Year 2 - Robin and Puffin

Welcome to Year 2's Page...


Hello all,


Welcome to Year 2!


This half term, Year 2 staff have been excited to plan 7 weeks of learning with our theme being 'At the Seaside'.  This will be supported through our Literacy work too.  Children will learn about the story of a lighthouse keeper called Mr Grinling. At night time he lived in a small white cottage perched high on the cliffs, and in the daytime he rowed out to his lighthouse to clean and polish the light. Every day Mr Grinling tucks into delicious lunch, prepared by his wife, Mrs Grinling. But Mr Grinling isn't the only one who enjoys the tasty food, so Mrs Grinling has to think of a way to stop the greedy seagulls from stealing the lighthouse keeper's lunch.


As always, our main platform for communication with parents continues to be Class Dojo so do use this to post messages to your child's teacher.  You can also continue to upload photos of your child's work through their Dojo portfolio.


At West Monkton, we have the expectation that children will read each day at home for 10-15 minutes and that this will be recorded in a reading diary and returned to school each day.  If a child records in their diary, an adult must sign it, otherwise it will not be included as having read at home.


As well as reading, a homework task will go out on a Friday and should be returned, with your child’s name on it, the following Thursday. The homework task will usually follow on from work that your child has learnt during the week so they should be able to do it independently within 20-30 minutes. Please encourage your child to chat with the class teacher if they are experiencing any problems so that we may support as necessary.


In addition to the weekly homework task and reading, we will also be sending home weekly spelling patterns to learn and practice over the week. Your child will have a username and password (in the back of Reading Journals) to access our online Times Tables Rock Stars which is a carefully sequenced programme of daily times tables practice.  Any problems with this then please let the class teacher know.


The children will have a Phonics Bug log in stuck into the back of their reading journals. The school access code for Phonics Bug is 7xpp. Interactive phonics books and activities will be allocated online per week, linking to the phonics focus at school for the children to focus on at home. Here is the link to the log in page:


Any issues connecting or accessing these platforms, do let your child's teacher know.  We also welcome any feedback as we look to improve our systems so please do get in touch.  A copy of our Remote Learning Policy can be found on our website page.


Year 2 School Day:


Please note that our school day continues to run from  9am- 3pm.  Children should enter and leave through the KS1 gate beside the BACHS centre.  Parents may come onto the school playground but we ask that you continue to respect social distancing measures.


On PE days, children should continue to come to school dressed in kit.  For Year 2, PE days are Wednesdays.


School equipment needed from home:


Children may continue to bring a WM bookbag to school.  Please remember, children should not be bringing pencil cases, toys, cards etc to school.  Please ensure children have an outdoor coat, wellies and PE kit in school at all times.  As we need to keep rooms well ventilated through the Winter period, we have also asked for children to wear extra layers.  School uniform is still expected but rules are a little relaxed in order to keep children warm.  Bobble hats may also be worn.


Best wishes, stay safe

Miss Curson & Miss Floris

Book Focus:


This half term, our book that we will base a lot of our work on, including Commucation, Language and Literacy is 'The Lighthouse Keeper's Lunch' by Ronda Armitage.



Our Class Read-aloud will be:
This half term's Jigsaw puzzle piece is - 'Being Me in my World'
We will be discussing the following as a class:
-  Helping others to feel welcome
- How can we make our school community a better place?
- Think about everyone's right to learn
- Caring about other people's feelings
- How to work well with others
- Creation of our own class charter
Key Vocabulary: 
worries, hopes, fears, belonging, rights, responsibilities, responsible, actions, praise, reward, consequence, positive, negative, choices, co-operate, learning charter, problem solving...
Here is a list of useful websites specifically for KS1 children...
Maths: mobilePage/index.html


https:// resources/category/22/ most-popular

http:// resources 

CLL: mobilePage/literacy.html teach/ks1-english/z67ncqt go/videos-animations- stories-twinkl-go

https:// home.html

https:// 2020/03/12/free-reading- realm-home-learning-pack- nature-and-animals 


General: bitesize/topics/zf2f9j6/ articles/z3c6tfr teach/primary/zd7p47h recipes/collection/kids- cooking

https:// recipes/collection/no- cook-kidshttps:// recipes/collection/kids- cooking

https:// recipes/collection/no- cook-kids geography-worksheets# 

https://www.britishscienceweek.or g/plan-your-activities/ activity-packs/ 

For more - please refer to the word below for a list of educational apps/resources specifically for KS1 children.