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Welcome to the Year 2 Homepage

Hello Year 2,


On this page you will find information about what we are learning in school and the ways you could support your child's learning at home.



Miss H. Wistow - Year 2 Leader/ Class Teacher (2W)

Miss M. Godwin - Year 2 Class Teacher (2G)

Miss T. Medway - Year 2 Class Teacher (2M)

School Closure Learning Resources 


Please find below, some learning opportunities and activities for the children to complete. We look forward to seeing you after half term. Stay safe everyone :) 

Explore this video to recap our learning about the UK. We will be continuing this after half term.

The United Kingdom for Primary Schools tells you everything you need to know about The United Kingdom if you're in primary school. It covers what the UK is a...


After half term we will be beginning our author study on Anthony Browne. Listen to the text below, 'Voices in the Park' and discuss or reflect upon the following questions. 


1. How is the dog that Victoria meets in the park described?  

2. What happens to Charles? 

3. When Charles' Mum is looking for him, who else comes to sit on the bench? At this point in the story, do we know the persons name? 

4. Why did the person who is the 2nd voice, need to get out of the house do you think?

5. Who does Albert find to play with? 

6. How does his mother feel about that dog's owner? 

7. What does Smudge think of the boy she meets?

8. Did you enjoy this text? Why or why not? 

Voices in the Park by Anthony Browne | Listen to me Read | Storybooks

Listen to a reading of the popular Anthony Browne book 'Voices in the Park'

This half term, the children in Year 2 are exploring a range of past and present day toys. We will be learning about past toys in History, reading books about toys in English, making puppets in DT and exploring different materials in Science. Have a look at some of our learning! 

These are some of the books that we have been reading in English: 

Old Bear - Jane Hissey 

Little Bear Lost - Jane Hissey 

Toys in Space - Mini Grey 

The Dragon Machine - Helen Ward

1-1 | Old Bear Stories - Old Bear

Bramwell Brown remembers his friend, Old Bear, who, a long time ago, was put away in the attic for safe keeping. Bramwell and his friends decide to get Old B...

1-3 | Old Bear Stories - Little Bear Lost

Old Bear has just finished packing a picnic basket full of food when Little Bear dashes in, followed by the other toys. They are all playing hide-and-seek bu...

#TOYS IN SPACE by Mini Grey, narrated by Mr M

Original video here from Mr Mhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ivex8zdOBMs&t=7s

The Dragon Machine | Helen Ward | Wayne Anderson

The Dragon MachineEnjoy the story and see if you can spot dragons when you're out and about!Written By: Helen WardIllustrated By: Wayne AndersonYou can also ...

General Year 2 Information


PE - Year 2 have PE on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Please ensure no earrings are worn on these days, and that all long hair is tied back. The children should come into school in their kits


Library - Year 2 will have access to library books every Friday. Please ensure that library books are returned so that they can be exchanged for a new one. 


Homework - Homework will be given out on a Friday. Please make sure that it is returned to school by the following Wednesday to allow time for marking. Each week the children will have the following homework:


-  A spellings sheet based on their phonics group. 

- A reading or writing task. 

- A Maths task based upon the learning from the week.


In Year 2 children have many different spellings to learn over the course of the year. Some of these words will be topic based, some will be phonics based, and some will be words from the Year 2 Common Word list. It is expected that most children are able to read these words in books and spell them in their writing by the end of Year 2.

Year 2 Common Exception Word List

Recommended Reading List for Year 2


The Legend of Spud Murphy by Eoin Colfer

Mr Majeika by Humphry Carpenter

Jinnie Ghost by Berlie Doherty

I was a Rat!: Or, the Scarlett Slippers by Philip Pullman

The Day The Crayons Quit by Drew Daywalt

Beaver Towers by Nigel Hinton

Fungus the Bogeyman by Raymond Briggs

Mrs Wobble the Waitress by Allan Ahlberg

The Adventures of Captain Underpants by Dave Pilkey

The Dunderheads by Paul Fleischman

The Man whose Mother was a Pirate by Margaret Mahy

Pirate School: Just a Bit of Wind by Jeremy Strong

The Giraffe and the Pelly and Me by Roald Dahl

Mog Time Treasury: Six Stories About Mog the Forgetful Cat by Judith Kerr

Uncle Gobb and the Dread Shed by Michael Rosen

Mr Wolf’s Pancakes by Jan Fearnley

Gobbolino the Witch’s Cat by Ursula Williams

The Enchanted Wood by Enid Blyton

Clarice Bean, That’s Me by Lauren Child

The Story of Babar by Jean De Brunhoff

Nim’s Island by Wendy Orr

Fluff the Farting Fish by Michael Rosen

The Tear Thief by Carol Ann Duffy

How to Live Forever by Colin Thompson

Press Here by Herve Tullet

The Penderwicks by Jeanne Birdsall

The Dragonsitter by Josh Lacey

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Extra Home Learning


Do you enjoy using a computer to learn?

Play some of the games below and see what you learn today!