Welcome to Year 2 – Fabulous Flamingos and Precious Peacocks

The Year 2 team for the 2019-20 academic year are:

Fabulous Flamingos
Mrs Pant (Class Teacher)
Mrs Muraj (LSA)

Precious Peacocks
Mr Hirani (Class Teacher)
Mrs Halai (LSA)

Updated 23rd July 2020

Dear Year 2 Parents/Carers,

This is the presentation for the summer holidays project:

Character Development Summer Project 23.7.2020

Thank you for your support, cooperation and understanding throughout the academic year. Have a lovely summer break and stay safe!

Kind Regards,

Mrs Pant, Mrs Halai, Mrs Muraj and Mr Hirani

Archive of Home Learning:

Proud to be me

Thoughts about Year 3 21.7.2020

Day 6 Maths – Temperature Reasoning 20.7.2020 (based on last week’s learning)


Day 7 Maths – Compare Capacity 21.7.2020

Year-2-Day-8-PPT-Millilitres 20.7.2020

Day 8 Maths – Measure Capacity Millilitres 22.7.2020


Day 1 Maths – Compare Mass 13.7.2020

Year-2-Day-1-PPT-Compare-Mass 13.7.2020

Day 2 Maths – Measure Mass in Grams


Day 3 Maths – Grams Reasoning

Day 4 Maths – Measure Mass in kg


Day 5 Maths – Temperature VF



Monday Comprehension 13.7.2020

Monday 13.7.2020

Tuesday Design a new home 14.7.2020

Tuesday 14.7.2020

Wednesday Comprehension 15.7.2020

Wednesday 15.7.2020 Comprehension

Thursday 16.7.2020 Science Experiment

Thursday 16.7.2020 melt-the-ice-science-experiment-activity_ver_5

Thursday 16.7.2020

Friday Comprehension 16.7.2020

Friday Comprehension

Please see the work for 9th and 10th July:

Thursday 9.7.2020 Comprehension

Friday 10.7.2020

Please see the work for this week (6th, 7th, 8th July) in the absence of google classroom:

Crayons Task – PSHE English

Crayon Problems

Science – Invisible Letter 6.7.2020

Sewing Project 6.7.2020

Whilst google classroom is being updated, please keep the work and you can upload it or the photos when your child’s account is accessible again. Please do the best you can under the circumstances.

End-of-Year-Maths-Assessment-Year-2 *This maths assessment is for your reference only. Please do not upload this onto google classroom – it is a tool to support you. There are plenty of activities and resources to aid you on the maths tab in the year 2 section on the website.

Art Week

Monday 29.6.2020

Welcome to Art week. This week we will be discussing and doing some work related to the ‘Black Lives Matter’ movement that has taken the world by storm. You must have heard about it on the news or through your adults.

By the end of this week you will aim to do some printing on fabric. For this you will need a small square of white fabric – about 5 inches by 5 inches, a piece of foam, thermocol or cardboard – about 5 inches by 5 inches, and watercolour or fabric paints. You will do the printing on Friday, so try to arrange these two things, before Friday – if not, you can do it on the weekend when you have an adult to help you more. We will need some more items but those will be readily available in all homes. Any old white t shirt or tea cloth would work well for this purpose. A small piece of cardboard parcel packaging can be used instead of foam and thermocol and if you don’t have any paints, turmeric can work well too. I have attached examples of some art work we will aim to produce at the end of the week – do not worry as we will guide you throughout the week. Look at the Power Point on the ‘Black Lives Matter movement’. It will be better to open the Power Point through Google Slides to see all slides clearly. We want you to go through this Power Point with an adult and talk about racism and the scenarios given with them. Think about what would be the right thing for you to do.

Finally, answer the question: What is racism? on the attached Google Doc sheet and also write 10 things you can do as a child to treat everyone fairly. For example, you can treat everyone fairly by playing with everyone, without thinking about their skin colour; not saying rude words to other children; not making fun of children’s names or their Gods.

As an extension task: write a prayer to Krishna for giving you the courage for standing up for wrong behaviour.

Thank you. Mrs Pant and Mr Hirani

Black lives matter

Examples of art work

Tuesday 30.6.2020

Watch this story about Harriet Tubman who was a slave in the South of America and was a conductor of the Underground railroad. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ir7ut1Bpeig https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/class-clips-video/true-stories-harriet-tubman/zbh8mfr Your task today is to compare the ‘Life of a slave’ to ‘Our Life’ on the given Venn diagram. Sort the statements given and write in the correct circle. Is there anything that the slaves did in the past which we still do in the present? Those statements will come in the middle where the two circles overlap. You can print this Venn diagram and write on it or make your own on paper and sort the statements or write it on the Google doc sheet attached.

Statements to sort

venn diagram

Wednesday 1.7.2020

Yesterday you heard about the Underground railroad. What was the Underground railroad?

Many African slaves who were forced to work on the plantations (in America and the Caribbean islands) managed to escape using the underground railway ( a network of safe houses and routes into Canada and safe states). They passed maps and safe routes from person to person, using music and art. In the plantations, slaves would use these quilts to help them escape (by using them as giant maps).

Read the book – Sweet Clara and the freedom quilt. We have screenshot this book and put it together for you so it might not be very clear in places so try your best. Read the book with an adult as some of you might find some words tricky.

Today we will start making our own patterns for a quilt. Look at the Power point and then make your own quilt pattern. You will be familiar with these kind of maps as we have made similar ones for Geography when we were learning about ‘Map work’. Use the Quilt template to print and draw on it or make your own similar boxes and draw in them.

Quilt template

Sweet Clara and the Freedom quilt Power Point

Sweet Clara and the Freedom Quilt

Thursday 2.7.2020

Yesterday we created a quilt that looked like a map – today we will be looking more deeply at how the quilts were constructed (obvious maps would have been useless as the slave masters could have just followed them!) Look at the Power Point and the freedom templates. You might need to read the Power Point with an adult. Each pattern represents a different landmark, or pattern of birds or roads. These different patterns were then joined for a slave to know the path to freedom – they would travel from one landmark to the other which would safely take them to the North of America where slaves were free.

Your task today is to choose 4 patterns from the freedom templates and either print them or draw them by hand on a piece of paper. Then colour them to make 4 landmarks. If you want a bigger quilt, you can colour more patterns. Tomorrow we will use these patterns to print on a piece of cloth.


quilt designs

Friday 3.7.2020

Today we will use your yesterday’s designs to print on cloth. You might not have some cloth readily available, so you have the weekend to look for an old t shirt, or an old PE shirt or any square piece of cloth. Look at the Power point and video to learn how to print:

We will try and do foam printing. If you do not have a piece of foam, don’t worry, you can use a piece of card or cardboard to make your design.

For paints, you can either use fabric paints, water colours, acrylics or if you have no paints then turmeric or a food colour mixed in little water will also work. To spread the paint, you can use a roller but most of you would not have it. So use the back of a roller pin from your mum by which she makes chappatis or use the back of a spoon.

Do not worry about drawing this pattern the other way round to print, as all patterns look the same both ways. Please take pictures and upload them on your google classroom account to have a look at, when it is back up and working.


Maths (for the week commencing Monday 22nd June 2020):

Day 6 Maths – Fractions 22.6.2020

Day 6-Fractions-PPT-Find-a-Third 22.6.2020

Day 6-Fractions-PPT-Find-a-Third 22.6.2020

Day 7 Maths – Unit Fractions 23.6.2020

Day 7-PPT-Unit-Fractions 23.6.2020

Day 7-PPT-Unit-Fractions 23.6.2020

Day 8 Maths – Non Unit Fractions 24.6.2020

Day 8-PPT-Non-Unit-Fractions 24.6.2020

Day 8-PPT-Non-Unit-Fractions 24.6.2020

Day 9 Maths – Fractions 25.6.2020

Day 9-PPT-Equivalence-of-Half-and-Two-Quarters 25.6.2020

Day 9-PPT-Equivalence-of-Half-and-Two-Quarters 25.6.2020

Day 10 Maths – Equivalence Reasoning Fractions 26.6.2020


Maths Assessment Year 2 Fractions Test 2





English 22.6.2020


English 23.6.2020

Comprehension Questions

The day the crayons came home

English 24.6.2020


English 25.6.2020

Dear children

How to write a postcard


Write a postcard as a new crayon

Science research/Art 26.6.2020

Research poster on digestion


Maths (for the week commencing Monday 15th June 2020):

Day 1 Maths – Fractions 15.6.2020

Day 1-Fractions-PPT-Make-Equal-Parts 15.6.2020

Day 1-Fractions-PPT-Make-Equal-Parts 15.6.2020

Day 2 Maths – Fractions 16.6.2020

Day 2-Fractions-PPT-Find-a-Half 16.6.2020

Day 2-Fractions-PPT-Find-a-Half 16.6.2020

Day 3 Maths – Fractions 17.6.2020

Day 3-Fractions-PPT-Find-a-Quarter 17.6.2020

Day 3-Fractions-PPT-Find-a-Quarter 17.6.2020

Day 4 Maths – Fractions Reasoning 18.6.2020

Day 5 Maths – Fractions 19.6.2020

Day 5-Fractions-PPT-Find-Three-Quarters 19.6.2020

English 15.6.2020

Hare Krishna, Hope you are all well and ready for a new week of learning. Some of you must have been going out to the parks for play and walks. Are the parks clean or the people have littered rubbish all over? When I went to the park this weekend, it was very dirty, with empty bottles, packs of crisps, tissues and other rubbish on the grass and the walking path. Can you give some tips to the local people on how to keep the parks clean? Read some of these tips with an adult. https://www.keephpbeautiful.org/150-tips.html Then write at least 10 tips to keep the parks and outdoor green spaces clean.

Comprehension 16.6.2020


Art/Geography 17.6.2020

Dear children,
You have two tasks today.
Your first task is to draw a sound map. What is a sound map? Here is some information for you. https://www.sensorytrust.org.uk/information/creative-activities/sound-maps.htm
Go on a walk in your local area, draw a sound map on a piece of paper or cardboard, take a picture and upload here.

Your second task is to research your local area. For example – I live in Edgware, so my local area is Edgware. Then present the information you find on Google slides. Try to be creative by including different facts, photographs, names of any famous people born in the area, any rivers, lakes or other natural features in your area, number of people who live in the area, any religious places or any parks in the area. Take your time but make it extremely interesting. Please make at least 5 slides. The due date is Monday, 22nd June, so you have enough time to do your research and make your slides. Happy researching!

Sound map

Comprehension 18.6.2020

Summer Comprehension

English Writing Project 19.6.2020

Father’s day is on Sunday, 21st of June. Here are two Father’s day cards. Just print the one you like, colour and give to Dad. Or why not make your very own Father’s day card! Your task today is to tell us why your Dad is special. You can write this on the attached sheet by printing it and then writing on it or write on plain paper. This is a writing task, so make the best possible handwriting that you can. Make Dad and your teachers proud of you. The due date is next Tuesday, 23rd June, so you have enough time to try your best.




Maths (for the week commencing Monday 8th June 2020):

Day 1 Introducing-Division-PPT PDF Format

Day 1 Introducing-Division-PPT

Day 1 Maths – Division Equal Groups 8.6.2020

Day 2 Maths – Division Arrays 9.6.2020

Day 3 Maths – Word Problems 10.6.2020

Day 3 Word Problems PPT PDF Format

Day 3 Word Problems PPT

Day 4 Maths – Reasoning Division 11.6.2020

Day 5 Maths – More Reasoning Division 12.6.2020

Year-2-Multiplication-&-Division Challenge (Optional)

Year-2-Multiplication-and-Division (Optional)

Geography 8.6.2020

Map Makers Slide3

Route map

Comprehension 9.6.2020


English 10.6.2020

Past-and-present-tense worksheet-progressive-forms-

Geography 11.6.2020

Map Makers Slide5

New Spring Town

Comprehension 12.6.2020


Home Learning for the week beginning 1st June 2020:

Day 1 Introducing Multiplication Lesson

Day 1 Introducing Multiplication Lesson

Day 1 Maths – Arrays 1.6.2020

Day 2 Maths – Arrays PPT

Day 2 Maths – Arrays PPT

Day 2 Maths – Arrays Reasoning 2.6.2020

Day 3 Maths – Repeated Addition 3.6.2020

Day 3 Maths – Repeated Addition PPT

Day 3 Maths – Repeated Addition PPT

Day 4 Maths – Multiplication Word Problems

Day 5 Maths – Multiplication Reasoning

Multiplication-Problems-KS1-Reasoning Optional with Answers

(Please note that some of the powerpoints are on PDF format as well as some parents have raised issues about them not working on Google Classroom.)

Below are some materials to support this week’s maths learning:

Y2 Multiplication Strategies (for reference)

Year 2 Multiplication and Division Word Mat (for reference)

Year 2-multiplication-and-division-(for reference)

Geography 1.6.2020

Map Makers Slide1

Treasure map

Comprehension 3.6.2020


Geography 4.6.2020

Create a plan of your classroom

Map Makers Slide2

Geography 5.6.2020

#Lesson Presentation Mapping It Out

Barefoot Island Home Learning Task

Science/Writing Project

Dear children, This half term, we were supposed to visit Kew Garden to learn more on our topic of ‘Plants’ in science. As we could not visit it, people from Kew Garden have sent some information for us. Go through the slides with an adult. Discuss ways to make sure there is enough food for everyone in the future. Then on paper, write an answer to the question: What can you do to end hunger around the world? Describe at least three ways to end hunger in detail. Be creative by using lots of descriptive words, noun phrases, different sentence types to make it interesting. This work should be done on paper in your best possible handwriting. Take your time as this work is not due till the 11th of June. We look forward to reading your ideas.

Kew Home Learning

May Half Term Homework (May 2020)

Science Project for half term

Dear children,
Here is some half term English homework for you linked to Science. You need to make a presentation on ‘How to stay healthy during lockdown?’ This type of writing, where you explain how or why things happen, is called an explanation text. Your explanation text will be in the form of a presentation. All of you should know how to make a presentation as you have done it before in school and you have the Roald Dahl and Lord Rama presentations on Google Slides. Please refer to the ‘Tips for writing explanation text’ presentation, to help you in your writing. It also includes an example of an explanation text. Be as creative as you want by including pictures, photos or diagrams. We will not be on Google Classroom during the half term holidays. We look forward to reading your amazing presentations after half term.


Week Beginning Monday 18th May 2020:

Maths (for the week):

Day 1 Subtraction 18.5.2020

Day 2 Subtraction Not Crossing Ten 19.5.2020

Day 3 Subtraction Reasoning 20.5.2020

Day 4 Subtraction Crossing Ten 21.5.2020

PPT-Day 4-Subtract-with-2-Digits for Parents

Day 5 Subtraction Reasoning 22.5.2020

Mixed Addition & Subtraction Word Problems (Optional)

PRE Homework for 22.05.20 Year 1&2 – Hanuman’s Heart

English (for the week):

English 18.5.2020


Monday story writing

English 19.5.2020

Tuesday comprehension

English 20.5.2020

Acrostic poem ppt

Dragon Acrostic poem

English 21.5.2020

My World and Me Slide

Thursday Task

English 22.5.2020

Comprehension Friday

PRE Project (from Mr Ananda and Mr Koorichh) 20.4.2020:

Please see the information below:

Summer 1 PRE Project 2020

The Appearance of Lord Nrsimhadeva Story

Week Beginning Monday 11th May 2020:

Maths (for the week):

Day 1 Add Two 2-Digit Numbers – Not Crossing Ten

Day 2 Add Two 2-Digit Numbers – Crossing Ten

Day 3 Addition Reasoning Questions

Day 4 Addition Problems

Y2 addition-and-subtraction (very useful guide for parents)

Please see the videos and other information on the maths tab to support your children further in this week’s learning. Thank you.

English for the week beginning 11.5.2020:

11.5.2020 Monday Task


12.5.2020 Tuesday the dragons eggs reading comprehension

13.5.2020 Wednesday Task


14.5.2020 Thursday dragons in the city reading comprehension

Week Beginning Monday 4th May 2020:

Maths (for the week):

Year-2-position-and-direction-maths-knowledge (for reference)

Year-2-Position-and-Direction-Powerpoint (for reference)

Year-2-Position-and-Direction-Powerpoint (for reference)

Y2 Maths Day 1 Describe Movement

Y2 Maths Day 2 Describe Turns

Y2 Maths Day 3 Describe Movement & Turns

Y2 Maths Day 4 Making Patterns Shapes

Year-2-Geometry-Position-and-Direction-Term-2 (Extra Optional)

Year-2-Geometry-Position-and-Direction-Term-3 (Extra Optional)

English (For the week)

4.5.2020 Awesome Adjectives Activity Sheet

5.5.2020 Task

6.5.2020 Steve Irwin Reading Comprehension

7.5.2020 Task


Weekend optional work ve-day reading-comprehension

Remember Friday 8th May is a Bank Holiday to mark the 75th anniversary of VE Day. If you can, spend some time discussing the special significance of this day.

Week beginning Monday 27th April 2020:

Maths (for the whole week)

Year 2 Maths Day 1 Time Durations

Year 2 Maths Day 2 Calendar Chaos

Year 2 Maths Day 3 Telling Time (Clocks)

Year 2 Maths Day 4 Telling Time (5 minute intervals)

Year 2 Maths Day 5 Time (5 minute intervals)

Extra resources to help you:

Make a Analogue-clock-flower-labels (Optional)

Telling the Time Quarter Past Half Past Quarter To (Practise)

Year 2-maths-time-knowledge-organiser (for reference)

Time-display-poster (for reference)

* Additional materials as requested by some parents to consolidate reading clocks from this week 01.5.2020:


Quarters reading time

Quarters reading time 2

Five minute intervals reading time

Five minute intervals reading time 2






English (for the whole week)


English 27.4.2020 Apostrophes Activity Sheet

Guide to apostrophes

The Day the Crayons Quit story


Tuesday task


Science 29.4.2020


Spring reading comprehension


Friday task


24.4.2020 Task Write a conversation

Year 2 Maths 24.4.2020 Statistics Assessment


23.4.2020 Sequence the Story Activity Sheet


Year 2 Maths 23.4.2020 Interpret Pictograms (2, 5 and 10)


Year 2 Maths 22.4.2020 Draw Pictograms (1-1)

English Task 22.4.2020


English 21.4.2020 Task


Maths 21.4.2020 Block Diagrams


English Task 20.4.2020

Maths 20.4.2020 Make Tally Charts

Easter Holidays Homework (Set 3.4.2020) for 2 weeks:

Main task – Easter Learning: Please go through the slides (below) and then write down ten facts that you have learnt on a google document – write the sentences in your own words. You will remember some of facts from our learning in year 1. If you can’t access the google document, you can write the sentences in your homework books or a piece of paper. Thank you.


Roald Dahl Presentation (Optional Homework):

Before school closed, we were researching more facts about one of our favourite authors, Roald Dahl. Please use this website: https://www.roalddahl.com/roald-dahl/about and any other research you wish to use, to create a presentation about Roald Dahl on google slides – feel free to insert photos, etc into your presentation. Again, you can complete this work in your homework books, if you prefer.


English 3.3.2020


Y2 Length & Height Reasoning 2.4.2020

English 2.4.2020


English 1.4.2020

Y2 Length & Height Temperatures 1.4.2020


Y2 Length & Height Measuring cm 31.3.2020

English 31.3.2020


English 30.3.2020

Y2 Length & Height Measuring m 30.3.2020


English 27.3.2020

Y2 2D Shapes Learning 27.3.2020


English 26.3.2020 Lesson Presentation

English 26.3.2020

Y2 2D Shapes Properties 26.3.2020


Cow comprehension

Y2 3D Shapes Learning 25.3.2020


Instruction sheet for writing a letter

English – Write a letter 24.3.2020

Y2 3D Shapes Properties 24.3.2020

* Two week project – please use the following information below to help your child make a presentation about Lord Rama over the next two weeks – your child can complete it on Word, Powerpoint or Google Slides (see their Google Classroom page):

Lord Rama Presentation

Thank you – stay safe!!

Summer 1 Half Term Optional Home Learning 

22.5.2020 – We know that some parents like to have more structure and extra learning over the holidays, especially during this difficult period so there is some optional work below. Please note that we will not mark the work and it should not be uploaded onto google classroom as we will not be monitoring it over the holidays. Thank you very much.

Maths Investigations:

Year-2-Summer-Block-2-Mixed-Problems Half Term

Year-2-Investigations-Combinations-of-Amounts-PPT Half Term

Year-2-Investigations-Combinations-of-Amounts-Guide Half Term

Year-2-Investigations-Coins-PPT Half Term

Year-2-Investigations-Coins-Guide Half Term

Reading Comprehension:











Take Care.

Have a great half term break and stay healthy in mind and body!!

Mr Hirani and Mrs Pant


Dear Parents/Carers. I hope that this message finds you in good health and consciousness. As part of our ongoing commitment to offering a balanced curriculum during these testing times, Mr Ananda and I have created some PRE homework and resources to support children with their PRE learning whilst at home Year 2 PRE Homework 31.03.20.

Children can complete the activity/reflection in their homework books or create their own reflection book. This work will not be marked by the class teacher, but children can bring their work in when we return to school and discuss their reflections with Mr Ananda during their next PRE lesson. At this point, we have no clear directive from the Government as to when this will be.

Wishing you and your families well. Regards, Mr Koorichh and Mr Ananda

Dear Parents,

Below is the homework for this weekend:


We want to ensure your writing continues to improve during this period so we have attached a word mat of all the common exception words you need to know how to read and spell – please use a piece of paper or your homework book to write interesting sentences using 12 words you find hard to spell. Then you can upload the writing – remember to use good handwriting.


Thank you. Please try to complete this homework by Sunday 6 pm.


Homework Archive – Spring 2020

Year 2 Paper 2 Homework 20.3.2020 Reading Booklet

Year 2 Paper 2 Homework 20.3.2020 Answer Booklet

Year 2 Paper 2 Reading 20.3.2020 Mark Scheme

Year 2 Creative Writing Homework 20.3.20

Maths Fractions Homework 20.3.2020

Homework 13.3.2020

Maths Fractions Homework 13.3.2020

Y2 Writing Homework 13.3.2020

Y2 Paper 1 Reading Homework 13.3.2020

Y2 Reading Mark Scheme Paper 1 13.3.2020

Homework 6.3.2020

Maths Fractions Homework 6.3.2020

Year 2 Reading Homework Reading Booklet 6.3.2020

Y2 Reading Homework Answer Booklet 6.3.2020

Y2 Reading Homework Mark Scheme 6.3.2020

Y2 Writing Homework 6.3.2020

Homework 28.2.2020

Film Festival Homework – For this fantastic, unique homework, if you can’t do anything else, just completing this is fine this week!! Please put your child’s name and class on the work and ask them to pass it onto the teacher. Do not stick it in their homework books. Thank you very much.

Year 2 Writing Homework 28.2.2020

Y2 Reading Comprehension 28.2.2020

Y2 Maths Homework 28.2.2020

Reading Comprehension 28.2.2020 Answers

Homework 14.2.2020

Y2 Reading Homework 14.2.2020

Answers to Y2 Reading Comprehension 14.2.2020

Y2 Creative Writing Homework 14.2.2020

Y2 Maths Homework 14.2.20

Miss-Ward-Favourite-Author (Optional)

Y2 SATS Reading Guide & Revision

Y2 SATS SPAG Guide and Revision

Homework 7.2.2020

Year 2 Reading Homework 7.2.2020

Y2 Maths Homework 7.2.2020

Homework 31.1.2020

Y2 Reading Comprehension Homework 31.1.2020

Y2 Maths Homework 31.1.2020

Homework 24.1.2020

Y2 Maths Homework 24.1.2020

Y2 Reading London’s Burning Comprehension 24.1.2020

Y2 Reading Comprehension Homework (Optional) 24.1.2020

Homework 17.1.2020

Y2 English Homework 17.1.2020

Y2 Reading Comprension Poem 17.1.2020

Y2 Maths Homework 17.1.2020

Homework 10.1.2020

Y2 Maths Homework 10.1.2020

Y2 Reading Samuel Pepy’s Diary

Y2 English (Proof Reading) Homework 10.1.2020

Y2 Reading Beach Habitat Optional

Christmas Period (Dec 2019) Homework:

Y2 Maths Christmas Homework

Reading Comprehension Y2 Christmas

SPAG Year 2 Questions

Handwriting Sheets:

The-Entire-Alphabet Book-7—The-Capital-Letters Book-6—The-Other-Letters Book-5—The-Vowels Book-4—The-Lumpy-Letters Book-3—The-Long-Letters Book-2—The-Tall-Letters Book-1—The-Anticlockwise-Letter

Autumn Term Spellings 2019

You have all received a paper copy of the spelling list for the whole of the Autumn term 2019. It is also available here as well. We will test the children at the end of every week, which is usually a Friday.

Spring Term Spellings 2020

Please remember to discuss the words and the meaning of the words in context as well at home. The children should choose at least five of these words and write sentences using these words in their purple homework books. (Don’t worry about the first week’s sentences as we have the homework books over the holidays!) Thank you.

Summer Term Spellings 2020

Please remember to discuss the words and the meaning of the words in context as well at home.

Y2 SPAG Parent Information

Year 2 Spelling Patterns

  • Silent letters k, g and w (as in ‘knock’, ‘gnat’ and ‘write’)
  • Words ending le, el, al and il (as in ‘meddle’, ‘tunnel’, ‘animal’, ‘pencil’).
  • Verbs ending y which then changes to ies and ied (as in ‘copy’, ‘copies’ and ‘copied’)
  • Dropping the e off the end of a word when adding -ing, -ed, -er (as in ‘hiking’, ‘hiked’ and ‘hiker’)
  • Words which need a consonant to be doubled before adding -ing, -ed (as in ‘pat’, ‘patting’, ‘patted’)
  • Unusual uses of vowels, such as ‘o’ being used for the ‘u’ sound (‘other’) and ‘a’ being used for the ‘o’ sound (‘warm’)
  • Words containing suffixes (groups of letters added to the end of a word) including -ly, -ment, -ful, -ness and –less
  • Words where apostrophes are used to show contractions, such as: ‘do not’ changing to ‘don’t’
  • Words ending -tion such as (‘fiction’)
  • Homophones, which are pairs of words that sound the same, but are spelt differently (such as: ‘hear’ and ‘here’)

Dear parents/carers,

Please see the curriculum overviews below:

Year 2 Curriculum Information Sheet Spring 1 2019-20

Year 2 Spring 2 Curriculum Overview 2019-2020

Y2 Curriculum Sheet Summer 1 2019-2020

Y2 Curriculum Sheet Summer 2 2019-2020

(Summer 1 and 2 will depend on the current situation and when we return to school. Thank you for your understanding.)

Here are some sections on our website which you will find helpful to support your child in their learning:

For Phonics: https://avanti.org.uk/avantihouse-primary/phonics/

For Reading: https://avanti.org.uk/avantihouse-primary/reading/

For Maths: https://avanti.org.uk/avantihouse-primary/ks1-maths/

For KS1 SATS: https://avanti.org.uk/avantihouse-primary/ks1-sats/

Here are some helpful websites to use to support your children in their learning:





We hope you find these helpful when supporting your children in their learning.

Great Fire of London Workshop – January 2020

Sea Life Aquarium Trip – November 2019

The children had a wonderful time on Friday, during our educational visit to the aquarium. This visit was linked to our learning about animals based on our Science topic. The children got to see animals they haven’t seen before, learnt more about habitats and how animals adapt based on their environment. It was a long day but the children did very well to get through it and a big thank you to the parent volunteers who helped us out. Below are some of the children’s comments during the day:

“It was scary when I saw the shark underneath me!” Kiana 2PP

“When we went to see the penguins it was really cold because they need these conditions to live.” Dhruv B 2FF

“It was cool to be able to touch the starfish in the rock pool.” Rowan 2PP

“I learnt more about a coral reef and it was interesting!” Veer 2FF

“As we went under a tunnel we saw the eyes and mouth of a Stingray.” Dhruvi 2FF

We want every child to be a confident reader by the end of year 2!! Comprehension is generally more challenging than word reading but they are both equally important as we develop a love and pleasure for reading in all the children.

Year 2 Reading for Parents Booklet

After some of the parent ‘Come Read with Me’ sessions, parents asked for some more information about the ‘reading dogs’ we are using to develop the children’s reading skills so below is a short summary of each one:

Year 2 Reading Dogs


We hope it helps. Please continue to complete the weekly comprehension homework – this is essential as build their reading stamina as time goes on and they get use to reading and answering questions based on a text more independently on paper (rather than just orally in guided reading sessions). Thank you.

Below are some of the key objectives we will cover throughout the academic year:

Word Reading

  • Read accurately by blending the sounds in words that contain the common graphemes and alternative sounds for graphemes.
  • Read accurately more complex words of two or more syllables (e.g. downstream, hideaway, comfortable).
  • Read a wider range of common exception (tricky) words. 
  • Read words containing common suffixes (e.g. ‘es’, ‘ed’).

Experienced Reading

  • Read at a fluent pace, taking note of punctuation.
  • Use expression when reading.
  • Check the text makes sense and self – correct inaccurate reading.


  • Comment on plot, setting and characters in familiar and unfamiliar stories.
  • Discuss the meanings of words, linking new meanings to known vocabulary.
  • Demonstrate understanding by sequencing events in books.
  • Look through a variety of books with growing independence to predict story development.
  • Make inferences on the basis of what is being said and done.
  • Identify words and phrases chosen for effect on the reader.
  • Discuss their favourite words and phrases.
  • Recognise simple recurring literary language in stories and poetry.
  • Locate key vocabulary and information in fiction texts to find answers to simple questions.
  • Find information in non-fiction, making full use of non-fiction layout.

Below are two videos that show a guided reading session with a teacher in a school setting, which is similar to what we do at school:

Dear Parents,

Please see below for a copy of the presentation during our workshop on Friday 24th January 2020:

Year 2 Maths Presentation for Parents Jan 2020 FINAL

Thank you for those who managed to attend – we hope you find the information helpful to enhance our children’s learning.

*Below are some sample tests that parents wanted us to provide:

Year 2 Maths Arithmetic Test 1 Questions

Year 2 Maths Reasoning Test 1

Year 2 Maths Arithmetic Test 2 Questions

Year 2 Maths Reasoning Test 2

Year 2 Maths Arithmetic Test 3 Questions

Year 2 Maths Reasoning Test 3

Year 2 Maths Arithmetic Test 4 Questions

Year 2 Maths Reasoning Test 4

** We aim to teach the maths objectives in different subjects across the curriculum and we explain how we can use the concepts in real-life as well, so it is more meaningful for the children. Below are the main objectives we will be covering throughout the academic year in maths:


Number and Place Value

  • Count in steps of 2,3 and 5 from 0, and in tens from any number, forward and backward.
  • Recognise the place-value of each digit in a two-digit number (tens and ones).
  • Compare and order numbers from 0 to 100; use <, > and = signs.
  • Read and write numbers to 100 in numerals and words.
  • Use place value and number facts to solve problems.

Addition and Subtraction

  • Solve problems with addition and subtraction using concrete objects, pictures and mentally.
  • Use up to two 2-digit numbers and three 1-digit numbers.
  • Apply mental and written methods.
  • Recall addition and subtraction number facts to 20 and use related facts to 100.
  • Know that addition can be done in any order and that subtraction cannot.
  • Recognise the inverse of addition and subtraction problems and use to check calculations and solve missing number problems e.g. 14 – 6 = 8 check using 8 + 6 = 14,  20 – ? =5, check using 20 – 5 =

Multiplication and Division

  • Recognise odd/even numbers.
  • Recall multiplication and division facts for the 2, 5 and 10 times tables.
  • Record using x, ÷ and = signs.
  • Know that multiplication can be done in any order but that division cannot.
  • Solve problems using materials, repeated addition, arrays and mental methods, including in problems in contexts.

Measurement (includes Money)

  • Choose and use appropriate standard units; m/cm, kg/g, l/ml and °C.
  • Compare and order length, mass, volume/capacity and record results >, < and =.
  • Recognise and use symbols pounds (£) and pence (p) and combine amounts to make a particular value.
  • Find different combinations of coins to make the same amount.
  • Solve simple problems involving adding and subtracting money in a practical context, including giving change.
  • Compare and sequence intervals of time, tell the time to five minutes, including quarter past/to and draw hands on a clock to show these.
  • Know the number of minutes in an hour and hours in a day.


Properties of Shape

  • Identify and describe the properties of 2-D and 3-D shapes, including number of sides, vertices (corners) and faces.
  • Find a line of symmetry on a 2-D shape.
  • Compare and sort 2-D and 3-D shapes and everyday objects.

Position and Direction

  • Order and arrange objects in patterns and sequences.
  • Use mathematical vocabulary to describe position, direction and movement, including in a straight line and rotation as turn in term of right angles for quarter, half and three-quarter turns (clockwise and anti-clockwise).


  • Interpret and construct simple pictograms, tally charts, block diagrams and simple tables.
  • Ask and answer questions by counting the number of objects in each category and sorting the categories by quantity.
  • Ask and answer questions about totalling and comparing data.

** We will continue to try to add some of the strategies we have taught in class here so it helps you with consolidating the learning at home. We hope it helps!!

Year 2 Place Value

Year 2 Addition Strategies

Below is an excellent video that explains what we have been learning in maths for addition, especially when adding two 2-digit numbers:

Year 2 Subtraction Strategies

Below is an excellent video that explains what we have been learning in maths for subtraction – we have done a lot of work on this as it has been challenging for the children:

Below is a video to explain the concept of the part-part-whole model:

Below is a document with some questions from previous KS1 SATs papers:

Selected Y2 Maths SATs Questions

Writing is a challenge for many children. We write across the curriculum, from writing short reflections on certain experiences in school, to writing postcards of gratitude to parents, to letters to Father Christmas, to mind maps based on our British and Avanti values and even when explaining our reasoning when solving maths problems.

Below are some examples of expected writing (as per parents’ feedback):

Y2 Expected Writing Exemplification

Y2 Greater Depth Writing Exemplification

Here are some photos of the gratitude postcards the pupils wrote to their parents just before our Christmas holidays:

The objectives (below) have been identified as being the minimum requirements your child should meet in order to ensure continued progress throughout the following year. All the objectives will be worked on throughout the year and will be the focus of direct teaching. Any extra support you can provide in helping your child to achieve these is greatly valued.

Vocabulary, Grammar and Punctuation (Organisation and Purpose)

  • Write different kinds of sentence: statement, question, exclamation, command.
  • Use expanded noun phrases to add description and specification. (e.g. the dark spooky woods)
  • Use a wider range of sentence openings (e.g. adverbs)
  • Write using subordination (when, if, that, because).
  • Use and understand present tense and past tense.
  • Consistent use of a wider range of punctuation: capital letters, full stops, questions marks, exclamation marks and commas in a list.


  • Create a narrative with some detail of character, setting and plot.
  • Use organisational features of non-fiction text (titles, sub headings, illustrations and captions)
  • Express their own viewpoint by simple comments or actions.
  • Make simple additions and corrections to their writing.

Transcription (Spelling and Handwriting)

  • Accurately spell common phonically decodable two and three syllable words.
  • Add suffixes to nouns (e.g. add –er, -est; plurals – es, – changing y to ies).
  • Common exception (“tricky”) words spelt accurately.
  • Correctly use an apostrophe for omission of letters (wasn’t didn’t it’s).
  • Spell the days of the week and months of the year are accurately (including use of capital letters)
  • Clear letter formation, with ascenders and descenders distinguished.
  • Upper and lower case letters not mixed within words.

Also, closely linked to writing is spelling, grammar and punctuation (SPAG).

** Below is a copy of the writing mat we sent out earlier in the academic year:

Y2 Writing Mat

What are SATs?

In the UK SATs are Standard Assessment Tests administered by primary schools in England to children in Year 2 and Year 6 to gauge their educational progress. SATs stands for Standard Assessment Tests. The setting and marking of SATs are carried out in UK schools by the Standards & Testing Agency’s guidance.

By using teacher assessment, schools and the government are able to judge a child’s performance in a subject over a longer period of time.This means that teachers are able to account for a child’s whole knowledge and ability in a subject, not just that which comes to the fore in a test environment.

What are SATs for?

SATs are predominantly used as a way for both parents and teachers to learn more about their child’s academic strengths and weaknesses. They give teachers the chance to see how children are doing in comparison to their peers not only within the same school, but also nationally.

Please see below for a copy of our presentation to parents:

KS1 SATs Workshop 2019-2020 Final

Thank you to those who could attend. We hope you find the information useful to support our children enhance their learning.

Year 2 Team

Dear Year 2 Parents,

Mrs Bhanderi teaches the children Sanskrit on Tuesdays. She will set regular homework (optional), which will be uploaded here. If your child completes the homework, they should bring the sheet into school but please do not stick it in their homework books. Then, we can pass on the homework to Mrs Bhanderi.

Sanskrit Homework – 22.05.2020

Year 2 Sanskrit Homework 13_5_20

Sanskrit Homework – 24.4.20 – Conversation Practise

25.03.20 – Sanskrit Homework – Lr Family Practise

17.03.20 – Y2 Sanskrit Homework – Verse and Lr Family

10.03.20 – Sanskrit Homework – Lr Family

3.3.2020 – Y2 Sanskrit Homework – Gita Verses

Y2 25.2.2020 Sanskrit Homework

Yr 2 Sanskrit Homework 11.02.2020

Sanskrit Homework 04.02.2020 a,i,ri (Optional)

Y2 Sanskrit Homework 28.01.2020 a,i,ri .1

Thank you.

Final Update 23.7.2020 

Hare Krishna.

Dear soon to be new year 2 parents (2020-2021),

We thought it would be useful for you to have some information and optional activities to use over the summer break. We know many parents are keen to continue learning, in some shape or form, to help ensure their child’s skills remain sharp.

Please remember that we need to ensure that our children’s whole well-being is healthy and positive so please enjoy the outdoors as much as the weather allows and enjoy the time together – gardening, walking, bicycle riding, cooking together, praying together, etc are just some of the activities you could partake in.

There are many things on the year 2 page of the website but we strongly advise you to use the suggestions and guidance below as your first port of call. It has been an interesting period since March 2020 so the emotional and mental well-being of all the members of our school community is essential and a priority. Any learning should be fun and purposeful, within a short time framework.



These are so essential and the following webpage has a range of information to support you: https://avanti.org.uk/avantihouse-primary/phonics/.

The resources (some are similar) below are helpful when revising the phonemes (phonic sounds) the children should know as well as the common exception words the children be able to read and write – please focus on the year 1 words first. We will naturally work on the year 2 words in the new academic year.






Phonics Letters-and-Sounds-Wall-Chart-Phase 2-3-and-5

Phonics Phase-2-3-and-5-phonemes-sound-mat


This is an essential part of our children’s learning and it is important they get the practise daily. The reading comprehension is an essential part of reading so please ask your child questions to support and develop their understanding of what they are reading. Here is a webpage to support you: https://avanti.org.uk/avantihouse-primary/reading/.

We will not be using or updating Bug Club over the holidays so below is a link to some online resources you could use:

Reading Resources Free to Access

Unfortunately, local libraries remain closed so please use the books you have at home as well.


These booklets are useful to revise the concepts covered throughout year 1:









These maths mats nicely summarise the key points each child should know based on the year 1 national curriculum objectives. It may help to print the ones you may need to support your child in their learning.












There are more resources, videos, website links, etc via the webpage: https://avanti.org.uk/avantihouse-primary/ks1-maths/ but we would encourage you to focus on ensuring your child is secure and confident in the year 1 concepts in the first instance.


Writing is probably the hardest aspect most children struggle with so please support them by making it fun – sometimes using a whiteboard, gel pens or felt-tips for writing sentences, chalk for spellings, etc make all the difference to the younger pupils.


This is a good website to revise the science topics from year 1:


* Please stay safe and enjoy the time together with your loved ones.

Hare Krishna!

Year 2 Team 2020-2021

Below are some photos of our healthy eating workshop with Abel and Cole:

Below are some photos of our Black History Learning gallery:

National Fitness Day – 25th September 2019

We had great fun taking part in National Fitness Day this week. Click below to see what we did.

2PP NFD reflection 

Diwali / Govardhana Puja Drop Down Day

During our Diwali / Govardhan Puja day, we made some coconut sweets to gave to our families. Click below to find out more.

Y2 Diwali Sweet Making

Outdoor Learning

We took one of our English lessons outside to help us in our learning. Click below to find out more.

Y2 Outdoor Poetry


We have been looking at various topics in our weekly PSHE lessons, including the value of RESPECT. Click below to find out more.

Y2 PSHE Lessons


Over the first half term we have been learning about e-Safety in some of our Computing lessons. Click below to find out more.

Y2 e Safety Posters


We have continued to learn about different strategies to help us with our learning. Click below to find out more.

Y2 Maths Lessons