Barn Owls

Week beginning Monday 22nd July

We would like to take this opportunity to thank you all for your support this year. What a wonderful Year Group we have had the pleasure of working with! We hope you all have a fantastic summer and a well-earned rest.


The Year 2 Leavers Assembly is this week on Monday 22nd July at 2.00 p.m.

We finish at 1.45 p.m on Tuesday 23rd July.


Please make sure your child has a named sun hat in school every day to protect them from the sun during our outside learning activities and also a light raincoat for showery days.


Please return the back sheet of the Record of Achievement for us to copy if you haven’t already done so – thank you.



We will be continuing with our Moving On topic. This will include preparation activities for our next school.



We will be using high quality picture books to share with the children the exciting vocabulary and different ways a story can be spun. We will use these texts to develop critical thinking and comprehension skills as well as the sheer enjoyment of sharing a good book.



We will be continuing to look at games that we have in our classrooms and using the format behind these to design and play our own games linked to the texts in English.



We are continuing to look at alternative spellings and learn new spelling rules. We will also be learning how to improve our visual memory and exploring strategies for remembering how words are spelt.


Some ideas for home:


  • Read and compare different stories by the same author.
  • Play a range of different games and create games of your own
  • Explore Purple Mash if you are able to access the internet (your username and password is in your communication diary).
  • Look at tricky spellings in your reading book and try and visualise and memorise the shape of longer words. Then practise them by writing them in different ways.





A typical day in Year 2

Start of the day

At 8.45am we arrive at school, find our name card or peg in. Hang up our book bags and have the chance to go to the book corner and change our reading book. We find the table where our group are working, sit down and quietly begin our task.


An important part of our learning takes place outside and all children have the opportunity to work in the outside classroom during the morning session.

Carpet time

We all spend some time learning together on the carpet.

Reading & Handwriting

We love to read and we practise our handwriting every day. We are also are thinking hard about leaving finger spaces between words and about capital letters and full stops.

The afternoon

After lunch we return to the classroom and sit quietly on the carpet ready for the afternoon. We begin the afternoon with guided reading, handwriting and phonics. We follow this by the final session of the day which may consist of Art, History, Science or PE.

Ready steady go time

At 9.15am we tidy away our morning activity and go to the carpet area to reflect on the previous day, share news and think about the day ahead.


We begin our first session, which will usually be English or Maths. We begin our lesson with a whole class session on the carpet area, then work in small groups or independently.

Fruit time

Half way through the morning session, we meet together on the carpet for milk and fruit. During milk and fruit we share our learning, then listen to a story or play a game.


We stop for lunch at 12 noon. We either have packed lunches or hot school dinners.

Going home

At around 2.40pm we tidy away and gather together on the carpet for a story and celebrate our stars of the day. At 3pm we gather up our jumpers, cardigans, our coats, book bags and any letters, then we line up to go home.

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