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Year 2

Term 1: A place like home


We are very excited to welcome the children back and begin our very first topic... A place like home! We have lots of 'getting to know you' activities planned and lots of fun games to settle the children back into school. 


In English we will be focusing upon two texts ‘Beegu.’ and 'The Tunnel' by Anthony Browne. We are looking forward to becoming immersed in these amazing texts and completing lots of role play, creating our own illustrations, completing different writing opportunities like posters, story maps, describing characters and settings. 


During Maths lessons we are going to be focusing on number and place value, completing lots of practical, hands on activities using different manipulatives to support us like, tens frames, numicon and unifix cubes.


In Science we are going to be looking at living things and their habitats focusing on; polar habitats, rainforests, oceans, woodland and deserts!


During Topic we are predominately focusing on Geography. We are going to be creating our own map of the school grounds, looking at Sittingbourne town on Google maps, providing compass directions to a friend, comparing Sittingbourne to a town in Africa and creating our own 3D model of Sittingbourne! 


As you can see, we have got lots of great things planned for the children and we are so excited to begin! We hope you have all had a restful, fun summer and can't wait to see you in Year 2! smiley


Our texts in Term 1

Take a look at our wonderful, calm yet inspiring classroom environments

Home Learning

Check out these links to websites and suggestions of things you can do at home.


Clicker is a popular Literacy support software which helps users of all ages and abilities to develop their reading and writing skills. Sentences and words are read back in a friendly, age appropriate voice that younger students can identify with, encouraging them to actively review and self-correct their work.
This links to a Parent portal, with lots of free speech and language resources, advice and tips for parents working at home with their children who have SLCN.
More speech and language activities and resources to support all children including those with SEND.
Maths of the Day is a useful website we use in school. We like it because it provides good ideas for learning Mathematical concepts in a fun and active way.
The RSPB provide a great range of outdoor learning activities for children and families. 
White Rose is a Maths resource that we use to inform our Maths planning in school. Currently they are offering free home schooling lessons and are updating their website weekly. 
Carol Vorderman's Maths website provides free daily sessions and interactive games. 
Here you can find lots of lovely interactive books to read online or watch with signing. 
Topmarks features a range of curriculum topics including English, Maths, Art, Science etc. 
Oxford Owl is a great website with a wide range of ideas for phonics and maths. Take a look at their free eBook library too, where you can find books matched to your child's book band with accompanying activities. 
This website provides lots of free phonics games to play.

ICT games provides lots of fun, interactive English and Maths activities. Maths activities are broken down into sections such as number, addition and subtraction, multiplication and division and fractions- all of which will be great to focus on. 

Many of the English games are focused upon phonics, specifically high frequency words and tricky words. 

The Literacy Shed is a great website that provides inspirational pictures and videos to motivate writing. 
GoNoodle is a fantastic website that offers lots of free physical activities for children. There are different categories such as guided dances, relaxation and mindfulness.