 2-4 books depending on their length, they should last the week, if you read a little each night. However, if you need to change a book at any other time, we will change it as needed.

Reading resources:

Oxford Owl – This resource has an exciting range of carefully levelled books to help children learn to read and really enjoy it.

If parents and children decide to use this resource, we ask they access phase 5 books. Go to and select ‘my class login’. Scroll down to the ‘eBook Library for Letters & Sounds’. You could also explore the rest of the site and read books from the Oxford Owl eBook library or listen to audio books.

Username: sto2

Password: 1234

Resources for questioning your child while they are reading -

In addition to this, reading a good bed time story to your child is so worthwhile and really helps towards a lifelong love of reading.


Please practise these spellings for your quiz on Friday (07.10.22). A sheet will go home every Friday with the spelling list on. This is for home practise only and can be kept with you.

It is useful to write the words down on the spelling sheet, but also to call the words out and spell them out loud using the letter sounds or names. Learn them in a different order, not just how they appear on the list below.

You will have a Sumdog challenge on these words to complete by next Friday 07.10.22.

This week’s spellings:

goes               came

toe                 swede   

launch             theme

author             where

made                who


At home, count forwards and backwards in fives, starting from 5 or 50. Write them down as you say them and see what patterns you can spot. Are they odd or even numbers? For a challenge count past 50, see how far you can go!

You will have a 5x tables, and a measure challenge on Sumdog to complete by next Friday 07.10.22.


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Next week, Year 2 will be starting outdoor learning with Mrs Corbett. Please could your child bring a pair of wellies, in a plastic bag, clearly marked with  their name. Many thanks.

Have a lovely weekend.

Year 2 Team.


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