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Here is a list of useful websites for you to access some online learning. 


Story time with David Walliams. The amazing author will be sharing a book with children everyday.    


Phonics Play is a great interactive website for Phonics. This site has printable  resources that  you can use to teach your child. There  are some good songs, games and actions that you can  get involved in. If your child is struggling to read then please practise phonics for 15-20mins a day using this site. 

The login details are: 

Username : march20

Password: home    


We follow a phonic's scheme called Read, Write, Inc. Ruth Miskin developed this scheme and is offering online tutorials everyday.  Please follow the link below to find out how to access the phonics tutorials.


Alpha blocks is great to sing along to.


Please read, read, read

Read your favourite books and ask who, what, when, where and what questions?




Maths with Carol Vorderman   


Can you find any given number between 0 and 100?  Can you count forwards and backwards from 0 to 100?  Can you count from any given number in 1s, 2s, 5s and 10s?  Can you create a number pattern and ask someone in your house to complete it?  Can you write all your numbers from 0 to 100?  Can you write numbers in words from zero to twenty?


Maths is fun is a great site to use.  This link will help with counting:


Whilst working on counting, consider how many tens and ones make a number. You can make number sentences such as 8 tens add 3 ones is equal to 83.  Then ask,  how could that be written?  For example,  80 + 3 = 83. It is important for children to recognis the mathematical signs and identify what they mean. For example, I know equals to means the same, therefore I know I can also write 83 = 80 + 3 but I can't write 83 + 80 = 3. I need to use the correct signs.




Maddie and Greg will be chatting about science nd nature every weekday at 11am. 

Science with Maddie Moate on YouTube


Everyday at 9:30am Steve Backshall will be answering all your wildlife, biology and geography questions. 

He will be sharing his explorations on Facebook. 


Recap your work on mammals, reptiles, amphibians, birds and fish. 

You could write a fact file about your favourite animal.


You can watch the animals at Edinburgh Zoo being fed live on camera. 

Or you could use the site to research an animal of your choice. 


This website has lots of exciting Science experiments that you can try at home. 

Remember to ask an adult to help you with the experiments.



Joe Wicks will be holding free PE lessons everyday starting at 9am. Please follow the link below to find out how to sign up:


Dance with Oti Mabuse everyday at 11:30am or watch the class anytime on YouTube. Please type Dance with Oti Mabuse into your search bar. 



Myleene Kass will be sharing her musical talents twice a week on YouTube at 10am.

Look on YouTube for more information. 


Stay Safe! 


Miss Chakanetsa 






Friday 27th March 2020


Hi all, 


I hope you are all staying safe and staying at home. 
We now have logins for Purple Mash an online learning site that we have used in ICT. 

If you would like your login details please email me on 

I look forward to hearing from you. 

Miss you all 

Stay Safe ! 


Miss Chakanetsa 


Thursday 26th March 2020


Hi Clarel, 


PE with Joe Wicks. 

I hope you have all been waking up and exercising with Joe Wicks on YouTube. 
His PE classes are available to view everyday at 9am. 
If you want you can send me a photo of yourself doing the lesson and I will put it on our class page. 

You can email me on 

Missing you loads, Stay Safe! 


Miss Chakanetsa  

Wednesday  18th March 2020


Home Learning in case of school closure.


I will be adding home learning to this page every Monday.  



Write a newspaper report about Florence Nightingale. 

Start by researching Florence Nightingale and finding out the work that she did in hospitals.  



Read write and count numbers from 1-100. 

You should practice writing the numbers in numerals and words.      


Reading and Topic Work:

Research the great fire of London and write some sentences about it.    

Use these websites to get more information.


Top Tips :

Please read with your child, every day if possible (for at least 15 mins), even if they are already a fluent reader.

Ask them questions about the text: Who? What? Where? When? Why? How?

Practice counting/number recognition/times tables – make it fun! (TT RockStars)

Please not that Year 2 children need to practise their 2,5 and 10 times tables.

Please begin to practise your 3 timetables in preparation for Year 3.

Provide a quiet space for homework away from the TV/X box/ipad.

Talk with your child about their school learning. 

Practice writing the numbers 1-100 in numerals and words. 

Turn off electronic devices at least an hour before bedtime and take them out of their bedroom.



Spring 2 


Hello everyone and welcome back. We hope you are all well rested and ready for the new half term.

             Our topic this term is called "Who were our hospital heroes?"


This is all about the brave nurses that created history and helped transform our medical services. We will  be studying Mary Seacole, Edith Cavell and Florence Nightingale. In English we will be writing the biography of Mary Seacole and we will also write some poems about Florence Nightingale. We will be cooking some healthy and delicious soup in DT. We will need to vote for the best/tastiest soup so please start thinking about different recipes.


In Forest School the children will be making stretchers and hammocks, also testing them for strength and durability. 

As part of the LGBTQ learning we will be reading the book King and King. We will use the fantastic artwork in this book to inspire our own artwork. 


ASPIRE club will be on every Tuesday after school allowing the children to revisit the learning we have been doing this year and consolidate their knowledge. 


Please note Miss Read will be changing books everyday to encourage children to read more and develop a love for reading. PE will be on a Wednesday and Forest School is on a Thursday. We strongly encourage children to leave both kits in school at all times.


We have so much fun learning planned for this half term and it is sure to be brilliant.


Miss Chakanetsa,Miss Read and Mr Kirtley smiley 

We learnt how to read maps and use an atlas to locate Antarctica

                                      Spring Term 1 



Hello and welcome back I hope you all had a lovely break. 

Our topic this half term is called "Brrr! Why is it so cold outside ?" This is a Geography based topic where we will learn about Antarctica and the penguins that live there. We will use maps and globes to name and locate the world's seven continents and five oceans. During the topic we will identify the location of hot and cold areas of the world in relation to the Equator and the North and South Poles. 


To launch our learning journey we will be visiting the Deep in Hull. We will spend the day there and learn about the penguins and polar habitats. In Art we will be drawing and painting penguins using watercolours and wax to create effective backgrounds. 


Lost and Found by Oliver Jeffers is the book that we will be reading in English and we will be using this excting book to inspire our learning. We have a lot of fun and excitng learning planned for this half term and I am certain it will be both memorable and enjoyable.


Days to remember:


Changing Book Day is Monday and Thursday.

PE and Forest School will be on either a Wednesday or a Thursday. We strongly encourage children to leave both their PE and Forest School kit in school at all times.


Please do not hesitate to speak to us about your child's well being or if you need any information. 


Kind Regards 


Miss Chakanetsa, Miss Read, Mrs Chapman and Mr Kirtley smiley





Autumn Term 2


Hello and welcome back smiley 


Hope you have all had a lovely break.

This half term our topic is "Festivals and Celebrations". 

We will be learning about some Christian religious festivals such as Christingle and Christmas. In English we will learn about the Hindu festival of Diwali.

Our story  writing will be based on the story of Rama and Sita. In addition to this, all of Year 2 will be busy preparing and rehearsing for the Nativity performance which promises to be spectacular.

In Maths we will be learning how to measure length using centimetres and metres.  


Reading Books- As usual books will be changed on a Monday and Thursday. Please remind your child to put their book in the basket on these days if it needs changing. 


PE or Forest School will be on a  Wednesday and Thursday. Please can children have both their indoor and outdoor PE kits in school, because if the weather is nice Mr Kirtley will take advantage of this and go outside for PE. We strongly encourage you to leave both your PE and Forset School kits in school to avoid disappointment. 


Homework- This will be given out on a Friday  and is due back the following Wednesday. 


Spellings- These will be given out on a Friday and will be tested the following Friday. 


Please do not hesitate to speak to me in the morning or after school if you have any concerns. 


Miss Chakanetsa

Forest School with Mr Kirtley

                                                          Hello and welcome back!


I hope you have all had a lovely summer holiday and that you are ready for the new academic year.

We have lots of exciting learning planned for Year 2 and Miss Read, Mr Kirtley and I can’t wait to teach you all.


Our first topic this year is called “What’s Alive Outside?” This is an exciting topic because, we will be doing a lot of outdoor learning, searching for creepy crawlies and planting flowers. The focus for this topic will be understanding the importance of habitats for both plants and animals. We will discover the difference between herbivores and carnivores whilst, exploring various living things. During the topic we will explore the terms alive, never been alive or dead and establish the importance of food chains and the need for the right environment for survival.


Our class reader is Meerkat Mail by Emily Gravett. This book will be used in English, Art and Guided Reading therefore, acquiring a copy is highly recommended. In English we will be using the book to learn about Sunny’s travels and write some letters of our own similar to Sunny’s.


PE will be every Wednesday. Children will need both indoor and outdoor PE kits in school all week as we might take advantage of the lovely weather when it arises. Forest School with Mr Kirtley will be every Thursday so please make sure you have your wellies and outdoor clothing for some fun and adventures. 


On the 12th September we will be going to Potteric Carr Nature Reserve. Please look out for more information about this trip on this page.   


***Homework will be given out on a Friday and will be due back on the following Wednesday****

The children will also be given a list of spellings on Friday which will be tested the following Friday morning.


I will keep this page updated with key dates, photographs and events for Year 2.   


Please do not hesitate to pop in and chat to me in the morning or after school if you want to know about how your child is settling in or have any concerns.


Miss Chakanetsa smiley