YEAR 2 2020-2021
Packs of printed worksheets are now in the office for collection. (For those who have requested them.)
Week beginning 18th January 2021
Hi Year 2, I hope that you are all well and ready for another week of remote learning (a big "Hello" to those of you who are accessing this work in school too.)
If you've watched Friday's congratulations assembly (on the front page of this website) then you'll know that children are gettng mentions as stars of the week for their work both at home and in school. I'll be choosing some more Year 2 stars for this Friday - so remember to get that work emailed in to email@example.com
Before you start your work, please listen to the next video as it tells you all about the week ahead. There's also a suggested timetable for the week and PowerPoint/PDF giving you the same information.
These are the worksheets (for all subjects) that you'll need this week. There are Word and PDF versions of each one.
|Maths lesson 3 colouring fractions sheet 1 PDF.pdf||Download|
|Maths lesson 3 colouring fractions sheet 1.docx||Download|
|RE Lesson 1 worksheet Mary and Josephs journeys PDF.pdf||Download|
|RE Lesson 1 worksheet Mary and Josephs journeys.docx||Download|
|RE Lesson 2 worksheet What makes Jesus special PDF.pdf||Download|
|RE Lesson 2 worksheet What makes Jesus special.docx||Download|
Here is a file list with PowerPoint (and a PDF) of this week's maths lessons containing the links that you'll need to access BBC Bitesize. The PowerPoint does also have some videos and interactive activities so it's better that you use this version if you can. You'll also need your CPG book and a copy of each of the Maths worksheets which are nearer to the top of this page.
Please watch this video which introduces your first English lesson and tells you what will be happening during the rest of the week.
And here is the Lesson 1 PowerPoint (and PDF version) and the slideshow for the Lessons 2 - 5.
This week's science lessons are from Oak Academy. The PowerPoint (PDF) explain what the lessons are about and give you the links to them.
We are continuing with our Christmas Unit. There are two lessons. Each lesson has PowerPoint (with a copy on PDF) and a worksheet. The worksheet is in the files section near to the top of the page.
You'll need a few things for this lesson which are listed on the first part of this video. There are also PowerPoint and PDF versions of the lesson just below the video.
Week beginning 11th January 2021
Welcome to our first full week of remote learning. Before you start, please listen to this introductory video.
The class email address is firstname.lastname@example.org
There are 5 literacy lessons, one for each day of the week. We begin with a video to start off the week.
This week's maths is all about fractions. You'll be following lessons on the Oak Academy. The worksheets are both online and in the file list which is lower down this page.
The Oak Academy link is: Fractions - Oak National Academy (thenational.academy)
This week we are starting our topic on materials.
There are two lessons. The first one is from Oak Academy which you will find at: Materials - Oak National Academy (thenational.academy) (Just Lesson 1)
The second lesson is on the PDF which you can access here.
The worksheets are in the file list lower down the page.
This week we'll cover the first two lessons of our Christmas unit. The worksheets are referred to in the PowerPoint and are in the file list at below for ease of printing.
Our topic is all about woodlands and forests (it's also linked to our literacy work on descriptions).
Here is the PowerPoint. The PowerPoint version includes a video and is more interactive.
If you can't access the PowerPoint version then pleas use the PDF one which has the video link on it but not the animations that are on the PowerPoint.
The worksheet is in the file list below.
These are the worksheets (for all subjects) that you will need this week.
|Geography lesson 1 Trees though the seasons PDF.pdf||Download|
|Literacy Day 1 text marking.pdf||Download|
|Maths Day 1 Finding halves.pdf||Download|
|Maths Day 2 Halves of quantities.pdf||Download|
|Maths Day 3 Quarters of shapes.pdf||Download|
|Maths Day 4 Finding Quarters of a quantity.pdf||Download|
|Maths Day 5 quarter half and three quarter turns.pdf||Download|
|RE Map and questions.pdf||Download|
|RE Sequencing the Christmas Story.pdf||Download|
|Science Part 1 materials.pdf||Download|
7.01.20 and 8.01.20
For the final two days of this week, we will be following she schedule which is set by the Oak Academy. Next week (and the following weeks) we will have work set in Maths, English, RE, Science and Geography. Other subjects such as Art and Music will also be included. Some of this work will come from the Oak Academy but will be set according to the topic. The workbooks, which you should have by next week, will be referred to each day.
As already mentioned, the English and Maths will be the same as that taught to the children who are in school (including regarding the days that it is taught on) but the other subjects will be slightly different as there will be more flexibility over when they are learnt at home.
For 7th and 8th January, the link to the Oak Academy is:
The linked workbook pages will be added once I have my copy of the workbook.
Wishing you a happy and safe end to the week.
A quick update on the home learning. You will all soon have learning packs delivered to you with Maths and English workbooks (and a few worksheets). There will be work posted here (from tomorrow) and I'll be letting you know which pages of the books you need to work on. Please don't work through any of the pages until you are asked to as it's important that the books are used to support our learning for each topic.
The learning that is posted here for English and Maths will be the same as the work that the children in school will be doing. Other topics may vary a little but they will be very similar in school to the work that you'll have at home. This means that if your child is one of those who is in school then they'll not have to do the work that is posted here - as they'll already have done it.
This isn't the start to the Spring Term that we had planned but it is important that we are all as safe as we can be.
Mrs Byrne (online) and Mrs Lal (in class)
P.S. Please do read the note below regarding email addresses - even if your child will be in school during the lockdown.
Hello again Year 2
As you know, we are back in lockdown with only a few of you now able to attend school. As Mr Corkery has indicated on the front page of this website, remote learning will start for all classes once those children who are in school have been organised.
To help to facilitate this, I have emailed all Y2 families who I have an email address for. If you have an email from me then you don't need to do anything right now. If you don't have an email from me then please could you email me at email@example.com using the email that you would like me to use to contact you.
Here's wishing you all a safe and healthy week.
Hi Year 2,
I hope that you had a lovely Christmas with lots of fun. I enjoyed having time to relax with my family (and pets).
There's no homework set to hand in this week but there is a spelling assesment planned for this Friday. The spellings will be learnt every day in class but it would be good if you could also practise them at home.
I'm also uploading a copy of the book that we will be reading and using over this half term. We will be planning and writing a story in a similar setting and writing some poetry based on it too (the book is in verse). Although we will be reading the book in school, it will help with the writing if you read it at home too. (You will need it for some homework at the end of this week.)
Maths homework will also be sent out at the end of the week. It will be sent on a weekly basis this term to make sure that it is in line with our classroom learning.
If, for any reason, the class (or anyone in it) is not in school, then I will put the work onto this class page (if it's the whole class) or email any individuals. If a child is self-isolating at home (or at home for another Covid-19 related reason) then please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org and I'll be in touch.
Here are the words that we are learning to spell this week.
I hope that we all have a healthy and uneventful week!
Hi Year 2,
I can hardly believe that we only have a week left of this term. It has gone so quickly. During our final week, we will be basing our work around the Jolly Christmas Postman. We'll also be working on using past tense verbs so these are the basis for our final spelling test of the term.
I would like to take this opportunity to with you all a happy, restful and safe Christmas and New Year and that 2021 will back some normality to our lives.
Here are your spellings. We will looking at all fo these words during the week.
read (He read a book.)
Hi Year 2,
As we travel through the season of Advent, I hope that you are all enjoying a happy and peaceful last few weeks of this term.
Next week we will be focusing on our topic 'Farm to Fork' which is all about where our food comes from. It also links to our Science for this term. The homework is linked to the topic and it may be better if it's not done until later next week when we have learnt a little more about how vegetables are grown. It's okay if it's not sent in until the following week. As usual, just take a photo of the work and email it to email@example.com . Mrs Lal will give you a copy but if you need another then you can download it from just under the spellings. There's a PDF and word version to make it easier to access and complete.
Our spellings are all ones that we are using in our topic work and although the assessment won't be until next Friday, it will be useful for you to practise the words before then to help you with your work in the week.
Here they are:
Have a happy and healthy week.
The Year 2 Team
Hello Year 2,
Thank you very much for the homework that has been sent to the Year 2 email this week. It's not too late to take a photo of it to send it in.
This week's homework is about full stops and question marks. It is important that children in Year 2 know when to use a question mark. The worksheet asks you to read some sentences and to decide whether of not they are questions. If they are questions then you will need to add a question mark at the end. If they are not questions then you will need to add a full stop. Once again, please take a photo of your finished homework and send it to firstname.lastname@example.org . Mrs Lal will give you a paper copy of the homework but it is also here in case you need it.
Our phonics work this week focuses on the oo/u-e,ue sound and will be based on our RML book which is called 'Rex to the Rescue'. All of the spellings are words from the book and we will be working on them in class during the week. The list is just below here.
Wishing you a happy and safe end to the week and a relaxing weekend.
Hello Year 2,
I hope that you enjoy our activities this week and that you manage to take your space pictures home with you to enjoy at the weekend.
Here are the spellings that we are learning in class next week (ir, ur, er). The assessment, to find out how well we've been learning them, will be on Thursday (as usual). Please do practise them at home as it really helps to secure our learning in school.
There's also another homework sheet on conjunctions. This week's uses when and because. It is very important that children are able to use these in their own writing to meet the Expected Standard for Year 2. Mrs Lal will give out copies in class and I'm also putting it here in case you need one. Please don't sent completed homework into school but send a photo of it to email@example.com
Have a great end of the week and weekend. Here are your spellings:
Thursday 12th November
Hi Year 2,
I can't believe how quickly this term is going. I hope that you are all enjoying Year 2 - there's a special art activity at the end of next week which we hope that you will like.
The spellings for this week all have air or are in them. Most of the spellings come from our RML book for the week which is called 'I Dare You'. A couple have been added as they are homophones of words which are found in the book. (Homophones are a part of the Year 2 curriculum.)
Over the past few weeks we have also been working on using conjunctions - these need to be used to meet the Expected Standard in Writing. So, this week, I'm uploading a set of cards which practise using and, or and but. Next week we will be working on a wider range of conjunctions. Please practise asking your child to use sentences which have and or and but in them as this will really help with their independent writing. As I (Mrs Byrne) am now working at home, I would be grateful you could email a picture of any finished work to the class email address (firstname.lastname@example.org) rather than handing it in on paper. If you need a paper copy of this homework then please ask Mrs Lal.
Here are your spellings for the assessment on 19th November 2020.
Wishing you a happy and healthy weekend and week.
The Year 2 Team
Thursday 5th November
Hi Year 2,
Welcome to the second half of this term. This week we've not had any spellings to learn as we've been working hard on using conjunctions (and, but, because, when etc.) and expanded noun phrases (The big green giant). Our work has been linked to fairy tales and we will soon be writing our stories with our chosen characters. Next week we will use a new RML book which is also based on a fairy tale - The Pied Piper. As well as helping us with our phonics, this might also give us some some ideas for our stories. The spellings below all come from the book.
This half term we will continue to work towards the Expected Standards for Reading, Writing and Maths. Our literacy lessons will focus on fairy tales and will then move onto a book called Astro Girl. (There will also be some fun space related activities!) Nearer to Christams, we will work on some recounts. Our maths will cover money, multiplication and fractions. Alongside all of this, this we'll be learning about the continents and oceans and locating places on a world map. Our Science work will be all about animals including humans. In RE we will learn about the life of Jesus, Mary and the Saints and will then enter the season of Advent in preparation for Christmas.
If you have any questions than please email on Y2@stteresa.bham.sch.uk .
Here are your spellings for the assessment next week. We will be working on them in class but it does really help if children practise them at home too.
As you can see, there are two sets of homophones (words that sound the same but are spelt differently). We need to be a range of homophones in Year 2 and we will be working on them very soon.
Wishing you a good end to the week and and healthy and happy weekend.
Friday 16th October 2020
Wow Year 2, we only have one week until the end of this half term! Hasn't that gone quickly?
I hope that you are all well and are enjoying Year 2.
Next week's spellings focus on the sound ir - as heard in the word bird.
They all come from a book called King of the Birds that we will be using during our phonics lessons.
Here are your spellings:
Have a safe and fun weekend.
Friday 9th October
Hi Year 2, I hope that you've all had a good week. Next week we will be reading 'The Poor Goose' and working on the graphemes or, ore and oor. The spelling assessment will be on Thursday as usual.
Remember to bring your reading books into school every day, but especially on Tuesday, Wednesday and Fridays. Thank you for all of the homework that I've been getting through the class email. It is lovely to see all of your hard work.
Here are your the spellings for this week - they are all words which we will be reading in 'The Poor Goose' so you should become very familiar with them.
Have a lovely and safe weekend.
Thursday 1st October 2020
I hope that you are all having a healthy and enjoyable week.
Next week we will be reading the book, 'Barker' which focues on words with the 'ar' sound - as heard in Barker.
All of the spelling words are taken from the book so you will be reading them and working on them in class too.
Here they are:
Thank you to those of you who are emailing your homework to me. I will always get back to you as quickly as I can.
Have a great end to the week and a restful weekend.
Thursday 24th September 2020
Hi Year 2, I hope that you are having a good week.
Next week we will be focusing on the graphemes ay and a-e (as in day and made). We will read a book called Jade's Party. All of this week's spellings are in the book so your child will become familiar with them during the week.
Here they are:
Your child will be able to show how well they have done with learning these words during their assessment on Thursday 1st October.
Have a lovely end to the week and a relaxing weekend.
Tuesday 22nd September
Hi Year 2! Just an update about reading books. As we now have a set of reading diaries for the class we are aiming to get reading books out to all children by the end of the week.
As it will be more difficult for me (Mrs Byrne) to handle reading diaries and to use them as a form of communication with you, I would really appreciate it if you could drop me an email if you have any concerns or questions (or any other comments) that you would like a response to. Your child may have already moved book bands from where they were back in March and we are making sure that children are reading at an appropriate level of challenge.
Please do try to read with your children for a short time each evening and to keep a note of the pages that have been read in their reading diary. Your child will be able to change their own books but, due to Covid-19, this will need to be done on either a Tuesday or a Friday so that we can quarantine returned books for 72 hours before re-shelving. You many also find that your child has had the opportunity to change their book on a Wednesday when we have reading volunteer in school.
Thank you for your continued support - and well done to everyone who is already emailing homework to the email@example.com
Have a lovely week
Friday 18th September
Hi, we hope that you've all had a good week. Mrs Lal says that you've been working hard - well done!
It has been nice to see you as you've come in to the music room to read. I hope to have seen all of you by the end of next week.
I hope that you liked how we did your first spelling assessment. Here are the spellings for our assessment next Thursday.
We will be working on these oi and oy spelling patterns at school too but it is still important to practise your spellings at home.
Have a happy and healthy weekend.
Thursday 10th September
Hi Year 2 and a big well done from myself (Mrs Byrne) and Mrs Lal for your great work and behaviour over the last two weeks.
Today, I'm putting the spelling words onto here which will be assessed next Thursday. We will also be doing some extra work on the spellings in class. We don't use spelling books in Year 2 as all of the assessments are carried out by filling in the blanks in sentences - don't worry, you'll be told what the word is!
Your words to learn for next week are:
Please look at the maths home learning too as there is some dated for this week. Remember that you don't need to hand the maths work in but you are very welcome to take a photo of it and sent it to the Year 2 address at firstname.lastname@example.org . You can also use the email address to request a paper copy of the maths home learning or to ask any questions that you may have.
I hope that you have as safe and happy end to the week and weekend.
Mrs Byrne and Mrs Lal
PS. Please give Mrs Byrne a wave as you walk past the music room at the end of the day.
Hi Year 2 and welcome to the new school year. As you will see, Mrs Lal is currently teaching in the classroom. I am in school each day and preparing work for the class but I'm having to work from a distance in another room.
Information about the class will appear on this page - so please do keep checking in.
There will be weekly spellings added to this page which will often be linked to our learning about punctuation. (The first test will be on Thursday 17th September.)
Maths home learning will relate to the topics that we are covering in class and is posted here for the whole term. The work covers our learning units rather than being set for each week. Answers will soon be included for the end of unit work (Year 2 assessments for each topic) and the work will not need to be returned to class. If you would like a paper copy of the maths homework then please email me and one will be sent home with your child.
If you have any questions that I may be able to help you with then the quickest way to speak to me is through the Year 2 email - email@example.com - and I'll get back to you as quickly as I can.
If you feel that you need to see me in person then please by email and I will be in touch to arrange a meeting with you. This will need to be socially distanced and I will probably be wearing some form of PPE. This is due to my own health condition and I will do my best to ensure that it doesn't interfere with communication.
Most importantly, welcome to Year 2! We'll be doing lots of learning but we'll also be having lots of fun.
|1 Week ending 11th September Start of Place Value unit.pdf||Download|
|2 Week ending 18th September End of place value unit.pdf||Download|
|3 Week ending 25th September Start of Addition and Subtraction Unit.pdf||Download|
|4 Week ending 25th September Start of Addition and Subtraction Unit 2.pdf||Download|
|5 Week ending 16th October End of addition and subtraction unit.pdf||Download|
|6 Week ending 23rd October Start of Money Unit.pdf||Download|
|7 Week ending 30th October End of money unit.pdf||Download|
|8 Week ending 13th November Start of Multiplication and Division Unit.pdf||Download|
|9 Week ending 4th December End of Multilpication and Division Unit.pdf||Download|
Hi New Year 2!
What a strange year we have all had! I'm a little sad that I've not been able to meet you all before the end of term as I would usually do so I was wondering if you could let me know a bit about yourself?
There's a worksheet to help you here but you don't need to print it if you don't want to - just write the details onto a piece of paper and send a photo of it to Y2@stteresa,bham.sch.uk .
I hope that you all have a lovely summer holidays and are relaxed and ready to learn in September.
If you have any worries or there is anything that you would like to know then email me at the Y2 address and I'll do my best to answer your questions.
Have fun and keep safe.