YEAR 2 2020-2021


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

Have a lovely week

Mrs Byrne

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.

Mrs Byrne


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 . 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 - - 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.

Mrs Byrne


 1 Week ending 11th September Start of Place Value unit.pdfDownload
 2 Week ending 18th September End of place value unit.pdfDownload
 3 Week ending 25th September Start of Addition and Subtraction Unit.pdfDownload
 4 Week ending 25th September Start of Addition and Subtraction Unit 2.pdfDownload
 5 Week ending 16th October End of addition and subtraction unit.pdfDownload
 6 Week ending 23rd October Start of Money Unit.pdfDownload
 7 Week ending 30th October End of money unit.pdfDownload
 8 Week ending 13th November Start of Multiplication and Division Unit.pdfDownload
 9 Week ending 4th December End of Multilpication and Division Unit.pdfDownload
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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, . 

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.

Mrs Byrne