Welcome to Year 2

Where learning is fuelled by creativity

What to expect in Year 2

Being the eldest year group in Key Stage One (Infants), this is the year where children take on new responsibilities and complete their SATS. We use all of the wonderful learning from our Key Stage One journey, as well as the brilliant new learning we will be doing in Year Two, to really show everyone how fantastic and unique we all are. We still love to play and get really creative!

Sleeping with the Sharks! POSTPONED

19th – 20th March

Sleeping with Sharks is a fantastic adventure where the children can experience a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to spend the night in an aquarium.

The children spend two days and one night on this trip. As well as educational activities and sleeping at Plymouth Aquarium, we visit another place to support our STAR learning, Pizza Hut, a movie and then ice skating on the way home.

We had a brilliant time last year, with every child coming along!

Year 2 Sleeping with sharks expression of interest letter

Year 2 camp 2020 letter

Parent/Carer Information Meeting – Monday 2nd March 2020 – 3.20pm Main Hall.

Residential trip form – yr 2 sleeping with sharks

Year 2 Sleeping with sharks Info Book 2020 (1)

Support your child’s learning at home


Reading regularly is crucial to your child’s development and it’s really beneficial if they read aloud to you every night. Your child will bring home a reading book and a library book, and of course they can also read something else at home  whatever they choose, don’t forget to update their reading record!


Spellings are assessed on a daily basis through games and in the children’s writing. It’s really helpful for children to practice spelling their common exception words with you at home. We will also be reinforcing the Year 1 Common Exception Words as well (found on the Year 1 area)
Download and print the year 2 list of common exception words.


Learning and rehearsing basic maths at home is time very well spent. Good things to practise include:

  • Number bonds to 10 and 20
  • Doubling and halving
  • Times tables – we hope that children are able to recall the multiplication and division facts for the 2, 5, and 10 times tables by the time they leave Year 2.

Home Learning

The children will also have a weekly home learning task to complete to help strengthen the learning they have done at school.

School closure - general learning activities

It is really important that all children remain learning in the time when we are not at school. Retention of learning is crucial: if we don’t use it, we loose it!

We would recommend that where possible, children have structure throughout the day and choose as many activities from the list below as it possible. If you would like to complete other learning activities, please do!



  • Year 1/2 common exception words (in reading diaries)
  • Lots and lots of reading of your favourite books! Use the VIPERS prompts in your reading diaries to discuss your reading at home
  • Spelling Shed – logins are in the back your reading diary
  • Research an animal of your choice and create a detailed fact file
  • Choose one of these images to inspire writing a story https://www.literacyshed.com/the-images-shed.html
  • Keep reminding yourself of all the grammar we have covered, especially nouns, adjectives, verbs, adverbs and conjunctions https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zkxxsbk
  • Handwriting is really important! Have a go at copying your favourite poem or fact sheet in your best, joined handwriting!


  • My Maths: Log in details were sent out on a previous letter but the children have also got their passwords in the back of their reading records.  https://www.mymaths.co.uk/primary.html
  • Numbots and Times Table Rockstars. Logins have been given out previously, but are also in the back of reading diaries https://play.numbots.comhttps://ttrockstars.com/
  • Keep going over your number bonds to 10 and 20, counting backwards and forwards in jumps of 2, 5 and 10, and keep reminding yourself of your 2, 5, 10 and 3 times tables!
  • Maths Shed can be accessed using the Spelling Shed login information in the back of the reading diary https://www.mathshed.com
  • Create a table using data you have collected yourself (e.g. What is your favourite food?)
  • Use a numberline to add and subtract two two-digit numbers (remember to jump to the nearest 10 first!)

Obviously all children are different, having a variety of strengths and areas to develop. You may need to break these tasks down and offer them more support, or challenge them further.

If you have a garden, get outside as much as possible. Look at the different leaves and flowers – try some sketching or write a poem. Use our wonderful natural environment to develop curiosity.

On return to school, all teachers would love to see what you have got up to at home, but also, feel free to mark anything at home – children love instant feedback!

In the ‘Discovery’ section of the website, you will find additional websites to support your child’s learning.


Year 2 Practical Ideas

Year 2 Home Learning Pack

Year 2 Home Learning Pack Guidance and Answers


TV History

The invitation – teacher notes TV History – answers

TV History – Let’s Get Writing

TV History – questions

TV History – whole text

TV History – word mat

TV History

Moon, make you up mind

697 Teacher Slides Moon make up your mind

moon make up your mind – teacher notes

Moon make up your mind Let’s Get Writing Activity

Moon make up your mind questions and answers

Moon make up your mind whole text

Baking Bread

671 Teacher Slides Bread recipe

Baking Bread – answers

Baking Bread – Comic Strip

Baking Bread – Questions

Baking Bread – Teacher Notes

Baking Bread – whole text

Baking Bread – word mat


Spelling Workouts, Y2 ‘r’ sound spelt ‘wr’

Spelling Workouts, Y2 ‘s’ sound spelt ‘c’

Y2 SPaG Challenge Mat – Questions



School closure - weekly learning suggestions

In addition to the general learning activities, here is a more structured timetable week by week. Please keep in contact with us by email: year2homelearning@threemilestone.cornwall.sch.uk

We will be missing you and we are looking forward to you contacting us with you amazing learning.

Week beginning 30.2.30

Maths – download this week’s learning -click on the image

This link will also help you – CLICK HERE

Day 1 – Fact Families

Day 2 – Fact Families and Number Bonds to 100

Day 3 – Adding a Two-Digit Number and a Single Digit Number

STAR LEARNING This week, we would have been beginning our STAR learning based around World War 2, particularly looking at evacuees.

If you like, you can watch this programme from CBBC where children go back in to 1940 and become evacuees! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kRt5Mk6V8Gg

TASK 1 – What would a child being evacuated have in their suitcase? Look at the images and decide what would be essential items, chosen items and unsuitable items for packing to be evacuated. Can you come up with a creative way to show what they took when they were evacuated?

TASK 2 – Design and make a gas mask with box to carry with you at all times like an evacuee! We would like you to add labels to the design and create instructions for someone else to be able to make it as well!

TASK 3 – Write a diary entry about what it would have been like as an evacuee. How is life for children different now compared to during ww2?

TASK 4 – Reading comprehension (it is a bit tricky so you may need an adult to read it with you!). There are questions to complete using the text to help you. We have focused on retrieval this week!

Remember VIPERS to help you know what sort of question you are answering. V- vocabulary, I – inference (use clues from the text!), P – predict (what might happen next?), E – Explain, R – retrieval (find the information in the text) and S – Sequence (put it in the correct order).

We are missing you all but it is wonderful getting your emails with your learning – keep it all coming in!

Mrs Vale and Mr Lara

Week beginning 23.3.20

This week is place value week!
Do it and Secure it:
Get stuck into understanding and consolidating place value with these activities:
As well as the place value activities set on MyMaths, complete these!
YOUTUBE: PLACE VALUE – for reference
Deepen It:
If you cannot print the questions, you can take a screenshot and send us your answers alongside it. Or, just make a note of which number the question was and email us with your answer!

STAR Learning:

To round off our STAR learning all about Cornwall, we would like the children to use all of their Cornish knowledge to create a brand new Cornish place. This can be a town or village, a mine, or even a brand new beach! It is up to them! We would like them to name the place and send us the design of what it will look like and what could be found there. They can do drawings, maps (including N, S, E and W as well as a key!), and even do a tally chart of what people at home think should be included in this place (a bakery, school, park etc.). When they have a good idea of what their new Cornish area will be like, we would like them to use their knowledge of conjunctions (‘and’, ‘but’, ‘because’ and ‘so’ – you can remind yourself here https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zkxxsbk ) to write a letter to the Queen to convince her of why she should come and visit this special Cornish place. Try and aim for about a page of lovely joined up writing (don’t forget to include some common exception words!) to really impress Her Majesty. Remember, the more detail you have in the design of your Cornish place, the more you’ll have to write about!

Letters sent home and anything you need to know?

Y2and6 Learn Together Session Jan 2020


During the Spring term we will be taking the children swimming every Friday morning. They will need to bring a swimming costume/trunks, towel, swimming hat and goggles (if they would like to) in a separate bag.

Letter to Parents – Year 2&4 – Re-swimming 2020


PE will be on Mondays, Thursdays and sometimes Wednesdays, but it is easier to have your PE kit on you at all times!


Any adults to hear readers will be welcomed until 9.10 everyday or if you feel you would like to volunteer in class for a longer period of time that would be great. Please let us know if you are interested in supporting the year group.

Art shirts

if you have any old shirts you could donate to the art shirt box we would be very grateful.


If you have any concerns about your child at all, please do not hesitate to come in and speak to us. It is always best to talk to us as soon as possible if you or your child are unhappy about anything as it will enable us to resolve any issues quickly. We have more time available after school than before school to speak to parents, but in an emergency of course pop in anytime.

Year 2 News